I am considering purchasing a new video card, but I cannot decide between the ATI 9800 PRO or the NVIDIA 5900XT. They are both around the same price for me, but has anyone done any direct comparisons in linux? I know in Windows the 9800 is faster than the 5900XT in most cases, however I've read that NVIDIA has much better linux performance.
I've used NVIDIA's driver under linux with older cards with no problems, worked very well. I know the newer ATI drivers are supposed to be better but still have some issues.
Anyone have any experience or numbers (performance) of their ATI cards to share?