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AMD vs Nvidia in Reliability

Poll Results: Who makes cards that are more reliable? i.e: failing, burning out, artifacts,etc.

 
  • 4% (1)
    Reference AMD
  • 18% (4)
    Non-reference AMD
  • 31% (7)
    Reference Nvidia
  • 13% (3)
    Non-Reference Nvidia
  • 31% (7)
    Both Equal
22 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi, i just wanted to create a poll to see other people's opinions about the reliability of the 2 main graphics card makers.

Edit: THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE DRIVERS, ONLY THE CARD ITSELF.
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 7/9/12 at 5:16am
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I'll tell you this according to my experience. I've had more than 9 cards now, 5 of them nVidia, and the rest 4 were ATI. Hardware wise, I frankly believe that ATI is more reliable. They also consume less power, produce less heat and noise. But when it comes to software, ATI is screwed. Screwed big time to be exact.

Don't get me wrong about nVidia. While the aforementioned statement would be true for up to nVidia's 500 series, the new 600 series is fantastic. The hardware is just mind boggling.

Conclusion - The newer ATI and nVidia cards are the same in reliability (hardware-wise). But software-wise, I'd say nVidia was and is better than ATI.
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post #3 of 8
I really don't think you can quantifiy this.

There will always be hardware problems with both. To say it happens with one company more than another is just a bias. There are always probelms with every kind of technology because a technology company cannot make every single part 100% working, that is why there are warranties.
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post #4 of 8
I think both of them make reliable products

Not sure why you are leaving out driver issues with vid cards.

This is relevant when considering the validity of any and all vid cards.
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post #5 of 8
They are both equally reliable when it comes to GPUs my experience. When you go non-reference I'm sure some vendors may be better than others. I only prefer NVIDIA over AMD/ATI because of the superior drivers
post #6 of 8
one thing that ive noticed. ive owned many ati and nvidia cards over the years and I've never had a dead amd card. i've had a number of nvidia cards that have died. my gtx 470 just died a few days ago. I was able to revive it by baking though
post #7 of 8
nvidia fanboys will end up voting for nvidia since thats all they have and amd/ati fans will do the same. I've never had any gfx card completely fail on me that were bought brand new from nvidia or ATi/AMD.
post #8 of 8
Old post, but I will at least mention my experiences with both...

I would say they're equal. However with personal experience, I've had 4 Nvidia's die on me; 3 of which taking out the computer, including a high end laptop. The 3 ATI/AMDs I've owned still work; even an All In Wonder that was struck by lightning through the cable line. The TV tuner died, but I still could use the rest of the card in linux.

With the laptop, the video card was a dual 8600m in a Toshiba sli3. Nvidia ended up having a lawsuit against them for these series of cards being defective. They lost the lawsuit and only reimbursed on a small handful of companies who went after them (Dell, HP, Apple). As a result, I ended up with a $2500 paper weight.

Once that laptop died on me, that was the straw that broke the camels back for me and Nvidia...
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