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I think so far the competition between nvidia and amd has been quite well for the consumer lately.
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Doesn't AMDs Firepro W9000 have better compute performance than the Titan anyway? And practically the same bandwidth. It's not like AMD couldn't release a Titan competitor if they wanted to.
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There is more to graphics "performance" than just raw FPS. AMD Drivers are a nightmare to uninstall, and the cards run hot and use a lot of power. There are reasons people suck it up and pay 100$ more for the quiet, cooler and smoother experience of NVidia.

I for one would love if AMD came out with a decent uninstaller, and worked on the power and continues to address their drivers fame latency issues. The better and closer they get to NVidia the better off we all are.
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Originally Posted by Avonosac View Post

There is more to graphics "performance" than just raw FPS. AMD Drivers are a nightmare to uninstall, and the cards run hot and use a lot of power. There are reasons people suck it up and pay 100$ more for the quiet, cooler and smoother experience of NVidia.

I for one would love if AMD came out with a decent uninstaller, and worked on the power and continues to address their drivers fame latency issues. The better and closer they get to NVidia the better off we all are.

Can't help but agree with this, I recently tried out my first AMD card and while it performs well the drivers fall behind. The illusion of 2 free games definitely persuaded my decision when purchasing but looking back, I would've shelled out the extra $$$ for the stability. Guess I'll have to take a loss to switch my 7950 to a 670 madsmiley.png
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There is more to graphics "performance" than just raw FPS. AMD Drivers are a nightmare to uninstall, and the cards run hot and use a lot of power. There are reasons people suck it up and pay 100$ more for the quiet, cooler and smoother experience of NVidia.

I for one would love if AMD came out with a decent uninstaller, and worked on the power and continues to address their drivers fame latency issues. The better and closer they get to NVidia the better off we all are.

What?I have quadfire 7970's and i just use the uninstall choice from the drivers. Nothing else
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Doesn't AMDs Firepro W9000 have better compute performance than the Titan anyway? And practically the same bandwidth. It's not like AMD couldn't release a Titan competitor if they wanted to.

It depends. And W9000 is the same as HD 7970 GE 6GB. S10000= HD7950x2

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/802/.html

http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.php/reviews/hardware/vgacards/21859-xxl-test-nvidia-geforce-gtx-titan.html?start=16

* edit for S10000 correction
Edited by AlphaC - 3/26/13 at 4:56pm
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The only reason why they appear to be declining is because they sold GK104 as top-end and laughed all the way to the bank

This.
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so not too bad with any ignorant statements...
just a matter of time though.
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AMD have Nvidia beat right now in term of price/performance across the board. At this point you have to write a long list with detailed reasons why you own a GTX 6XX card, if you own a Readon 7XXX you just need to point at the price/performance.

However I do have my reasons to for owning a 680 instead of a 7970:
1. CUDA H.264 encoding acceleration in various apps I use, especially freemake video converter.
2. I don't have to use a beta driver to get support for latest games, The last Nvidia WHQL released yesterday, AMD's last WHQL released in Janurary.
3. The available non-reference 7970 SKUs all have issues: Gigabyte's are voltage locked, ASUS Matrix 7970 are OoS,MSI 7970 Lightning only have single link DVI, XFX's recent non-ref card are either voltage locked or noisy, Sapphire/HIS/Powercolor etc all have 2 year warranty instead of 3(less resell value down the road).
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Brace for impact.
 
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