ATI vs NVIDIA - video quality

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 01 2006 @ 00:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ExtremeTech compares ATI's Radeon X1800 XT with NVIDIA's GeForce 7800 GTX with the latest official drivers. In this review they don't take a look at gaming performance but they check out video quality and performance (CPU utilization in this case).
Both Nvidia and ATI tout superior visual quality to each other, with marketing side-by-side comparisons demonstrating superior de-interlacing, de-blocking, color vibrancy, scaling—you name it. In many ways, video quality is entirely subjective. There is one good objective benchmark of video quality we like to use, and that is Silicon Optics' HQV Benchmark DVD. The HQV DVD includes a series of tests that are meant to duplicate common challenges in broadcast video (and some DVDs), including de-interlacing quality, detail and sharpening, noise reduction, combined scrolling text and video, and various film cadence patterns..
You can read it over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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