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

 
  • 50% (76)
    Nvidia!
  • 49% (74)
    AMD!
150 Total Votes  
post #71 of 106
I really like both but I don't mind spending a little bit more for what I prefer...Nvidia biggrin.gif
post #72 of 106
I've owned both and never had any issues with either. I prefer whichever is the best bang for the buck. As of right now, I'm rocking a AMD R9 290.

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post #73 of 106
I have never had any real issues on other side that I didnt have on the other side as well. such as issues with SLI/Crossfire.

One thing that always happens when I buy AMD. It overclocks like Hell. Hot and fast. The way I like it.
post #74 of 106
Honestly makes no difference to me. I'm on a 270x, from a 6870, from a 650m, from a 560 TI, from a 560 and I don't even remember what I had before that.

I haven't had a gaming tower since maybe 2010 or so. I think back then I had a 4850.

I hold no loyalties. I did prefer Nvidia for a while because of their compatibility with OSX86 but AMD seems to work just fine now.
post #75 of 106
I believe owners of very recent gen. cards from AMD will have a different opinion and the owners of HD 6000 and old gen. will have a different one. tongue.gif
post #76 of 106
So i really haven't had any "real" nvidia cards. Only one of my laptops has a 330m, and to be honest...... I hate it!

My 290x is a giant headache sometimes compared to my old 6970 which i loved. 290X is a beast though smile.gif I did the red mod on it and it is really powerfull, but the blackscreens that occured (FIXED) was really annoying. Because of my 6970, i'll have to go AMD
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post #77 of 106
I have both and I like them almost equally but Nvidia just a bit more for physx maybe. :3
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post #78 of 106
Have both some GTX Titans and some 290s, and my personal preference by far has been the Titans.
I'm not talking about benching so much as simplicity of use/functional drivers; I always seem to run into driver issues with AMD (e.g. running multiple monitors, multiple cards, or integrated graphics for mobile gpu).
Plus the AMD cards I've had (7970s, 5770s) tend to run hotter and louder.

For a single card setup AMD isn't bad, and their new Crossfire implemention seems interesting, but my experience has generally been better with Nvidia.
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post #79 of 106
Had cards from both brands in nearly every generation.

Back when it was ATI I preferred Nvidia since drivers were a real mess back then for ATI and I had a real bad experice with trying to RMA a DOA card which I got charged $50 return postage for with them saying there was no problem to get the same card back.
Then when it got to the HD 5XXX series started to prefer AMD but was still 50/50 with Nvidia still having better drivers but AMD having the better value and video out put colours looking better.

Then in the HD6XXX series swung more towards AMD since my 2 6850s in cross fire were a very good buy and the drivers stepped up there game.
While I lost a bit of faith in Nvidia since the 480 I got ran so hot, cost more and it died just out of warranty. Got a 560 ti to replace that which was a big mistake.
Then got the last of the Nvidia cards iv gotten a 670, Which just doesnt have the same magic as Nvidia did back with the 8800GTS days.

While on the AMD side I replace the 6850 CF with a 7970 CF. Have had no problem with the drivers and that I bought at the right time and got them for $269 each they were amazing value.
So as it stands im about 80% AMD 20% Nvidia.

While I would love to get a 780ti which would no doubt bring my opinion of Nvidia back up I cant afford one.
And like wise with a R9 290X id love to get 1 or two of them. But with the temp problems they are having they would probably lower what I think of AMD.

As it stand I foresee the 7970s lasting me a year and a half before I look at replacing them.
post #80 of 106
I prefer AMd simply because it's that much cheaper in australia, I can get an R9 290x quite easily, Getting a 780Ti? Good luck! that being said there are plenty of pro's and cons to each side so i'll list what i hate and like.


AMD- Price.
AMD- It works drop in the box for me
AMD- Non gimped GPGPU performance
AMD- Most of my games are Gaming Evolved.

Nvidia- Control panel ease of use
Nvidia- Phys-X
Nvidia- Custom resolution ease of use.



Now for the downsides for both

AMD- Runs hot
AMD- Stock coolers suck royal patooty (not that i care, I run waterblocks)
AMD- No Phys-X support

Nvidia- Overpriced for what they offer
Nvidia- Bad company ethics
Nvidia- has had several drivers known to kill Gpu's
Nvidia- Proprietary api usage.


In the end, I'll probs go AMd because i've never had a problem but in all care? Both companies are amazing in their products, Choose what you like, Both are great.
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