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    GeForce2 GTS vs. Radeon DDR

    Which card is the better performer? We're talking all-around perfomance, not necessarily just raw power/speed Any thoughts would be appreciated. Take into account that I would be upgradeing from a TNT2U. Thanks.

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    Same old story:

    GTS for raw speed and good driver cycle.

    Radeon DDR for all roundedness- decent speed, good DVD features... but not so wonderful driver support. Oh, and 64MB of DDR memory.

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    I haven't got the hang of all the weird codes and commands in HWC yet so the only way for me to show you my concise research into this subject is for me to ICQ you the results. My ICQ number is 48398078. I will gladly send you the 28 graphs I have found detailing the performance of current graphics cards. The file is zipped and about 1.2 mb. Just ICQ me if you want them. This applies to anyone reading this post, not just Nuts4GTS.

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    Uh oh, here we go. I really suggest scrolling down the previous posts to find your answer. To save you some time I will put what I think other members here would say. ***no offense to anyone, this is just intended for your holiday cheer, are my observations, and do not represent...uh, anything else***

    creator--GeForce2, everything else suX0rs

    AlbinoPenguin--Radeon is the best
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    Moraelin-V5 because he has tried them all and it's the best

    Pikachu-GTS because he has tried them all and it's the best

    BladeRunner--probably the GTS but the 1st gen GF beta cards should never have been released

    Deanril--hmm, tough call because I remember him as the champion of 3dfx over a year ago to the extent of arguing with a moderator and getting banned or something. Now I think he's in nvidia's camp.

    Laoche--V5, no jaggies

    FS--will argue about fps

    Hoyle--will explain why no competition is bad

    Freon--will get all po'd about whatever creator says

    g13--hell, toss a coin and enjoy. I haven't been on this forum for a while because I enjoy much more being ingnored in the gaming forum.

    Nothing personal to anyone and apologies to anyone I had missed. Again this is just for fun. Have a happy and safe holiday season everyone.


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    and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on, and so on.... Please Moderators, if you're reading this, LOCK THIS THREAD NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!

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    I'm not trying to start a flaming war Just looking for honest opinions. Which card is going to give me the most bang for my buck? I have stuck with nVidia for a while and unless someone can really throw out some persuasive arguments in favor of the Radeon, I will continue my meager contributions to the nVidia Monopoly

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    g13 That was funny so some people do read what I babble on about then.

    Graphics cards are expensive PCB's with various silicon components nailed on them. Why can't everyone just accept them as pieces of equipment? what matters where it was made, and which share holders the profits go to. I personally just want the fastest which Is Geforce Ultra, (but I'll probably give it a miss now as there is still no sign of a "Rolling Lines" fix yet).

    It could just as easily be a Radeon "Ultra" (please) or COULD have been a V5 6000. I really don't care who makes them, just get on with making them faster

    GTS= fast and pretty good now very fast in 16 colour but who uses it? high res 2d image quality could be better. drivers are finally getting there, in traditional Nvidia fashion.... when the card is about to be replaced.

    Radeon= fast but not in 16 colour, so what.
    32colour performance so close to GTS it's pointless arguing about, drivers have some distance to go yet,..... best DVD in the business.



    [This message has been edited by BladeRunner (edited 12-20-2000).]

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    My comment as to the burgeoning nVidia monopoly was meant as a sarcastic one I really could care less whose pocket my hard-earned green is about to line

    Blade,

    Always concise and to the point

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    Radeon all the way!!!

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    k6-III, can you be a little more specific? Why do you choose Radeon?

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    I was in the same boat as your Nuts. I was going to upgrade my TNT2 Ultra to a Radeon or Geforce2. I decided to go with the Geforce2 just because I trusted Nvidia, and they always have a lot of driver updates. After seeing that ATI didnt release the drivers very often, I decided to get the Geforce2.

    I'm glad I did it too, I'm getting 6100 3dMark score with the 5.22 drivers with my athy 800 and the video card isnt even overclocked yet .

    Well good luck, I cant wait to open my card christmas day.

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    Just by looking at your nick i suggest u get the GTS

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    If you're talking about bang for the buck, the choice is the Radeon.

    The Radeon is in the same class as the GF2 GTS, but is at least $150 (canadian) cheaper than the closest GF2 GTS. (can get to almost $300 cheaper.) I'm talking about 64 megs of DDR etc.

    Please note; i'm not desputing the "best" card; this is just my two cents.

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    Consider the better DVD playback, DX8 support, cheaper price, better performance with future games (able to process 3 textures per pipeline) and amazing 2D performance. Have you ever seen EMBM in action??? It is fantastic. The nice thing is the Radeon doesn't take a performance hit with EMBM, as does the G400 from Matrox due to it being able to process three textures per pipeline, where as the G400 only has two. The GTS also only has two. The 2D quality is right up there with Matrox, as long as you've got a good monitor you'll see it. Seeing as you're using DX8 ATI would be the obvious choice. DVD's look great on the Radeon, especially with PowerDVD. Check it out.

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    Originally posted by g13:
    AlbinoPenguin--Radeon is the best

    Damn straight

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