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Why does Nvidia have so many diehard fanboys?

#51Tommy2GoGoPosted 9/29/2013 6:05:33 AM
d209999 posted...
Because AMD = FINISHED

It is known.


Took a while before someone posted that

lol
#52brainlackPosted 9/29/2013 6:56:03 AM
Pepys Monster posted...
It seems like they always give worse deals than AMD.


AMD + blender = not rendering
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#53R i c kPosted 9/29/2013 7:36:06 AM
Because people are majorly ignorant. There's no reason to be a fanboy of either company. Both provide good products and support. Some nVidia cards are better than AMD for their price point and some AMD cards are better than nVidia for their price point.

Stable performance and drivers? I've never had a problem with AMD cards. The hardware and software are fine. I've read about AMD card issues, never experience any. I've also read about nVidia card issues but I wouldn't go around saying nVidia is terrible because I read about issues while my AMD card has never given me any. That would be pretty ignorant.

Both cards are reliable the majority of the time but both cards have issues in certain cases and both companies make efforts to resolve those cases.
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#54TheNazzaroPosted 9/29/2013 7:40:12 AM
The reasons people choose Nvidia over AMD are similar to why so many people choose Apple over any PC. More money but less headaches = money well spent. Although everyone on these boards view Apple as the company that personally insulted their mother.
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#55PraetorXynPosted 9/29/2013 7:59:00 AM
Vindication123 posted...
amd has heating and more noise issues?


This. The coil whine is particularly bad with the 7000 series.

AMD's drivers have vastly improved at this point, but when the 7000 series released they were a train wreck.
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#56PraetorXynPosted 9/29/2013 8:22:55 AM
TheNazzaro posted...
The reasons people choose Nvidia over AMD are similar to why so many people choose Apple over any PC. More money but less headaches = money well spent. Although everyone on these boards view Apple as the company that personally insulted their mother.


Did you really expect a board full of people who build and customize their own systems to like pre-built computers from any vendor? The only reason Apple gets the ire it does form the people here is because Macs have a comparable cost to their monster rigs, with much worse performance for the money.

On the flip side, plenty of people here have MacBooks because they find them better than any Windows laptop. I don't personally, but I make my living developing in .NET and SharePoint with Visual Studio.
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#57jgatlabayanPosted 9/29/2013 9:41:00 AM
Better Drivers in my opinion, although there are a few moments where ATi hit it spot on thanks to it's employees (Anyone remember the "Chuck" Patch)
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#58godplaysSNESPosted 9/29/2013 9:47:20 AM
Nvidia has a better history with OpenGL drivers

Nvidia also supports their older series longer. Nvidia's DX10 cards are still supported, AMD's are moved to legacy.
Nvidia even has official Windows 8 support for their Geforce 6 series, whereas AMD only supports it on their DX11 cards
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#59peteybooPosted 9/29/2013 1:34:38 PM
Lonestar2000 posted...
Nvidia is not more expensive if you shop around and look for deals. I got a GTX 460 1GB for around $150 in January of 20111 after rebate and a 660 Ti 2GB for $220 In January of this year after rebate, which both beat AMD's cards around that price point.


Using deals as a way to say one product is cheaper than the other, when the other product can also have deals, is pretty useless.
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#60DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/29/2013 1:37:33 PM
peteyboo posted...
Lonestar2000 posted...
Nvidia is not more expensive if you shop around and look for deals. I got a GTX 460 1GB for around $150 in January of 20111 after rebate and a 660 Ti 2GB for $220 In January of this year after rebate, which both beat AMD's cards around that price point.


Using deals as a way to say one product is cheaper than the other, when the other product can also have deals, is pretty useless.


AMD has been doing more aggressive promotions lately.
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