Originally Posted by NrGx
It comes down to the fact that:
1) ATi make good products for the price
2) Not everyone has $500+ to shell out for a video card
3) Crossfire >>>>>> SLi
4) 9800GX2 < HD3870X2 in my mind because the drivers suck.
5) Nvidia is acting like a company that can't handle the limelight and must brag at every possible opportunity. If there is something to be learnt from intel/amd/ati, it is modesty. We all remember times when nvidia were getting butt hurt from Ati and they never acted like this.
1.) Both companies make excellent products at equally as excellant prices.
2.) Not too many people buy $500 cards, however if you have the most powerful card, then you get to decide the entire price line-up for your opponent.
3.) One review said Crossfire was better, and now everyone assumes it is. They are both around the same, with the deciding factor being hte game.
4.) Drivers on the Green side are quite good, and again, it is the games use of the power that really matters.
5.) Buying products based upon a companies attitude is not the way to go, buying based on if an ATI card is in your price range vs an Nvidia card is more the way to buy.
I think that Nvidia has every right to brag, and why not? They have been releasing incredible products, they have released GPU's every few years that are usually much faster than their predecessors. Just compare that with Intel or AMD, when is the last time they released a CPU that was 50% faster than the older model? Then they invented CUDA and have done incredible things to make GPGPU possible for Physics, encoding, soon to be photosho stuff, simply incredible things. Add that to the fact that they have been playing second fiddle to Intel, and have had bad relations with the chip giant, and you have a proud company just coming onto its own in many fields.