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Just want to know, i mean not the speed though. i mean the graphics.
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Depends. In terms of RAW POWER, all GPUs might be able to do the same graphics easily, with varying results in the frame rates, but there are other things to consider as well.

Some GPUs have technologies that all of them don't. For example DX11 or physX. Both improve the visuals slightly and are not available for every card. Yet, every card that has them can produce the same level of visuals, but the frame rate results will vary.
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Don't forget the drivers, those play a major role in how well a gpu works, as in communication and so forth. Bad drivers means your gpu won't be used to its full potential
    
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Don't forget the drivers, those play a major role in how well a gpu works, as in communication and so forth. Bad drivers means your gpu won't be used to its full potential
This. A 2011 hardware can run like a 2003 hardware if the software is poop.
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Just look up a review of any given card and you will see how well it performs in certain games vs other cards and a few other things like how hot it may get or how well it can OC even sometimes.

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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Some GPUs have technologies that all of them don't. For example DX11 or physX.
ALL new cards have DX11 so that is a horrible example

physx however is strictly on nvidia cards but doesn't help in most games since only a select few even use them.

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ATI and Nvidia cards have a few subtle differences and each their own pros and cons.
You mean AMD and Nvidia
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ATI and Nvidia cards have a few subtle differences and each their own pros and cons. As for which produces the 'best visual quality' technology is a toss-up and would end in a very heated debate with both sides having a very compelling argument.

Edit: He isn't talking about the raw power of a card, he wanted to know about the quality of the graphics. Like I said, the difference isn't card per card really, but ATI vs Nvidia.
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Uhh dudes. He asked if higher end GPUs look better in games than lower end ones. Regardless of how much FPS they have.
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post #8 of 11
If you compare within a single generation of the same maker, they'll all look the same (e.g. a GTS450 vs. GTX580 will provide the same image quality, just different fps).

If you compare different brands, or different generations, the IQ is going to vary a bit. Newer cards tend to provide better image quality because the technology is always improving ... like they come out w/better AA and AF techniques and stuff like that.
    
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post #9 of 11
No , but cos the card is more powerful you can turn up the visuals to the max and play them at 60fps .

The visual quality in these new cards are better yes .
    
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post #10 of 11
I think I know what you are saying and the anwser is mostly no.

In terms of actual video quality, how well AA works, how good the texture filtering is, etc., both Nvidia and AMD's products are nearly identical and are very good. The image quality is going to be the same on any modern graphics card, which has not always been true.

The only way that visual quality will be impacted by a better video card today is that the increased performance of higher end sku will allow for higher in-game graphics settings.

Now if you were to go from a geforce 2 to a 6900 then yes, you would see an improvement in image quality separate from the improvement in performance.
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