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I don't have a favourite camp to sit in, i like both AMD and Nvidia cards. But when i bought my GTX680 i wanted it for the following.....

- Play all my games at High details
- CUDA for BOINC
- Adobe AE CS6

If it weren't for Adobe i would probably ended up with a 7970. However i have found Nvidia drivers a lot more stable overall when compared over all the cards i have owned.
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Honestly, I got a 7950 last week. I'm a little disappointed I didn't go with a 670 4GB after all, drivers 13.1 and 13.3beta crash regularly. No stable OC to speak off since it's voltage locked. Performance is fantastic and the cooler is quiet + it doesn't require a special edition card to run with more than 2GB of RAM but that's about all it has going for it. Warranty is fairly short, build quality is poor at best. I'm talking about a top of the line 2-8pins Sapphire 7950 Vapor X OC here, with no possible way of using all that power coming from those 8 pins because of some dumb lock down that seemed like a good idea to do on a freaking OC graphics card...

I have had AMD GPUs for 5 years now, too bad the lower price point convinced me to go red once more.

Anyway, I'm probably a spoiled brat (although I payed for it myself and had to work for the money - meh) I should be very happy with the things I got.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zarich View Post

I am curious. Did you buy before the 12.11 drivers? Would you have made a different choice?
Did you have bad experiences with AMD.
Do you need an Nvidia specific feature?

Most people advise 79xx series now, so wondering why You nvidians chose your card.

Cheaper , better multi gpu support , but mainly cause it was cheaper !
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I would say it's down to the price. A 7970 GHz and a 680 deliver about the same performance, but a 680 costs an extra $100. Easy choice. A regular 7970 and a 670 are comparable too. It's a tough decision since they cost about the same. A 7950 is good when you're on a budget, since it offers the best price/performance ratio.

In general I prefer NVIDIA cards. But since my new 7970 GHz cost me about the same as a 670 DCII, it was an easy choice. Drivers still aren't as good as NVIDIA's though.
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I was using 6990m in crossfire on a laptop before this. Had a hell of a time with them with drivers and the like. So I switched to Nvidia when I made my desktop. So far I'm liking Nvidia alot more as the drivers seem to be solid. I haven't had any problems yet after six months. But, that might be just because desktop cards have better support? I may try amd again. I have no true loyalty to Nvidia but, if I had to choose a company for life they're doing a good job of making me happy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zarich View Post

I am curious. Did you buy before the 12.11 drivers? Would you have made a different choice?
Did you have bad experiences with AMD.
Do you need an Nvidia specific feature?

Most people advise 79xx series now, so wondering why You nvidians chose your card.

purchased after the gtx 670 came out for a month
at the time I got a great deal and it was the best bang for the buck at the enthusiast level. It was my 1st time going multimonitor + multiGPU....and was fed up with AMD's terrible legacy drivers after being with the Red Team for 9 years. I wanted to make sure I can minimize any issues this time around which is why I went nV.

if I had to do it again I would high consider the 7950 CFX for under $600 instead because of
1.better price/perf...specifically more VRAM and higher memory bandwidth which is important for ultra-resolutions
2. AMD never settle bundle

having that said...nV has been pretty much a flawless experience thus far. Despite AMD making great strides on the software side the past year their stuttering is becoming more evident with frame metering/frametime reports...so ultimately I would've probably ended back with nvidia.
    
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