ATI vs. NVIDIA: Round 2

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  1. Munro

    Munro ValveTime Administrator
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    Gamers Depot have followed up yesterdays article about the Half-Life 2 DirectX 9 benchmarks. They've managed to get their hands-on benchmarking time with Half-Life 2 and confirm NVIDIA's cards really are poor in Half-Life 2. They also have 12-new exclusive screenshots as well as DirectX comparison pictures that are taken in-engine for HL2. You can read up on this article at the Gamers Depot site here.
     
  2. Mjolnir

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    Thanks Munro..
    Don't know if it's just me but the page with the comparison shots using the different versions of direct X(8.0,8.1 and 9) I couldn't really tell any difference.
    Nice screenies though....
     
  3. nofriends

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    good to see the FPS didnt take such a hit with AA/AF on.
     

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    one thing the benchmark didn't include was a feature only availible with DX9, I'm talking about HDRI lighting, I think that's it, it makes lighing look infinatly better, mark my words.
     
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    hmm HDRI has been around for quite some time, and yes it is an incredible improvement over traditional lighting methods.
     
  6. Dready

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    i am so happy that i bouth the 9800pro :O~

    poor nvidia guys, :O~ soz

    even 9600pro works better, well, just play on 8.1 its not that bad though
     
  7. leg0

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    Long live ATI :D
     
  8. Entr0py

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    Well, I've seen benchmarks that Geforce fx 5900 preforms better in Doom 3...

    So it's basically if you wanna play half life2 go ATI...

    If you wanna play Doom 3 go with nvidia...

    I however chose the path of ATI and as lucky as I am, I'm getting the right card for Half life 2...
     
  9. Whezzy

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    thats it im getting a 9800
     
  10. JimJimBinks

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    I just sold my 1½ month old GeForceFX 5900 Ultra and bought a Radeon 9800XT.
    According to the Email I got, I won't be getting it for about a month, but I'm thinking it'll be worth it.
     
  11. MyStiX

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    It should be worth it. Plus, I hear that the GeForce 4 TI's are better than the FX's. Also, I hear that the FX's are very noisy.
    I'm trying to get my whole computer updated, hopefully i'll have a top of the line computer for the next 10 years, because I don't wanna have to keep updating my computer every 2yrs.
    So.. i'm waiting for a video card that will run all games, including HL2, to run at max fps.

    I just hope I can mow 1,000 lawns before HL2 comes out. :p
     
  12. CSJAWS

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    ATI sucks
     
  13. lol fx5900 ultra are silent/loads faster then geforce4 THE card for doom3
    As said above if you want doom3 to run well get nvidia if you want hl2 you wont get it now anyway!!!!!
     

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