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    Default Whats Better Ati,nvidia?

    I have always wondered whats better. my first card was nvidia fx 5200 i loved it then i went to an x800 ati i love there setup for their video cards. But my last card was an nvidia 7950 gx2 i have been very dissapointed in the performance it delivers yes maybe its good but it wasnt faster than two 7900gtxs in sli which i had for 1 week till i returned them because of artifact crap. but like i was saying i have two 7950 gx2s does anyone know if this will be the best the cards will deliver or is it still driver issues. I was thinking of switching to ati. My other question is whats the better brand neigther of them seem to dissapoint me.

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    Default Re: Whats Better Ati,nvidia?

    Brands don't matter. What is killing your performance is complete lack of drivers that are worth anything. If you can, hang on for awhile and it will get better with time, although I doubt they will even really perform to what people expect of them. If anything, sell one and run one of them for awhile until the new DX-10 cards are out and Vista is available. Quad SLI is more of a gimmick than anything unfortunately. But I must say it has gotten better with each driver revision.

    ATI has the best image quality and they are technically the fastest cards available. Either way, what you have rocks. Stay away from benchmarks as they will not show how well those cards perform in games. ALso, geta monitor with the highest possible resolutions and you will also see a major improvement in gaming. Quad SLI is meant for 24"+ LCD High resolution monitors running 1920X1200 or higher. In fact, they really start to shine when using the 30" Dell LCD @ 2560X1600 (I think that is the correct resolution). THe higher the resolution the better for those cards in SLI.
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    Default Re: Whats Better Ati,nvidia?

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    Brands don't matter. What is killing your performance is complete lack of drivers that are worth anything. If you can, hang on for awhile and it will get better with time, although I doubt they will even really perform to what people expect of them. If anything, sell one and run one of them for awhile until the new DX-10 cards are out and Vista is available. Quad SLI is more of a gimmick than anything unfortunately. But I must say it has gotten better with each driver revision.

    ATI has the best image quality and they are technically the fastest cards available. Either way, what you have rocks. Stay away from benchmarks as they will not show how well those cards perform in games. ALso, geta monitor with the highest possible resolutions and you will also see a major improvement in gaming. Quad SLI is meant for 24"+ LCD High resolution monitors running 1920X1200 or higher. In fact, they really start to shine when using the 30" Dell LCD @ 2560X1600 (I think that is the correct resolution). THe higher the resolution the better for those cards in SLI.
    I agree about the quad SLI but is it worth getting dx9 cards when dx10 will be available soon? maybe this is a stupid question. thx
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    Default Re: Whats Better Ati,nvidia?

    i have them at 1680x1050 my max res on my screen. so i dont know yah benchmarking is low.

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    Default Re: Whats Better Ati,nvidia?

    as someone said before,why dont you sell back one of those gx2 cards? there are about three games in the world that support quad sli- eg fear, an i think quake 4. and of course theyl be slower than 7900gtx's, theyre clocked slower.
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