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If you want vram then go.with amd pirate islands...
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If you want vram then go.with amd pirate islands...

I need Nvidia for Gsync
 
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I need Nvidia for Gsync
amd freesync....
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amd freesync....

I posted this in the Nvidia forum for a reason, for Nvidia cards, not AMD cards
 
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Also do not forget that Nvidia is really pushing 4K or even more like 4K surround. They are not going to cheap out on VRAM I hope with Maxwell. The flagship Maxwell cards must have high VRAM. If I were to bet on it I would say the big chips are going to have more than 5, but it could take a while until we see the big Maxwell.
It's only a guess tho.
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I posted this in the Nvidia forum for a reason, for Nvidia cards,thumb.gif not AMD cards
Just suggesting someting doesnt mean that I am threatening you with a gun to buy that..: thumb:
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Just suggesting someting doesnt mean that I am threatening you with a gun to buy that..: thumb:

No worries, not trying to be hostile. I have been a Nvidia fan since the AMD HD 3xxx something I had years ago that was a POS and the drivers were crap.
 
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No worries, not trying to be hostile. I have been a Nvidia fan since the AMD HD 3xxx something I had years ago that was a POS and the drivers were crap.
if a friend sometime upgrades his vga I would try to suggest him an amd card and with that you can have amd experience to compare biggrin.gif
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No worries, not trying to be hostile. I have been a Nvidia fan since the AMD HD 3xxx something I had years ago that was a POS and the drivers were crap.

I have been using AMD/Nvidia for a long time, First Nvidia card was a fx5500 which I returned days later for a radeon 9600, and my first ATI card which was a radeon 7500. Been going back and forth for years, if you judge a brand after using one just one time then you're just making yourself look foolish. TBH through out history I probably had more problems with Nvidia cards, especially when it comes to faulty cards.

HD3xxx cards were Meh, But I did have a hd4870 that was just a killer card. By far one of the best gaming experiences I ever had. Came from a 8800gt sli to a single 4870 and loved it. Then I had 4870 CF before I moved to my GTX470 SLI. Now back to my single 7950. Couldn't really say I had a major Driver problem for ether side, other then needing to wait for updates for better game performance.

Current AMD cards are of a different architecture and the drivers are a leagues better then when GCN first released. And the 290/290x have been deemed to be vary vary good cards when it comes to game performance. And CF 290 has been proven to be just as good. But... with the price of high end AMD cards ATM, I wouldn't even recommend one till the prices went back down. Getting a 290 myself thumb.gif


Though GTX780 is a solid choice, Nvidia has always been a good chip maker. Just not always the best choice. Plus don't forget the HD3xxx series came out at a bad point in ATI's life, and was pretty much the last ATI card before being sold to AMD. Pretty much my reason for getting a 8800gt. Which is why research before you buy is the best way to pick out a card.


Also because you are going SLI, would probably be better to get two ref Nvidia cards that use the blower. As they suck air in and dump it out of your case. If the top card becomes to enclosed it could suffocate and get really hot. Plus open air coolers dump heat into your case, which with two cards could be a lot.
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I have been using AMD/Nvidia for a long time, First Nvidia card was a fx5500 which I returned days later for a radeon 9600, and my first ATI card which was a radeon 7500. Been going back and forth for years, if you judge a brand after using one just one time then you're just making yourself look foolish. TBH through out history I probably had more problems with Nvidia cards, especially when it comes to faulty cards.

HD3xxx cards were Meh, But I did have a hd4870 that was just a killer card. By far one of the best gaming experiences I ever had. Came from a 8800gt sli to a single 4870 and loved it. Then I had 4870 CF before I moved to my GTX470 SLI. Now back to my single 7950. Couldn't really say I had a major Driver problem for ether side, other then needing to wait for updates for better game performance.

Current AMD cards are of a different architecture and the drivers are a leagues better then when GCN first released. And the 290/290x have been deemed to be vary vary good cards when it comes to game performance. And CF 290 has been proven to be just as good. But... with the price of high end AMD cards ATM, I wouldn't even recommend one till the prices went back down. Getting a 290 myself thumb.gif


Though GTX780 is a solid choice, Nvidia has always been a good chip maker. Just not always the best choice. Plus don't forget the HD3xxx series came out at a bad point in ATI's life, and was pretty much the last ATI card before being sold to AMD. Pretty much my reason for getting a 8800gt. Which is why research before you buy is the best way to pick out a card.


Also because you are going SLI, would probably be better to get two ref Nvidia cards that use the blower. As they suck air in and dump it out of your case. If the top card becomes to enclosed it could suffocate and get really hot. Plus open air coolers dump heat into your case, which with two cards could be a lot.

I guess you are right, don't judge something with only one chance. But I still prefer Nvidia, for PhysX, Gsync and Hopefully 3DVision. I dont have to worry about heat with SLI on blower style GPU's my motherboard (G1 Sniper Z77 Board) Spaces SLI with a PCIe Slot in between the 2 cards for more airflow and so they can both run a x16 with the extra PCI Lanes on the extra chip on the board. So I should be fine there. Plus, I've prefered Blower Style Cards since my EVGA GTX 460 SC EE Card I had a few years ago
 
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