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Who will you buy your next GPU from?

ATi
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nVidia
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Next GPU Upgrade
« on: September 11, 2003, 11:29:59 PM »
Just wondering, based on the beta Half Life 2 benchmarks as well as current performance vs price.

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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2003, 06:52:22 AM »
I'm pretty sure ATI will have my business.  It seems lately that any Nvidia card I have played with generally has some issues with certain games, performance isn't quite there, and way overpriced compared to the ATI cards.  Plus the ATI cards are a heck of a lot smaller than the Nvidia cards, and quieter too.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2003, 06:54:10 AM »
ATI 9800 is currently the card to have......


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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2003, 09:08:26 AM »
I guess I will be the Oddity here I will be always stick with Nvidia.  Once the Det 50 are released and the revised 5900's are annouced I think it will make big differents in price and performance. :P

The release of the NV36 & NV38 should also make a Large Differents.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2003, 09:22:01 AM »
I've really like my 9700, I'm going to stick with it for a while, and I will see what happens, cause I really don't care what name it says, just what it costs and how it performs

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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2003, 12:42:15 PM »
Brand loyalty is foolish...get the best bang for your buck.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2003, 02:24:32 PM »
when I had my GeForce 2Ti I thought I would never switch to ATI, but then I did, and it probably won't be the last time I switch brands

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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2003, 04:37:20 PM »
Well It also make large differents for me cause I can get Nvidia card cheap I run a small computer repair business on the side and I have a deal with a another shop.  He supplies me with the cards (At his cost) and I buy small items thru him. (Fans, Round cables and other items) Works well for both of us.  But either way I wont be buying another video card till I can pick up a Opteron without spending $1000.  Or when my current Gainward dies.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2003, 06:41:36 PM »
I like my ati card now (9700non pro updated bios to pro spec) and seems to do the games I got now. Biggest bang for the buck i think, right now.. Im not a person that cares for name brand stuff if it works then i want it..simple
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2003, 12:04:28 PM »
If I didn't care about $ then a 9800XT or  an 5900 Ultra would do. But 9800XT would be better for the price. If price was an issue then a 9600 Pro or a 9700/9500 non-Pro so I can upgrade the BIOS to pro.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2003, 08:36:36 PM »
I just upgraded to a 9800pro not to long ago for a great price($280) so I'll be keeping this card till I upgrade the complete system (AMD64) when the prices come down to normal people prices............ ;)
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2003, 10:57:59 PM »
Also by then they will probably have a different socket for the newer chips coming out from what I hear, plus a workstation Windows OS that will support 64 bit, until then its not worth it.  Although I did have a chance to play with an Athlon 64 3200 at work.  It was fast, no questions, but to see a real difference, it will be worth the wait.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2003, 11:51:39 PM »
Nvidia. When a game bugs out because of a driver, they listen and fix it. Unlike ATI, where you have to wait till the game becomes obselete before they decide to fix it.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2003, 09:28:41 AM »
Nvidia. When a game bugs out because of a driver, they listen and fix it. Unlike ATI, where you have to wait till the game becomes obselete before they decide to fix it.
ATI fixes their game bugs with every driver update, which is about every month. Nvidia puts out updates a few times a year at best. ATI has far better performace across the board and the drives are more stable and they don't cheat............. 8)
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2003, 12:04:05 PM »
LOL wow you must never owned a nvidia then Death they update often.  I guess when you have had  nothing but great nvidia cards and drivers you get to like them more.  Actaully both companies were accused of cheating.
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2003, 03:19:41 PM »
Try drivers once a week.. not to mention all the unleaked drivers
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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2003, 04:31:32 PM »
Try drivers once a week.. not to mention all the unleaked drivers

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Re:Next GPU Upgrade
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2003, 08:25:18 PM »
I had ATI cards in all my Macs, and when I changed to PC's I was on the Nvidia kick till the Radeon cards came out. Mainly the 9500pro won my heart. I OC'd that thing past 9700pro speeds and it's still running in my backup box. Thats going on 2 years of extream OCing and it still keeps up with most nvidia cards and comes close to my 9800pro when it's not OC'd. As soon as nvidia makes another card that will beat my 9800pro in speed and image quality I'll more than likely by it, but till then I'm sticking with what I've got. And besides PCI express is on it's way, who knows what will happen............... ;)
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