Originally Posted by GreenGoblinGHz
Well.. atm. Amd offers the best gpu's. 1 x Titan = 2 x 7970's in crossfire. 1. Amd is cheaper. 2. Do the math. 2x 7970 vs Titan.. The 7970 crossfire is CHEAPER and has ONLY 21% more POWER. AMD
For oc'ing.. 660 is annoyingly good but still I'd go for AMD.
"If I would be rich,rich,rich.. I would get Ares II (2 x tahiti). R.O.G edition". Now I'm settling for 2 x R7970's + Kuhler 1220 3gen cpu cooler + I'm waiting for my Zalman reserator.
Don't get me wrong, I think NVIDIA is outright robbing people.
However, TITAN is better than HD7970GE in almost everything*. It carries a price premium because it's GK110, which is used in $3.5K Tesla K20s that cost way more than anything AMD makes (W9000 Tahiti is $3.2k, as is the S10000). Also, Crossfire/SLI are known to have issues with microstutter and scaling.
* Compute-wise AMD is better in OpenCL
Originally Posted by Zarich
I have an old pci nvidia ti card... from the 90s that works.... and an 8800gts that works (infact I am running it right now). However my 9800pro failed.. but my 5850 is still going strong.
Anyone who bought a G84/G86 GPU from NVIDIA thinks otherwise.
Originally Posted by Phenomanator53
As much as i like nvidia's features, AMD is just more reliable, in terms of the HARDWARE. Driver problems can be fixed with a new driver release, while dead GPU's will never be revived unless you spend some cash(or RMA).
Out of all my friends i know, none of them have had a SINGLE dead Radeon GPU, whilst my dead 9800GX2 and a few friends newer cards have artifact-ed and failed completely. ( most becasue of overheating and VRM failure. coz the goddamn fan wont speed up)
You guys might ask why i have a nvidia GPU, solely becasue i found it online for $87 and couldn't resist buying it.
This, NVIDIA uses cheaper components in low to mid-range. Let's not forget how Fermi was/is hot
Originally Posted by PhilWrir
I dont know that its THAT simple.
Nvidia makes most of their money on their workstation cards, and the new Quadro and Tegra cards are monsters in their intended use.
We have to remember that the consumer/desktop market isnt anywhere near as impactful on their bottom line as sales to OEMs and their workstation/power computing stuff.
I think in a lot of ways Nvidia knows they have the upper hand in those markets and in the tablet and ultramobile areas, and is trying to leverage that while they can.
Its a bad example(especially considering 7xxx is generally considered the better buy this gen), but the 680 was originally a midrange GPU.
Nvidia seems to have some real surprises up their sleeves, that they are electing to hold off on showing us.
Titan was one of them.
Heck, it might all just come down to them trying to seem stale so they can boost stock prices when they drop something new.
This is changing. Since HD4000 series, AMD has been ramping up with respect to workstation graphics. They really advanced as far as Cayman (HD6900 series) in comparison to Fermi. With the number of developers switching to OpenCL, NVIDIA's CUDA advantage will be a distant memory.
Let's not forget if you buy NVIDIA workstation GPUs, you need to deal with an NVIDIA partner (PNY/Leadtek/ELSA/Ryoyo). If you buy a Firepro you contact AMD support 24/7 directly for up to 3 years.Edited by AlphaC - 4/6/13 at 4:49pm