Video Shootout: ATI vs. Nvidia
ExtremeTech compares the ATI Radeon X1800 XT, against the nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX and in the end the ATI card comes out on top. This makes me especially happy since the X1900XT should be an even stronger performer against whatever card nVidia comes out with next.
For now, we can say that ATI is the clear video winner, but whether that matters to you personally depends largely on what video-related tasks you use your computer for. If all you do is watch downloaded clips and movie trailers, both ATI and Nvidia’s hardware will give you a very similar experience. If you’re a hardcore video nut that is willing to jump through a few codec and player-related hoops, and if you have a lot of funky DVDs or watch a lot of TV on your PC, ATI is clearly the better choice.