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GeForce 4 vs. ATI 8500 and everything in between

By SuperCheetah
Apr 4, 2002
  1. Here is a big review comparing all the GeForce 4 series cards and the ATI 8500 and 7500 series cards.

    Seems the GeForce series outperforms the ATI's in about all the benchmarks.
     
  2. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    So why would I have to be "open-minded" to ATI's cards?


     
  3. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 868

    I agree that the newest Nvidia offering is whipping up on ATI's best offering in the benchmarks. But benchmarks are only good to show to your friends. If your a hardcore gamer then I say go for the GeForce cards, but for a great all around product then the ATI 8500 is the way to go, IMO of course.

    I personally am not all about benchmarks and two more frames per second, so I look for the better quality product and I believe that is the ATI card.

    Svtcobra and I seem to clash on this arguement, but you could make a solid arguement for both cases I suppose. I respect your decision cobra, I just want you to see my argument as well...
     
  4. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    Re: Re: GeForce 4 vs. ATI 8500 and everything in between

    LOL, i am close minded to Nvidia's card.

    i feel they always like speed over quality.
    while i like quality over speed.

    3dfx is the best!!
     
  5. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    yea, that's what i am trying to say
     
  6. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    I see it..

    I think you may misunderstand me a bit..I prefer Nvidia over Ati..Thats really it. I have some bad experiences with Ati, I think their product is hampered by poor driver support and I think there marketing is a little bit to sexist for a computer product.

    I guess, they have always been associated with "value" as well. Im not one to buy something cause its cheap. If Im getting a good deal on something thats one thing, if I buy something that is always cheap, I usually regret it.
     
  7. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 868

    I understand where you're coming from in a way svtcobra. I personally don't have anything against the two companies, but if I did have a bad experience with one of them it would probably turn me off from their product also. Thankfully I haven't yet had this problem.

    I wouldn't really say the ATI is cheap. Sure it costs less than the Nvidia card, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the quality is not as good. I personally can't realistically afford a GeForce 4 now, so the ATI 8500 is the best alternative for me right now.
     
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