NVIDIA Vs. ATI

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by robotrenegade, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. robotrenegade
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    I want to get the new Powermac. So my question is, I wanted to know what graphics card is better, the ATI Radeon 9700 or NVIDIA Geforce 4 TI any why?
     
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    As far as I'm concerned the Radeon is a better card. I make it a rule to always try to get an ATI because of better quality and Canadian innovation, but I think the specs are also much better on the 9700. If it's the same as the PC version, it is one hell of a chip, with 110 million transistors, and power left to burn. I can imagine that this card helping the OS (Quartz X) along with a dual 1.25/1.42 would scream, and be very near the fastest machine one could buy. the only down side may be waiting for it, but I don't think it will matter, as the new PMacs will take time to ship anyway
     
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    If I remember correctly, most benchmarks show that the 9700 pro is almost twice as fast as the Geforce 4 ti. Too bad the new Geforce FX is not available.
     
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    The ATI Radeon 9700 Pro is still faster than that.

    Check out the review on anandtech.com, posted just two days ago...
     
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