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    ATi or Nvidia 2010

    Hi guys -- I'm looking to enter the realm of high-end graphics. At this point in time, is it better to get Nvidia or ATI?

    I'm looking at the 58XX series ATI and the Nvidia 460+ series. Potential SLi/CF in the near future!

    If cost is not a huge factor, which one would you choose if you were to buy a graphics card TODAY!

    Please give me some reasons because I'm completely torn between the two brands


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    Oh boy. The age old Ati vs Nvidia battle. I'd suggest hitting up Tomshardware.com for some stock performance numbers. Compare performance with price. Both companies have their issues as it is. I also compared the differences in said video cards in SLI/CF. Personally, I've found the ATi video cards to be the better, despite the recent Catalyst issues.
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    thanks for the input aythrea! i was looking at the benchmarks from http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...0-sli-review/1 and was thinking that i'd be interested in a 460 gtx SLI or 470 gtx SLI. the ATI cards are pretty expensive!!
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    let me get this straight, you allready have a xfire 5770 and you want to upgrade like right now ??? ... wait a couple more months a new gen of ati card is comming .... or some news about the nvidia shrink in the next couple of months would most likely surface ....
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    5770s in crossfire are equal if not better than a single highend card (5870), so you're better off waiting for the next generation of GPUs rather than trying to future-proof right now (future-proof almost never works in the world of hardware, with a few exceptions. 8800GTX comes to mind). If you insist on "upgrading" (You're not upgrading, unless your crossfire/SLI two highend GPUs together), I'd suggest going with a pair of GTX460s. They currently offer a very good value for money, and overclock _very_ well. Good luck!

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    thanks guys! i guess i'll just wait until the next wave of gpu's come out. thanks for all the advice
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