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Old 09-14-04, 07:39 AM   #13
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My 1st nv card was a 5200 U.
I had always bought ati before that.
untill the 8500 incident.
ati were unloading known bad cards on people then
rmaing the bad cards back and after that, and learning nv driver install/uninstall
I was forced to go nv.

I am estatic ! I love my 5900 and will be buying a 6800 U later on.
Thank You ati for showing me the light!
Thank you more nvidia for a great product and drivers and, bfg for the greatest warranty !
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Old 09-14-04, 07:47 AM   #14
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please, explain.

What is so great about them? Why are they better then ati? Or are they?
LOL! I just noticed the username. Hi Sam

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Old 09-14-04, 07:59 AM   #15
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Well I had the priviledge of owning a X800XT PE for a couple months until I finally got my 6800 Ultra. The reasons I went with Nvidia are:

1. Both high end cards are extermely fast, with ATI being a bit faster in DirectX games at the settings I like to play at - 1600x1200 with 4xAA/8xAF while Nvidia is generally even better in OpenGL games. I basically consider performance a tie here.

2. ATI's drivers are getting a lot better but I still think Nvidia's are better overall and this comes from my own personal experiences as I had a 9800 Pro for a couple years until recently. I give Nvidia a slight nod here.

3. The 6800 series has PS3.0 support and no ATI card will have it until next year at the earliest. While there aren't a lot of games out right now that support it more are on the way. 3dc is a nice technology that ATI has but PS3.0 is a standard that will be more widely supported in the future. This is another nod to Nvidia.

3. Nvidia supports Stereo 3-D gaming and ATI does not. While E-dimensional does have beta drivers for ATI there are still a lot of games that do not work as well as on a Nvidia card. Let me tell you playing the World of Warcraft stress test in 3-D is an amazing thing!

That's my take on why I am using a Nvidia card right now.
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Old 09-14-04, 08:10 AM   #16
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I bought a XFX 5900XT because it flashed to a 5950U.
128mb 2.2ns 5950U for 150!!!!!
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Old 09-14-04, 08:48 AM   #17
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I have owned around 3 ATI cards in the last 2 years, and from a personal perspective, they are absolute ****e in terms of drivers, and stability. The moment I moved to NV, all my troubles went away.
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Old 09-14-04, 09:01 AM   #18
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i have an affinity for nvidia. a small part of it would be their absorbing of 3dfx. i knew that sooner or later their technology and ideas would begin to show ...i.e... SLI. and now , i have had ati and nvidia.. and i enjoy the driver quality and the setup of the drivers.. but i thihnk it really does come down to personal prefrence. the 2 companies are a tiny bit faster in different areas, but that 3 frames per second should not be more important than you having something you enjoy and having a great gaming experience!
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Old 09-14-04, 09:04 AM   #19
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ditto, i went with nvidia because of 3dfx.
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how can people ask such stupid questions. just play call of duty with 8x super sampled aa at 1280x1024 with 16xAF max settings and watch the fps never drop below 60.
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Old 09-14-04, 11:23 AM   #21
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I've used a whole lot of cards from both companies in the last two years, everything from a soft-modable 9500 to the 6800 Ultra. I use NVIDIA because of its more stable overall driver package. I plug in my card, I install drivers, crank up the visuals and play. One driver set works for all my games instead of with ATI where one driver set works for one game and is broken for another. I'm also leary of ATI for its continued ignorance of the OpenGL gamma bugs in its drivers. This has been an ongoing issue for more than 6 months.

Even if the X800 XT absolutely dominated the 6800 Ultra, for the driver stability I would probably stay with NVIDIA. The fact that its performance is pretty much on par with the Radeon is a wonderful bonus.
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how can people ask such stupid questions. just play call of duty with 8x super sampled aa at 1280x1024 with 16xAF max settings and watch the fps never drop below 60.

wtf they got ssaa now?

anyone got some screenies, like one each of 2xaa,4xaa, and 8xssaa?

EDITED: Umm, d00d, you're about to get banned, fyi... that pic you posted was completely inappropriate. good-bye...

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Old 09-14-04, 01:31 PM   #23
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wtf they got ssaa now?

anyone got some screenies, like one each of 2xaa,4xaa, and 8xssaa?
Well the basic driver option only offers 8x for super sampling but it does look good on older games that can handle it.
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wtf they got ssaa now?
SSAA has been available since the GeForce3.
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