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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post
Nvidia > ATI simple as that
+1. I've owned both and Nvidia is clearly better. For one, Nvidia have custom profiles in their control panel which is like the most simple and necessary tools to have with any GPU driver. How ATI after all this time don't implement this natively, I don't understand. I had to uninstall the Catalyst Control Center because it was piece of bloatware junk and install RadeonPro, a 3rd party tool, which actually had more options and custom profiles.
Plus Crossfire support is absolute crap ... some games have flickering issues or don't even see an fps boost.

A guy I know is running 2x 6850 in crossfire who got in the Battlefield 3 alpha and guess what his fps was? A measly 15fps ... with 2 brand new cards!
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+1. I've owned both and Nvidia is clearly better. For one, Nvidia have custom profiles in their control panel which is like the most simple and necessary tools to have with any GPU driver. How ATI after all this time don't implement this natively, I don't understand. I had to uninstall the Catalyst Control Center because it was piece of bloatware junk and install RadeonPro, a 3rd party tool, which actually had more options and custom profiles.
Plus Crossfire support is absolute crap ... some games have flickering issues or don't even see an fps boost.

A guy I know is running 2x 6850 in crossfire who got in the Battlefield 3 alpha and guess what his fps was? A measly 15fps ... with 2 brand new cards!
Sounds like something was wrong with the system or you are trying to troll, I'm thinking both. I have ran BF3 alpha on two 5770's and it ran MUCH better then 15fps..
Edited by ShiftedReality - 8/11/11 at 9:22am
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From personal experience, I would say Nvidia come out on top. I had to just through many hoops to get my system running properly with ATI. With Nvidia I haven't had to touch a thing since driver install.
    
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Sounds like something was wrong with the system or you are trying to troll, I'm thinking both. I have ran BF3 alpha on two 5770's and it ran MUCH better then 15fps..
It has been proven that the 6000 series were not much better , or it most cases even worse than the 5000 series.. it was a step backwards for ATI.

Thats why now you can buy a 6870 for under $200... they are subpar at best especially when a 6870 should be competing with a GTX 580 in performance but instead its more like comparing it to a GTX 460
Edited by freestyla85 - 8/11/11 at 10:04am
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A 6870 isn't in the same bracket. You must mean the 6970 competing with a GTX 580? I think you have your version numbers mixed up. Where as 6970 <-> GTX 570.
Edited by ShiftedReality - 8/11/11 at 10:23am
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for Linux, yes
as for windows there about the same
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A driver is a driver, it just has to work. And in the end, they both work.
More complex than that, and there are numerous situations where neither work as they should.

It just so happens that for what I do on a daily basis, AMD has notably more problems.
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Nvidia seems to put more of an effort into making sure they're drivers are kept current for newly-released games in my experience. Crysis 2 is a great example of that.


Nvidia releases a WHQL driver every four months and an occasional buggy beta in between.

AMD releases at least one monthly driver, with application profiles in the meantime.
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post #29 of 33
I've used both, and now a fan boy of nvidia. Optimizations on the nvidia side seem to be better/smoother overall, but Ati better on a 3 screen mode. I'm waiting out for the Kepler to arrive and just going to ignore Ati this time...
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I agree. I had a previous 5850 the drivers kept crashing constantly. Never buying another amd card again.
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