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Windows 7: Nvidia or ATI and why

19 Apr 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
*sighs* Anytime I question is asked like this, there are pages and pages of opinions, because that's all this issue boils down to.

If you want an answer, figure out your budget for a card. Once you have this, buy the best card you can for the budget.

If you don't want to go with that amount, research what the best current "bang for your buck" card is, and get that one. There's no way of saying one brand is better than the other in a factual sense. Prices change all the time, so there's no good or bad time. That's why I usually go with the budget. Choose an amount you are comfortable with spending, and then pick the card that gives you the most performance within that amount.
LOL I was just about to post something similiar till I saw your post.

Anyway this is like asking which tastes better chocolate or vanilla..... you're going to get tons of opinions.

Bottom line do a little reading, choose a card, ask a few questions, and make the decision.

And no matter which card you choose, someone is going to disagree as we all have opinions.

My two cents.


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19 Apr 2011   #12
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I don't think it makes any difference. I know a few people who say that Nvidia is better, but they can rarely give any concrete reasons when pushed. Many of these things are more or less entirely subjective.

I use both, in various machines, and have installed many more in other machines, as well as a lot of other stuff.

As long as whatever it is does the job you want it for, then it basically comes down to a price issue. If you want to stay on the "bleeding edge" of technology and always play the newest most advanced games and stuff like that, then you are going to be changing cards a lot and spending a lot of money!

Regards....Mike Connor
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19 Apr 2011   #13
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Im a vanilla fan.
Unless it's white chocolate
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19 Apr 2011   #14
gpost3

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit/Window 7 VM
 
 

as of now nvidia because of physX. ATI has no physX.
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19 Apr 2011   #15
Overson

Windows 7 x64 Sp1
 
 

Well after reading all the comment & opinions i have to thank everyone , i think i'll go with Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 this card sounds like fine to me ... Now i wanna hear some opinions about how good is performance of this card .... it sounds like my finial decision
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20 Apr 2011   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Overson View Post
Well after reading all the comment & opinions i have to thank everyone , i think i'll go with Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 this card sounds like fine to me ... Now i wanna hear some opinions about how good is performance of this card .... it sounds like my finial decision
I have an EVGA GTX460 SC, but I can't say that I have seen any difference in performance than when I used the GTS 8800. However, I'm not much of a gamer, and I suspect that is where it might shine over it's predecessor.

One person mentioned that Physx was his deciding factor, but I can't comment much on this for two reasons...one is that this is something that is primarily for gaming, and the second is that for some reason, the last several drivers that I have installed failed on installing Physx. I'm not certain is this is a hardware or driver issue though.
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20 Apr 2011   #17
gpost3

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit/Window 7 VM
 
 

never had issue with physx here. You will be pleased with your 460 gtx. Good card, currently best bang for the buck.
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20 Apr 2011   #18
bill1821

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Looks like the 460 gtx is a great card- also overclocks well so you can save some bucks by doing this yourself.

lol- I feel the need to open another can of opinions- WHAT BRAND OR CARD DO WE ALL LIKE?

here is a round up GeForce GTX 460 review (roundup)

Some good info there especially if you want to overclock.

Without reasons why other than price and brand name I would get this- Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-768I GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I have had good luck with GB's stuff....

Bill
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20 Apr 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I like EVGA because of their lifetime warranty.
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20 Apr 2011   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I like EVGA because of their lifetime warranty.
Until you actually try to file a claim with them. Lifetime only means lifetime of the card...and they decide when that lifetime is up.
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