Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Why, because I've owned more ATI and AMD cards than I've owned nVidia cards?
Sorry, but the fact of the matter is I used to be Red and Blue ... Intel CPU's and ATI/AMD video cards ... from 1995 to about 2010. I came over to nVidia in 2010 with my first GTX 580, and honestly, with the exception of 3 AMD cards that I've bought (1 being a special purpose AMD card for my HTPC, the others being an AMD 6870 and a 7950 for 2 gaming builds, both of which I grew bored with and sold), I just really haven't seen much coming from AMD other than 7970 ... which is a great VALUE card, especially when you consider all ther free games that I never play that come with it.
But yeah, consider me a "green kool aid drinker" because I have GTX 580's and GTX 560Ti's and I'm looking at the GTX 780 and GTX 780Ti ... and before that, I was buying 4870x2's 4870's, 3870's, 2900 Pro, X1900's, X850, X800, X600, 9800 Pro, and 8500 LE's, and Rage 128's.
Yeah, I'm really and nVidia fanboy.
Fact of the matter is that AMD CPU's are sub-standard for high end systems compared to Intel CPUs. They make a "fair" CPU if you are poor or a "red kool aid" gulper. They have been LOSING money for YEARS on their CPUs.
Aside from the 7xxx series cards, AMD has pretty much been smacked upside the head for performance in the GAMES I PLAY (which isn't the norm) since the 5xxx series, which is why I went to nVidia AFTER I sold my 2 HD 4870x2 cards (ie 4GB VRAM and 4 GPU's), and even back then, they were HEAT and POWER MONSTERS.
I have no loyalty to nVidia, as I said, I've owned WAY more ATI/AMD cards than I have nVidia ... but the fact of the matter is, I don't CARE about their bundled games they offer, I am more concerned about heat, overclocking, and power draw, and unlike some here, am WAY LESS sensitive to money, so a "budget card" doesn't really appeal to me. I am more than willing to pay $100 more for a card of equal speed that is cooler, quieter, and draws less power.
But given the number of ATI/AMD video cards I've purchased since 1982 as compared to nVidia, you are WAY out of line with you silly "green kool aid drinker" comment.