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#192800 - 01/17/08 08:26 PM Re: Guitar Hero! [Re: skyhawk669]
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Other than the fact I don't want to pay a $50-70 premium on what should be a $250 card, sure.
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#192802 - 01/17/08 08:28 PM Re: Guitar Hero! [Re: skyhawk669]
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Now to hijack yet another thread, why are the Nvidia cards better for gaming or it at least seems that way? The specs between ATI and Nvidia are very similar. Is it because the Nvidia's OC better?
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#192817 - 01/17/08 09:20 PM Re: Guitar Hero! [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken I don't disagree, Nvidia cards are overpriced. But in the case of the 8800GT can't you actually find it for $250? I'd have to check but I think it's sold for around that.

Why Nvidia over ATI, well it's subjective really, most benchmarks are close to a tie, and when it comes to overclocking I can't say that Nvidia's better than ATI. One thing they've been doing better than ATI for games is driver optimization. That could change though.

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#192827 - 01/17/08 11:44 PM Re: Guitar Hero! [Re: skyhawk669]
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NVidia's better for gaming at the moment because their current crop of cards simply worked better. ATi's catching back up with the 38xx series, but the 2x00 series didn't work so well. If you look at the previous generation, they were evenly matched, and going back a little farther, ATi was king of the hill (the 9700/9800 series). It goes back and forth. It also seems that way because NVidia spends a lot of money with game studios to put their logo on the games and in the splash screens.
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#192828 - 01/17/08 11:59 PM Re: Guitar Hero! [Re: Ken.C]
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All true! They also tend to make sure programmers optimize their games for NVIDIA, at least that used to be the case a few years ago. As Ken said it goes back and forth between ATI and them.

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#192850 - 01/18/08 04:47 AM Re: Guitar Hero! [Re: skyhawk669]
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I guess that would be why I ended up with a ATI 9600 pro(9800 was just too much money for me back then) a number of years back as the reviews and specs showed it to be better than NVidia cards. I haven't had much time lately to research who's been doing what, so thanks guys.

I think I might just a wait a bit and see if the 38xx will force Nvidia to drop their prices a bit more. Luckily my small box will take the 8800 series.
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