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Radeon lets me drink my juice however I damn please. Nvidia tells me to use a straw.
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I'll give you MY reason for taking Nvidia. Cuda and PhysX. Borderlands 2 came out a few days before I picked up my 660 ti and so the Phys X was a bonus there and I got it for the Cuda support (which Premiere Pro is now adding OpenCL support later so one app down).

The power usage between AMD cards and Nvidia's is really negligible when it comes down to it. Unless you doing trifire on all OC'd cards and folding with them 24/7, in which case you already give 0 f's about your electric bill, it is not going to be a major amount.


With OpenCL gaining more movement, and PhysX still being pretty much a nonfactor in most games, I will probably go for AMD next upgrade. Even more so since I used CFX 7970m's in my laptop as they were only $200 more than a SINGLE 680m and provides quite a bit more performance. To hell with battery life.
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Any one looking at things objectively don't like AMD cards better then Nvidia. They might like the 7950 better then the GTX 670 due to it costing around $50 less, having 3GB of vram and almost as fast of a GPU. Similarly people might like the 7970 GHz over that GTX 680 as they are about the same price but the 7970 is a bit faster and again has 3GB vram instead of 2.

But this is not some universal truth, only the state of current affairs. Once the next generation of graphics cards hit the market things might get reversed.

We (not fanboys) like whats good not the brand.

The reason I'm running a GTX 670 is that I wanted CUDA for none gaming related stuff (and got the card cheap second hand wink.gif). PhysX is nice but I would not pay a $50 premium to get it.
    
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Any one looking at things objectively don't like AMD cards better then Nvidia. They might like the 7950 better then the GTX 670 due to it costing around $50 less, having 3GB of vram and almost as fast of a GPU. Similarly people might like the 7970 GHz over that GTX 680 as they are about the same price but the 7970 is a bit faster and again has 3GB vram instead of 2.

But this is not some universal truth, only the state of current affairs. Once the next generation of graphics cards hit the market things might get reversed.

We (not fanboys) like whats good not the brand.

The reason I'm running a GTX 670 is that I wanted CUDA for none gaming related stuff (and got the card cheap second hand wink.gif). PhysX is nice but I would not pay a $50 premium to get it.

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I base it on color, red is much more pleasant to look at than green. lol tongue.gif

This post wins thumb.gif

for me it's the green (as in money) that's why I go with AMD biggrin.gif .
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Don't know bout others but the reason I bought my 670 was because I was told AMD has bad driver support. Don't know if its true or not, but it has been mentioned from time to time on the net, so its certainly possible.
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Don't know bout others but the reason I bought my 670 was because I was told AMD has bad driver support. Don't know if its true or not, but it has been mentioned from time to time on the net, so its certainly possible.

That might have been true 10 years ago but now days both AMD and Nvida have similar amounts of issues. The thing is they have different issues in different games so its really down to luck which you are going to have more/less issues with.
    
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That might have been true 10 years ago but now days both AMD and Nvida have similar amounts of issues. The thing is they have different issues in different games so its really down to luck which you are going to have more/less issues with.

Yep. My 3870's gave me all kinds of issues. Later on my 4870's and 5870 gave me absolutely no troubles at all though. 660 TI hasn't caused me any problems either. Really though if a driver update causes problems you can just roll back so that's a pretty bad excuse. Both of them are quite good at keeping the drivers up to date for newer games. Nvidia got the Tomb Raider driver out very quickly (less than a week?) and I can't imagine it will take AMD very long to get one out for Metro Last Light to get everything smooth.
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I can tell you I have full access to AMD and NVidia based cards and I have always stayed with the AMD solution. I have typically found AMD cards to be quieter and run cooler. They also win in a cost to performance comparison. Now none of that is saying that NVidia makes bad cards, their cards are great. This is a just a preference I have developed over the years.
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I like to support the underdog thumb.gif

besides the fact that the bang for the buck is usually a bit better, and currently the compute performance is gobs better
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