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Need to buy a new graphics card, nvidia or ATI?

#1megamanzero1000Posted 11/8/2013 7:45:34 AM
It seems like developers these days prefer nvidia cards, what do you guys think? Is there any reason to get an ATI over an nvidia?
#2megamanzero1000(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 7:50:46 AM
Also what's a good nvidia card that will last me several years? Basically I'm thinking of buying a new PC and I need a good card but I don't want to buy the best cards because they are really expensive.
#3Pepys MonsterPosted 11/8/2013 7:53:58 AM
Definitely ATI. Search ebay for the latest ATI cards.
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#4ThePCElitistPosted 11/8/2013 7:58:40 AM
Right now is a good time to choose because there's finally competitive pricing or a change. What's your budget?
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#5GwendalPosted 11/8/2013 7:59:20 AM(edited)
megamanzero1000 posted...
Also what's a good nvidia card that will last me several years? Basically I'm thinking of buying a new PC and I need a good card but I don't want to buy the best cards because they are really expensive.


Right now, a 760 would probably be your best bet. 770 is the next step up and is a decent improvement, but might not be worth it depending on what games you're looking to play, your resolution and your tolerance for lowering settings and/or playing below 60 FPS. Still, either should last you a few years outside of the most demanding games (at 1080p, anyway).

As for AMD, many people feel they're better value for money than Nvidia, and their drivers are supposedly better than they used to be a few years ago. In your price range, the most sensible AMD card would probably be the R9 280 (that's the 7970 rebrand, right?).

Also, if you're in the US, you might want to a wait a few weeks before buying stuff since there's apparently something called "Cyber Monday" (?) coming up, where lots of computer components and other electronics go on sale. I'm not American myself, so I don't really know more about it than that, but I've seen it mentioned a few times around here.
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#6megamanzero1000(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2013 8:13:01 AM(edited)
Well I always play at 1920 x 1080, I want a card that can max out any game at the moment and can play games at medium-high in 3 years or so. Something comparable to a 5870 that I've had for 3 years, that card can run pretty much all games on high till this day.

Also I realize that next gen is coming soon, so I'm gonna need one that can play those games at max.
#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/8/2013 8:16:46 AM
What's your budget?
$100-150, 7870/XT
$200-250, 670/7950/760
$250-300, 7970/280x
$300-350, 770/7970GHz
$400-450, 290
$450-500, 780
$550-600, 780 Lightning(or other high end non-reference PCB model)/290x(non reference cooler)
$700-750, 780Ti
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#8sanas_thirituPosted 11/8/2013 9:26:16 AM
Ofcourse ati. If only to support the guys who try to give you value for money.

Nvidia specialises in ripping people off and such a company should not be supported until they change their practices.

Ultimately it's upto you but I'll tell you as a former 5870 user that the card you are looking for is the r9 290.

Price - performance wise it's the best option right now and if you can wait a few weeks till third party custom coolers come on it, it will be a decision you won't regret.
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#9Cobra1010Posted 11/8/2013 9:31:32 AM
I used to be an Nvidea fanboy. But when i started to have to buy my own parts for my sisters computer, i started turning to ATI. Seems like they are much better value for money. And they dont seem to have any problems. So why pay more?

Im currently deciding between R9 280x and R9 290x for my next computer. I will probably make a topic for that.
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#10crawdadPosted 11/8/2013 9:40:21 AM
Another good thing about AMD is that all the new consoles are using AMD hardware, so in theory they should translate better to PC when they're ported from consoles.

In theory.
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