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Windows 7: Nvidia or ATI and why

18 Apr 2011   #1
Overson

Windows 7 x64 Sp1
 
 
Nvidia or ATI and why

i dunno if someone already started a thread like this or not ...
well i wanna ask what is the difference between the two of them , i do like nvidia but ATI prices are much lower than nvidia , so i'm looking to buy a new Video card and if i did choose nvidia which one is the best for me my money range 100$ ~ 170$


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18 Apr 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I like NVidia. Use to use ATI but had a bad experience with them on the PC I built 4 years ago. Switched to NVidia and have never looked back.
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18 Apr 2011   #3
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nvidia. I've had problems with both, Nvidia problems being far less frequent.
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18 Apr 2011   #4
bill1821

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My experience has been mostly with ati- but everyone has a slightly different answer to that one-

link hope this helps-

Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011 : March Updates
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18 Apr 2011   #5
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Like many others, I've had early issues with ATI.
Made the permanent move to to nVidia.

But apparently, ATI have really cleaned up lately, and are looking good. I've got on in my macpro at work, and its performing well. Sadly, I cant game with it.

But still I'd never buy one. Personal preference is to stick with nVidia.
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18 Apr 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i recently chose ati, as my card (6950) runs cooler and uses less power, for the same sort of performance as the similarly priced competition - so i didn't need to upgrade my psu/cooling as well.

and it looks pretty cool too (if you're into that sort of thing )

Nvidia or ATI and why-porn.jpg


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18 Apr 2011   #7
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I have had less problems with Nvidia drivers and the 3D graphics is better IMO.
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19 Apr 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

*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.
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19 Apr 2011   #9
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i recently chose ati, as my card (6950) runs cooler and uses less power, for the same sort of performance as the similarly priced competition - so i didn't need to upgrade my psu/cooling as well.

and it looks pretty cool too (if you're into that sort of thing )

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MSI use that same cooler on Nvidia cards too, so for the style of coolers MSI have, can have best of both worlds
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19 Apr 2011   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

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



Both have their own pros and cons - determine your own requirements, (games/htpc/number of monitors etc) create a shortlist, google that shortlist and then decide.

There are decent cards from both camps in your price range.
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