Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri
You talk like you have knowledge about how nVidia's GPU's work and I dun think it's the case. I think NV is always trying to be as efficient as possible. That way they make room to implement more things.
I think for the first time AMD caught up with NV and probably have taken the lead. So my hat of to them indeed. nVidia brought Tesla (Titan) to games only b/c of the panic GCN produced.
Maybe because I have been building computers for 20 years, and have followed the industry closely? It is very common for manufacturers to take imperfect fabrications and scale them down to another product, like in the AMD example I gave. We also KNOWN for a FACT that Titan is a scaled back GK110, that isn't up for debate. We also know that the 780 is even further scaled back than Titan, that isn't up for debate.
What also isn't up for debate is the efficiency discussion. While manufacturers have always made improvements in their enterprise level products, Quadro, etc. Efficiency in those segments hasn't been as paramount as in the consumer segment.
In the high end IT world it raw power was typically the first factor, followed by efficiency.
So I am not sure where you are coming from....you literally have nothing to back what you have said, other than a snide comment.
Originally Posted by Testier
Except when either AMD's driver support piss them off or next gen performance is better for nvidia.
AMD single card drivers are just as good as Nvidia, actually I would say better, consider AMD drivers haven't melted any cards lately. Their multi-gpu support is much better than what it was, and in most modern games is close to on par with Nvidia now.
People really need to learn to back of the now ancient AMD Driver smack talk, it isn't relevant anymore.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 9/19/13 at 1:38pm