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The ridicule about ATI's drivers is uncalled for. I mostly had ATI in the past, and before the 8800's, no one on the forum beat my rig (the one 7xxx SLI rig placed above me now appeared after the 8800's).

I was pretty early with the X1900's in Crossfire, and I had never a single problem with any of the drivers. Yeah, CCC was buggy, but who cares...that's just the shell. The drivers were good pretty much from the beginning.

It always remains funny to me that the ATI drivers have the reputation, but the most complaints I hear on the forum is with nVidia drivers, to the point that people have to roll back to older versions(!) since newer drivers decrease performance!!!

And ATI isn't overpriced. When I bought the X1900's, they were a bit cheaper than the 7900GTX's. About the same performance, even in Crossfire, and ATI simply did have the better image quality, and could handle AA and HDR simultaneously.

Not sure where the anti-ATI bias comes from.

However, at this very moment I would pick an nVidia card if I were to upgrade. The 8800's are just too far ahead of the 2900's right now.
I never had issues with ATI's Windows drivers, other than the Mobility X1900 driver not being listed on the website, nor the .ini's including the chip. (just checked the site, and the problem still exists)

But ATI on LINUX on the other hand... the drivers are so poorly-written that the cards get about 1/4 the performance in Linux.
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post #22 of 66
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I think shellofinsanity just trolls ATI sections of forums and posts anti-ATI propaganda. It's really funny. Don't you know that not very many people care about what company does what? Only, which product is best for the money. For instance: my setup.
True, I'm not partial to Nvidia or ATI. I chose my 7600GT because at the time it had the best price/performance ratio compared to anything ATI had out (with comparable performance to the 7600).
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ATI has a load of hyped cards that will be coming out, but will fail to surpass nVidia's latest 8800's ..
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ATI has a load of hyped cards that will be coming out, but will fail to surpass nVidia's latest 8800's ..
Shall we just discuss what's happening now. Both you and I don't know what ATI's new cards will do.
    
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ATI has a load of hyped cards that will be coming out, but will fail to surpass nVidia's latest 8800's ..
^^ coming from a fanboy's mouth
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Shall we just discuss what's happening now. Both you and I don't know what ATI's new cards will do.
What's happening now is you running Intel and ATI in the same machine. That's considered blasphemy by some.
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What's happening now is you running Intel and ATI in the same machine. That's considered blasphemy by some.
Now would my antithesis be as well?
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Now would my antithesis be as well?
Nah, unless Intel decides to buy them some nVidia.
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And why would that be blashphemy?

It always was that AMD combined better with nVidia and ATI with Intel.

I mean, the best SLI chipsets were for AMD (until 680i came out), and the best Crossfire platforms were on Intel (the 975X is still a pretty darn good chipset, and even the AMD chipsets on AMD's side have a hard time beating it).

Not too long ago, Intel + nVidia was the blasphemy
    
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ATI has fallen down the proverbial stairs, broken their legs, and is now attempting to crawl their mangled broken bodys back up.
    
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