Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;12202494
At one time I thought people said either Nvidia or Ati did 3rd person shooter games best and the other card did the 1rst person shooters the best. Did I read right? This was a long time ago, are both brands about the same in quality now in your opinion? I mean are they both evenly matched in graphics other than Nvidia having physx which is a buy for some ppl like me.
you heard wrong
and to bring on to more details
nvidia's cards generally cost more than ati (now amd) to be able to match it in performance measured in framerate, but for that bit more price you do get physx
and performance in a specific game varies when tested with eack card seperately simply because of the coding of the game
ati gets better framerate if game is coded to send small packets of information for it to deal with
nvidia can handle larger packets of information and thus the physx option because ati is made to deal with smaller packets, and physx can be turned on or off and when it is on, your card gets bigger packets and it can't do it
like 2 fat guys (one being physx, other being the rest) going through a small door simultaneously - nvidia has a bigger door...