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Originally Posted by lapengu;14287784 
Your GPU wont give you any better visuals..
Yes, there absolutely is an image quality difference.

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Originally Posted by PvtHudson;14288186 
Been an nVidia user my whole life up until 2 months ago. No difference in image quality.
Yes, there is. You just don't notice or have not benchmarked it.
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Originally Posted by Alienware69;14289503 
I did a google and didn't find any articles that said AMD has better colors though, so that is probably false.
Yes, there is.


Here's some actual image quality benchmarking:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4479/amd-a83850-an-htpc-perspective/5
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4380/discrete-htpc-gpus-shootout/8
http://alienbabeltech.com/main/amd-radeon-6000-series-image-quality-analysis/3
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/videocard_image_quality_shootout
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If you don't want to listen to me, fine, but next time don't accuse me of lying just because you don't know how to google things.

ATI:


nVidia:


http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ty_comparison/

ATI:


nVidia:


http://www.anandtech.com/Show/Index/...i3-2100-tested


Furthermore, most TVs aren't as good as high end monitors, unless maybe if you have a Kuro or other high end plasma. But I guess I'm just talking out of my ass on that one too.
Good post!

I am not sure why OP is questioning image quality. OP, are you a professional photographer? Do you render image for a living or something like that?

I have been an nVIDIA use up until 4 - 5 months ago and I am using multi GPU (sig rig). I just have to shake my head at all the post of 'horrible AMD drivers and horrible multi GPU support'. If this was a generic issue, it would have been a problem for everyone. And I have installed, uninstalled my cards and drivers multiple times for various reasons - OS upgrade, changing mobo, going raid, going water cool, etc, etc. You would think one of these times the 'horrible AMD drivers' would have bit my butt.
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Sort of off topic, but the high end Samsung plasmas have better color reproduction than the Kuros. The Kuros, however, have the best blacks in the industry. I give my 650 series a slight nod overall against the Kuro
I know, I've got a b650 too . I was just saying high end plasmas in general.

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Good post!

I am not sure why OP is questioning image quality. OP, are you a professional photographer? Do you render image for a living or something like that?

I have been an nVIDIA use up until 4 - 5 months ago and I am using multi GPU (sig rig). I just have to shake my head at all the post of 'horrible AMD drivers and horrible multi GPU support'. If this was a generic issue, it would have been a problem for everyone. And I have installed, uninstalled my cards and drivers multiple times for various reasons - OS upgrade, changing mobo, going raid, going water cool, etc, etc. You would think one of these times the 'horrible AMD drivers' would have bit my butt.
I've had problems with both, neither one is perfect. In general ATI cards and drivers do need a little bit more "hacking" to get certain things done (like if you want to use an FW900 on one).
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Yeah I was gonna say (without proof) that years ago I read about ATI having superior image quality and remembering when I switched from my GTS 250 to an HD 4870 I thought... wow the view just seems more crisp and clear to me, guess I'll stick with ATI from now on. And so I have.

Driver issues? Heck I had more issues with my NVidia 8800 GTS and GTS 250 than I have ever had with any ATI card. That includes running Crossfire with HD 4870s and HD 5850s. Obviously any new game is not gonna be completely Crossfire ready at launch just like most aren't SLI ready either.

Like someone said, though, the best single card on the market is currently the GTX 580 and buy a good monitor unless you are planning to buy a very expensive TV, if you want excellent image quality. Think about 1920 x 1080 resolution spread out across a 32 inch TV or across a nice 24 inch monitor. The difference is night and day.
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I know, I've got a b650 too . I was just saying high end plasmas in general.
Don't plasmas burn out fast if used for gaming? Have I been misinformed?
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EDIT: I take it back, there is a diff.

Get yourself a LED monitor. I love my PX2370. The quality is great.
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Don't plasmas burn out fast if used for gaming? Have I been misinformed?
You might be confused with plasma burn-in. This is when an image (or part of an image) is on the same part of the screen for a long time and the image is permentantly burned in. This use to happen with CRTs... pause a game and leave it there for a few days.
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Like someone said, though, the best single card on the market is currently the GTX 580 and buy a good monitor unless you are planning to buy a very expensive TV, if you want excellent image quality.
Eh? The GTX590 and the AMD 6990 are single cards. AMD is also releasing another dual gpu card that beats it and I believe it was a 6870x2.
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Don't plasmas burn out fast if used for gaming? Have I been misinformed?
With modern plasmas the only time you have to worry is during the first 200 hours or so while the phosphors 'settle in'. After that you might get some retention, but it's only temporary and will go away with a few minutes of video.

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EDIT: I take it back, there is a diff.

Get yourself a LED monitor. I love my PX2370. The quality is great.
LED backlights are not as good as CCFL. If you want high quality you need to get an H-IPS panel.
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