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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
How about RGB LEDs (instead of "white" LEDs)?
Those offer a higher gamut than CCFL, but they also degrade much faster. After around 1-2 years (IIRC) they will become less accurate than a similarly aged CCFL.
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Originally Posted by th3illusiveman View Post
ITT: people with Invidia cards saying invidia has the best image quality, people with ATI/AMD cards saying ATI/AMD has the best image quality.
Not me, I think ati is better for image quality and I have a gtx 460. The colours looked richer on my 4870 than on this. But I wouldn't use this to judge whether or not to get an ati card over an nvidia one, the difference is subtle at best.

However I swear the colour quality on my 8400gs was much better than both my 4870 and 460, maybe it was just me.

Anyway, when choosing a card, just go for the fastest one in your budget, don't take chip manufacturer into account.
     
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post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by Poisoner View Post
The driver problem myth is a myth.
double negative, so its not a myth.

ive used ati cards in the past (4870 4890's and crossfire) and all thier new drivers kill the performance of older cards.

its great when you get a new card from ati released in the market but once you wait 3-7 months down the road and ati releases new drivers, you'll be rolling back those drivers and wasting a ton of time trying to figure out which one gave you the best performance without CTD issues.

don't get me wrong, their hardware is awesome and we need ati to survive as competition to drop prices, but thier drivers give me a headache for 2 years, i've had smoother operation on my rig with nvidia cards.
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post #54 of 63
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Those offer a higher gamut than CCFL, but they also degrade much faster. After around 1-2 years (IIRC) they will become less accurate than a similarly aged CCFL.
Perspective appreciated, thank you.
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As some others have said already, I only buy Nvidia due to their drivers. I am not a fan boy, I have owned plenty of ATi / AMD Cards, but I hate the Catalyst drivers. IMO, they are horrible and alone make me spend my money w/ Nvidia.
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I just came from a 4870 to a 470 and I have to say while my performance has gone through the roof, the image quality has dropped. My 4870 with 8X AA looked substantially more realistic then my current 470 with 32X AA.

I had no idea there was such a large difference between Nvidia and AMD until this last switch. Even though I'm enjoying serious frame rates and overclocks right now I am finding myself missing the realistic coloring and AA from the AMD cards. Nvidia colors are more bright, but it gives everything a "WoW" kind of look.
    
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It really depends on your requirements
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i borrowed a 6870 from a friend to compare image quality to my 470, and it seems like the contrast is a little higher on nVidia on default.....also idk if it's the saturation, but colors are a "little more" vibrant using the 470......but dang the 6870 is a beast for what it is......also the images Awaz posted......i get the exact opposite......i even tried one of my Asus 21.5 1920x1080 monitors, then the 22 1680x1050, VS 19 1440x900, a Sony 19 1280x1024, and the Vizio, and still nVidia looked "brighter"......but it is possible to adjust the image to make them looks the same so.......but yeah......i really like the 6870....it's a really good card
    
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I have run a radeon 4890 crossfire setup for some years now and from time to time run into driver issues. For the most part the problems are CF profiles and have no effect on single gpu setups. Another area where I have had problems is AA. I'm not saying that nvidia drivers are better or that sli is superior to CF. Hover nvidia's control panel offers more tweekability then catalyst. If you want more options for a radeon card I suggest you try the third party software RadeonPro (http://www.radeonpro.info/en-US/). This software also enables you to make game specific profiles in the same way nvidia's controlpanel does.
    
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post #60 of 63
The colour differences people are experiencing when switching brands can be rectified very easily... Both ATI and Nvidia have an option in Catalyst and Control Panel to change the intensity/contrast/brightness ect.. and also in-game colour options may have an effect, its hard to compare as they both use different technologies to deliver the similar output.
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