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post #21 of 173
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Originally Posted by Chimeracaust View Post

These days I support AMD because they need money and they sell their cards very competitively priced, while nvidia charges what ever they want.

Just going to completely ignore that 7970 and 7950 launch price, eh?
post #22 of 173
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Originally Posted by Chimeracaust View Post

I know I lul'd. I've not had a driver issue on an ATI card in a decade.
OP honestly I've not seen any difference having used both brands quite a bit. These days I support AMD because they need money and they sell their cards very competitively priced, while nvidia charges what ever they want. So pick a brand whose business model you like and support their policies with your dollars.
Performance is really same enough across the board.

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post #23 of 173
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

Just going to completely ignore that 7970 and 7950 launch price, eh?

Why would launch prices even matter? Their current prices matter.
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If you mean microstutter I have the best experience from ATI actually, being switching several times over the last generations, 8800, 5870, 6950, 570, 580, 7970 thumb.gif
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post #25 of 173
I've owned a Diamond ref 7970, the Gigabyte 7970 SOC 5x windforce, a Sapphire 7950 OC edition (first gen non-ref) and came to SLI 660Ti setup (after trying a 590 as well).

I can say from all my experiences (from 12.1 drivers through to 12.8 beta) that the Nvidia SLI setup with 660Tis, although not showing better FPS, is WAY smoother in terms of gameplay and stutter. I loved my AMD cards and those were the only ones I ever owned and I fought for them during that time... Until I got this setup. Extremely less issues with Surround than I had with Eyefinity, games are playable before updates are made to drivers for them (and optimized very quickly after bugs are reported I've found).

Sorry AMD guys, but I really give it to nvidia. Sure it's more expensive, but you truly do get what you pay for. (I did CF with the Diamond ref and 7950 for a week too.)
post #26 of 173
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Why would launch prices even matter? Their current prices matter.

It matters because he was bashing Nvidia for charging whatever they want, but when AMD had the only top-end card, they also charged whatever they wanted. AMD doesn't charge lower prices out of the goodness of their heart, just like Nvidia doesn't.
post #27 of 173
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Some games favor AMD, some favor Nvidia, really no definitive answer to which is best or even better.
Totally true.
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post #28 of 173
There is no "smoothness" difference. Smoothness is determined by frames per second, both average, which tells you overall how well a scene is rendered, and lowest fps, which shows you if the action ever slows down.

The difference is in FPS just like it has always been. Really for gaming that is the only thing you need to consider.
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post #29 of 173
'Smoothness' issues typically exist between Crossfire/SLI

Single GPU solutions don't really suffer.
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post #30 of 173
Game dependednt.

ANd doesnends mostly on if they support coolt hings each company does with there card ... get the best ! for the $ and you are good. Unless you have Game X u will be playing then pick red or green.

Case, Point, I bought Green (680gtx) because I want to play BL2 a lot and looks better on NV (Green) cause of the explosions and what not biggrin.gif. Sold my 7970 and got me the 680 gtx
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