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I seriously doubt Nvidia-cards will stop selling just because they're priced quite a bit higher for identical performance, a lot of people actually take the "AMD has awful drivers"-joke seriously.

Its not a joke my 7500 mobility caused system crash,h d 3650 had driver artifact issues ati never bothered to fox and finally my 5850 was just slow
 
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Guys!and is way more powerful then NVIDIA.so if and is better then why low number some will ask.because EVERYTHING on a gpu and card is gpgpu optimized.tomhardware did test gpgpu for each top gpu and that is where Tom found where all that monstreous power is.yes it will do regular gpu stuff superbly .but it's not its cup of tea.its like a Mitsubishi evo x.it can slalom probably just a bit shy of the top dog.but it's cup of tea is RALLY.then you see its vhumongeoys power.same for and. Its made from the ground up to do everything in gpu.want to stream with and ?don't use xsplit,use arcsoft.etc etc etc.gpgpu computing is so powerful nothing come close to it.but it's done via opencl,corp had to send their programmer back to school to learn opencl.opencl work on apple and window out of the box this why opencl is the best solution.but this techno is relatively new.hell no long ago they could not test gpgpu, they had no benchmark.still is hard.amd gpu is just better.yes especially vs 680.


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GTX 670 or HD 7950. I don't like low-end cards.

Female dog please, for 62% more money and 14.29% more performance over the 7870 CF. The 670 SLI sounds like a great option.


How dare a "Low end" card embarrass Nvidia in price/performance.
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 9/12/12 at 6:15am
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"Release the Kraken!!!!" (gtx780)

It will be late in typical Nvidia fashion.
    
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It will be late in typical Nvidia fashion.
Just like the GTX 580, right?
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Female dog please, for 62% more money and 14.29% more performance over the 7870 CF. The 670 SLI sounds like a great option.
How dare a "Low end" card embarrass Nvidia in price/performance.

Put the costs aside.
3DMark11 doesn't tell everything. It depends on the system. And you are comparing stock GTX 670s to your overclocked HD7870s? please? wheather you like it or not. GTX 670 SLI destroys your HD7870 Crossfire. And always remember GTX 670s can be overclocked too.
They are not even in the same league.
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Ok let's be honest ,opencl way for amd was a good idea,but Intel isn't to stressed neither is NVIDIA.even tho both have yet to compete vs amd gpgpu solution.intel has xeon phi adding opencl support is probably very easy,NVIDIA?same thing its just software tweak.next Gen gpu battle will be caught on the gpgpu size ans i an pretty sure nvidia will have a propre counter for opencl gpgpu.
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That is actually the main reason why AMD has never been in my shopping cart. All i ever hear is how bad drivers are etc...
But like i said, i've not owned AMD since the mid 90's. So i can't really comment on how true this is today....

A lot of people do, so don't feel like you're singled out or anything.

I was an nVidia user in my main machine up through the GeForce 3 generation (TNT -> TNT2 Ultra -> GeForce 3 Ti200 -> GeForce 3 Ti500) and have been a Radeon user since then (Radeon 9500 -> Radeon 9700 AIW -> Radeon X800XTPE -> X1900XT -> 2900 Pro 1 GB -> 3870 -> 2x4850 -> 2x5850 -> 2x6970). I've continued to have experience with nVidia cards in other machines though. I don't have many driver related issues to speak of. The driver set isn't perfect, but neither is nVidia's in my experience. They're probably about equal with Catalyst's user interface not being quite as good. The one driver issue that really bugs me is actually a Catalyst Control Center issue in that profile functionality frequently breaks. It makes switching between extended and eyefinity modes tedious enough to where I often don't bother anymore.
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Put the costs aside.
3DMark11 doesn't tell everything. It depends on the system. And you are comparing your overclocked HD7870s? please? wheather you like it or not. GTX 670 SLI destroys your HD7870 Crossfire.
They are not even in the same league.

It is a valid comparison tool. I know GTX670 SLI beats my setup, I never said mine was in the same league, I said, 2nd tier (67) v 3rd tier (7870).

I am talking about price to performance.

I get P9864 at Stock clocks, that is. 670 SLI is 35% 19% faster, yet still 62% more expensive.

Point I am trying to make is, in raw performance 7870CF with its Scaling and a good OC, it is frightening close to 670 SLI, and at stock speeds the gap does widen. However the price/performance ratio OC'd or not is still superior in favor of 7870's.


Edit: I reran 1100mhz Crossfire benches which is stock clocks using 12.8 drivers and achieved P11407

That puts the 670 SLI at a 19% Performance gain.
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My grip with amd is the fact they don't use latest .net
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