From: Smelly Pooh (plop at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Fri 26 Apr 2002 - 12:32:03 IST
In reply to Paul Kelly's flatulent wordings,
> For 3D the two best (fastest & most expensive) options are nVidia
> GeForce4 and ATI Radeon 8500.
The Nvidia Geforce 3s are more expensive than the ATI Radeon 8500.
Until the Geforce 4 Ti4200 comes out, the Radeon gives the best
price/performance ratio currently available
> The nVidia cards at any given price point
> will be a lot faster in 3D under Linux than ATI and usually better
> rendering quality too.
> If you intend to use the card occasionally under a games OS like
> Windows, bear in mind that ATI Windows drivers since the dawn of time
> have sucked. nVidia is a clear winner there IMHO.
What were the last ATI Windows drivers you've used? ATI Windows drivers
have always produced better quality images than Nvidia and in the last
couple of months have also improved FPS to the point that they're faster
than Geforce 3 Ti500s (the cream of the Geforce 3 crop).
The 8500 is also the more programmable GPU and supports DirectX 8.1's
latest Pixel Shading spec (which not even the Geforce 4s support yet)
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