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Nvidia Vs. AMD/ATI, Which do you buy and why?

Poll Results: Nvidia or AMD/ATI

Poll expired: Mar 20, 2011  
  • 35% (53)
    AMD/ATI because of their High-End chips
  • 14% (21)
    AMD/ATI because of their low-mid-range chips
  • 42% (63)
    Nvidia because of their High-End chips
  • 7% (11)
    Nvidia because of their low-mid-range chips
148 Total Votes  
post #1 of 99
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Doing an economics project for school, and would like to know who you buy from and why.

Also, do you have company loyalty to a GPU manufacturer (not a card manufacturer)?
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post #2 of 99
Mainly Cost.

I tend to switch back and forth, I like to see what I'm missing. For my last four computers my GPU purchase has been 7800gt -> 4850 -> GTX260 -> 5870. Since my current system supports crossfire, I am tempted to buy another 5870 for a performance boost. I'll evaluate the situation when I'm really to completely rebuild, but there's a good chance I'll be testing something from Nvidia's camp.
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post #3 of 99
I see that I am the first one to vote.
I am currently an NVIDIA user.
But I already taste AMD and NVIDIA mid-high range DX11 Card like GTX 460 and Radeon HD 5850. I feel more comfortable with AMD cards because their cards offer better performance per watt.
    
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post #4 of 99
Both for me. I love having 2 different, on par companies to choose from. Whoever has the best performance for the price, the most headroom gets my choice. Power consumption is a factor too, obviously, but not as much a big deal to me as some others.

I've been quite happy with my HD4870, and AMD has only gotten better, hardware and driver wise. But i just picked up a TF2 GTX 470, and i plan on OCing it like hell.
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post #5 of 99
I bought this 5850 between the GTX2xx series cards, and the GTX4xx series cards. At the time the priceerformance was worth it.
post #6 of 99
AMD for me, but not because of the above reasons.

I choose ATI/AMD because I have never had an nVidia card that worked for more than a year.
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post #7 of 99
I buy both, but I've had a few NVIDIA cards die on me in the past (8800GT/9800GT and 9800GTX and GTX 280) while I've never had any ATI/AMD card die on me though I did get my past 2 6950s with the second DVI port dead, though it's not that bad. I also have a GTX 470 that came with a dead fan. :/

Personally I prefer whatever offers the best price/performance in a price bracket. Generally I would've bought NVIDIA but after HD 4000 i'm a little more + towards AMD cards though deep down I still prefer NVIDIA just a tiny bit more. But only if their reference cards weren't so damn ugly.
    
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post #8 of 99
Either one. I had problems with a GTX460 so I upgraded to a 6870 then went crossfire. Ironically the 460 had all kinds of issues on my evga mobo that advertised nvidia sli support but it now works fine on my cheapo asus board that advertised crossfire support.

I've had hardware issue with nvidia and I've had driver issues with ati/amd so pick your poison.
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post #9 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
AMD for me, but not because of the above reasons.

I choose ATI/AMD because I have never had an nVidia card that worked for more than a year.
Strange. I have an EVGA 8800GTS for over 2 years now; no probs at all with it. Because of that I tend towards nVidia/EVGA. All 3 of my desktops have these in them, diff models however - GTX570, GTS450 and the aforementioned 8800GTS. I used to have ATi cards but I ran into some drivers issues. Since switching to nVidia no probs at all.
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post #10 of 99
I use both, but I always find myself disappointed with AMD/ATI cards and drives (yes even the new ones) compared to my Nvidia cards
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