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Could someone please give me a rundown on ATI's products / labeling? . . im more familiar with Nvidia. Is there a comparison like a 7900 = ? . .. 7900gt = ? . . . X1650pro = ? etc. I know they dont "equal" each other but what are comparable. If i can find a pattern it would make things alot easier lol. Also how are they better/worse than Nvidia's tech/layout/etc?

Im seriously considering an R600 but would like to know the product line/ company first.

Please keep replies mostly unbiased. . . ie no fanboyism . . Thanks

>> and my system specs are nowhere to be found? . .
 
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Its hard to say anything about the R600 seeing as though it is not already out. However from using both, I personally like ATI for one reson.. Drivers. They are for the most part more stable than the nvidia drivers, however I still must say nVidia makes superior hardware IMO

The card I have the X850XT - PE I would say is between an nVidia 6800GT(which it out scores) and the 7600GS? Think thats right, not sure but I think so
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Its hard to say anything about the R600 seeing as though it is not already out. However from using both, I personally like ATI for one reson.. Drivers. They are for the most part more stable than the nvidia drivers, however I still must say nVidia makes superior hardware IMO

The card I have the X850XT - PE I would say is between an nVidia 6800GT(which it out scores) and the 7600GS? Think thats right, not sure but I think so
Thanks for the quick reply. . .i should have clarified that this thread is not for the R600 . . it just made me realize i dont know anything about ATI's . .
 
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Nah thats no problem, Im looking forward to the R600 myself
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Nvidia : XT / LE -> Vanilla (No prefix) -> GS -> GT -> GT OC -> GTX

ATI: GT / LE -> Vanilla (No prefix) -> GTO/GTO2 -> Pro -> XT -> XT PE
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Here's a couple basics as for the power of the ATI cards against nVidia cards.
ATI's are known to have better picture quality and the ability to run HDR and Bloom at the same time (or something like that, ask the Oblivion nuts)

The X1650XT and X1800GTO = 7600GT
The X1800XT = 7800GT
The X1900XTX = 7900GTX
The x1950XTX >= 7950GT
8800GTX > x1950XTX
R600 > 8800GTX (unconfirmed)
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sooo . . . if i take an Nvidia card, i add an X to the front, switch the 7 to a 1, and the G to an X and i have the ati counter? . . .roughly that is . . .

If ATi has better pic quality then what does Nvidia bring to the table to counter? . . . im still trying to get the overall picture. . . this thread has helped me out greatly though.
 
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