Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Are Nvidia cards "smoother" then ATI?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are Nvidia cards "smoother" then ATI? - Page 4

post #31 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by truestorybro545 View Post

I understand that 12.11 have been amazing lately, but please understand that I haven't used AMD cards in months. I don't know what it's like.
Then why are you writing crap that isn't relevant anymore? In my eyes you're just trying to justify your purchase.

Also, let's not forget the extra vram on the AMD cards guys. Makes a big difference in future proofing.
Edited by Stefy - 12/7/12 at 1:06am
AiryBox
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar 7200RPM 1TB Samsung 830 128GB Corsair H100i W10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 24" Qpad Mk-50 Cherry MX Red CM V700 NZXT H440 
  hide details  
Reply
AiryBox
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengeance 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar 7200RPM 1TB Samsung 830 128GB Corsair H100i W10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 24" Qpad Mk-50 Cherry MX Red CM V700 NZXT H440 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 173
I would not call it a difference in smoothness but there are performance differences. Depending on the game one card might give more consistent FPS with better minimum FPS but that changes from game to games so neither card is inherently smoother. Some games favor AMD and some Nvidia that's all.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 OC 4.0 GHz 1.35v HT on Asus P6T 1366 SLI Gigabyte GTX 970 OCZ 12GB DDR3 GOLD/Platinum mix 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Western digital 300GB Western digital Caviar Blue 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 250Gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
AudioAudio
Yamaha NS-50B floor tower speakers miditech Audiolink II stereo sound card 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 OC 4.0 GHz 1.35v HT on Asus P6T 1366 SLI Gigabyte GTX 970 OCZ 12GB DDR3 GOLD/Platinum mix 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB Western digital 300GB Western digital Caviar Blue 1TB Samsung 840 EVO 250Gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
generic LG DVD WC'd , Supreme LT, NexXxoS Xtreme III 360, Phob... Windows 7 x64 Samsung 27" LED S27A550B 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ACER 23" x233H Dell U3415W Logitech G11 Chieftec 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks enthoo luxe Razer deathAdder respawn steelseries Qck Yamaha HTR-6130 AV Receiver 
AudioAudio
Yamaha NS-50B floor tower speakers miditech Audiolink II stereo sound card 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

'Smoothness' issues typically exist between Crossfire/SLI
Single GPU solutions don't really suffer.
I know what I saw when I gamed. Lol don't tell me I didn't. I have afterburner running showing me my info just as much as you. Specifically BF3,even though I had lower FPS on my 660ti than my heavily OCd 7950, the 660 definitely had a more fluid feel in the game. Come to cali and ill show you lachen.gif
post #34 of 173
When benchmarking the AMD cards have it, but as for the feel you get playing a game I would say the Nvidia cards have it. If you consider that Nvidia has that adaptive vsync thing that works a treat and you game @ 40-62fps Nvidia is better than AMD but then again it is all in the eye of the beholder.
2cents.gif
White Knight
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI z77 Mpower Gigabyte GTX 980ti G1 Gaming Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Seagate 1TB Sata6 Western Digital 1TB Green Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Green 2TB LG External Drive Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG D2343 IPS LED LG D2343 IPS LED Corsair K70 RGB Corsair TX750m 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Storm Stryker Corsair M95 Corsair MM400 Sennheiser HD558 
Audio
ASUS Xonar STX 
  hide details  
Reply
White Knight
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k MSI z77 Mpower Gigabyte GTX 980ti G1 Gaming Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Seagate 1TB Sata6 Western Digital 1TB Green Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Green 2TB LG External Drive Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG D2343 IPS LED LG D2343 IPS LED Corsair K70 RGB Corsair TX750m 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Storm Stryker Corsair M95 Corsair MM400 Sennheiser HD558 
Audio
ASUS Xonar STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #35 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

drivers?? really??? people are still kicking that dead horse??

yep there are a lot of people who are blinded by that myth hahaha.
Rabasu i7-3770K
(13 items)
 
Rabasu FX6100
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ECS H77H2-M3 MSI RX 580 Armor 8GB OC 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Blu 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW CoolerMaster Hyper212+ with 2x140mm Deepcool UF140 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 / Mint x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Aerocool Strike-X 500watts CoolerMaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A8 7410 2.5Ghz Radeon R5 M335 2GB 4GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 
OSCase
Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron 5455 
  hide details  
Reply
Rabasu i7-3770K
(13 items)
 
Rabasu FX6100
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ECS H77H2-M3 MSI RX 580 Armor 8GB OC 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Blu 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW CoolerMaster Hyper212+ with 2x140mm Deepcool UF140 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 / Mint x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Aerocool Strike-X 500watts CoolerMaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A8 7410 2.5Ghz Radeon R5 M335 2GB 4GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 
OSCase
Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron 5455 
  hide details  
Reply
post #36 of 173
Between a good AMD card, and a good Nvidia card, you really won't notice a difference.
post #37 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefy View Post

Then why are you writing crap that isn't relevant anymore? In my eyes you're just trying to justify your purchase.
Also, let's not forget the extra vram on the AMD cards guys. Makes a big difference in future proofing.

Gonna defend myself here.

I gave my 7970 (XFX to be specific) to a friend, and he installed it into a 3770k build. Upon booting up BF3 (mind you, on 12.11 drivers) he received a microstutter that I had experienced with the same card. Boots up Team Fortress 2 and same stutter that makes for an annoying gaming experience.

Another friend buys a Sapphire 7970 about 3 weeks ago (1090T build), same thing every time. This weird stutter that causes instability in games (FPS dropping randomly on occasion).

Call it coincidence, maybe two cards that just sucked out of box (?) but I have had a disappointing experience with 7xxx series. Last good card I used was the 6950 and still sometimes I had Catalyst issues (on old drivers though, so irrelevant).

So sorry that I gave him my experiences with AMD cards. I guess some of us are just unlucky rolleyes.gif OP, get an AMD or Nvidia. Your choice. You'll be fine either way.
post #38 of 173
I've read the same comment in some reviews, mostly at [H] I think. Pretty sure they were talking about multi-GPU scenarios though, where CFX typically had better scaling than SLI but SLI had less microstutter.
Beestje 2.0
(20 items)
 
Beestje 1.5
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Sabertooth X79 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung low profile x4 OCZ Vertex 3 Crucial M4 Samsung HD103SJ 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Lite-On BD drive Megahalems rev. B Cooler Master Excalibur Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG278H Logitech G710+ Corsair TX750 Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M60 Razer Kabuto Echo Audiofire 2 Sennheiser HD515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Club3d HD7870 royalKing Corsair Dominator 3x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial V4 128GB Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB LG GH22LS Scythe Mugen 2b 
CoolingCoolingMonitorKeyboard
CM Excalibur x2 CM R4 x3 Samsung BX2450 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic M12 II 520 Antec 600 Microsoft Intellimouse Razer Kabuto 
  hide details  
Reply
Beestje 2.0
(20 items)
 
Beestje 1.5
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 Sabertooth X79 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 ASUS GeForce GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung low profile x4 OCZ Vertex 3 Crucial M4 Samsung HD103SJ 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Lite-On BD drive Megahalems rev. B Cooler Master Excalibur Windows 7 home premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG278H Logitech G710+ Corsair TX750 Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M60 Razer Kabuto Echo Audiofire 2 Sennheiser HD515 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Club3d HD7870 royalKing Corsair Dominator 3x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial V4 128GB Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB LG GH22LS Scythe Mugen 2b 
CoolingCoolingMonitorKeyboard
CM Excalibur x2 CM R4 x3 Samsung BX2450 Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic M12 II 520 Antec 600 Microsoft Intellimouse Razer Kabuto 
  hide details  
Reply
post #39 of 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by truestorybro545 View Post

Gonna defend myself here.
I gave my 7970 (XFX to be specific) to a friend, and he installed it into a 3770k build. Upon booting up BF3 (mind you, on 12.11 drivers) he received a microstutter that I had experienced with the same card. Boots up Team Fortress 2 and same stutter that makes for an annoying gaming experience.
Another friend buys a Sapphire 7970 about 3 weeks ago (1090T build), same thing every time. This weird stutter that causes instability in games (FPS dropping randomly on occasion).
Call it coincidence, maybe two cards that just sucked out of box (?) but I have had a disappointing experience with 7xxx series. Last good card I used was the 6950 and still sometimes I had Catalyst issues (on old drivers though, so irrelevant).
So sorry that I gave him my experiences with AMD cards. I guess some of us are just unlucky rolleyes.gif OP, get an AMD or Nvidia. Your choice. You'll be fine either way.

Sounds like a broken card to me, so far as I know microstutter only happens with dual card builds, never with single card solutions. I've never experienced anything like that.
QUAD-METAL
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHZ Gigabyte z68x UD3P 2x Sapphire 7870 CrossfireX 16GB kingston ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial m4 64gb Intel 730 Series SSD Samsung DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 24" 1080p Rosewill 1000w PSU CM 690 Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
QUAD-METAL
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHZ Gigabyte z68x UD3P 2x Sapphire 7870 CrossfireX 16GB kingston ddr3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial m4 64gb Intel 730 Series SSD Samsung DVD Burner Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 24" 1080p Rosewill 1000w PSU CM 690 Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #40 of 173
The final verdict?

On a single card?

On a SLI\CrossFire?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › Are Nvidia cards "smoother" then ATI?