Going Back to NVIDIA

Jul 17, 2005

I'm all for healthy competition in the video card industry, and I think it's a good thing that both ATI and NVIDIA are slugging it out to see who's on top each week. But I'm seriously considering going back to an NVIDIA based graphics card. The last NVIDIA card I owned was a GeForce 2 MX, the budget model of the GeForce 2 family. I never had issues with drivers, and the card was as solid as a rock.

Then I made the switch to ATI (they had become King of the Hill at the time). My current card is a Radeon 9700 Pro, and I have had nothing but problems with it from the beginning. Whether it's a corrupted boot up screen, crashes with various games I own, or just plain flaky-ness, this card has left a bad taste in my mouth for ATI. The NVIDIA card I'm looking at going to is the eVGA GeForce 6800 GT, one that has been getting rave reviews. The price is a little hefty, but I can afford it. Besides, my time and frustration have to be worth something.

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