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Why do people prefer Radeon graphics card over that of Nvidia's?

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Why do people prefer AMD Radeon graphics cards over that of Nvidia's? I tried to argue about the TDP issue with pals but they told me that the Kepler is better than AMD in that regards. Any other arguments?
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Oh dear...

Well, Radeon cards cost less to reach a certain level of performance. If, for example, your objective was to max Crysis 3 at 1080p, the Radeon solution is going to be about $50-60 cheaper than a comparable GeForce model. That bang-for-buck advantage is huge. AMD cards are also voltage unlocked which allows for higher overclocks. Enthusiasts value this quality in a GPU

Here's where Kepler strikes back:

-Dramatically lower power consumption
-Dramatically lower heat output
-slightly less fan nosie
-CUDA, an essential for many GPU-accelerated programs and OpenCL which the Radeon also has, nullifying the Radeon advantage there
-Vastly better mullti-card support
-Smoother gameplay on multi cards. Less stuttering and hitching. 60fps feels like 30 or 20 on some crossfire setups
-PhysX which makes games that support it look amazing.


All in all, they're both great products. Just comes down to what's important to you.
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Because people buy the best for their situation. Even if we argue who is the best both of these brands create quality products. Amd have some awesome gpus nvidia have some awesome gpus too.

I prefer amd gpus because i believe that i have more fun tweaking my cards.
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some games run better on AMD/ati gfx cards. they have betterr compute performance, 3gb vram on 7970 and 7950 vs 2gb (4gb) on gtx 670 and 680.a I wanted to get the 7970 but it was $100 more than the 670 at the time. so i went to the green side.
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For me changing over to AMD, it was economy based and I must say I'm impressed so far with AMD. Aside from a few small issues I'm happy thumb.gif
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I buy cards for overclocking moreso than gaming these days. AMD makes that whole process quite a bit easier with the software-controllable voltages and the straight forward core clocks. Not to mention that Titan actually has an incredibly weak VRM for subzero.

I still have lots of older NVidia cards and they'll always be dear to me smile.gif
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I base it on color, red is much more pleasant to look at than green. lol tongue.gif
    
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Ive yet to try the green side but I would never knock a product just because its different- We need amd vs NVidia,I think pretty soon I will grab a 680 all in all my vote is for both companys kicking ass in the gpu department amd and NVidia! lol. I think they both bring out the best in each other kinda like ali vs frazier! (bad comparison) biggrin.gif
     
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post #9 of 106
This question many times over.
It is a matter of preference of what the user wants plain and simple
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post #10 of 106
Support on games, Overclockability.

Every AMD card ive owned has been an AWESOME overclocker on air, WITHOUT having too high wattage requirements.

By support on games: Everyone remember Halo 1 for PC right? The active camo FX is actually disabled for Nvidia. You can BARELY see the player. Yet when using an AMD/ATI GPU you see them all shiney and shimery
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