"As 3dfx and Nvida were in a toss up with the Voodoo 5 and the Geforce 2 GTS, Ati stayed low ashamed of there Ati rage max series which had good technology but the worse drivers in the world. Now that Nvida has been ruling the market Ati found themselves a great time to release there new Radeon series. Ati boosting awesome 3d and 2d performance.
War with Nvida well not that strongly put but Ati and Nvida are dishing out everything they have. Nvida pulls out there Geforce 2 ultra and Pro series cards and Ati pull out the 64meg vivo and the All in wonder series. Who is the victor nobody will know. Ati and Nvida are in 2 totally different ball parks they can't even play against one another. Ati offering superb DVD play back and crystal clear 2d and 3d. Nvida Geforce based cards are offering pain fast speed."
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