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... the GeForce GTX 670 has come down to about $350 now, and usually comes within 10-15% the performance of GTX 680. It is your best bet for value for the dollar for a high-end video card experience.

wait wut?
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wait wut?
Well after going so in depth with the drivers they all probably fell in love lol.
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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.

ENB works fine for me, as does AMD when you use RadeonPro. (Similar to nVidia Inspector but IMO with a far better interface)

Honestly, the differences are pretty minimal and only really apply if you go heavy into the modding, even then, I'm modding mine more and more and yet to see anything I really would miss from running AMD.
    
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ENB works fine for me, as does AMD when you use RadeonPro. (Similar to nVidia Inspector but IMO with a far better interface)

Honestly, the differences are pretty minimal and only really apply if you go heavy into the modding, even then, I'm modding mine more and more and yet to see anything I really would miss from running AMD.

Working "fine" and working properly are two different things. ATI users have had nothing but issues with ENB. (Actually, everyone has issues of some kind once they really start getting into it.) Especially performance. You honestly have no issues running all the features including the AO settings in ENB? How about running various AA in games. It used to be a death sentence performance wise for ATI cards.
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ENB works fine for me, as does AMD when you use RadeonPro. (Similar to nVidia Inspector but IMO with a far better interface)

Honestly, the differences are pretty minimal and only really apply if you go heavy into the modding, even then, I'm modding mine more and more and yet to see anything I really would miss from running AMD.

Working "fine" and working properly are two different things. ATI users have had nothing but issues with ENB. (Actually, everyone has issues of some kind once they really start getting into it.) Especially performance. You honestly have no issues running all the features including the AO settings in ENB? How about running various AA in games. It used to be a death sentence performance wise for ATI cards.

I'm just using a preset that I found on a YouTube video, worked fine and was pretty much drag and drop. I just use the normal AA in RadeonPro.
    
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Just want to point out. It's not longer ATi. tongue.gif

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I'm just using a preset that I found on a YouTube video, worked fine and was pretty much drag and drop. I just use the normal AA in RadeonPro.

Drag and drop presets are almost always catered to the average system (low/mid end capabilities) or with performance in mind, so that would explain why it runs fine. Usually comes with features turned off.

That being said, 310.90 WHQL won't even install for me.tongue.gif It's been a long time since I had this issue.
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I'm just using a preset that I found on a YouTube video, worked fine and was pretty much drag and drop. I just use the normal AA in RadeonPro.

Drag and drop presets are almost always catered to the average system (low/mid end capabilities) or with performance in mind, so that would explain why it runs fine. Usually comes with features turned off.

That being said, 310.90 WHQL won't even install for me.tongue.gif It's been a long time since I had this issue.

Yeah, it still looks great considering the much larger textures, extra foliage, etc. Like I said, I'm not missing out on anything I'd miss.

I got a similar bug with one of the earlier 310 drivers on my 470, it was fine until I started watching a movie...I got 6 driver resets in ~30 seconds or so and Windows gave itself a BSOD because of it.
    
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Just want to point out. It's not longer ATi. tongue.gif

Actually when you delete the old drivers files for driver update you can still see folders and files with "ati" in their name.
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I had CF 7970s. On an impulse, I traded for SLi 680s. I wanted to see if there really was a tangible difference. The only issue I had with AMD was some texture flickering in certain games. Switching to nVidia, I have some texture flickering, but in different games. It's most apparent in GW2.

*shrug* I honestly don't notice a difference between the two. The "smoothness" nVidia users discuss isn't apparent to me, and I'm gaming on a 120Hz monitor. They're both really good, however, unless you really like PhysX or are folding, there is no reason to pay more money for a 680 over a 7970 GHz. That's just my opinion though.
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