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Comparison of ATI vs Nvidia video cards

By fodog
Mar 2, 2008
  1. Is there any site that lists which ATI video card is a relative equal to which Nvidia card? I am not as concerned with comparing specs-I can do that by reading on each card but was really looking for a quick reference to compare ATI and Nvidia cards and prices. For instance, the closest ATI card to a XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX card is what? etc....Thanks!
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

  3. fodog

    fodog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Awesome listing! That is what I was looking for because the numbering system of the different cards wasn't making sense to figure out which cards were comparable. I tried to compare even memory, etc but still wasn't figuring it out....awesome listing-I am looking for best couple of cards I can get under $100 each to run 3+ monitors...was leaning toward a Crossfire based MOBO but was only finding good info/prices on Nvidia....Thanks!
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    No problem :).
     
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Here's some master lists:

    Nvidia:
    http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=88&pgno=4

    Ati:
    http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=88&pgno=2
     
  6. fodog

    fodog TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    These lists are perfect-exactly what I was looking for...THANKS!!!
     
  7. BoneyardBrew

    BoneyardBrew TS Rookie Posts: 29

    That's pretty useful. I too always wondered which ATI cards were comparable to some Nvidia cards. Being I never owned an ATI card I didn't know how the numbering worked either.
     
  8. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Lacking the GeForce 8800GTS G92 and Radeon 3870 X2.
     
  9. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Err, what's your point?
     
  10. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

  11. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 70

     
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    I didn't see you suggest an alternative. Why not create your own chart if you feel theirs is not adequate or thorough enough for your likings?
     
  13. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 70

    Sure, do you want to send me one of everything? I'll go ahead and get started on it.
     
  14. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Exactly. So if you aren't going to post a better alternative, and you aren't willing to go the extra mile yourself, then keep quiet. This world can do without your empty criticism.

    You know, I wouldn't be surprised if you took a hit by the ban stick at some point in the near future. Every thread I've seen you in you've been absolutely useless and at the very least extremely argumentative.
     
  15. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Calm down... Comments about other members does absolutely nothing for the quality of a thread.

    Pointing out that cards are missing from the charts, as well as that the data might be outdated, is quite valid. The main problem with the chart is that it doesn't tell you what time and which drivers it was tested with, nor does it say what system was used for testing. But it is a highly useful chart to get a rough idea of cards performance, as long as you take this into account..
     
  16. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I agree on all of this.
     
  17. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Enthusiast Posts: 237   +11

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