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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Limited RGB was only a issue on HDMI IIRC, and that's if you don't change the default setting.

Using DVI/VGA/DP never had the issue.

Thats true, but the whole urban legend is based on exactly that: defaulting to limited RGB on HDMI. It was a stupid thing to do by Nvidia and took them far too long to fix but it was never a problem for most people.
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You said AMD was behind, how is that not saying Nvidia was better?

Read again:

"AMD used to be behind in that department during the 6000 series times but they improved it when moving to GCN and some say they made some further improvements with Fiji".

Oh, and: "In summary: IQ is the same for all practical purposes."

Now please, move along to argue with someone else.
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Read again:

"AMD used to be behind in that department during the 6000 series times but they improved it when moving to GCN and some say they made some further improvements with Fiji".

Oh, and: "In summary: IQ is the same for all practical purposes."

Now please, move along to argue with someone else.
Do you know the meaning of "Mipmap LOD"?
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Do you know the meaning of "LOD"?

Do you know the meaning of "blocked" and "please stop quoting me"?
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you can change colors as vibrant as you like in nvcp. That being said, get the 380X, 960 is a pointlss card imo, even the 4GB one.
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Do you know the meaning of "blocked" and "please stop quoting me"?
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AMD still maintains an advantage with anisotropic filtering thanks to their angle-independent algorithm
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post #17 of 22
For clearance, I never agreed on the contemporary IQ levels being equal. Nvidia dropped CSAA on Maxwell series. Now, what was the tune back when AMD hadn't enabled it through the driver?
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AMD and NVIDIA have traditionally kept parity with AA modes, with both implementing DX9 SSAA with the previous generation of GPUs, and AMD catching up to NVIDIA by implementing Enhanced Quality AA (their version of NVIDIA’s CSAA) with Cayman.
So, if AMD caught up and Nvidia has dropped its support for CSAA, that means Nvidia has fallen behind, doesn't it?
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post #18 of 22
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GCN already supports DX12.it isnt VLIW...

I don't know what those acronyms stand for.. but even if the 290s support DX 12, I am going straight out on Fri when I get my next check and buying a new card to play Tomb Raider.. Even though I wouldn't mind buying used for a faster card, I doubt if there's just going to be one up for sale around me Fri and it's fun to buy new. The 380X will already murder my current card.
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I've never been a fanboy.. I will buy whichever card I think is the better deal. However, It's been a long time since I've had an Nvidia card. Currently I'm running a 6850 and I thought it might be fun to get an Nvidia card next...

But I stumbled across some thread where several people where claiming after they switched to Nvidia, they noticed the cards didn't display a rich vibrant color like AMD cards. That they looked dull and flat even after adjusting things in the control panel.

Is this true? Lets forget processing capabilities for a second. How do the 2 compare in actual image quality? I haven't seen an Nvidia card running in so long, I just don't know what to expect out of one.

For the amount I'm willing to spend it seems I am looking at getting a 380X 4GB or a 960 4GB.. considering what I read in that thread and people stating just the 380 alone compares to the 960 I think I am likely getting the 380X but I wanted to hear peoples opinions.

No. There should be minimal difference between the video cards. The D3D and OpenGl specification specify precision. For D3D, it's within a few ULP of 32 bit. Thus, while the images won't be identical they should be below a threshold which is visible. Additionally, sRGB curve is well defined so the output to the display should also have minimal variance. In short, color standards and API precision standards are not only well established, but actively verified by companies like Microsoft.

We've actually used both NV and AMD cards simultaneously alternating frames and the delta between the images is so small as to not be noticeable.
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interesting
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