Originally Posted by AMD_Freak
So if the 5870 is so great why the switch to Nvidia?
That's a great question!
I got a Sapphire HD 7870 OC for my wife's new build. I liked the card SO much that I decided that I wanted to get a competing nvidia card to see how it held up, so I got a very nice GTX 660 Ti FTW Sig 2, which is a 660 Ti with a very big over clock from the factory. I told myself that the outcome of this would decide which direction I go when recommending cards to friends and such based on hardware AND drivers.
To sum things up, the 7870 is a superb card! It simply works. Games are a lot of fun on it, they are very smooth, and the card itself is very quiet and sleek looking. It's a keeper.
The 660 Ti? BF3 stutters and Minecraft crashes constantly. For a card that costs $60+ more, and for as much fanfare as people give to Nvidia's drivers, I expected the experience to be basically perfect. Guess that means the joke is on me, right? I can't even play a round of BF3 without thinking about the constant stuttering that my 3-year-old HD 5870 doesn't experience in game. Nvidia should be ashamed, especially when BF3 favored nvidia cards for the longest time (before the 12.11 drivers hit the market.)
I now stand FIRMLY by my feelings that AMD is the company to beat in the GPU business right now. Their cards are price competitive and their drivers are fantastic. I'm going to give nvidia exactly 1 month to fix the issue. If they do not, the GTX 660 Ti is going up on the OCN marketplace for cheap and I'm getting an HD 7950 Boost... not to mention every person that EVER says that nvidia's drivers are superior I will flog them into a pulp. Edited by Mad Pistol - 1/28/13 at 9:40pm