Originally Posted by PureBlackFire
there are more factors at play than just drivers and free games when going from amd to nvidia and vice viersa. though it may be the biggest part for most users, gaming isn't everything to all end users.
it usually take a lot of reason for me to change. After going through random driver crash from Nvidia + my most recent reference GTX570 fail just after 2yrs (2yrs warranty gone) running at stock clock/stock fan, really?!!.. I honestly think Fermi family is a epic fail GPU.
then current expensive price from Nvidia kepler. if I pay the same price, I would have only gotten a slower 1GB Leadtek 650ti 128 bit + no free games vs a bigger brand Asus 1GB 7790OC.
so I switched. I think Nvidia will not get money from me again unless they are doing a lot better than AMD. as I said b4 I rarely switch unless with a good reason. At this time I am going to give AMD a try. if their card is decent, it is likely I am going to stick with them for long time. I had tested AMD driver for 1-2yrs on their APU b4 this 7790. So I am confident it is decent. At least I dont have to deal with this rare random crash "nvidia driver has stopped working and has recovered" problem at least once every 1-2months. <-- I am not sure why this happen far more often in these recent 2yrs than b4. back then I never had this issue for years.
that being said I am of cos very looking forward on Radeon 9000 series.Edited by Clocknut - 8/17/13 at 3:33am