Could somebody please list all of the pros and cons abt the features in both Nvidia's 7 series and ATi's X1k series? I.E. Purvideo, VIVO, Digital Vibrance etc, and any other pros or cons u can think of?
I just cant decide beenween them!
First, you shouldn't compare the X1900XT to a 7900GT, the X1900 kills the 7900GT. If you're going to compare a X1900XT or an nVidia card, compare it to the 7900GTX.
No, im going to buy a 512Mb version 7900 GT and overclock it to a GTX level, thus saving millions. Course the 512Mb version is the same price as the X1900XT and it dosent need overclocking to be an XTX (i dont call 25Mhz overclocking). But then the GTX has 1.5x the texture fill and the XTX has 2x the shader power, but the shader power is overkill. Woh, what were we talking abt again? Oh, right.. PureVideo isnt as good as AVIVO, how come? and how come some Nvidia cards have AVIVO?
You could get an X1800XT - these are very good overclockers if you can control the heat output.
But really you'd be happy with any of these cards. One difference is that the X1000 series can do AA and HDR at the same time (except in HL2, which uses a less common type of HDR). No current NVIDIA card can do this.