Difference between NVIDIA and ATI

Discussion in 'Graphic cards' started by krishnandu.sarkar, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kolkata
    Hey guys....how does NVIDIA cards differ from ATI cards?? I mean in what basis??

    For Eg. I saw NVIDIA 9500GT and ATI Radeon HD4650

    The price is almost same.....and they are same type of product from both the companies.

    But I got stunned to saw tat 4650 has 320 Stream Processors while 9500GT has only 32

    GPU clock speed is also greater in ATI

    Shader clock is sumthing I didn't fing in ATI card.

    Memory Interface bus and Memory speed is same in both.

    But my ques is if the same range of NVIDIA card hav 32 while ATI hav 320 Stream Processors then this makes a big diff bt both the cards making the ATI one far better than NVIDIA.

    Or is this some architechtural diff???

    I mean plz solve my query......
     
  2. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    9,754
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bangalore
    forget about all the specs. In the end, its fps that matters and HD4650 is well ahead of 9500GT in that.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kolkata
    But how can I decide fps watching the specs if u dont describe???
     
  4. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    9,754
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bangalore
    you just take a look at reviews done by various tech sites.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kolkata
    Okz thnx......!!

    But I wud like to know the technology.......

    Ny informative link will also do
     
  6. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    9,754
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bangalore
    hmm okay. it's better if you do it this way.

    tech sites like tomshardware and anandtech explain the h/w architecture in detail. every GPU is based on a specific architecture like RV7xx and RV8xx for ATI. you can find it out by bit of googling. once you find it, look for it's architecture detail in tech sites and you will find your answer.

    eg: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3651
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2009
  7. OP
    OP
    krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    4,693
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Kolkata
    Okz thnx......!!
     
  8. otpsurvive

    otpsurvive New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ATI has always been the pioneer. They came out with the first DX10.1 cards and now the first DX11 cards and the evergreen series of cards is the most powerful chip ever made. They also pioneered using GDDR5 and also the 40nm fab process reducing the heat dissipation and making the cards consume very low power while still performing excellently. So, ATI has always been better.
     
  9. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    9,754
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bangalore
    ^^you should've seen that state of ATI before merger with AMD :)
     

Share This Page