It was lonely for AMD ATI graphics at the top for about a year. With ATI Radeon 5870 HD, AMD was the manufacturer of most powerful DirectX11 graphics card in the world. A year after, Nvidia knocks them off with GTX 480 Unigine.
With GTX 480, NVIDIA is stressing that GTX 480 has a superior tesselation benchmarked performance over the ATI HD 5870, but it was very levelled for most of the other tasks. Tesselation is all about the extra detail you can embed using DirectX 11 APIs and GTX 480 handles extreme amounts of tesselation pretty well.
Nvidia’s claims makes all sense but we will have to wait for the Real Game Benchmarks to conclude who’s better. But enticing part in Nvidia‘s tech is the 3D vision, Which makes you jump into the 3D Reality world, which still needs time to mature on ATI platform.
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