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Hi,

Ive just had a thought, it may sound stupid to most of you, but if you could help me I would be greatful.

Do the graphics actually vary between 2 card manufacturers?

E.g:

If I had 2 identical rigs, but 1 had an Nvidia card, and the other had its ATi countrpart, then loaded up a game..say COD4, put them on exactly the same graphics settings, would the game look different on each rig?

Thanks.
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There could be marginal differences but mostly like color tones etc... But really, it's hard to compare because any settings can be adjusted and manufacturer counterparts don't always make use of the same technologies...
    
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yes. There will be marginal differences, which mostly tend to be in ATI's favor (although I am not sure this still is the case with the very latest cards).
    
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yes.. I think ati is surperior in visuality
    
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yes and no at the same time, to look yes it would be the same, but i did read somewhere that ATi will give better "definition" (might be wrong word but hey ), due to the way that the drivers work the hardware ... but overall no they will be the same
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IMHO ATI had much better picture quality.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
yes. There will be marginal differences, which mostly tend to be in ATI's favor (although I am not sure this still is the case with the very latest cards).
Could you elaborate on how this swings in ATi's favour?

Looking at the Xbox 360 and the PS3, which are powered by ATi and Nvidia respectivley, I do think that the 360 is more vibrant, even with super white and full colour range enabled on the ps3, so this may be the same with PC's

With regards to the new cards, its shaping up to be a great showdown between these 2, I may even switch to ATi *gasps*
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post #8 of 13
Honestly, I believe it is just preference. But I switched from nVidia to Ati, cause Ati just looked better to me. To me as long as it is smooth playing I prefer the look. In my sig rig I had a 8800 gtx and I had this ATI card and the ATI card just looks better. IMHO Someone is gonna come along and flame spray me for this.
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They do, games do look a little better on my ATI 2900GT compared with my older 8600GT but its pretty hard to notice.
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post #10 of 13
The reason why the PS3 looks better is because it's a newer generation.

But in general, to the vast majority of people, an ATI card of the same generation looks better than an nVidia card of the same generation.
    
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