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10 months ago#31
At this point I really don't see the point in buying AMD GPU's, as thanks to bitcoin miners, they don't occupy the same price/performance ratio they used to.

AMD has relied on the GCN architecture for far too long, which is the same thing that bit them in the ass when they were killing Intel in the Athlon vs Pentium 4 days.
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10 months ago#32
Well your 'point' was months ago because the mining thing is a non-issue and prices have settled back down again and have for a while.
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10 months ago#33
Also if you are smart and watch for deals you can score a 290X for around 350 new. Less used.

I really don't see why you would go for nVidia if you care about pure performance. You can get TWO 290X cards used for less than the cost of a used 780TI.

Edits....pure performance ON A BUDGET.
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10 months ago#34
At some point you have to ask yourself "is it these AMD cards or something in my environment causing these problems?"
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10 months ago#35
nvidia 6600gs- fine
ati x850xts- fine
8800gs- still running in a computer
4850- ded
4850- still running
580 ultra classified- still running
560m - still running
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10 months ago#36
PraetorXyn posted...
At this point I really don't see the point in buying AMD GPU's, as thanks to bitcoin miners, they don't occupy the same price/performance ratio they used to.

AMD has relied on the GCN architecture for far too long, which is the same thing that bit them in the ass when they were killing Intel in the Athlon vs Pentium 4 days.


Didn't prices go back to normal, like, 6 months ago or something?
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10 months ago#37
I had an HD 6870 and it was fine. I now have an R9 270X and it's also fine.
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10 months ago#38
4850: 5+ years of usage and still fine... it's in my friend's 2nd computer and still marches on like a champ.
7850: going on its 2nd year and still fine
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.
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10 months ago#39
DarkZV2Beta posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
At this point I really don't see the point in buying AMD GPU's, as thanks to bitcoin miners, they don't occupy the same price/performance ratio they used to.

AMD has relied on the GCN architecture for far too long, which is the same thing that bit them in the ass when they were killing Intel in the Athlon vs Pentium 4 days.


Didn't prices go back to normal, like, 6 months ago or something?


Yes.
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Why are you always smiling?
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10 months ago#40
TNT2: It was eh.
3: Amazing card all around
7900GS: Artifacting and crazy random slowdown, overall terrible.
GT440: Pretty great for what it was.
7850: Pretty great, a little loud, but that's the fan...due to me being cheap and getting the least expensive one at the time.
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