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Poll Results: AMD 7970 of GTX 680, Who is King?

 
  • 37% (130)
    AMD 7970
  • 62% (214)
    GTX 680
344 Total Votes  
post #111 of 679
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Originally Posted by AddictedGamer93 View Post

Idk what I want personally. Id love to rock Nvidia for a generation or two, but AMD cards have always been a pleasant experience. Its hard leaving the team you started out on.

don't. you have no reason to. other thing is, I don't want to see AMD run out of business. lord knows what Nvidia and Intel would do, so keep supporting AMD lol.
/paranoia
post #112 of 679
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don't. you have no reason to. other thing is, I don't want to see AMD run out of business. lord knows what Nvidia and Intel would do, so keep supporting AMD lol.
/paranoia

Im sorry, but I cant stand being keeping the same hardware for too long, lol. I got the upgrade bug bad.
    
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post #113 of 679
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The 7970 will most likley price adjust to match the gtx 680, which is a 10% drop and fairly significant.
    
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post #114 of 679
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Nice turn out on the Poll so far guys!

Intresting too!

So far,

Which Card is KING?

AMD 7970 : 37%
Nvidia GTX 680: 62%

90 votes

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post #115 of 679
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Idk what I want personally. Id love to rock Nvidia for a generation or two, but AMD cards have always been a pleasant experience. Its hard leaving the team you started out on.

Perhaps you don't know how much more enjoyable it is with NVIDIA? Now i'm not a fanboy.. but I will state my experiences. AMD tends to have much worse drivers. NVIDIA's FPS when equal to AMD's FPS still feels like NVIDIA's FPS is much smoother. Similiar to microstuttering, but even with single GPU cards. I have compared cards in the past side-by-side, and locked them at the same FPS and there was no denying the NVIDIA card looked smoother. I believe this also is related to drivers and this isn't the case in all games, just around half of them in my testing. There was a video review of the GTX 680 recently posted (if I had the link still i'd post it) and the guy compared it to about 5 other AMD/NVIDIA cards. He stated the same thing, even though the 7970 was pulling 30 FPS in X game, the 680's 32 FPS and felt much smoother.

I know the above is a touchy topic, and I'll probably get a little bit of flaming for stating it.. but it's just my personal experience with the last half dozen AMD builds i've done. I really don't see myself going to the red team until I see improvements to their drivers. My real life friend had the exact same experiences as me. I know others around here have stated the same, but it's still a very touchy subject. I suggest giving them a go for a generation, and if you aren't 100% happier then go back to the red team.

EDIT: Grammar fixes, 3AM
Edited by Murlocke - 3/23/12 at 1:03am
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post #116 of 679
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At the end of the day it comes down to personal experience, and personal choice. No long is it the day where there is a clear winner overall (Example - i7 3960x vs AMD FX 8150) with GPUs, so it comes down to what you want, as they both have their individual strengths and weaknesses. Dont get me wrong though, there are still certain scenarios where the FX 8150 is a better buy than the 3960x, despite the gross price difference. If you read my comments, i give alot of kudos to both AMD and to Nvidia, although i do prefer AMD. thumb.gif
    
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post #117 of 679
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Perhaps you don't know how much more enjoyable it is with NVIDIA? Now i'm not a fanboy.. but I will state my experiences. AMD tends to have much worse drivers. NVIDIA's FPS when equal to AMD's FPS still feels like NVIDIA's FPS is much smoother. Similiar to microstuttering, but even with single GPU cards. I have compared cards in the past side-by-side, and locked them at the same FPS and there was no denying the NVIDIA card looked smoother. I believe this also is related to drivers and this isn't the case in all games. There was a video review of the GTX 680 recently posted (if I had the link still i'd post it) and the guy compared it to about 5 other AMD/NVIDIA cards. He stated the same thing, even though the 7970 was pulling 30 FPS in X game, the 680's 32 FPS and felt much smoother.
I know the above is a touchy topic, and I'll probably get a little bit of flaming for stating it.. but it's just my personal experience with the last half dozen AMD builds i've done. I really don't see myself going to the red team until I see improvements to their drivers. My real life had the exact same experiences as me. I know others around here have stated the same, but it's still a very touchy subject. I suggest giving them a go for a generation, and if you aren't 100% happier then go back to the red team.

I dont see any stuttering at all unless my fps gets nuked by something, other then that everything I play is as smooth as glass. If it's there, I guess Im just used to it lol.
    
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The 7970 will most likley price adjust to match the gtx 680, which is a 10% drop and fairly significant.

If AMD can reach and maintain a 15% (possibly more) price advantage over Nvidia, then they will have my vote. They need to come down at least 7% quick smart i.e. by mid next week.
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I chose the GTX 680. 2Gb is a nice sweet spot, and it gets great performance per watt. The card isn't too big, the price is right and the Surround with one extended monitor is an excellent feature; low-end Kepler cards will be able to run cheap multi-monitor setups too.
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Man, no one is ever happy when a company actually succeeds at something. Since the G80, through Fermi - ESPECIALLY Fermi people complained non stop on how power hungry and HOT Fermi ran to the point where reviews were horrible even though they performed faster than anything AMD had out at the time. Now Nvidia sat down with Kepler and built it from the ground up to be VERY efficient and low power, this time even beating out AMD in that regard and STILL made it the fastest single GPU card out to date. People still find crap to cry about though. Makes me laugh honestly.
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