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More stable drivers? I know myself and many others have had nothing but head aches when it comes to AMD drivers for their GPU's. Yes NVIDIA has their share of drivers issues as well, but they are not with every driver release as it seems with AMD. On topic, any price decrease is a win period. The price drop will force competition and that is what is good for consumers.

nvidia drivers has been sucking for the past few months (I got it to work now and I'm not touching my drivers anymore). some people here even got mad at me for complaining way too much and saying it was all my fault. smh I wasn't tyring to start a conspiracy or something I just want my games to work. can't stand those people lol
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I'm not seeing any 670 or 680 price cuts. mad.gif
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Originally Posted by wheth4400 View Post

More stable drivers? I know myself and many others have had nothing but head aches when it comes to AMD drivers for their GPU's. Yes NVIDIA has their share of drivers issues as well, but they are not with every driver release as it seems with AMD. On topic, any price decrease is a win period. The price drop will force competition and that is what is good for consumers.

nvidia drivers has been sucking for the past few months (I got it to work now and I'm not touching my drivers anymore). some people here even got mad at me for complaining way too much and saying it was all my fault. smh I wasn't tyring to start a conspiracy or something I just want my games to work. can't stand those people lol
I do not have or had any problems...
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I wouldn't say "really putting the hurt on them", seeing as Nvidia are posting record profits and sales over the past few quarters. I think its more a case that sales have stagnated in recent months, with both Nvidia and AMD having cards out for over a year. So when the adoption rate is starting to reach saturation point, you need new tricks to get in prospective buyers. One of the best ways is to slash prices. I think this is more market driven than AMD competition driven. However, either way, its a win for everyone.

I know some people will complain that its still "not enough of a decrease" but they are the same people who won't be pleased until they can get a GTX680 for $150.

But for the rest of us reasonable folk, any decrease is a welcome decrease! biggrin.gif

This.

This is what happens when you leave a product on the market for any length of time. The people that want them already have them, the people that are waiting for next gen, will more than likely keep waiting unless they are prodded along. Dropping the price is trick number one. Trick number two is the bundle.
 
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Go into Linux with both cards, run benchmarks and then come back. Nvidia is probably pushing their hardware more efficiently than AMD is, by FAR. Not only that, people who talk about a 7950 competing with a 670 is madness. Maybe a 660ti, not a 670. Especially when you've got stuff like Haven where my card has to be pushed to even equal a 670, if it gets OC'd... Anyways, I'm not saying AMD hasn't come a long way but they are in no respect equal to Nvidia. I think the Titan was kind of a move, just to state how much more they could do but don't.

It's kind of respectful in a way, if they really wanted to hurt AMD graphically they could it just isn't in their interest at the moment.

My 7950 was competing with 680's when I "pushed it" let alone 670's. I'm not sure where you're getting your info from.
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another misleading title. nvidia is cutting the price on the least looked at card from people on this site.
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Is this 2003?

Exactly...that's how I feel every time someone says anything about drivers. I own both an AMD card(7950) and an nVidia(670) card.
To be honest, I actually had less issues with the 7950 than I did with my 670, but I'm not saying this to make nVidia drivers seem bad, they aren't. After the next update, everything was fixed.

Point I'm trying to make, both companies have their driver issues and both of them are very good at fixing it with fast updates.

I love both brands for their own thing. I do notice micro-stutter on my 7950 in comparison to my 670 on same games, however the pure fact that I got a gem and I can OC it to 1240/1750, just crushes any problems I have with micro-stutter since my 7950 performs better than most 7970GE.

Back on topic: I'm happy for any price cuts. Even if it is a late one. Mind you, in reality their 660 still doesn't compete against AMD's equivalent for the money. But I'm still sure nVidia will get a nice raise in sales from this regardless.
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My 7950 was competing with 680's when I "pushed it" let alone 670's. I'm not sure where you're getting your info from.

Benchmarks, probably. @ 1100 my 7950 is doing a more than acceptable job of pushing games @ 120 fps.
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Go into Linux with both cards, run benchmarks and then come back. Nvidia is probably pushing their hardware more efficiently than AMD is, by FAR. Not only that, people who talk about a 7950 competing with a 670 is madness. Maybe a 660ti, not a 670. Especially when you've got stuff like Haven where my card has to be pushed to even equal a 670, if it gets OC'd... Anyways, I'm not saying AMD hasn't come a long way but they are in no respect equal to Nvidia. I think the Titan was kind of a move, just to state how much more they could do but don't.

It's kind of respectful in a way, if they really wanted to hurt AMD graphically they could it just isn't in their interest at the moment.

Woah..what? My 7950(OCd) competes with the 680..in almost all games. I honestly don't know where you are getting your info from. It flat out beats my 670 in every game. I own, both..so I'm pretty sure your info is incredibly wrong. Please don't post things you know nothing about.
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Agreed. I'm an NVIDIA guy, but when I heard about that F2P credits promotion I face-palmed for about an hour...

Anyhow, a price war in the "1080p border zone" (7790, 7850, 650 Ti / Boost, and 660) would be a great incentive for lower-budget gamers to finally get a card that can do Full HD with some eye-candy.

That in bold is very funny lachen.gif
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