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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 #11 of 99
I've only ever had 1 card die on me, that was an Nvidia 7900GTX but i blame the manufacturer (gainward) more than I blame nvidia.
post #12 of 99
Needs another option: "Whichever has the best performance for my price point, and I don't care what the brand is."

I've bought and used both, with no particular loyalty to either, as I am loyal to no one that takes my money for a product.

Recently I've used ATI more frequently since I generally don't go for bleeding-edge performance, and at my subjective requirements for video performance, ATI has been the more practical choice for the past few years.
    
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post #13 of 99
I buy both. It just matters who has the best performance for the money I'm willing to spend at the time.

My last 3 card purchases have NVIDIA, but my previous 5 were AMD/ATI. I miss my Toxic 4890's
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post #14 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by arbalest View Post
I buy both. It just matters who has the best performance for the money I'm willing to spend at the time.

My last 3 card purchases have NVIDIA, but my previous 5 were AMD/ATI. I miss my Toxic 4890's
This.

I voted Nvidia because, if it were based on pure gaming performance at the moment of this writing, I would choose Nvidia.

I will choose whichever has the best price to performance for what I'm willing to spend.

This go around I chose AMD. I needed support for 3 monitors and 1 HD projector (off of 1 card) as well as Bitstreaming of HD codecs. Only Nvidia's lower cards offer the bitstreaming, and none of their cards offer 4 monitor support. I ended up getting a 2nd 6950 for crossfire, and no problems.
post #15 of 99
Both. I've owned Nvidia and ATI cards. I just go with whoever provides what I think has the best performance for the money.
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post #16 of 99
This poll really needs an option that takes prices into account.

I buy whoever gives me the most bang for my buck. Sometimes its Nvidia and sometimes its AMD/ATI. I tend to go Nvidia just because they have more manufacturers I trust than AMD does (EVGA, ASUS, MSI as opposed to MSI and ASUS) but ill be getting a 6950 in a few weeks because Nvidia doesn't offer anything I need or want right now.

I have some loyalty to companies, but for the most part I buy whats a compromise between price, performance, and quality. I normally buy EVGA, ASUS or MSI, but ill normally go for whoever offers the cheapest card with the best specs regardless of which chip it uses.
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post #17 of 99
I stick with AMD/ATI because of price/performance compared to the competition.
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post #18 of 99
My first card was an EVGA 9800GT, It started artifacting 4-5 months after I started using it. 130 bucks.

The second card I owned was an XFX GTX260 core 216, Beast of a card. 230 bucks and worth the extra 100 dollars.

Third card was an XFX Radeon 5850, amazingly efficient and powerful card. 330 bucks, a little steep of a price but I bought it after the price jumped from 250

4th card is my current ASUS 6950, astounding card. I was blown away by the performance of this card (especially with the 11.4 drivers) 275 bucks. Cheaper than my old 5850 and a hell of a lot more powerful.

To me Nvidia and AMD/Radeon is like Dr Pepper and Mr Pibb, I like them both and I'll buy which ever offers the best price to performance. I have an affinity towards XFX but then again I've never really had a problem with the cards performance or quality.
    
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post #19 of 99
What about an option for which ever is cheapest? I bought an ATI due to it being a really good card at a really great price. But I don't have a preference to ATI just to my wallet.
    
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post #20 of 99
I have had both but prefer Nvidia a lil bit more
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