Lets start this by saying im cheap. Im still running a gtx 465 from 2 years ago that i got dirt cheap, and its been a flawless purchase even after getting an infinite amount of advice to the contrary. Right now i am seeing some amazing deals on 7950's, to the point of me wanting to upgrade even when the games i play dont currently call for it.
Here is my question, i am a huge MMO fan (wow especially). MMO's are basically all that i play, along with a few RPG's like fallout and the like. I am looking for someone that has owned AMD and Nvidia products in the last 1-2 years and that also plays WoW. I am looking for honest replies on how your experiences have been on both cards in regards to wow, or mmo's in general.
Im stuck here because my computer runs so good (literally never had a bsod, driver crash, NOTHING, has ran 100% flawless since the day i built it) i am weary of upgrading. I have read many benchmarks that put nvidia cards above AMD for mmo's, blizzard games especially. Not only that, but this may sound ignorant but AMD has always had a stigma of having bad drivers, i cannot say anything about this because the last amd card i had was an ati lol. Another thing ive gathered from reading thousands of product reviews on the 7000 series cards (not kidding) is there is a decently high amount of people that have experienced crashes or artifacting, something i have never experienced on my gtx 465.
I DO want to upgrade eventually and now seems like a decent time because of the deals on the 7950's, and with wildstar on the horizon and i actually might play BF4 if my friends pick it up too. I would just like to know from people that have had AMD and nvidia cards in the past 1-2 years give their comments as i dont want to make the wrong decision, especially when my PC has ran so well these past two years.
This was longer than i meant to type, but hopefully i can get a good discussion going here about amd vs nvidia and the experiences you have had with both products. I have decided i cannot trust reviews on sites like newegg because half the time its probably user error, id much rather ask in a forum like this.