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NVIDIA folds better, but ATI hashes faster.

Drivers...I probably prefer NVIDIAs, but the practical differences are very small, and both have issues.

Performance wise, there is nothing decisively better than a 6970 from NVIDIA other than the 580 and 590, both of which are much more expensive. Also, the 2GiB of video memory is rapidly becoming a tangible benefit.

Disclaimer: I own or have formerly owned two 6950s, a 6850, three 5850, four GTX 480s, two GTX 460s, and a GTX275, a GTX285, and a GTX260, as well as a pile of outdated cards from both companies.
Edited by Blameless - 10/13/11 at 5:50pm
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nice try but your attempt at trolling isn't working. i give you a thumbs for trying though

also im reporting this thread for too much arguing XD
I prefer +1 in rep muahaha
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CUDA isn't for games that's obvious, even a baby knows that. But its something thats nice to have when rendering videos. AMD provides more VRAM on their standard cards? Tell me a card that has 3GB like my 580 does . And show me how 2 6970s are close to 2 580s, come on i'm waiting...
Nvidia made 3 go GB card cause of their lack of memory on standard card...

And what 3 go memory for?? you wont use it bro.
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It comes down to personal preference. ATI has always been known as the man on a budget and nvidia has always been known for the man with deeper pockets.

This generation, Nvidia is a clear winner in my opinion. Last generation, ATI was a clear winner in my opinion. The ATI 5870 was released over 6+months before the GTX 480 came out. And the GTX 480 isn't much of an improvement for having THAT much time before a launch.

What I like about ATI is that they are usually actually improving the hardware -- They jump down quicker in die size then what Nvidia did for the longest time. Nvidia caught up, but took much more time to do so.

Anyways, I prefer ATI over Nvidia since you can basically pick up 2 flag ship cards from ATI for 100$ more than a single GPU Nvidia card and beast it by over 30%


EDIT: And to talk about ATI drives, that's BS -- Maybe back 10 years ago, but now, there are hardly any issues with drivers. I've already had way more issues with drivers on my GTX 580 then I ever did running tri-fire on my old setup. Not saying it's not out there, but it's not like people say it is for ATI.

P.S -- As for drivers. You have never seen an ATI driver actually kill a card. But you have for Nvidia (just some food for thought)
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Nvidia made 3 go GB card cause of their lack of memory on standard card...

And what 3 go memory for?? you wont use it bro.
haha you're funny: Your going to use 2GB, no more no less so that's why AMD is better, because there's no geforce that has 2GB of vram? but anything above 2GB is useless, right?

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Nvidia made 3 go GB card cause of their lack of memory on standard card...

And what 3 go memory for?? you wont use it bro.
Once you get to the higher res you sure as heck will and with that I'm done night all.
     
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CUDA isn't for games that's obvious, even a baby knows that. But its something thats nice to have when rendering videos.
I now need to cite myself because you're still clearly deluded.

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4. Why would you encode with GPUs anyway? It looks like crap compared to standard CPU encoding:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...-2100-tested/9
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I now need to cite myself because you're still clearly deluded.
You won't encode with the gpu, you will help the cpu for a faster encoding. Can't you see that? Are you 12ve?
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CUDA isn't for games that's obvious, even a baby knows that. But its something thats nice to have when rendering videos. AMD provides more VRAM on their standard cards? Tell me a card that has 3GB like my 580 does . And show me how 2 6970s are close to 2 580s, come on i'm waiting...


YOU DO REALIZE THAT THE 3GB IS NOT STANDARD RIGHT?!?!?!

Standard 580 is 1.5gb...

Anyway here is proof...









and take a look here:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
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YOU DO REALIZE THAT THE 3GB IS NOT STANDARD RIGHT?!?!?!

Standard 580 is 1.5gb...

Anyway here is proof...









and take a look here:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
The 580 had only lost on the furmarkl bench (which is not a game lol).

580 wins, its better, its nvidia
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