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    AMD or Nvidia?

    Title says it all so tell me which do you prefer? AMD video cards or Nvidia cards with all the software they come with such as PhysX and GeForce experience?

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    This will be an endless battle.. but for me.. read review + whatever you feel like buying, considering your budget ~ whoever gives big discount or cool bundles wins! hahahaha

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    cheep = amd
    expensive = nvidia.
    physx = nvidia
    mantle = amd

    im on nvidia and like it.

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    I prefer Nvidia at the moment...better drivers mostly...less hassle with multiple cards from what I can see...better performance in games on average with less power and heat...now G sync is coming...only disadvantage is this performance comes at a higher price...

    Of course each one has specific things and even games that they are better at...open CL and some compute things are better on AMD, obviously CUDA on Nvidia...

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    While all the cards perform well, and sometimes the margin is so small and specific to individual apps, that there is no difference.

    As a company, I greatly prefer AMD. Much friendlier, more open-source. AMD tries taking the friendly competition approach with Nvidia. They tried sharing the mantle code with Nvidia, to have driver support on Nvidia cards for mantle. Free sync is a cheap, easy, good solution to variable refresh rates. AMD has opened doors before, and given Nvidia a VIP pass to get through those doors faster. Nvidia tries to slam those doors in AMD's face. Nvidia is trying to monopolize the industry, AMD is trying to compete on a level playing field.

    Nvidia gameworks hurts the graphics industry, by creating software that excludes 40% + 8% of all graphics solutions. No competition means they don't have to improve, and they don't have to offer fair prices.

    AMD graphics hardware is not what is lagging behind. Rather, the software being made to be used on the cards is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antronman View Post

    As a company, I greatly prefer AMD.
    This is a major reason I have become such a supporter of AMD in the last year. All of my builds in the past were Intel based with mostly NVidia cards. If all you care about is performance than an intel & Nvidia build is the better choice, no question. However for price/performance AMD has excellent products and seems to have a more friendly/open corporate culture.

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    I have owned both over the years but I do prefer nvidia, drivers are better & performance is where it's at today..
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    I've been "nVidia only" since 1999 when the GeForce 256 came out. This year I wanted to try Radeon and opted for the R9290X-DC2OC. Though I believe the Radeon's hardware is exceptional I have little patience for their software and crossfiring two R9290X-DC2OC's has been touchy at best. This weekend I'll be building my first Intel machine and it has a GTX780Ti waiting for it. So it's back to nVidia for me but only because of the software.

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