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The ATI 6870 Graphics Card

Post by alan1476 on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:45 am

How many of you have tried ATI Graphics and then Nvidia Graphics, is there a drastic difference in cards equally priced. Is one better than the other, do some work better with AMD systems and some work better wsith Intel systems? What are your experiences? I was looking at this card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129166&cm_re=VisionTek-_-14-129-166-_-Product

or this card


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130555&cm_re=CTX_465-_-14-130-555-_-Product

Both equally priced but the ATI card supports 4 monitors and the EVGA card only supports 2. I would appreciate some feedback.
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Re: The ATI 6870 Graphics Card

Post by smduff on Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:29 pm

Depends on what you do alan for you I think there is more advantage for the ATI card if your looking for greater monitor support.
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Re: The ATI 6870 Graphics Card

Post by SavageNFS on Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:22 pm

smduff wrote:Depends on what you do alan for you I think there is more advantage for the ATI card if your looking for greater monitor support.

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I really have to give the edge to ATi here. 4 monitor support is full of WIN. I should have went this way in my build, but had it in my mind I wanted the nvidia.
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Re: The ATI 6870 Graphics Card

Post by 4hams on Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:44 pm

I agree with Duff as you use a 3 monitor setup already so I would go with the ATI based card. But if you already use 3 monitors why the need for a new graphics card anyways?
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Re: The ATI 6870 Graphics Card

Post by grumpydaddy on Sun May 01, 2011 7:51 am

The only downside I have read about is that driver support with ati/amd tends to be patchy compared to nVidia.

This is not from experience mind .... All my cards are nVidia
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