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So me and my friend have a 660ti but he has a AMD FX-8150 and a have a i7 3770k but he gets about half the fps that I get. Is this just Nvidia playing dirty with their drivers to plot against their competitor or is this because AMD cpus are really bad for gaming?

Also we both play at 1920x1080
We both have 16gb of ram (1600mhz)
And we both use 7200rpm drives to store our games

The games we tested on were
- Minecraft
- Guildwars 2
- Rift
- Borderlands 2
- Battlefield 3
- Planetside 2

The only difference between our settups is that I run windows 8 and he runs windows 7 and that his processor is clocked at 3.6ghz and mine at 3.5ghz
Edited by Inkwaboom - 12/7/12 at 5:32pm
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Too many unlisted variables like RAM, MB, clock speeds, resolutions etc etc.
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So me and my friend have a 660ti but he has a AMD FX-8150 and a have a i7 3770k but he gets about half the fps that I get. Is this just Nvidia playing dirty with their drivers to plot against their competitor or is this because AMD cpus are really bad for gaming?


It's most likely the CPU that's holding FPS back.

Intel chips will most often have a bit higher FPS.

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My 1090t plays absolutely great with my nvidia card, nothing wrong with AMD cpus for gaiming. Is everything else in your setups exactly the same? RAM? RAM timings? Any OCS on either the cpu or the gpu? My 1090t powered SLI 480s on BF3 with no bottlenecking whatsoever, something I'm sure some of the users on this site will dispute, but I got pics to back it up.
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My 1090t plays absolutely great with my nvidia card, nothing wrong with AMD cpus for gaiming. Is everything else in your setups exactly the same? RAM? RAM timings? Any OCS on either the cpu or the gpu? My 1090t powered SLI 480s on BF3 with no bottlenecking whatsoever, something I'm sure some of the users on this site will dispute, but I got pics to back it up.

Same here.
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So me and my friend have a 660ti but he has a AMD FX-8150 and a have a i7 3770k but he gets about half the fps that I get. Is this just Nvidia playing dirty with their drivers to plot against their competitor or is this because AMD cpus are really bad for gaming?

Notice post count and avi, pls dont feed him.
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So me and my friend have a 660ti but he has a AMD FX-8150 and a have a i7 3770k but he gets about half the fps that I get. Is this just Nvidia playing dirty with their drivers to plot against their competitor or is this because AMD cpus are really bad for gaming?

Something is wrong with your buddies computer. Single gpu wise those processors should be very close to one another fps wise...
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My 1090t plays absolutely great with my nvidia card, nothing wrong with AMD cpus for gaiming. Is everything else in your setups exactly the same? RAM? RAM timings? Any OCS on either the cpu or the gpu? My 1090t powered SLI 480s on BF3 with no bottlenecking whatsoever, something I'm sure some of the users on this site will dispute, but I got pics to back it up.

Pics dont necessarily prove anything in this case as its a much more complex issue.
Just because your 1090T wasnt running at 100% doesnt mean it wasnt bottlenecking the 480s.
To be fair, I agree, a 1090T wouldnt bottleneck dual 480s in any way that would impact performance.

OP, you are comparing an i7 to something that trades blows in performance with an i5 or even a Q9550.
Thats part 1 of the answer.
The rest of it requires more specific information about each of your setups.
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Please report back with resolutions OP.

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I think the real question is What game ?
    
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