The eternal graphics war: ATI vs. Nvidia. With the rise of GPGPU computing, if you’re deciding who to fall in line with based on their graphics-accelerated platforms—Stream or CUDA, respectively—PC Perspective’s done the dirty benchmarking work for you.
It actually boils down fairly simply to a mixed bag: ATI’s Stream tends to be outright faster and pulls more of the load off of the CPU, but Nvidia’s CUDA tends to produce better quality results. Interestingly, PC Perspective seems to like ATI’s Avivo video transcoding application more than they used to, saying they’re impressed by its simplicity. But which side are you on? [PC Perspective via Engadget]