Which video card is best for vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by TechGuyatwork, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. I have:

    Nvidia 7900 pci-e DDR3
    ATI 1300 pci-e 512MB
    ATI 9700 pci-e


    Which would run Vista best? for Aero?
     
    TechGuyatwork, Feb 7, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    In *theory* the nVidia card out of those is the fastest. However their
    drivers aren't very mature at this point and have a lot of issues, so if
    you're buying now I'd recommend an ATI card.

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    Paul Smith, Feb 7, 2007
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    mlai Guest

    Ditto there. Looking at the state that the Nvidia's beta has been, I am not
    optimistic that Nvidia can get their act together in the near future
    (meaning 2nd qtr).
     
    mlai, Feb 7, 2007
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  4. I use the 7900GT with outstanding results.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 7, 2007
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    johnm Guest

    buy an ATI card?" never again.

    ATI (now bought out by AMD) has made it very clear that there is NO WAY they
    will release PROPER Vista drivers for any of their so called "legacy"
    products. Unfortunately, "Legacy" also includes ANY ATI product still
    sitting on shelves right now at your local BestBuy, CircuitCity, etc....

    I have a < 6 mos. old ATI All-InWonder 2006, no drivers for Vista - even the
    ones they "claim" are Vista ready on their website don't work, so don't
    bother.
    AS far as the TV Tuner / FM Tuner portion of the card goes, no drivers, not
    now, not ever, not no how....
    My "new" ATI card just became a $200 doorstop.

    ....they could release updated drivers if they wanted to, they just choose
    not to.
     
    johnm, Feb 7, 2007
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    Paul Smith Guest

    The original poster listed cards that all have drivers.

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    Paul Smith, Feb 7, 2007
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