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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
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post #71 of 99
I buy Nvidia not necessarily for performance but for drivers, first party software (3d vision, physx, etc) and software support from major development houses.
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post #72 of 99
AMD/ATI cuz of price/performance ... no reason to pay 30% more for 5% more performance
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post #73 of 99
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the reponses guys. Just finished reading all of them!
Poll closes in 9 hours! Get your votes in soon!

BTW, there is no option for "whichever has the best price/performance at the time" and similar because I wanted anybody who had even a little bit of preference to vote for one company or the other. I figure that anybody who truly has no preference won't vote.
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post #74 of 99
Which ever has the best card for my price range, same with cpu and everything else.
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post #75 of 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by scyy View Post
Which ever has the best card for my price range, same with cpu and everything else.
same goes..i do fare on both..I'm not anxious in considering the power draw etc..etc..whichever which i feel better would be a good choice for me..well what the heck is the purpose of "getting/gaining performance" without sacrificing something..
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post #76 of 99
i sorta dont care.
ive owned tons of nvidia and ATI cards like:
x2 4890s
x2 GTX275s
x2 5830s
HD4870
x2 8800GTs
x2 8600GTS's
GTS250
GT210
5450
X1600PRO(AGP)
HD2600PRO9(AGP)
Radeon 9200SE

for me its price/performance and folding power (or whatever is cheap on ebay). but i prefer ATI/AMD over nvidia kinda.
must be that deep rooted hate for GF100 core and fanboyism ive had since 2009 that i kinda cant get rid of lol.

speaking of folding, i gotta fix my clients. ever since i swiched out my x2 GTX275s & GTS250 for x2 5830s, i cant get FAH running properly
i'll try again.
    
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post #77 of 99
One thing for sure, the new Nvidia 500 series is FERMI improved by far. I can understand how the 400 series may have discouraged people. The new 500 series is redesigned with better efficiecy, more power and less heat dissapation. The 580 having finally met full potential for all 512 processing cores active and unlocked is truley awesome.

As for AMD even they have taken what once was ATI and with the new 6000 series redesigned the old 5000 series and improved upon it as well.

Both companies have done great work with taking that step forward. I've owned 5770 to 6870, and it showed better results.

Recently jumped ship for the GTX 580 having stayed clear of GTX 400 series cards all together and truly find it's not what some may think anymore. It's a great pcb now down the line. I idle at 38C-41C and highest temps playing Crysis at 1920x1200 AA x16 Enthusiast mode is 79C, like eye candy cutting a cake with a machete. LOL.
     
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post #78 of 99
I started out with a 4870x2 for my very first gaming rig and have stuck with AMD since then.
From the 4870x2, I went to 5970, then 2x5970, and finally straight to 2x6990.
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post #79 of 99
I bought Nvidia because of CUDA and Physx.

Plus, at the time, the price point competitor was the 5830, and that was a huge, hot, loud card. The 460 was smaller, quieter, cooler, and better performing.

Card progression: GeForce Ti 4200 > Radeon X1650 PRO > GeForce GTS 250 > GeForce GTX 460
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post #80 of 99
NVidia for me, I had ATi and just wasn't satisfied. In hindsight, the ATi couldn't fold, didn't have CUDA, didn't have PhysX, and didn't have EVGA's kick ass warranty
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