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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 #51 of 99
I have always bought Nvidia in the past because whenever I have been looking for a card, Nvidia has had the cheaper card in the performance range I'm looking for. However, now I am upgrading again and I will be going with the AMD 6950. It will be the first ATI/AMD GPU I have owned, I'm interested to try it out!
    
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post #52 of 99
Nvidia
reason: fast and no driver error/bsod's

getting a laptop that has a GTX 470M, cant fawking wait
post #53 of 99
Well Ive mostly always used Nvidia Cards and theyve ALWAYS worked Flawlessly, I buy one AtI Card (XFX 4890) and i hated it. First of all lemme say that ATI Drivers are useless. then the card would stutter and would overclock at all.

Crap <3

NVIDIA ALL THE WAY!!!, 3 8800GT's 1 8800GTS, 7600GT, 8600GT, GTX460 all still Running like there new!!!
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post #54 of 99
ATI/AMD > nVidia because idk i've never had a problem with an ATI card?? They're awesome, smooth, and did I mention there beasts?? Paint the town RED baby! (not green )
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post #55 of 99
I honestly go for the best bang for the buck and my last two card have been ATi/AMD, but as you can see in my sig I have had tons of nVidia cards as well. I have no brand loyalty... I am only loyal to those who can deliver!
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post #56 of 99
I buy AMD because Surround is a broken piece of crap.

Eyefinity works fine.
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post #57 of 99
I'll have to agree with some of the above posters; AMD and their high end chips for the "best bang for the buck" option on the market. Would choose which ever brand delivers the goods for the best price.
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post #58 of 99
I choose NVIDIA because of 3 thing:
1-Physx engine
2-Higher OC potential
3-Control panels color control that i can easily make colors(specially in games)more dynamic
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post #59 of 99
ive owned my fair share of cards.

i stick with ATI.

im a big amd fan. and when you slap the two together, it makes a great combo.

Nvidias just run to hot and always charge more than they are worth.

plus ati's stream process its way more technologically advanced over
nvidias shader clock. which shares some of the workload from the gpu.

my opinion is ati's run cooler, cheaper, more driver stabilizability (which both have there problems) and just down right perform better.
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post #60 of 99
I used Nvidia card since 420mx and window 95. In all honesty Nvidia has been great but the card require a lot of watts to run so I changed to ATI/AMD. Let me say those who complain about ATI/AMD drivers are complete idiots that don't know what they're doing. This is the first time I own an ATI card since middle school and that was like 8-10 years ago. Anyways, I'm really impress with the quality of ATI/AMD as far as price/performance go. They will continue to have my business as long as I don't have to upgrade my PSU for their high end card.
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