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AMD vs. Nvidia

#1THE_WTF_PANDAPosted 9/11/2013 3:44:52 AM
Which one do you prefer and why. Please explain your preference. - Results (207 votes)
AMD
28.99% (60 votes)
60
Nvidia
71.01% (147 votes)
147
This poll is now closed.
I honestly don't have a preference. I just bought my first gaming pc and I have a 6950 and it's holding it's own for a dated card. I have a Macbook pro w/ a 9600m and it kinda blows my mind what it can handle. So, I guess I'm impressed with both but don't know anything about either. Hokay, if you folks don't mind fill me in.
#2josh_bPosted 9/11/2013 3:56:38 AM
I prefer Nvidia simply because when i used AMD the support for their cards from driver updates seemed to lag behind what Nvidia was pushing out for their cards.

Also i like to run 2 cards most of the time and with AMD there was a good bit of stuttering and the like when using them in crossfire. Ive yet to run a Nvidia card in SLI that didn't perform like it was expected to.

I know most of these issues are in the past as well. I know they have really picked up their game in the last few years and to be honest when it comes time to upgrade again im going to pick the card that offers the best value for the money.... so it will probably be AMD.
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#3arleasPosted 9/11/2013 4:11:41 AM
I have always used nVidia, and when I listened to my friends who were using AMD/ATI cards I always heard them complain about lots more stuff than I would have complained about...

Like maybe the nVidia drivers were really bad on one or two games, or for whatever reason it didn't work well with this old game from 11 years ago. By contrast, my friends using AMD/ATI were complaining about more problems with current day games and usually much bigger issues.

I don't think either one is perfect, but AMD is farther from perfect than nVidia is...
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#4_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 9/11/2013 4:17:38 AM
Honestly I prefer the one that gives me the best deal. True, there are some driver issues and what not that could sway you to get one over the other, but really, I never ran into anything that was not easy to deal with, and that is even when I had AMD cards when the drivers issues were much worse than they are now.

I look for deals almost exclusively. Bundle a game I was planning to buy on release? Well there you go, for me that is effectively a 50 euro discount.
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#5Reaper_MinionPosted 9/11/2013 4:21:12 AM
I prefer NVIDIA because I have a better experience with them, but I'd still go for AMD if I find a really nice deal.
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#6TheFeshPincePosted 9/11/2013 4:40:00 AM(edited)
lol I picked my obvious personal choice (nvidia) and didn't expect it to be like 5 to 1 for them.
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#7MasterDonGeroPosted 9/11/2013 5:07:28 AM
Where's the third option that says I have no brand preference and price/performance really decides?
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#8Maiken100Posted 9/11/2013 5:08:26 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
Where's the third option that says I have no brand preference and price/performance really decides?

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#9THE_WTF_PANDA(Topic Creator)Posted 9/11/2013 5:12:31 AM
My bad folks. I forgot to put a third option. I really just wanted the poll to be a springboard for discussion anyways.
#10sonicteam2k1Posted 9/11/2013 5:21:19 AM
whatever is cheaper at the time
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