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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 #91 of 99
Go green!!
post #92 of 99
AMD because they provide the best bang for the buck (for the small budgeted peope). I've also had some obscure experiences with nVIDIA, so AMD is the way to go for me.
   
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post #93 of 99
Well my first card was a powerVR....not taking in consideration s3 trio, second was a banshee, almost all after that were Nvidia, never any big issues with none of them, lately I got a 4870 and also enjoyed the card a lot, for last got back to nvidia with my current 460 but should be receiving very soon a 6950, so overall I take in consideration cost/performance, red or green mean very little.
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post #94 of 99
So as result show of those who polled anyway that it's even in ratio.

10 more people purchased Nvidia because of their higher end chips.
10 more people purchased AMD for their mid-lower end chips.

It sort of makes sense in my opinion.

Those purchasing Nvidia are paying more for performance regardless of price. They don't mind paying more for it to be on top.

Those purchasing AMD make their decision based on getting more bang for their buck not wanting to pay premium for it getting more per performance ratio even if it means not being on top.

It's been the long drawn out argument between both camps for the longest time. Many heated arguments and heavy opinions in fact.

I myself am guilty of it from both sides as I compared / compare both products blindly in benchmarks. I've been on both sides of the fence, AMD being the longer of the two.

When I did purchase AMD I made the argument it wasn't worth paying more price per performance ratio. When I jumped camp for the GTX 580 it was to be on top to have the best single card on the market (at the time) regardless of paying a premium for it.

Let's keep in mind this wasn't a scientific poll it was insightful. Let's not argue on it but take it on face value. I'm sure both sides now will chime in and this might turn into another heated debate. It's my opinion and though I'm entitled to it, I'm sure someone will now slam me for it. LOL.

Remember this is good because both companies are fighting for our dollar that both companies stay in business. We as consumers are benefiting from it as they fight for our dollar. As soon as one of the two fold we will see the company that remains name their price and performance will diminish without another company to fuel it.

I'll end this post by saying what I like to remind everyone having purchased from both sides myself.

It's like trying to pick a red apple or a green apple from a barrel when both taste just as good. :grin:
     
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post #95 of 99
High end Nvidia bc they dominate for folding
 
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post #96 of 99
nvidia for f@h
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post #97 of 99
I buy both but for some reason favor AMD more. I cant keep a Nvidia card for too long. Also i like the driver system of AMD better.
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post #98 of 99
AMD is cheaper and slower, nVidia is more expensive and faster. On average of course. Technological upside (PhysX, CUDA, Tessellation performance, TWIMTBP) falls into the green corner, as do the better drivers.

Seems obvious to me. If you're not penny-pinching, you go with green. Not really sure how pricing is reflected in the poll though x.x;
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post #99 of 99
Most of my cards have been Nvidia and I've had no problems with them at all. My 8 year old PC is still using an Nvidia card and running strong. I've had only one ATI card and I didn't have problems with it either. Of course, my video cards have never been top of the line--usually mid range $250 and under. For my next PC though I'm getting a GTX 570 probably from EVGA and we'll see how that goes.
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