ATI vs Nvidia

By pjbang
May 11, 2008
  1. Don't wanna appear like a needy noob but i've tried research and can't seem to find a good source for info. I just need advice on which of these 3 cards to buy

    I want the card for use on direct 3d and opengl applications. I am coming from a design pov so i'm not so concerned about gaming ability (although i thing these are all gaming cards not workstation). Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance

    512MB nVidea GE Force 8800 GT


    512MB ATI Radeon HD 3870


    512MB ATI Radeon HD 3870 dual crossfire (X2)
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    I'm not so concerned about gameing either,so i took ATI's advice and only
    installed the drivers for my PCIE /A 16 1650 Pro 512 .
    Not the Catalyst drivers.
    Try either ATI's this way,you can always add the Catalyst Control Panel.
    Don.t use the cd,go to update drivers.
  3. pjbang

    pjbang TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll do that. I haven't actuallly got any card atm, though, you would recommend I buy the ATI card? That would suit my purpose for rendering etc?
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    the nvida 8000GT will give less trouble with drivers so that is what I would recommend.
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