but mine was the 4890 1gb. it cant even blow up full screen on my 32" full hd lcdtv display. my old GF8600gs & 8800GT could do it. wasting pixels man.
but the latest 5850 and 5870 is super tempting me to reuse ATI. all the test it performs better that GF285 and 5850 cos less. hmm.... i guess i ll jus wait for the fermi cards from nvidia.
When the shooting gets tough, the tough gets shooting.
To me, nVidia has lost the "Cost of Oppurtunity" with DX11 cards whereas ATi is crushing nVidia in every aspect these days. Did you hear the budget USD 50$ ATi Radeon HD 5450 DX11 capable card announced last week?
I have been holding back getting a third monitor because the Matrox option puts me off
Meanwhile lets hope the nxt generation CS5 products will harness much more of GPU for most of its demanding processes instead of hogging onto CPU.
nVidia has had several class-action lawsuits of late for defective cards, where the solders came loose because the wrong, cheaper material was used... POOR QA.
And my Ati setup will cream a GeForce 9 setup any day in gaming. For Work-related DVI output, Ati has been great for me and the many workstations I configure so far.
You are obviously not "as knowledge" about your computer as you think.
In my own Gaming PCs, all the nVidia cards usually fail after the first year, right after warranty is over. The PCs running the good old matrox cards and the Ati cards, even the pre-AGP PCI cards, are still working.
Every laptop/PC running the Ati chips is still going strong.