Originally Posted by RichB
Also having tried both cards, I am committed to use ATI.
I find there performance (If properly supported) is better than NVidia.
Personally, I'm not commited to either ATI or nVidia. I've had cards from both companies and neither is perfect.
However, right now I'm not sure that nVidia is even an option for me because everything I've been reading says that custom resolutions are broken in the nVidia drivers and have been for many months now with no word on when they'll be fixed. With my Mitsubishi RPTV, this is a deal breaker on nVidia, leaving ATI as my only option for now. There's so much overscan on my TV that I need a custom resolution for my Windows desktop or I can't see the task bar (among other things) and for media player apps that have their controls at the top or bottom of the screen, I can't see those either. This forces me to create a resolution of 920x500 for my Windows desktop which has only a small amount of overscan. I use another custom resolution, 1800x480 for media players (such as PowerDVD) that force their controls to the top or bottom of the display so I can see what's going on. Finally for media players that offer more flexibility, I use a 1920x1080i resolution. If the nVidia drivers won't let me create resolutions of 920x500 and 1800x480 (or something very close), then I have no choice other than to stick with ATI for now.
Even with a Core2 6850 (3.0GHz), my testing suggests that hardware acceleration is needed.
I suppose I could switch (I hate to say upgrade at this point
) to Vista, but even then it sounds like ArcSoft isn't putting a priority on making sure that their software works with ATI. Perhaps the option of sticking with PowerDVD will encourage me to switch to Vista