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Well, in my case I am stuck with the green team whether I like it or not.

AMD doesn't support 3DVision wink.gif

So my next GPU upgrade will be a 2x GTX 7** SLI setup
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Originally Posted by altsanity View Post

For me, COST. I would love an Nvidia card or two, but the price difference for similar performance really hurts my wallet.

It's only roughly a $60 difference between a 670 and a 7950. Yes it's $60, but not hat much.
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It's only roughly a $60 difference between a 670 and a 7950. Yes it's $60, but not hat much.

Yes but in some cases iit may decide over a rig^^
Also some people do not earn that much i na whole month.
for some others its a quarter of their wage and for some other
again it mean´s not that much.. it´s all relative! everything! ^^
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It's only roughly a $60 difference between a 670 and a 7950. Yes it's $60, but not hat much.

Yep, 60 $ more and it still loses to 7950 so there is no point. The 680 might compete when both are overclocked, but I really doubt it from what I have seen, because the 7950 just overclocks SO well...
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I don't

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I prefer the Radeon when it serves my needs better than a Nvidia, and a Nvidia over the Radeon when it serves my needs better...

Currently have the luxury to own both.

I prefer my Radeon for Tomb Raider because it gives me a better gaming experience, since it is faster in that game. I prefer my Geforce for Far Cry 3 because it gives me a better gaming experience, due to it being faster in that game.
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What the hell is with brand preference these days...and yes, I know it's always been around...but wow, the forums are almost unreadable as of this past year...who cares why some choose what they do? You don;t go around asking all your friends, so how come you would choose Honda when there is Toyota? It just gets old, annoying...and you would think no one wants to hear it, yet these types of threads and comments elicit the most response. And I no longer get rep for useful posts, 90% of my recent rep comes from posts like this, which I find even more ridiculous than what these conversations turn into. Intel is better...huh huh...no, AMD is better fool! Does it really bother people that much when other people choose to purchase different products than they do? No one will say so, but obviously it does...
     
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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.
Short list of AMD advantages, there.

Longevity is a place where AMD tends to excel. AMD's initiative for the last many years has been to offer more VRAM at most pricepoints. That extra VRAM kept many of my AMD/ATI cards in the game while same-tier nV cards were hitting the wall and crumbling.
Some people, like myself, find resolution to be the biggest visual enhancement for games. AMD has a tendency to excel when gaming at high resolution, in comparison to nV, another big reason that I choose to go AMD more often than not. Eyefinity is also regarded, largely, as superior to "Surround".
For me, it's all about performance:price. I'd say AMD hits home for people who pick a price, and look to get the most performance for that price.
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Bought quite a few AMD CPU's back in the day but I've never owned a ATI graphic card.
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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.

Okay a few of these make no sense.

Smoother performance I presume refers to the frame latency argument going on. While this can be argued in favor of NVidia it ONLY applies to crossfire use. Those same tests show that AMD cards are smoother in single card solutions.

Power consumptions and heat levels have traditionally been toward AMD cards and from what I can tell still is in AMD's favor.

Now the others I will agree with but I think the folding one should be qualified. Until recently most GPU compute apps, due to a driving effort by NVidia have bee CUDA optimized. However it is NOT due to the cards that this has worked so well. When the GPU compute is put into a platform like DirectCompute or OpenCL that is not optimized for one card or another AMD cards usually beat Nvidia.
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