Hi. I`m getting a new graphics card and I was wondering which brand to choose: nvidia or ati. Are there differences in performance between the GF5900 (non ultra) and R9800pro/np? Are there different models of GF5900?
Some of the more common versions of the 5900 are the plain FX5900, the FX5900 Ultra and now the new FX5950 which I believe also comes in a non-Ultra and Ultra version. Ultra for Nvidia cards is simelar to Pro for ATI cards.
Currently there are 4 versions of the ATi Radeon 9800 availble... the R9800 non-pro (clocked slower than the R9800pro), R9800pro, R9800xt(clocked faster than the R9800pro) and the R9800 SE. Avoid the SE versions as they really suck. Get the R9800XT or nVidia's FX5950 ultra if u want very good performances... If ur budget is tight, get the R9600pro or the nV 5700... All these cards offer very good performances in their price ranges