i’m preparing a new computer to run vvvv and i have two cards in mind.
Asus / ati / HD 4850 / 1Gb / 2xDVI
Gigabyte / NVIDIA / GTS 250 / 1Gb / 2xDVI
what would you sugest?
btw. is it possible to put a pair of both cards in cross/sli >mode since i’ll take one pair?
It is difficult to choose one. Personally i like nvidia, and i have a pair of 9800gtx in sli.
anyway there is the new 5000series of ATI (for example the ATI5870, the most powerful videocard of the world).
here is a list of features of the 2 cards (nvidia vs ati5000series):
probably better antialiasing
3dstereo drivers for use with 3d monitors or with 3dvision by nvidia
some shaders don’t go with ATI (for example displace)
eyefinity technology (useful for multimonitor, with 3 or 6 monitors in the same card)
anyway i’m waiting that my computer becomes old (or that i gain some money) to buy the new ati graphic card, search on youtube ati5870 for an example of the superpower of this monster.
i have an asus strikerII extreme, with the nforce chipset, with a intel quadcore, and 4gb of ddr3 ram.
But if i should buy a new computer now, there is some mobo (for intel i5 or i7) that support both sli and crossfire
@kalle: i have that motherboard (and for now i’m really happy of this) and i have an asus laptop (g2s) and i never had problems except a little problem with the graphic card of the notebook, but they changed me the bugged piece and now all goes well.
i’m using a phenom II on a gigabyte-mainboard and an ati 4890 as development machine, no problems whatsoever. vj’ing on an old hp compaq 9420 (coreduo and ati x1600), works as well. the only vvvv-related problems in choosing between ati and nvidia imo are some shaders not supported by both. i had those when i tried the newer notebook of my sister with a geforce 9600gt-chip.