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Ok, I would just like to know what other people have experienced. Given that they have had the chance to try out both for their htpc's, what they prefer and why.

I have a 3450 and have been thinking to either upgrade it to a newer card when the lower end 6000 come out or go with nvidia. I don't care about sound through HDMI because my reciever does not support it.
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if you want something cheap = AMD

if you want somethign with drivers that they took more then 5 min to make = Nvidia
yes you pay more to have working drivers.
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Pure gaming = AMD

Raw power = NV
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My htpc's use ATI 4550's or onbaord Intel GMA 4500.

I use NVidia in my gaming rigs.
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Unless you plan to fold AMD has better lower-end cards generally speaking.
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post #6 of 32
Both companies have perfectly capable solutions at all price points.

Currently, Nvidia has the cheapest card that supports HDMI 1.4a. (The GT430)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;12182329 
if you want something cheap = AMD

if you want somethign with drivers that they took more then 5 min to make = Nvidia
yes you pay more to have working drivers.

ATI drivers are not as bad as you make them out to be.
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post #7 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz;12182400 
Unless you plan to fold AMD has better lower-end cards generally speaking.

This. Drivers are fine if you install them properly.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd;12182410 
ATI drivers are not as bad as you make them out to be.

This everyone hates on AMD's drivers when I have seen just as many help for drivers int he NV section...

Anyway best bet would probably be AMD cause they have cheaper cards.
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post #9 of 32
amd has the best bang for the buck performance.
if that's what's important to you, go ati.
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I love everything ATI has to offer... Except I had a nightmare with their drivers and I am to paranoid to try ATI again. So Nvidia for FTW forr me and reliable drivers.
    
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