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I Hope this doesn't start a flame war I really don't want too :\\

But what I want to know is what is the underlying difference between Ati And Nividia Cards?

What makes them different. I don't want to know which is better I would just look at benchmarks for that, Just what the difference is?
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post #2 of 29
As companies, nothing. The only difference I can think of, is that Nvidia has Cuda and Physx.
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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
As companies, nothing. The only difference I can think of, is that Nvidia has Cuda and Physx.
^ This.

And ATI has Eyefinity.

-Luxio
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post #4 of 29
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So from the point of view of Performance it is just whichever has the better specs at any point in time?
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post #5 of 29
They both have their benefits.

NVIDIA
PHYSX
Surround
3d Surround
CUDA
More optimization (I see way more NV games than AMD games)
Quieter fans

AMD/ATi
Eyefinity
Typically Colder cores
Typically lower wattage
$$$ to performance ratio is great
Typically Better multi GPU scaling

Just some quick opinions rattled off.

I prefer NVIDIA. For $350 I got a GTX 570 which equals a HD 6970, but I have support of PHYSX. I play a ton a PHYSX games. Also had bad experiences with an ATi card, HD 5850.
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Well You can get 6950 for 270$ and flash it to 6970 +OC and You'll get higher or the same performance than GTX 580 for about 200$ cheaper. I have both Nvidia and ATI and only difference for me is PhysX in Nvidia card, performance is almost the same, very little difference in FPS.
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post #7 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post
As companies, nothing. The only difference I can think of, is that Nvidia has Cuda and Physx.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPO.Luxio View Post
^ This.

And ATI has Eyefinity.

-Luxio
Well that and ATI/AMD are the chosen protectors of the glorious master race of PC gamers, nVidia has secret plans to destroy us all......

Im just kidding, all the same like Ford and Chevy, just whomever is putting out a better product at the time.
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPO.Luxio View Post
^ This.

And ATI has Eyefinity.

-Luxio
Bit nvidia has 3D surround, correct?
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post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by sp4wners View Post
Well You can get 6950 for 270$ and flash it to 6970 +OC and You'll get higher or the same performance than GTX 580 for about 200$ cheaper. I have both Nvidia and ATI and only difference for me is PhysX in Nvidia card, performance is almost the same, very little difference in FPS.
I'm at work atm so I don't have access to benchmarks - but I'm reasonably certain that the GTX580 will beat a 6970 in pretty much everything.

also, ATI cards produce slightly different graphics to NV if you compare them closely. At least ATI have always looked shinier to me (this can be seen in the source engine).
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What does Ati use for Physx?
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