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Does AMD suck or is it just me?

#31Kokuei05Posted 8/14/2014 6:16:19 AM
I like Nvidia better. Mostly for their driver optimization. They released a performance driver a few months back which takes a load from my low end CPU which made it able for my old PC to see a great number of gains in performance.

The number of years of owning an AMD card never had that and the performance stayed the same as long as I owned it.
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#32mumpsy21Posted 8/14/2014 6:27:26 AM
I'd have to agree. I'm having so many compatibility problems, the automatic updates actually disabled me from any high-req gaming. Currently everything's fine, but I had to go through hours of internet research and studying(spread over weeks) just how the video card works to fix it and let me play games again.

Never had that problem when I had my alienware with Nvidia
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#33SinisterSlayPosted 8/14/2014 6:33:04 AM
A little from column A, a little from Column B.
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#34Kokuei05Posted 8/14/2014 6:38:48 AM(edited)
Also driver support. At this point; AMD would have my card put on the legacy list and release no drivers for it. Nvidia continues to support their 8000 series which are 8 years old.
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#35JustPlainEvilPosted 8/14/2014 8:03:43 AM
TropicMoon10 posted...
Sounds like the cooling in your laptop was poorly implemented.

Which would be more HP's fault.


Yep.


HP is a steaming pile of horse crap. Had a laptop of theirs die on me in 2 years. Overheated itself to the point smoke was coming out of the fan area.
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#36ClashtonnPosted 8/14/2014 8:08:44 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
ThisGuy101 posted...
Clashtonn posted...
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They have their niche with poor and ignorant people.


He said AMD not consoles.

AMD has a place. It's second place.


That's why my AMD 270x is cheaper than your Nvidia 660 and still performs better in benchmarks.


And that's why my 780TI has no equivalent on the AMD side and power aside still smashes your garbage drivers.

Someone has to have the inferior product, it just happens to be you. Accept it, it helps the pain.


I'd take an 8800GT over a 290x. AMD is trash. If I wanted something that performed better, I'd update my GPU. I wouldn't switch brands and lose out on driver support, shadowplay and physx in the name of saving a few dollars.
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#37EciDemonPosted 8/14/2014 8:16:58 AM
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Ok? All I got out of that post is that it's still superior...which is what I said.

Are you trying to deny AMD has weaker products than Nvidia? Because if you are, you're clueless, and if you aren't, why are you arguing with me? There's no conversation here.


Show me an Nvidia card that can beat the R9 295X2 then, if AMD has weaker products than Nvidia.


So you're comparing a card which is literally two cards against a single card? That still matches or surpasses it in almost every benchmark? Because all the real word tests put the 780 ti there. And playing the price game like you did with the Titan Z, you could get two 780 ti's for less than the 295X2 and smash it's performance.

Take your weak hardware to the PS4 kids, maybe they'll be impressed.


The Titan Z is the Nvidia equivalent to the 295X2. And it's twice the price.

And no, the SLI'd 780 Ti's don't "Smash" the 295X2's performance.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1187?vs=1073

The SLI'd 780 Ti's are equivalent to the 295X2, but the problem with SLI and Crossfire is instability. The 295X2 doesn't have that instability.


Actually, the 295X2 still runs in crossfire only it's doing it on one pcb. It has the same problems and limitations as crossfire with two discrete cards. Same deal with nVidia and their dual gpu cards.
The one up is the liquid cooling, thats a smart move imo, but then again you can liquid cool 780Ti's too or a Titan Z for that matter.

Also Sli and Crossfire has become much better in recent years though. With two 780 Ti cards in sli I have yet to run into any instability issues.
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#38Pengu1nPosted 8/14/2014 8:18:16 AM
ChickenAndJuice posted...
AMD sucking isn't really much of a surprise. It is inferior afterall. in both Cpu+GPU.


Another intel fanboy enters the arena!!!
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#39A_THIZZIN_T_REXPosted 8/14/2014 8:56:08 AM
their GPUs? no they don't suck

their CPUs? yep.
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#40ThisGuy101Posted 8/14/2014 4:11:54 PM
Clashtonn posted...
I'd take an 8800GT over a 290x. AMD is trash. If I wanted something that performed better, I'd update my GPU. I wouldn't switch brands and lose out on driver support, shadowplay and physx in the name of saving a few dollars.


If AMD was trash, people wouldn't buy it, and it would be completely out of business.

Last I checked, AMD is doing just fine. As a matter of fact, it's doing better than Nvidia.

http://jonpeddie.com/press-releases/details/gpu-market-upintel-and-nvidia-graphics-winners-in-q4-amd-down/
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