So, what do you all prefer?
I used to be a nVidia fan, and indifferent towards ATi... but I got sick of their shit with product renaming and confusing lineup that I still don't fully understand among other reasons I forget. Plus I don't game too much these days, and I am more concerned about media features and ATi was kicking ass in that regard... will say that they have gotten better with their drivers and hardware.
So I've been using ATi exclusvily in my desktop for the past year or so, and curiousity got the best of me, and I bought a nVidia card for my spare rig which is out of comission due to a faulty power supply that is getting replaced. It has a HD4670, but the damn fan is stuck at 100% and not even rivatuner can help, and it really is a shame. Anyone want a sapphire HD4670 1GB with all of the saphire logos removed from the card and I put some artic silver 5 on when I took the fan off to clean it?
I always wanted a 8800 card... bought a used EVGA 8800GTS 640MB KO today for a bit too much, but oh well. I wanted a good looking card, and a dual slot one. Yes, I am dumb to care about how a card looks. Seems the 8800 cards still catch decent bank. Hopefully it'll be just as fast, if not a bit faster than the HD4670 1GB (the extra 512mb doesn't do shit other than waste space. Hopefully it won't be bottlednecked by a 5000+ but I am putting a Phenom II X2 555 down the line when it comes out, and I have the money. Yes I know the 550 is out, and I can just bump the multiplier up to get the extra 100mhz, but I want that new stepping damnit, and I'm broke too. I think my 4770 beats it woo hoo.
Plus it feels dirty to use an nVidia card on an AMD system! So we will see..