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I'd have been okay if it were League, Hawken and PS2 I guess, but against what AMD is offering, determining which is the better deal isn't exactly a complex mental exercise...
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At least one person fell for it
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View distance is generally a complete different option. A lot of professional CS players play on lower settings to make sure they have a constant high frame rate.

If you're a professional CS player, you don't need to turn the graphics down to get high fps because you'd have a card that can run it. Not like it takes much to run that anyways.

Even though view distance is a separate setting, putting everything on low and view distance all the way up would still make faraway targets hard to see.

Now something like CS, since it's mostly close combat, I could understand why no one would care. But something like Black Ops 2 or BF3 you would want higher settings or else someone with higher settings would see you first and all that high fps you were using would be pointless.

Back on topic, Nvidia needs to go back to games with cards because this credit is useless for a lot of people. Would be difficult to sell as well.
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Buy NVIDIA card to play triple A titles.

NVIDIA gives you $150 in-game currency for games you don't want to play/have little interest in...

Buy AMD card to play some older triple A titles and a couple newer ones.

AMD gives you Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider to play on your shiny new toy.
 
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I would rather have seen them lower their prices a wee bit. Still, a deal is a deal and I'm sure this will appeal to some folks, just not myself. Oh well, c'est la vie. Looks like AMD will be getting some of my tax refund, a 7950/7970 is now just too tempting of an upgrade.
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You make it sound like only high-end AMD cards can run Crysis 3...

Well, they probably do a better job of it. Face it, performance-wise, AMD came out on top this round:P This is coming from a 680 owner.
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To me, a bundled game is a bonus. I choose my card based on how much I have to spend, then finding which card (regardless of who made it) best fits within that budget while providing the best performance.

Are people actually buying cards because they come with a game?

Forget about the 600 and 7000 series for a second. If there are 2 flagship cards from competitors, that are very simular in performance... One card comes with a few $60 games, the other comes with nothing... Which will you choose?

I don't thinking anyone is buying a card JUST because it comes with games. "Gee, that AMD bundle is good, but I have a GTX 680. I'll just buy a 7970 to get free games with it." I'd hope most OCNers are more logical than that.

I'm in the middle of the decision process myself. And gaming performance wise, it depends on who you ask. It pretty much seems that the higher are pretty much equal in real world performance. Being that as it is, the bundles DO have an impact in which way I'm going, especially since the 7970 is already cheaper than a 680, and a 7950 is cheaper than a 670 for the most part. If the AMD bundle is more appealing as well, I couldn't see going the other way.

The thing that really disapoints me with nVidia's deal is the fact that I can get a 660ti, and get the same bundle as a guy that gets a GTX 680. Come on, they should have thought of giving an additional incentive to upgrade. IMO, it hurts them in a way, especially to a more mainstream consumer that doesn't have much understanding of how big the performance difference is.
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post #138 of 171
LOL, this is so disgraceful to Nvidia as a company
post #139 of 171
worst bundle ever. unless you only play planetside 2.
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And you lost performance.......good choice.

Making a GPU decision based on the games that come with it is just not smart IMO. Research and find the best performance on your budget.

I would like to go into one thread without you trolling AMD users.

95% of statistics are made up; as are yours.
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