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kepler cards are significantly more popular than amd 7000 series cards on steam database ... i'm not surprised

people prefer to spend more on a great card with great support rather than a great card and a kick in the ass although it has a lower price

Reports of driver superiority over AMD have been greatly exaggerated.
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Reports of driver superiority over AMD have been greatly exaggerated.
Agreed.

Nvidia had better drives maybe 4+ years ago, but I don't think that's the case anymore. I have 0 driver issues with my cards. I also enjoy the massive performance boosts that AMD provides with driver updates.
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I think since GTX680 launched until about 1 month ago Nvidia was selling more. Now i dont thing Nvidia will have the lead. ATi is putting a lot of efforts in the drivers. Knowing HD 8XXX will have same core architecture drivers will pass on to the next generation. Now a days you can get HD 7970 for at leas $100 less then GTX680.
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People have little faith in AMD and a lot of us who bought AMD over the years gave bad memories of driver failures. I was considering buying 7970 but at the last moment pulled out because of reservations about driver failures. The problem with amd now isn't really the product, its public perception.
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I think since GTX680 launched until about 1 month ago Nvidia was selling more. Now i dont thing Nvidia will have the lead. ATi is putting a lot of efforts in the drivers. Knowing HD 8XXX will have same core architecture drivers will pass on to the next generation. Now a days you can get HD 7970 for at leas $100 less then GTX680.

If Steam is anything to by, people are buying the 670 like hotcakes. The 670 alone accounts for more sales than the 7970+7950+7870 put together. The 680 is more than the 7970 and 7950 put together.

Makes no sense seeing as Kepler came much later and AMD has cut prices so much. Nvidia as a brand probably carries more weight in the everyday gamers mind than AMD. Intel dominating them in the CPU market probably contributed a bit to that.

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The problem with amd now isn't really the product, its public perception.

Exactly
Edited by Tslm - 11/9/12 at 9:17pm
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If Steam is anything to by, people are buying the 670 like hotcakes. The 670 alone accounts for more sales than the 7970+7950+7870 put together. The 680 is more than the 7970 and 7950 put together.
Makes no sense seeing as Kepler came much later and AMD has cut prices so much. Nvidia as a brand probably carries more weight in the everyday gamers mind than AMD. Intel dominating them in the CPU market probably contributed a bit to that.
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Steam was bugged. It did not detect HD 79XX properly.
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If Steam is anything to by, people are buying the 670 like hotcakes. The 670 alone accounts for more sales than the 7970+7950+7870 put together. The 680 is more than the 7970 and 7950 put together.
Makes no sense seeing as Kepler came much later and AMD has cut prices so much. Nvidia as a brand probably carries more weight in the everyday gamers mind than AMD. Intel dominating them in the CPU market probably contributed a bit to that.
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Steam was bugged. It did not detect HD 79XX properly.

May be true, but the survey isn't additive afaik. It just takes snapshots. If they fixed that before the last round then it's accurate. I'm guessing seeing as their are 79xx gpus listed they must have fixed that
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If Steam is anything to by, people are buying the 670 like hotcakes. The 670 alone accounts for more sales than the 7970+7950+7870 put together. The 680 is more than the 7970 and 7950 put together.

Makes no sense seeing as Kepler came much later and AMD has cut prices so much. Nvidia as a brand probably carries more weight in the everyday gamers mind than AMD. Intel dominating them in the CPU market probably contributed a bit to that.

thats really a bit sad. AMD is really doing everything right in this situation. Good driver support, Performance through the roof, super competitive pricing. Really shows how much homework the average consumer does before purchasing. I guess Nvidia is like apple of the GPU world.
 
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The 12.11 cat's called. They want to dispute that. tongue.gif
That just proved his point even more lol. Buy an AMD card today and maybe in 6-12 months you will get a half-decent driver which makes your card work properly and pull it's weight.

Also people are quick to forget that within the first month of release AMD dropped HD7970 prices by $100 (released at $550) after they saw GTX680 was winning at $499. If I had bought a 7970 for $550 upon release I would be pretty damn pissed. They did the same thing with Bulldozer (panick > massive price cut)but lets not even go there tongue.gif
Edited by Tippy - 11/9/12 at 9:42pm
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Doesn't surprise me at all. Kepler is more powerful yet runs cooler and more efficient than anything else out there. Win/win/win.
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