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htinn
May 7th, 2006, 02:21 AM
Which one do you think is better? ATI Radeon X1800 GTO or Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT?

Here's a decent review of the two.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/05/05/h2h_ati_x1800_gto_vs_nvidia_7600gt/

RavenOfOdin
May 7th, 2006, 02:22 AM
I happen to be more biased toward ATI, so I'd probably buy the Radeon just on principle. :p

Stealth
May 7th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Performance wise, I'm sure the GTO is better. but than again, I don't think the 7600 is actually its competitor...so maybe the 7600 should just be priced a little better. However, for Linux, hands down NVIDIA... no questions asked. ^_^

WildTangent
May 7th, 2006, 03:03 AM
I don't even know if the X1000 series boards work in Linux yet...and even if they did, ATI drivers suck anyway. Nvidia FTW!

-Wild

dicecca112
May 7th, 2006, 03:58 AM
I believe the 8.24 drivers allow for support of the x1000 cards

Sivik
May 7th, 2006, 07:03 AM
The Nvidia is better and works better in linux. Much easier to set up. Go Nvidia all the way.

prizrak
May 7th, 2006, 08:38 AM
I generally prefere nVidia anyway but considering we are in Linux ATI is completely and utterly useless.

B0rsuk
May 8th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Additional thing to consider: Nvidia cards tend to have better OpenGL performance, while ATI spends more time optimizing DirectX.
There's no DirectX for Linux. Linux is all about OpenGL. If you pay attention to benchmarks, you see that OpenGL games (such as Quake1234, Doom 3, ....) indeed work faster with Nvidia cards. Other games on Q3 engine: Tremulous, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, MOHAA. Upcoming Doom3 engine games: Prey, Enemy Territory:Quake Wars.
Oh, and everyone I know has problem with ATI linux drivers.

Mathias-K
May 8th, 2006, 10:20 PM
Additional thing to consider: Nvidia cards tend to have better OpenGL performance, while ATI spends more time optimizing DirectX.
There's no DirectX for Linux. Linux is all about OpenGL. If you pay attention to benchmarks, you see that OpenGL games (such as Quake1234, Doom 3, ....) indeed work faster with Nvidia cards. Other games on Q3 engine: Tremulous, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, MOHAA. Upcoming Doom3 engine games: Prey, Enemy Territory:Quake Wars.
Oh, and everyone I know has problem with ATI linux drivers.

Ahh, it's nice to see that some people here knows hardware :)

Indeed, you will find that most nVIDIA cards have an edge against their direct competitor in OpenGL games.