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View Poll Results: Are you a Fanboy?
Nope. I buy whichever card gives me the best performance for the money. 33 68.75%
Yep. ATI fanboy. 9 18.75%
Yep. nVidia fanboy. 6 12.50%
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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Red face Are you a Fanboy?

Yep, I can safely say that I'm an ATI fanboy. There is no way in hell I would buy an nVidia card even if it offered more performance for the money (which it currently doesn't IMO).

For example: If I had the choice of getting either a top of the line 8800gtx or an HD2900XT for the same price, I would get the HD2900XT even though I know that it is slower.

It may seem stupid, I know, but I like to support ATI more.

I have had an ATI card since I first started using PCs almost a decade ago (my first GPU was a 8mb Rage IIc), and I will continue to do so until ATI ceases to exist.

EDIT: Also I am a hardcore AMD fanboy too.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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The main reason I stood by ATI for all these years was because of their IQ. I've had GeForce 2s, and they didn't come close to the IQ offered by ATI, even in the Mach64/Rage LT chips.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 05:15 PM   #3
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The main reason I stood by ATI for all these years was because of their IQ. I've had GeForce 2s, and they didn't come close to the IQ offered by ATI, even in the Mach64/Rage LT chips.
One of my reasons too.

When I was using a 9600Pro as my primary card, for some reason I had to temporarily replace it with a Geforce4 MX440 I had lying around. And holy crap the desktop picture was very blurry when compared to the 9600. Same with a Geforce2 I tried later on.

Sure people say that these days IQ is the same, but still...
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- Imagine a giant cock flying towards your mouth, and there's nothing you can do about it. And you're like "Oh man, I'm gonna have to suck this thing", and you brace yourself to suck this giant cock. But then, at the last moment, it changes trajectory and hits you in the eye. You think to yourself "Well, at least I got that out of the way", but then the giant cock rears back and stabs your eye again, and again, and again. Eventually, this giant cock is penetrating your gray matter, and you begin to lose control of your motor skills. That's when the giant cock slaps you across the cheek, causing you to fall out of your chair. Unable to move and at your most vulnerable, the giant cock finally lodges itself in your anus, where it rests comfortably for 4, maybe 5 hours. That's what using Mac OSX is like.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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Fanboy - marketing mans wet dream.

Whats the difference?
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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I'm so used to x360 fanboys it's almost come as a shock that there's still fanboys left for other things.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 06:19 PM   #6
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i think i may be an nvidiot
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 06:25 PM   #7
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Ive matured in my recent years.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 06:26 PM   #8
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I'm ATI fanboy...but sad, I still had green card. I have to wait for upgrade yet.

EDIT: I'm also Intel fanboy.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 06:28 PM   #9
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next set will probably be dual 8800's, i've generally stuck with ati though, this round they seem to have lost hard though.
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Old Jul 26, 2007, 06:30 PM   #10
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By being a fanboy, your just kicking yourself in the nuts. I buy whatever product will give me the best results for my money. And that's just not computer hardware, it's also things like clothes and cars ect.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:01 AM   #11
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i am an nvidia fan because of a long running issue with ati catalyst drivers that caused me to lose data.
i don't really care who has the fastest card.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:06 AM   #12
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I buy based on what I like or what benefits me, I don't care what name is stamped on it. That applies to everything, not just electronics.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:07 AM   #13
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I've owned four ATI cards in my life:
9200: quickly returned after it sucked hard
9600: good card, didn't keep it long though
9800: Defective when received
9800: Defective again when received.

After that, I jumped to a 5800, which was a terrible mistake. Finally, I got a 6800GT to which I use today... and I still love it.

But my system is oooolllldddd....

I was a fan of the 9x00 series even though I received two defectives in a row... but the 6x00 series is my favorite generation.

I've never owned a computer on an AMD platform for some reason... dunno why.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:47 AM   #15
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I've liked ATi since I bought a 7500. Before that I was a 3DFX'er hardcore, 4500 RIP.

I prefer intel to AMD, does that make me evil? nah, didn't think so.

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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:52 AM   #16
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used to be a softcore nvidia fanboy when i bought my gf3... but i've since lost the company favoritism.
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Old Jul 27, 2007, 12:57 AM   #17
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Whatever is best bang for the buck for quality/performance.
Used to have a Radeon 8500, then I bought the Geforce4TI4400...then I read reveiws on the X1950pro so I bought that for my new system. If I was to buy a card right now, it would probably be a Nvidia 8800 series.
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I can be considered a fanboy I guess. But heres how it works. I will buy whoever has the better performance/IQ at the time for the $ if its equal or close, I will easily go ATI.
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