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I personally went with AMD because of their better price/performance, better compute power, and at the time, highest performance overall (I got my 7950 before the 6xx cards came out). I have nothing against nVidia, AMD has just been better for me. I also like AMD's tendency to push open standards more than nVidia, but that didn't really play a part in my decision.
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Originally Posted by Fieldsweeper View Post


its all what platform the developers desinged on usually that will perform the best.

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the best way to determine which is better is to use the one tailored more to your needs. if you game, program, render, etc etc one will work better for you. THATS how you plan a build if you base it on false pre tenses then you will be unhappy and then decide that brand sucks lmao
You know AMD is now on par with NVIDIA for folding too right?

Places where NVIDIA is better: AUTOCAD , Bunkspeed (CUDA only), Octane (CUDA only), iray (CUDA only) , CATIA (iray) , Adobe Premiere/After Effects (CUDA only)

Not to mention Nvidia is better in SLI than Crossfire is.
Edited by AlphaC - 5/14/13 at 7:24pm
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I'm a nvidia guy (need cuda, other features are a bonus) but this gen nvidia just sucks for what I use my cards for, looks like the next gen is going to suck as well IMO. Plus with Adobe moving more to OpenCL, Radeons will be even better.

Grabbed me a 7970 for $350, couldn't be happier (but then I bought my 580s and the 7970 went back in its box tongue.gif)

 
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AMD for me. I like the company more, I like their products more, and I like how they price their products.

Price to performance ratio is usually awesome with AMD across the board imo.

Still though, I have no quarrel with Nvidia GPUs either. They just don't 'wow' me like the Red-Team's products do.

On the topic of drivers, AMD is getting better, that's for certain. I get performance increases with every update. Loving it.


EDIT: wow, it's REALLY hard to NOT sound like a fanboy regarding this topic. tongue.gif
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post #35 of 106
Nvidia's drivers are mature. ATI/AMD is still catching up on the driver front though they are getting close.
Also Nvidia's Linux support is much much better than ATI/AMD. I've been an Nvidia user since the RIVA/TNT chips.
Edited by sparkeyjames - 5/14/13 at 6:22pm
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I only build rigs for gaming. I was always an NVIDIA guy. My first buy was NVIDIA, and I stuck with it because I had no issues at any point with heat, noise, or drivers.

I saw a 7950 for a VERY tempting price when I was considering upgrading to a 670, so I bought it. Are drivers bad? No. Is heat an issue? No, it's not. Is noise an issue? Nope. What about overclocking? Go right ahead, you can overclock to your heart's content!

I don't see myself as having brand loyalty anymore. I see no differences when it comes to determining which brand to purchase. I'll now choose whichever I feel like choosing, or whichever I can get the best deal on rolleyes.gif

Some may complain about heat or noise, but the reality of it is that the cooler is the problem, not the card itself. While it does look like reference AMD cards are louder and hotter than reference NVIDIA cards, those without reference coolers (or the ones you watercool) perform very acceptably in both departments.

So the way I view the issue is in that it's entirely a non-issue.
    
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Kind of weird that no ones mentioned AMD's frame latency or Nvidia's TDR bug yet.

The only Graphic's cards I've owned that I've had serious problem's with have been my GTX 670 and my ATI all in wonder from the early 2000's.

edited for spelling*.
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[quote name="billyevans" url="/t/1391361/why-do-people-prefer-radeon-graphics-card-over-that-of-nvidias/30#post_19970850"

Some may complain about heat or noise, but the reality of it is that the cooler is the problem, not the card itself. While it does look like reference AMD cards are louder and hotter than reference NVIDIA cards, those without reference coolers (or the ones you watercool) perform very acceptably in both departments.

So the way I view the issue is in that it's entirely a non-issue.[/quote]

Very true

I really shouldn't blame the card itself or AMD for my hot/loud 7970. That particular MSI Twin Frozr cooler was just horrible at its job. I think I was just unlucky, because people usually rave about that cooler

Its sometimes luck of the draw no matter what side you choose. I;ll likely give AMD another try in a few years when its upgrade time if they keep going at this rate
   
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post #39 of 106
there are so many different cards from both brands
and there are so many different needs by the people using it
that you cannot say this one is the better brand.. or that one.
it simply depends on the relative needs ( and budget.. and and and)
of an individual..

so the final conclusion would be "lock the thread" like the "so much amd hate" thread ?! biggrin.gifredface.gifrolleyes.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DoktorCreepy View Post

Kind of weird that no ones mentioned AMD's frame latency or Nvidia's TRD bug yet.

The only Graphic's cards I've owned that I've had serious problem's with have been my GTX 670 and my ATI all in wonder from the early 2000's.

Isn't it TDR bug?
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-gaming/nvidia-windows-kernel-mode-driver-version-30697/6b0d42ff-b00b-47e9-a50f-e11eed671a37
Quote:
Windows Vista/Windows 7 Fixed Issues

[GeForce GTX TITAN]: Application crashes or a TDR occurs when running
applications that use OpenCL. [1237211]
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/314.22/314.22-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf
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