reply to post by phishyblankwaters
"Best" cards on the market?? Dont make me laugh....
Sure if all you care about is raw framerate and being a cheapskate, not things like 16x AA (ATI's MSAA is GARBAGE btw) or Physx. And don't even try
to say Physx isnt worth it, go look at the comparison videos AND try it out. I LOVE physx and will NEVER go back.
Look, I have a 120hz monitor. When the ATI 5870s came out I bought one because it was the first dx11 card. Turns out ATI doesn't, or at least
didn't, support 120hz when Nvidia had been supporting it for YEARS. When I contacted ATI regarding this (both through email AND through forums) the
response I got was "Yeah...120hz is an Nvidia 3d thing, don't expect us to support it anytime soon". ARE YOU F**KING KIDDING ME??
First: 120hz is a REFRESH RATE thing that make games appear smoother and reduces ghosting. Serious gamers have been using it for YEARS
Second: IT'S EXTREMELY EASY TO PROGRAM 120hz SUPPORT INTO YOUR DRIVERS...and ATI just couldn't be bothered. What a joke.
Needsless to say I returned it, got an Nvidia card and haven't looked back since. I remember the clerk at the return desk saying "Yep, that's ATI for
Also, like I mentioned earlier but you seemed to miss it, developers put more time and effort into the Nvidia side of the games than ATI. Look it up.
PC Gamer even had an article on it a few months back when the head guy for ID Software (Doom, Quake, RAGE) confirmed all of this and even went on to
say that Nvidia had a better developer relations department too, which was no surprise to me after my piss-poor experience with ATI.
So no, not talking out my ass, just a SERIOUS gamer. Not a casual budget-gamer like yourself.
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