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Windows 7: Nvidia or ATI?

View Poll Results: ATI or Nvidia
ATI 19 35.85%
Nvidia 34 64.15%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

20 Apr 2010   #11
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
you can find GTX 260s for sub 200 all day, some around 150... Having said that, my progression was 8600gt Sli to GTX 260 to Radeon 5850, and the ATI card is 10000x the card the others are, especially being able to use 3 monitors. I do prefer nvidia control panel to Catalyst controller though.

I'm not a ''gamer'' per say, but I do play mw2 and mlb2k10 occasionally.
i'm addicted to both those games.... haha its quite sad


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20 Apr 2010   #12
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
you can find GTX 260s for sub 200 all day, some around 150... Having said that, my progression was 8600gt Sli to GTX 260 to Radeon 5850, and the ATI card is 10000x the card the others are, especially being able to use 3 monitors. I do prefer nvidia control panel to Catalyst controller though.

I'm not a ''gamer'' per say, but I do play mw2 and mlb2k10 occasionally.
i'm addicted to both those games.... haha its quite sad
I'm pretty much becoming addicted to the ''my player'' part of mlb2k10. Do you use an xbox360 controller?
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21 Apr 2010   #13
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Start with a budget/price in mind and go from there, you know the drill.
Whatever you choose, will be the right card at this "time".

It comes down to smart shopping and your needs, someone elses needs/beliefs aren't yours.

Anyway hope you find a solution be it ATI or Nvidia.
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21 Apr 2010   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
Start with a budget/price in mind and go from there, you know the drill.
+ yep.

Once you have a budget, then you have boundaries.

Also, what sort of performance increase are you expecting with a newer card?

Because as it's been mentioned - your CPU will be a limiting factor to higher-end cards.

Also your current Power Supply will also be an issue ( I assume generic case = generic PSU?)
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21 Apr 2010   #15
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

<----- I voted NVIDIA. Gee, I wonder why as I look at my avatar? LOL

It really is a preference thing, and loyalty to your preferred company. Anything AMD...OR...NVIDIA is going to be a quality product.
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21 Apr 2010   #16
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I vote NVidia as well as they are the ones that I have experience with. Normally, I would say that it depends on your motherboard chipset and that the GPU should match (ATI for AMD and NVidia for NVidia), but in your case this is Intel so it doesn't matter. You're always going to get a difference of opinion here, so in the end it is your decision. I note, though, that you already have used an NVidia card in this system so you know it works with that combination. As a result, it may be a case of better the devil you know.
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21 Apr 2010   #17
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
you can find GTX 260s for sub 200 all day, some around 150... Having said that, my progression was 8600gt Sli to GTX 260 to Radeon 5850, and the ATI card is 10000x the card the others are, especially being able to use 3 monitors. I do prefer nvidia control panel to Catalyst controller though.

I'm not a ''gamer'' per say, but I do play mw2 and mlb2k10 occasionally.
i'm addicted to both those games.... haha its quite sad
I'm pretty much becoming addicted to the ''my player'' part of mlb2k10. Do you use an xbox360 controller?
oh yes i love that thats the only part i play, and no not yet haha
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21 Apr 2010   #18
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Personal preference; buy a $100.00+ card from either manufacturer, you should be fine.
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21 Apr 2010   #19
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

At this time ATI.

Sad Poll result seems like pure fanboy reaction, rather than a marker of what is good right now.

I have an NVidia card but I am not brand loyalist, I just look at what is best, and now ATI has been in the drivers seat for at least half a year, they have revamped almost the complete line and have newer tech in almost every price level.

NVidia only has new technology in their very late, very expensive, very power hungry chips.

Don't buy NVidia right now unless you are die hard NVidia loyalist.
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21 Apr 2010   #20
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
NVidia only has new technology in their very late, very expensive, very power hungry chips.
Which they're hoping will swing the pendulum back in they're direction.
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