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Let's take all the facts into account shall we?

7970 January release, 680 March release.

7970 occupied the same price point as the 680 until the 680 was launched.

On release, 680 took top single gpu spot.

October, 10 months after release, 12.11 driver that put the 7970 back on top.

AMD has been dropping prices since Kepler release. They do this to keep the product selling vs the competition not because they are nice guys.

If 12.11 would have been drivers at release, this generation might have turned out differently. But according to the last batch of sales figures, AMD lost a couple points market share to Nvidia this round. The traditional ratio for the last few years has been Nvidia holding 60% of the discrete gpu market.
A 680 still beats a 7970 with 12.11(be it either tied or 1-3%), it however looses to 7970 Ghz with 12.11.
I love my drivers, and the fact that we got increases at all while staying nice and smooth and supporting the masses of games at or before the launch of those games is also a nice plus.
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The biggest credit that I have to give NVIDIA is releasing drivers with popular named games. Time in and time out NVIDIA has a driver ready anytime something big is happening, and the profiles generally support every aspect of the game.

Precisely the reason I would never even consider buying anything else. Never lets me down.
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I noticed that if you want to play big titles AMD does a better job. Stuff like BF3, Crysis etc. If you want to play 8 hours games Nvidia tends to release drivers faster for them. After all they have a bigger driver team. In the end of the day Drivers are not enough reason to chose between the too. If you think Nvidia drivers are better then go check at how many people complain about them.
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I noticed that if you want to play big titles AMD does a better job. Stuff like BF3, Crysis etc. If you want to play 8 hours games Nvidia tends to release drivers faster for them. After all they have a bigger driver team. In the end of the day Drivers are not enough reason to chose between the too. If you think Nvidia drivers are better then go check at how many people complain about them.

Both companies do a perfectly fine job at making suitable hardware for gaming.

The issue comes with some developers not optimizing their games for the hardware.
 
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post #45 of 69
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

Let's take all the facts into account shall we?

7970 January release, 680 March release.

7970 occupied the same price point as the 680 until the 680 was launched.

On release, 680 took top single gpu spot.

October, 10 months after release, 12.11 driver that put the 7970 back on top.

AMD has been dropping prices since Kepler release. They do this to keep the product selling vs the competition not because they are nice guys.

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And here we are, a year after the 7 series released they are now finally working on the frame latency. Good job AMD.

Willing to bet AMD employees use Nvidia cards at home, maybe thats why it took so long to notice.
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That doesn't actually uninstall them though. There are hundreds of files left over after "uninstalling" AMD drivers.

Heck, even after running Driver Fusion and the newly released AMD driver cleaner I still have quite a few AMD files left over from their drivers. The only real way to get rid of AMD drivers is to re-install the OS, which is ridiculous.

that is a blatant lie...i suppose you have never heard of ccleaner...
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post #47 of 69
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And here we are, a year after the 7 series released they are now finally working on the frame latency. Good job AMD.

Willing to bet AMD employees use Nvidia cards at home, maybe thats why it took so long to notice.

lachen.gif
Sorry, was funny.

But anyways, yes, been a good year for both sides. Congrats to both companies. Looking forward to what this year brings.
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I noticed that if you want to play big titles AMD does a better job. Stuff like BF3, Crysis etc. If you want to play 8 hours games Nvidia tends to release drivers faster for them. After all they have a bigger driver team. In the end of the day Drivers are not enough reason to chose between the too. If you think Nvidia drivers are better then go check at how many people complain about them.

Sure nvidia's aren't perfect, but overall they are better in many respects. Especially when it comes to modding games. I've said this many times, after years of owning both sides, nvidia is the better choice for the average gamer. Unless something changes I won't be buying ATI again.
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I noticed that if you want to play big titles AMD does a better job. Stuff like BF3, Crysis etc. If you want to play 8 hours games Nvidia tends to release drivers faster for them. After all they have a bigger driver team. In the end of the day Drivers are not enough reason to chose between the too. If you think Nvidia drivers are better then go check at how many people complain about them.

Sure nvidia's aren't perfect, but overall they are better in many respects. Especially when it comes to modding games. I've said this many times, after years of owning both sides, nvidia is the better choice for the average gamer. Unless something changes I won't be buying ATI again.

Yeah...No.

I just came from nVidia and the difference from AMD is virtually nothing, I have no idea how modding becomes easier on nVidia either...Skyrim has 130+ mods all of which are installed the same way no matter your brand of GPU, even if it's an Intel IGP or even an S3 card.
    
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Yeah...No.

I just came from nVidia and the difference from AMD is virtually nothing, I have no idea how modding becomes easier on nVidia either...Skyrim has 130+ mods all of which are installed the same way no matter your brand of GPU, even if it's an Intel IGP or even an S3 card.

Well for Skyrim, ENB works far better on the green side, and has driver level AO if you choose to use it. nvidia inspector is amazing and tools used to modify textures just seem to be better supported on nvidia's side. I have just seen how often ATI users have to go without, or sacrifice an option far too often. And then there is the folding argument...

And if your shiny new game is broken and you own ATI, chances are you will be waiting a loooong time for a fix. I'm not claiming that nvidia is perfect here either.
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