Would I have to worry about not being able to play certain games with AMD hardware? Are there games that won't recognize it as well as nvidia? I'm trying to save as much money as possible and AMD is far more reasonable in price but if it means a sacrifice in anything it's a no.
#2BowsaaPosted 11/17/2013 3:33:41 PM
Because (supposedly) AMD = FINISHED --- RENAMON!! *weeping* YOU HAVEN'T BENT ANYONE OVER THE SINK AND SHOVED A "CHECK THE STICKY* UP THEIR ASS IN MONTHS!! *curls into ball crying*- Cither3000
#3AcquirePosted 11/17/2013 3:37:39 PM
Physx. It's a beautiful thing to experience. --- And if you hear as the warm night falls. The silver sound from a time so strange. Sing to me, sing to me.
#4Orestes417Posted 11/17/2013 3:39:21 PM
Same reason you'd legitimately go with AMD over Nvidia. Hard numbers on benchmarks. Some generations Nvidia is ahead, some generations AMD is. Sometimes it even swaps from driver to driver. --- I am the mighty thesaurus! RAWR!
#5WyzeGyePosted 11/17/2013 3:39:26 PM
Your father beat you with a leather belt when you were younger, so you have to take it out on your poor leather wallet. --- http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GCJ http://youtu.be/JsGR60VNgYI - updated 11/14/2013
#6godplaysSNESPosted 11/17/2013 3:45:05 PM
If you don't intend to upgrade for some years, Nvidia supports their older GPUs for longer. AMD has even stopped supporting Vista in their latest drivers --- Super Mario Kart is the single best Mario Kart ever!
#7AcdcfantonyPosted 11/17/2013 3:45:58 PM
Good, nobody should be using Vista anyways. --- http://i.imgur.com/EEBnH.gif http://i.imgur.com/KzoNo.gif Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.- Jimi Hendrix
#8ThePCElitistPosted 11/17/2013 3:46:52 PM
If you don't intend to upgrade for some years, Nvidia supports their older GPUs for longer. AMD has even stopped supporting Vista in their latest drivers
I don't blame them at all because Vista was so bad it made Windows 8 seem like the best OS ever. --- I hate windows 8!
Nvidia cards are supposed to be cooler and quieter, especially in the higher-end side of things. I suppose AMD focuses on more raw horsepower per dollar while Nvidia is more about efficiency and stability.
I've never owned an Nvidia card so I can't really speak for it though. --- -TropicMoon - as humid as a summer's day on triton http://i.imgur.com/N9lTE.jpg
#10Orestes417Posted 11/17/2013 3:52:07 PM(edited)
You do realize Windows 7 is just Vista in drag? Big issue was driver support and the gap between the baseline hardware it needed and the ancient hardware people tried to run it on.