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Fanboy comments will be chided of course.. but so is this post, so chide me as well.

I want to know why people prefer one company over another.

Here are my pro and cons of each company this millenium


ATI:

Pros:

Feature rich.. supports multi monitor since the radeon 7000 days.
Dual 3d Desktops soon after
Drivers: optimized from the get go. They might get better with age, but drivers become a con with too much age.
First with dual GPU unless you count 3dfx SLI.

cons:
Cant handle FPS contests usually without going dual GPU
runs hot and/or loud
Finding drivers is impossible on older hardware


Nvidia:
Pros:
Better FPS in games
Runs cooler lately, and quieter
Drivers, latest drivers work for oldest tech I would try.

cons:
Poor multi tasking support Especially 3D
Drivers are optimized per generation
Money


things people will argue about:
Image quality; It has been supposition that ATI is more defined (hence lower FPS) but less realistic image. If that is case, I dunno. I do know I like ATI IQ. Stuf shouldnt be blurry in games ever. Nvidia like realism... why would I game if I wanted realism? (Personal point for ATI: not everyones though)

Drivers. Wow this is a big one. I keep hearing about how bad ATI is on drivers. I do know ATI driver difficulty. Especially on old drivers. For instance t
Nvidia works regardless.. but of course older drivers for best performance based on architecture. I would say that is the same for ATI but newest drivers dont always work for ATI... so not the same.

Cost. Nvidia stays pricey long after their cards are outdated. TBH I assumed this was fan boyism. might be benchers ... no not benchers...

I assume cost is a fanboyism thing.. Who wants to pay for $500 for 280GTX only to have it outdated by a $200 ATI card in 12 months. and the card still will get 350 used.. When a better card is available new for 200.. crazy. I dont get that at all... sorry.

I ran every generation buit the 200s because they were so out priced ... not in any relation to performance at all.. 8 series was so bad... couldnt even run 3d kept BSODing 1 year after they were "supposedly fixed" Now I know why they were so cheap.. failure upon failure...

ugh..

I hate nvidia.

is obvious. I am a multi monning dude from year 2001. nvidia cant handle that... its cool.. they area FPS company... whjo cares about hte user that wants to watch video on one screen while the game on the other..

Guess they are hoping no one will notice. I have,, 8 years ago. No differnet today...really?
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Alright here is my totally biased, uninformed, illogical opinion....

I like nvidia cause there logo is green. (Oh yeah, and drivers too. And CUDA)
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I assume cost is a fanboyism thing.. Who wants to pay for $500 for 280GTX only to have it outdated by a $200 ATI card in 12 months. and the card still will get 350 used..
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I hate nvidia.
A totally biased radical post with no substantial evidence or proof. Also, 12 months is targeted generation time per card series release.

This thread should be closed and you reported.
 
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ATI(AMD) vs nVidia, again?!
sigh...

I like ATI cause it is not nVidia, and I like nVidia cause it is not ATI, depending on the gpu/card in question.
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And closed, this thread has only one purpose.
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