Reply 60 of 97, by swaaye
I feel like editing the hate out of the topic title because that's flame bait. The cards have their uses. Great for OpenGL games of the time especially. Like Bioware games that were quite problematic for ATI. Doom3/idTech4 is also a pretty GeForce FX centric engine with its stencil shadows and texturing focus (it's not floating point shader heavy).
They are also great for Glide wrappers. Hardware palletized texture support.
ATI 9x00 were mainly excellent for DirectX 7-9 (old game issues) and they had superior gamma corrected anti aliasing. However with NV you can play with SSAA or toy with quincunx AA that is interesting at high resolution.
ATI can certainly run pixel shader 2 much better, because pixel shader 2 is basically R300, but pixel shader 2 was quickly left behind. As X800 owners discovered.