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Since people really helped my decide which CPU to go for, the other important part I'm unsure about would be the graphics card. Again, 2 big companies- ATI and Nvidia.

I realise that Nvidia's double card SLI option enables them to be way better so far but I'm talking comparison between two top cards of similar price. Which is of better value is really what I'm asking. So what do you think?

No one was really biased in the last one and screaming at anyone who disagreed so I'm hoping it'll be the same this time round. :D
Thanks everyone for their help!
EDIT: curses! I forgot to add the poll. Oh well, doesn't matter that much
and sorry this is a duplicate :sweat:

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LOL, are you trying to tear the fabrics of the universe with all these questions?! XD

As for the question, I have always been an ATi user, but I would suggest getting a nVidia card now. The 6800gt looks to be the one at the moment, but the 6600gt would also be good if you weren't looking to spend so much.

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This one is a little more up-in-the-air. As a Linux user, I'm appalled by ATI (they just released decent drivers a few weeks ago, finally). Until recently, though, ATI had the best-looking FSAA in the industry (the nVidia 6800 series took that away from them).

Personally, I'd say nVidia. My friends all use ATI cards and they seem to complain about strange, intermittant graphic bugs quite a bit. I don't see any of them.

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The GT is a lot cheaper than the Ultra, but if you can afford it the Ultra is much nicer.

  • Feb 21, 2005

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Quote by Aa-chanLOL, are you trying to tear the fabrics of the universe with all these
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hehheh It's just two ^_^'

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I really do like ATI, maybe because they are from my country [canada]... But I had really weird problems, I shipped it back twice but now it seems that I picked one of the 10% of the ATI's who's working well ;)

i dont know about Nvidia, but I had weird issues... so... I think... not... sure... because in my head... nvidia is the Dark Side... but I will give it a try with the new generation, not the (6xxx) ...

So my vote go to Nvidia

  • Feb 21, 2005

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Hi there. I'm a systems student and a hardware maniac. I'm also a 3D designer, using programs like Maya and RenderMan.
It is true that both are very good, but I rather NVidia video cards and graphic accelerators.
Why? because I've got better performeance fron this card in my experience (and you may say experienced, because RenderMan really takes advatage of the video card).
So, my talking is done, and now is up to you.

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I believe this may be a duplicate thread. Please see:

ATI vs nvidia (POLL)
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ATI vs Nvidia

  • Feb 21, 2005

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Quote by Archer79I believe this may be a duplicate thread. Please see:

ATI vs nvidia (POLL)
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ATI vs Nvidia


really? oops sorry :sweat:

Quote by SebastianvonKaneHi there. I'm a systems student and a hardware maniac. I'm also a 3D
designer, using programs like Maya and RenderMan.
It is true that both are very good, but I rather NVidia video cards and
graphic accelerators.
Why? because I've got better performeance fron this card in my
experience (and you may say experienced, because RenderMan really takes
advatage of the video card).
So, my talking is done, and now is up to you.


Since you're an expert, would you say getting SLI config is worth it?

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SLI is almost a linear scaling application. That's twice the power for about twice the price. So yes, it's worth it.

  • Feb 21, 2005
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it's one of those things...you like one or the other...in actuality they are both good products....some people have problems with one and not the other

like me...I've had nothing but problems with ATI but none from Nvidia
nothing but problems from AMD but not with Intel

it's all just preference

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  • Feb 21, 2005

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