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Yup, it's the same for Nvidia. I have an Asus FX myself. No problems with it whatsoever. And I would avoid ATI cards if you plan on running them on Linux with acceleration. Nvidia chipset is the way to go
If the quality is the same or worse, it depends. Some clones don't have a fan, so the card works silently, but can't be over-clocked. Some has DVI support, other don't. The chipset is the same, it's Nvidia and end of story... and no, nvidia only provides the chipset if that's what you mean. Go to www.nvidia.com and check it out.
OK, I'm sorry too. Sometimes I take things too personal, I have to work on it . I don't think aNvidia or ATI makes their own cards. They do just the chipset, as far as I know. And of course, support them with drivers and stuff. I could be wrong though, but I never have seen a card made by ATI or made by Nvidia. Again, I could be wrong.
So, hope we can forget this "little thing" we had and move along. It's a community after all
ATI makes their cards. nVidia does make some cards but usually they are are higher price and rare to find. ATI cards has two stickers. One that says "Built by ATI" and the other is "Powered by ATI." ATI has anounced a few months ago that they will only distribute their GPU to OEM and not make any of their own cards. nVidia distributes their chips to OEM although nVidia puts strict regulations on OEM to make the drivers work with the cards. Some manufactures do not take the time to improve the ATI reference models, so they just sell those instead.
BTW, this thread should be in the general forum unless you have hardware problems that needs fixing.