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Poll Results: If you have owned both AMD cards & Nvidia cards at some point, which did you enjoy more?

 
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    Nvidia!
  • 49% (74)
    AMD!
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post #51 of 106
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Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

Just curious to see what AMD guys would say; but what is an AMD brand that has very good customer service/cross-shipping services for people who want easy RMA in the US? I simply choose Nvidia because of EVGA's amazing customer service; i was able to cross-ship/RMA my cards until i was lucky enough to come by a card that boosted to 1293 on stock volts (compared to my dud 1202).

AMD has great prices; my only concern is warranty (how i pick my products accordingly). What AMD GPU brand has had exceedingly good customer service for people in the US ? Maybe even in California?

EVGA is really, really, really good. And this is coming from an AMD fanatic. Anyway, XFX, MSI and Sapphire are the best, in my opinion. Have had great experiences with all. Stay away from Diamond. No experiences with the other brands.
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post #52 of 106
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Originally Posted by Emotional Post-it Note View Post

EVGA is really, really, really good. And this is coming from an AMD fanatic. Anyway, XFX, MSI and Sapphire are the best, in my opinion. Have had great experiences with all. Stay away from Diamond. No experiences with the other brands.

Do you know where XFX/Sapphire HQ is located? Do they have cross-ship service too? I mean.... i honestly just need the cross ship service. They hold an amount on my credit card (perfectly OK with me) and i really limit the downtime i get (wow am i addicted to PC games or what ? ._. ) lol.

But seriously.... would you rate XFX/Sapphire as good as EVGA? And do you know how fast an RMA usually takes?

I called EVGA, requested a new card, had it shipped it to me and within a couple days i had it; and then all i had to do was ship my old card back to them without having to deal with "sending my card first", "waiting days till they approve/fix the card" .... then "finally getting it after it was approved". I think the biggest inconvenience is having to wait for it to be approved as if theyre trying to prove to me that the card is fine -- when simply the card is perfectly OK, i just wanted a higher clocking card for the epeen rolleyes.gif hahaha
post #53 of 106
every amd card ive had has made my screen flicker when ever I close a window or lock windows, also the colours look too bright

not had any problems like this with nvidia
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post #54 of 106
Personally, I think EVGA is a huge function of Nvidia's success today because they make top notch hardware. How did I come to such a conclusion? Hear me out... I had a 780 classy for 2 weeks and it was a very pleasant experience. Solid temps and little to no noise and it ran just as smooth as my matrix 7970 ghz.

However, I did get some stuttering in games (BF4 & COD) that never occured when I had a 7970 Ghz and still doesn't occur now that I have a 290. Also, Nvidia surround isn't as good as eyefinity for me. I like to see the desktop on my second screen so I can monitor temps and other stuff while I game. Unfortunately, I never got to use shadowplay or any of the other software before I returned the card so I can't comment on it.

Currently, I'm using an r9 290 and it's been perfect so far. The only downside is hardware related and that's mostly due to the performance of the reference cooler. It's not terrible though as I can keep the card way below 80 degrees celsius in all games at 55% fan which is not as loud as most people make it out to be especially when it's in a case.

At the end of the day, I'd recommend Nvidia because it's just like IOS in that the experience is as straight forward as possible which makes it easy to use. You don't need to be a nerd to enjoy their products. Same thing can't be said for AMD, atm, but they are getting there.
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post #55 of 106
if evga sold amd cards like a 290x classified id probably buy it because they wouldnt be held back by nvidias stupid greenlight program, only reason i dont really like amd atm is because most of the vendors are crap, and the 290x lightning isnt released yet.
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post #56 of 106
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Originally Posted by szeged View Post

if evga sold amd cards like a 290x classified id probably buy it because they wouldnt be held back by nvidias stupid greenlight program, only reason i dont really like amd atm is because most of the vendors are crap, and the 290x lightning isnt released yet.

Greenlight is that BS on the new Nvidia cards that limits the voltage / temps right? Makes soooooo much sense with a beefy card like the lightning! *not*

Great way to shoot yourself in the foot, Nvidia
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post #57 of 106
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Greenlight is that BS on the new Nvidia cards that limits the voltage / temps right? Makes soooooo much sense with a beefy card like the lightning! *not*

Great way to shoot yourself in the foot, Nvidia

yeah it basically gives them full control over which gpu AIB makers on how much voltage they can give a card

which is why the stock bios on the nvidia cards sucks so hard, and flashing a bios voids your warranty.
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post #58 of 106
Now that G-SYNC is starting to come into its own and proving to be more than some marketing hoopla, I think Nvidia has my enticed for some time.
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post #59 of 106
i like the idea of gsync, shadowplay and physx and all that extra stuff nvidia is doing for sure, but their greenlight program is making it hard to ignore the upcoming 290x lightning tongue.gif
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post #60 of 106
Radeon. I had been using pure nVidia since the GeForce256 days (still have that card lol).

I switched because I like AMD's unified drivers for chipset and GPU, and with my rigs all being AMD FX, it's an easy choice. The crap drivers of the ATI days are over.

That said, my H********h has an nVidia GPU in it because OSX likes nVidia.
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