Originally Posted by nleksan
Regarding the whole thing with exclusive access to game code.... I have an Intel/Nvidia rig x2, because they offer the best performance for me. I have had AMD/ATI rigs when they were the best performers available. I have to say, I am really getting beyond sick of this fanboy BS, from both sides.
Here's the facts:
- Nvidia has the absolute best single-GPU performance with the Titans and 780s, with a price of $1K and $650 respectively
- AMD has the better value for their cards, with the 7970Ghz and 7950 coming in at cheaper than the 770/680/670 and delivering better FPS per dollar
- AMD does not work as well in multiple GPU setups, with microstuttering being a big issue making CFX impossible to use for some (it is a huge migraine trigger for me), and while Nvidia does not scale as well on the pretty graphs people like so much, they provide a much smoother experience
- Right now, both companies have some issues with drivers, but I would say that over the past two weeks or so, Nvidia has been far worse, crippling many cards/systems including mine
- Intel has a very significant advantage in CPU performance over AMD, with the 2xxxK, 3xxxK, 4xxxK, and SNB-E 6c/12t processors performing better than any offering from AMD
- AMD tried something unique, and while it worked in the past, it didn't work this time. However, their APU's are the best option in their price bracket for the types of systems they're intended for
- Intel continues to release very small IPC upgrades that aren't worth the money if you have a CPU from the last 2-3 generations
- X79 is a true enthusiasts platform but it is too expensive for most people for what it is (and I own it)
- AMD rules IGP, but Intel rules IPC and memory performance
- It is pointless to say "durr AMD FX can hit 9 gigglehurtz" because I don't know a single person who runs their daily PC on LN2 or Lh 24/7
- Nvidia and AMD, Intel and AMD, they are all in BUSINESS to make MONEY. When it comes to pleasing the 0.1% of the market that is the enthusiasts segment, all are going to pick the shareholders every time.
- Being a fanboy is not cool, it just shows ignorance and an inability to judge products on merit. That, and for whatever reason, people feel the need to justify their purchases to the faceless, nameless crowds on the Internet, where honestly no one cares what you pick or do.
This whole fanboy thing is only BAD, serving only to divide the already small community. It is great that people are happy with their purchases, but if you have to deride others for their decisions to feel good about your own, then frankly I am going to ignore everything you say from that point forward. Once a person shows that they cannot be unbiased or respect what others think, they have shown that they are not a valid source of opinion or experience, as everything will be tainted by bias.
It's quite frankly time to stop the gradeschool "my dad can beat up your dad" nonsense, and stop letting something as ridiculously stupid as the manufacturer of a processor or GPU divide what is quite frankly one of the best online communities I've ever been a part of. Let's try to all focus on being logical, and base recommendations on facts before adding any personal experience or opinions, otherwise we're no better than Toms Hardware and the day we stoop that low is the day I close my account.
We're all on the same darn team. Act like it! Anonymity is not an excuse for stupidity!