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I'm going to build my first computer, and for the graphics card, i deciced to buy a ASUS GTX 550Ti DirectCU but I'm still confused... NVIDIA's features like CUDA and other things like that makes a magnet effect on me.. Does AMD cards have capabilities like those? can i get AMD card performs better for same price? please answer...

Thanks.
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ATI has OpenCL, but it isn't as good as CUDA, or as well supported (at least in that card generation anyway).

For around the same price, you could grab a 6850. On a quick lookup, the 6850 looks to be a bit stronger, but if you use CUDA, it's not worth giving up.

If you do encoding, ATI does offer a free codec pack which lets you use your card for GPU-accelerated encoding through CCC, which is actually pretty good, but things like Photoshop are pretty much CUDA only. Go with what your gut says.
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ATI has OpenCL, but it isn't as good as CUDA, or as well supported (at least in that card generation anyway).
For around the same price, you could grab a 6850. On a quick lookup, the 6850 looks to be a bit stronger, but if you use CUDA, it's not worth giving up.
If you do encoding, ATI does offer a free codec pack which lets you use your card for GPU-accelerated encoding through CCC, which is actually pretty good, but things like Photoshop are pretty much CUDA only. Go with what your gut says.

AMD has "ATI stream" which is the same as CUDA: http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-app/Pages/eyespeed.aspx

550Ti has OPENCL too
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AMD has "ATI stream" which is the same as CUDA: http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-app/Pages/eyespeed.aspx
550Ti has OPENCL too

The fact nVidia has OpenCL too has no bearing on anything I said, since I didn't cite anything that actually used it, I just said it was what AMD had in answer to CUDA.

And apperently ATI Stream is OpenCL: http://developer.amd.com/gpu_assets/ATI_Stream_SDK_OpenCL_Programming_Guide.pdf
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Thanks guys, I'm going with nVIDIA...
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I've gone with both companies in the past and been happy. If you just plan to play games, the best idea is to just choose the most powerful card in your budget.
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