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Could anyone that runs a GeForce4 Ti 4600 or GeForce FX 5800 Ultra tell who a good maker is? I know eVGA, that made my FX5900, is good, but they don't seem to make these cards that I've seen. Don't want to blow money on a poorly made card...thanks.
 
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Why the 5800 Ultra? That card was the worst high end card that NVIDIA managed to screw up. A 5700 Ultra would be a better choice for an affordable mainstream card.

Gigabyte makes some pretty good cards and bundle quite a few games with their cards.
 

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Tranquility said:
Why the 5800 Ultra? That card was the worst high end card that NVIDIA managed to screw up. A 5700 Ultra would be a better choice for an affordable mainstream card.

Gigabyte makes some pretty good cards and bundle quite a few games with their cards.
Only because I heard it was a good card for Doom3 (and it's the only reason my brother in law is buying the card). That and the 5900 were the top two recomended for the game without emptying your wallet. The Ti4600 would be the lower budget option for him as they said it could play it at medium quality just fine. Thanks for the help, I'll look at Gigabyte made cards.
 
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I had/have an eVGA card. It died one year to the day. I'll never buy another. I've switched to ATI cards & have been very happy with them.
 
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I'm using a 9700 Pro and its performance is very good. Maybe a 9600 Pro would be a better mainstream solution. My gripe with ATI cards though is their driver support is less effective than NVIDIA. They have issues with so many games. For instance I need to switch to Catalyst 3.10 drivers when I need to play Call of Duty because of an error that gets the PC caught in an infinite loop and crashes the game. That's why I think my next video card will be a 6800 ultra.
 
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catalyst 3.10 seems to be the most stable driver version for most games. i run ut2k4 and warcraft 3 on it seamlessly, but when i switch to the most updated versions, wc3 crashes every 5 minutes, and ut2k4 crashes once every 3 hours or so.
 
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I run ATI exclusively and rarely have problems with ANY games.

The advantage is that ATI makes both cards and chipsets so you are not bouncing back and forth between 2 companies when you need support.
 
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what kind of ati are you using? i know some people with fireGL's that NEVER have problems with compatibility.
 

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my eVGA seems to be find, I've been very happy with it. I used to run ATI, they do have good cards I won't deny that, but the drivers and be a pain sometimes. As someone else said for CoD you need special drivers. I've actually heard ATI had to release a patch for some people so they could play Doom3. Never had trouble with Nvidia like that. Plus, activision actually worked with Nvidia while making Doom3, I know the cards going to work. More opengl friendly for RtCW and CoD and such :)
 
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