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And yet no one seems to remember the Nv drivers that fried a thousand cards?
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Never had any driver problems with my AMD/ATI cards, so I suppose that's why I keep using that brand. I've had some problems with nVidia drivers, but that could be a user error of some sort. redface.gif
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And yet no one seems to remember the Nv drivers that fried a thousand cards?

Wat? Nvidia is da best
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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.

 

 

 

This, basically. 

With Nvidia you're paying a premium because they can be more convenient.




Some manufacturer (Sapphire, Gigabyte, XFX, etc) are also voltage-locking their cards, which make them less interesting IMO.

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I think this really comes down to the person, the amount that they want to spend, and what best fits their needs in that particular price bracket. I have used two of their cards ever, and won't use another.
    
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The only thing that really should matter when it comes to AMD vs nVidia is price/performance ratio unless your name is Bill Gates. End of story.
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And yet no one seems to remember the Nv drivers that fried a thousand cards?
I remember my 8800 gts 640mb was one of them. Been with AMD ever since that.
post #59 of 106
Select based on needs.

AMD has:
- Better and easier clockability
- Better colour reproduction, which is important for graphics designers and photographers
- Better value for money
- Better performance in Bitcoin and BOINC if that matters to you
- Better multi-monitor support

NVIDIA has:
- Smoother performance in the case of most games
- Better power consumption and heat levels
- Better performance in Folding@home, and most other applications because of efficient CUDA cores
- Has PhysX capability without requiring a standalone card
- Better 3D vision support


There we go.
I posted some good things about NVIDIA without bashing them.
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I remember my 8800 gts 640mb was one of them. Been with AMD ever since that.

I've had countless NVIDIA cards that died on me and hence I always prefer AMD.
That, and the colours.

Sometimes I'll throw out the 'You know AMD has a lower RMA rate' argument, but it seems like everyone else in the world is having success with NVIDIA.
So I play nice and try not to poop on their party.
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