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NVIDIA vs AMD

Updated on November 7, 2014

Is AMD or NVIDIA Better?

AMD (formerly ATI) and NVIDIA are the undisputed leaders of the GPU market. When you upgrade your graphics card or buy a new computer, you usually have to choose between similarly priced and positioned products from these two companies. Both of them offer some powerful discrete graphics solutions for both gaming and professional work, but how do you know if Radeon or GeForce cards are better?

You will find more information about the two GPU manufacturers, as well as some useful links to AMD and NVIDIA benchmarks and performance comparisons below. Don't forget to check out the ongoing discussion with hundreds of user opinions, and vote in the poll.

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About NVIDIA

NVIDIA is a GPU (graphics processing unit) and motherboard chipset manufacturer based in Santa Clara, California (US). It was founded in 1993 and since then became one of the leaders in gaming and professional graphics. NVIDIA was the first to introduce a graphics card with on-board transform and lighting (T&L) - the famous Geforce 256 - back in 1999. The GeForce brand became highly popular and with the exception of FX series these cards have always been some of the best on the home graphics market. The popular gaming console Playstation 3 also uses NVIDIA graphics.

In February 2008 NVIDIA acquired Ageia Technologies and started integrating their physics engine, the PhysX into Geforce cards. All Geforce 8 cards and above now support PhysX hardware acceleration for PhysX-enabled games.

One of the latest innovations by this company is G-SYNC, a technology which solves screen tearing and stuttering prevalent on LCD monitors by synchronizing the monitor's refresh and GPU's render rates, as well as using a strobing backlight to eliminate motion blur, resulting in CRT-like low persistance.

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About AMD Graphics (Formerly ATI)

ATI was a major designer and manufacturer of GPUs and motherboard chipsets until 2006 when it was acquired by AMD. Even though ATI no longer exists as a company, and the popular brand is no longer used for graphics cards as of 2011, many of people still refer to Radeon cards as "ATI" out of habit. (As this page was created back in 2009, the comments still have some references to the brand).

ATI was founded in 1985, producing graphics cards for PC makers like IBM. They launched a highly popular Radeon GPU line in year 2000. After ATI's acquisition by AMD in 2006 the newly renamed AMD Graphics Product Group continued making high-end graphics cards for gamers and professionals. The popular Xbox 360 console also uses an AMD graphics chip. Next-gen consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) use AMD hardware as well.

AMD recently released Mantle, a graphics API which promises to make things easier for developers, and bring faster and better games to the PC platform. They also came up with AMD TrueAudio, adding hardware audio acceleration capabilities to their graphics cards. This allows games and applications to offload audio processing from the CPU, freeing it for other tasks.

NVIDIA vs AMD Discussion

Are NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards better overall?

NVIDIA is better than AMD!

NVIDIA is better than AMD!

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    • anonymous 2 years ago

      oh its true...

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      just look at the titan z :o

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      PHYSX .............. :p

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Have a nvidea TITAN and the benchmarks are of the charts see pc forums NVIDEA is amazing .......AMD benchmarks do not even come close to TITAN guerrilla mwahaa haaaa haaaaaa 2014 alright alright alright ................mmmmmm BUT STILL AMD is not that bad :p

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Have a nvidea TITAN and the benchmarks are of the charts see pc forums NVIDEA is amazing .......AMD benchmarks do not even come close to TITAN guerrilla mwahaa haaaa haaaaaa 2014 alright alright alright ................mmmmmm BUT STILL AMD is not that bad :p

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      podowae

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      To the slomo saying CUDA is better than Stream Processors. You have no idea what you are talking about. CUDA is a different name for Stream Processor. They are the same exact thing. You just said that CUDA is better than CUDA so AMD sucks.... How does that make sense? And nVidia is only better because it has physix. I am running BattleFIeld 3 on Radeon HD 4850. This thing is over 6 years old and can still play things almost any nvidia card from the same period can not. Not to mention it is a tank. 6 years and it has not failed once.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Slavi Kalenjiev

      you know what is CUDA Compute Unified Device Architecture? it is use for computing like AutoCad also matlab and adobe, and AutoCad is optimize for CUDA cores which is better than AMD's stream processors... Lol

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I use AMD cpu's but lately realised nvidia is hugely better than ATI for most games ie my old Ge force 460 gtx kills my new ATI card despite my new card having lots more video ram and a more modern chipset if you are gaming just buy a 660ti 2GB card when you need more power sli them up.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Nvidia has historically had the best drivers and software allowing for the best performance in what actually matters- games.

      Not to mention my only ATI card melted when I tried to play Half Life 2.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nvidia beouse they have more extra apps that make nvidia cards more ellidgable for me

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Caitlin

      lol I got SLi GTX260 and its still alive..

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nVIDIA ...............

    • tf245yay 4 years ago

      However my old laptop doesn't even work anymore cuz of nVidia...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Read it about 3DFX people... Google : 3DFX wikipedia

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      You all forget about Voodoo 3DFX? Nvida bought out/Save 3dfx,

      3DFX we're ones who started SLI dual video cards, Any some those

      people were hired by both Nvidia and ATI. The newest MacBook Pro have

      switch back to Nvidia, Why Because 2011 Version with ATI/AMD we're underpowered for gaming. Rumors are next Xbox 720 has also maybe equipped

      with Nvidia GPU.. Lets hope it is true. 3DFX we're ones started SLI. Not Ati.

      Many ppl who did work for 3dfx we're both hired from Nvidia and ATI..

      Nvidia Drivers are always more stable. My old EVGA 8800 GTS is just as fast

      as my current ATI Radeon 5730 in my Asus N61jq Laptop.

      Ati you never get the performance you pay for. There drivers are flaky most the time and run hotter Nvidia GPU's

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ros is een mooie haarkleur bitches

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      typisch bart .....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      123

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nvidia!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I bought 2 ATI cards because they were cheaper than nvidia but now I regret it because it isn't powerful enough to even run games OVER 15 fps like NFS HP 2010, GTA IV 2008, Battlefield 2011 etc. while nvidia costumers who paid the same amount got GPUs with lesser specs. but greater performance idk maybe it's the DDR5 technology with higher ghz even though they're 512/768 MB etc.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ATI doesn't have CUDA support, and that's incredible for professionals.

      ATI may work for kids who want to play their little video games, but for people serious about their work, nVidia delivers high quality and speed with their tech.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nVidia > AMD

      nvidia has PhysX and AMD has no answer for it! wtf?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      gtx 690 Quad sli enough said

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      The fun thing is on the right side with the AMD lovers, they are people who don't know shit about hardware or gameperformance, thay baught a card and they played a hyped game. Then they´re all going nuts about AMD is better? WHERE? No please just remove the AMD side of this discussion because there is really nothing to discuss. DO YOUR HOMEWORK READ!!!!! You will always get better performance from nVidia because of their LOVE for what they are doing. AMD is just a company that wants your money weather you are happy or not. F*CK AMD.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nVidia is best, they have more money to spend on new cool features and hardware, they are MUCH closer relationship with the gamedevelopers, AMD got NOTHING whatsoever $6 for the developers.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I would have to say Nividia due to the fact that the drivers always have worked for my old MPC T2500 and on my new laptop I have a fairly new ATI Radeon 5650 1gb GDDR3 with phenom 2 quad core 2.1 ghz and well the new drivers released by AMD crash all my drivers and force me to reload whereas with the MPC with its GeForce 8400M GS with only 128 ram core 2 duo clocked at an unimpressive 1.8 ghz runs a lot of games as well as my primary computer if not better at times and along with the fact with out over clocking my main system has managed to start corrupting the graphics memory (right now around 400 MBs have been rendered useless) and its only a year and 4 months old and dieing a slow death

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      got the 660it... before i had 2 7770 ati installed....they sucked!!!....moniter always flickered....it took me foreve to get up in my cata center....and other programs...once i did the switch everything is super fast....i reccomend nvidia...or and amd is known for card that overheat...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yep.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Nvidia

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i use nvidia in 10 years my anus like she very much bobs

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think nVidia is better than ATI/AM

      I used them both and nVidia has great drivers, while the ATI ones really Suck

      I know the ATI/AMD GPU is cheaper, but they can't beat nVidia at gaming, just try to play Battlefield 3 on nVidia GTX560 and on ATI Radeon HD 6950 and you will see the difference.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      loool!!! Crossfire has lots of issue than SLI

      crossfire 7970 can't even beat 690.

      SLi 680 still better than any crossfire shit!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, What an incredibly helpful and constructive discussion. I'm so glad all the experts came out to provide their insight.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      you choose 7950? you will regret if you see this

      http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_gefor...

      you should have wait for the 660Ti, more efficient than 7950 and more cheaper which almost compete the 7970 performance, only at 200$ range....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Tim

      you choose 7950? you will regret if you see this

      http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_gefor...

      you should have wait for the 660Ti, more efficient than 7950 and more cheaper which almost compete the 7970 performance, only at 200$ range....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      GTX series all the fucking way.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      7970ghz Edition sucks! its only faster a little on a normal 7970, and didn't match the 680.. benchmark results of some games 7970ghz edition wins but its only 3 out of 10 test. the GTX680 rules everything, and price performance goes to GTX670 faster than a normal 7970.. and amd has terrible driver issues!

      for a 499$ gpu I rather get the GTX680!

      http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/41329-amd-r...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      7970ghz edition still didn't beat GTX680, and its more hotter and consumes a lot of power..

      NVIDIA ALL THE WAY!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Im tired of amd's fucking garbage drivers!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      sdf

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Guest

      Liar! prove it dude.. cause the drivers wont affect any wifi or even the audio.. only amd makes a crap driver and proven many bad feedback on most forums, threads online....

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think, that nVidia is more powerful ...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh, I forgot! And almost every game is optimized for nVidia(yeah, that is the "NVIDIA the way its meant to be played). Which game is optimized for AMD? Heh, maybe some titles from Codemasters like DIRT and some not well-known games and that's all.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I used to use AMD/Ati cards and processors for more than 10 years. I thought, that AMD is the best one, nVidia, that AMD has never lied, that AMD is cheaper just because of their kindness. But once I saw very nice black-yellow nvidia card and it was love at first sight :D, so I bought it and discovered, that I was throwing my money to the bin for last ten years, because AMD/ATI was total bullsh*t.

      I discovered, that nVidia has got a lot better drivers and now they can increase game performance about 10-20 % in some games, just with drivers.Catalysts always fall down, for example in Far Cry 2, always after one hour playing the drivers fall down and "the game is over"! nVidia cards have really better architecture and also have PhysX or CUDA and 32x CSAA. When I compared game images, one taken from AMD card, another from nVidia card, I also discovered that nVidia has got better lightining, contrast and colors.

      Don't be stupid... I bet, that thoose ones, that sayz AMD is better, never tried the concurence. But I did and I say go to Intel and NVIDIA. AMD is not cheap by fun, but because its quality and performance is low...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      amd sux at EVERYTHING.nvidia rulz at gaming,video editing.Even if they are pricey ,nvidia has better cooling.I bet that you can cook something on an ati.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Ati = Wii = crap

      Nvdia = PS3 = omg i love like the omg.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Rovi

      oh really? show us some proof you own a 680.for overclocking a overclock 7970 can't beat 680

      proof

      http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/37209-gefor...

      .

      and also amd/ati has lot of issue on their crossfire support that's why it really sucks. overall benchmark reviews knocks down the 7970 and 680 is more efficient.. color quality? both gives same color quality, (dust to block)? that's physics and nvidia has more better physics frame by frame 680 still wins. computing? cuda cores are more efficient specially on adobe and autocad which is optimize for cuda...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @mike

      wrong dude.. I got no problems on nvidia.. only jealous fanboys are keep telling nvidia drivers are not good. you only say that cause you own an amd/ati card. and no experience with nvidia...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Most benchmarks show that Intel and nVidia are the best. It's true. Their performance is 20-40% higher (top products from Intel/nVidia) than AMD/Ati but so is their price. So if you want an ultra GAMING RIG go with Intel/nVidia, but have a good pile of money. AMD is also not bad, great performance for less money but its only great performance, not ULTRA.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ATI IS STUPID!!! I BOUGHT ONE LAST TWO YEARS AND IT LAG LIKE FUCK WHEN GAMING!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nVidia is better than AMD because of its CUDA technology, this is only on nVidia cards and gives you better graphics and performance than the ATI. Hey there is a big reason why ATI is now part of AMD, because they SUCK!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      @Adam

      your just jealous :P

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nVidia is cheaper than AMD, and has better drivers :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      nVidia has better driver support then AMD, wich make that you can put more out of your GPU

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Nvideo é muito melhor em tudo!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Nvidia is for games AMD for busnuis SO shut up all fanboys !

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      hi my name is GTX690 does ani AMD radeon HD compared to me???

      NO

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I feel combination of intel and nVidia or AMD and ATI are good if you miss match combination you wasted your money

      ATI is cheaper but I would go for nVidia because they have better quality

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      With many excellent drivers and video card, it is hard for me to deny that I prefer nVidia. Drivers providing better performance and graphics to not yet released games really seals the deal, especially. Also, you find detailed patch notes and and easy to navigate site, something ATI sorely lacks. Drivers are also simple to install and actually WORK. When I try to install the latest (and correct!) drivers on the two computers I have running ATI, it never fails to bluescreen. The nVidia computer? Ten minutes on a slow day, and no issue.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I have nvidia with the acer predator i bought, and it rocks, it runs Diablo III, SC II, COD BO, everything works fine with my GTX 560, and a friend of mine bought an AMD with almost the same specs than mine, but my FPS are better than his. AMD is good, but NVidia is better.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      come on, nVidia rules!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      nVidia

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      nvidia better

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i like nvidia out of stability. i bought graphic cards from both manufacturers, but i always seemed to have problems with ati cards. maybe i bought the wrong games, who knows. nvidia seems to be more customer related, while amd seems to care more about the whole. they keep their cards cheaper than nvidia, but nvidia has more quality. i guess it depends if ur on a budget or not. plus, on most games u see the nvidia logo with: nvidia. the way its meant to be playd. only atari says ati is the way to go, but their games never really went huge anyway.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      fdsf

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      nVidia because that fucking Ati (AMD) drivers really sucks!...

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I like ATi before and Im a big fan of it.. but their softwares and drivers really sucks and very unstable. and it got worst when they change the name from ATi and now AMD.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Nvidia is the best option for GPU,their quality makes them batter,their co-partners give huge warranty for nvidia cards while ati warranty are limited

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      ATI can't even get their size right. They place fans all in the wrong places. They suck with CrossFire

      nVidia is that way to go especially with their advanced silent fans and cooling technologies. Cuda cores, etc...

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I like how the AMD people are dissing themselves by saying "Heating problems" and stuff, You guys all now the manufacturer play a huuuge role in how well your card performs, like if you get a Gigabyte or Asus then its very unlikely you'll have a problem, that and nvidia has problems when pared with most AMD processors, so if you have a AMD and Nvidia you're more likely to lose performance than if you got an Intel and Nvidia. I have to go with nvidia though, ive just worked with so many computers using AMD and ATI that im just tired of them, get slow, in laptops they are a horror unless its an alienware, but hey if you have a AMD/ATI, its better than Intel's Integrated Chipset! Lets all agree on that, intel graphics are a joke

      I don't know anyone who likes AMD more than Nvidia though

      New graphics cards today are complete overkill, my Nvidia Geforce 9500GT with 1Gb GDDR2 dedicated ram runs Skyrim on medium still, and that's because my processor was absolute crap, idk how good my card actually is

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Look at all the retarded tweens spelling like 9 year olds'. ATI are known for building faster broads with cooler running dies... ATI are also known for TOTAL SHIT DRIVERS!

      nVidia build really fucken awesome cookers that you can put in to your PC, allowing you to have some well toasted eggs with your Far Cry! But at lest they known their assembly...

      Kids please go and fuck your selves and learn to do some research... and a spell check.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I prefer nVidia. Their cards have better architecture, than AMD's and sometimes the nVidia is cheaper than AMD and has got the same or better values. And, don't forget PhysX a CUDA technologies. Drivers are excellent and nVidia's support and homepage is really friendly, for example, you can se (on Optimal playable settings at the homepage) on which card, which game will run and on which details.

      I don't say, that AMD cards are shit (but processor of AMD are), absolutely not! They are good enough, but I think, nVidia is better.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      and catalyst drivers are absolotely terrible. they ruin any potential that amd cards have. I will never buy amd again. I will trade my hd6990+hd6970 for one gtx 680 any day. I have had the worst experience ever with amd. their driver support is so bad, so so so so so bad, really bad.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i have a hd6990+hd6970 in trifire and to this day, have not been able to get it to work. Every time I launch bf3 i get a bsod crash. i run bf3 better on a single hd6970 than in trifire. what a joke. I have yet to play in trifire even once since i got the cards. i will never get amd again. they robbed me for my money with lies. I spent 1500 plus on gpus that do not work. and trifire is broken on all cards because of their terrible driver support. dont buy from these people unless you want constant frustrations.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm an nVidia fan but I must say it depends.

      600 series vs HD7000 series, nvidia wins

      but 500 series vs HD6000 series, ATI wins

      Aftermarket nVidia runs cooler than most aftermarket ATI .

      It depends on the game as well, some games support ATI better.

      But I'll still go with nVidia as it has better performance/Watt.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      ALWAYS NVIDIA!!!!!!! GTX Cards rule...

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Really, there is no good answer.

      Nvidia wins in drivers, support, and technology (physx, anti-aliasing, etc.)

      AMD wins in price, power

      However, with the release of Kepler, Nvidia decisively takes the lead (at least in high end) due to the amazing results with performance/dollar/power draw

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      all I can say

      FUCK AMD drivers! catalyst really sucks!!

      drivers fucked up always..

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      pros

      nVidia is believely more reliable for

      standard games

      stable for multitask

      integrate in laptop

      higher in memory bandwith

      cons

      pricely high,

      do less in gaming

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      pros

      nVidia is believely more reliable for

      standard games

      stable for multitask

      integrate in laptop

      higher in memory bandwith

      cons

      pricely high,

      do less in gaming

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Pros: Gives awesome fps

      works with older games

      drivers get updated faster then radeon

      con: produces more heat then radeon

      cost more then radeon even if performace is close

      fan base reminds me of 16 year old kids

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Nvidia is expensive but it is reliable and durable and great performance.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      nvidia is hell of a lot better im using amd right now and it crashes all the time and i have to restart my computer nvidia is a lot more reliable and built quality is hell of a lot better. its like comparing an airplane to a school bus

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      @gaz

      lmao, nvidia is more better on overclocking because of cuda cores, and its gives more performance per clock, not like amd max out OC can only gain 5fps on games and small improvements on benchmarks not like nvidia you notice a big difference when OC, up to 20fps performance gain and also on benchmark,. and for temperatures it depends on the brand like EVGA,Asus Zotac or MSi if they put a good quality cooler not like other brands, btw I have a friend that has HD6950 1gb from sapphire and it runs at 85°..

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      LOL GTX 680?? IT GET PWNED IN COMPUTATION. Its only useful for gaming and I like the Avaliability currently.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Fuck AMD Nvidia like jesus!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      nVidia Really is better than ATI

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Nvidia

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I used to own a ATI Radeon X1550 a long time back. That fucking card didn't support any game. Mafia II ran at 12 fps!!!!! WTF!!!! Then I bought myself a NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT with PhysX. Then Mafia II ran at 31 fps with PhysX set to medium. Right now I own a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590! FUCK YOU ATI!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      There is no doubt that NVIDIA is better than ATI / AMD! Today's games use the PhysX technology to create real environments and gameplay is also great because of that! AMD cards on the other hand doesn't support PhysX. So it is a win-win situation for NVIDIA!! ATI / AMD sucks! Their cards are also very heavily priced as compared to NVIDIA!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Well, you see, nvidia does support a lot of games that cannot be supported on the reason, but its very close, I'm going to have to side with nVidia.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      niggar

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow, Nvidia all the way.

      Listen, with the 680 out, theres is absolutely no competition.

      The 7970 is even more expensive.

      Look at some benchmark tests people have done, for every single test, the outcome turned out to show that in all of the aspects of what makes a graphic card good. Nvidia 680 won.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      NVIDIA is way better. I've used their graphics cards. Even an integrated nVIDIA GeForce Go 320M is awesome.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Nvidia is best. ATI has no comparison with nividia

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      hey ati/amd fanboys.. your HD7970 has fallen. the new king is the GTX680.. :P

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      FUCK ATI FUCK THEIR SOFTWARES,DRIVERS AND GPUS!!!!! FUCK EM ALL! FUCK AMD!!!! INTEL+NVIDIA FOR THE WIN NO PROBLEM ON DRIVERS!!!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      @AMDallTHEwayBABY

      you will eat your words when GTX680 is out on the market..

      NEW HD7970 is only faster and better to the OLD GTX580 only 15%. and nvidia wont release a new gen gpu only a 5% increase.. some leaked benchmarks that a 680 will be 3x faster than a 580, and the 7970 is dethroned

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Ive heard in PCgamer magazine it mentioned that planetside2 will use physX for its Vehicles in game and its multiyplayer so you will need at least a simple nividia card to play your gamez. Also the fact that nividia has a whole lot of extras inside cuda cores and stuff but i fine them to be neck and neck in performance but nividia tends to be hotter but quieter, I go with the quieter card cause if you have enough cooling ur good to go and low sound ^_^

    AMD is better than NVIDIA!

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      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Got my myself a Sapphire R7240 GDDR5, not only is it faster than my previous Inno3D GTS250 E-Save that died. It runs cooler even when overclocked and it consumes less power!!! AMD is really great!

      • Shahnewaz1996 3 years ago

        AMD is cheaper but better. And GPGPU is the future.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        x men game is very poor with nvidia but it is mindblasting with ATI

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I have ATI in my pc and ATI in my xbox 360. ps3 sucks because they have nvidia. nvidia is shit

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ATI 4350 500mb can play MASS EFFECT 3 but nVIDIA gforce 210 1g cannot play

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD (ATi) are the best solution for those who are professionals. nVidias are more gamer-oriented, try tunning some sophisticated CAD and see what happens, Most of the Radeons do the job much smoother and faster than the GeForces. Apart form that, for those who spit at ATi, don't forget that the GPU alone doesn't determine your system performance / stability. It's the chipset that plays the most important role. Oh, and with regards to that, nVidia chipsets suck...

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        nVidia vs AMD ? no --' nVidia chipset vs ATI.chispet? yes :)

        7850 OC is the best value graphic card ever, for 150⬠you can have a gtx660 ^^

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yeah man, my Lightning HAWK 5770 has been a fucking TANK @ 1020MHz core and 1330Mhz mem since the day I got it. And I decided to add another to the mix. WOW! This shit plays games on settings for $200 worth of gpu's, that my budds who have monster "Ge-force it to work right" gpu's several tiers above mine cant get to run with the same settings. AMD= A Mans Decision

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ati is better

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I choose AMD as I once had two different nVidia cards which got corrupted and would no longer display colour or similar things. Whilst my ATI Radeon 5770 has served me well for many years, and when overclocked, can play today's games on the highest settings at a steady 40 fps.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ATI is better, I choose ATI because I had a bad experience with nvidia, the first card I ever had from nvidia didn't work, it disappoint me, I really had faith in nvidia but not anymore, not since then.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is the best

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        amdizzile

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        came here to learn the difference...found this debate great and helpful. Go on guys!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I picked AMD/ATI because I've found their cards far more reliable then anything from Nvidia. Anything I've gotten that had an Nvidia chip had problems... it either didn't work right, or died after a few months of use. I have 3 older ati video cards sitting in storage, after upgrades (two of which I had to reuse after some attempted nvidia upgrades died!) All of them still work perfectly... even have an ooold sapphire radeon x800gto, that still runs. I'm currently using a 4870, and it can manage anything I throw at it, including all the games that the previous posters have mentioned as running on one side but not the other. It manages skyrim at rather high settings, any MMO I've thrown at it... borderlands 2, battlefield 3, even a beta test of the new mech game Hawken! no issues at all! so... uh, you guys can go spend your $300-500 on whatever you want, I'll sit here, and pick out the best from a generation or two ago, and spend a fraction of what you're spending, but get the same performance.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Fuck nVidia, amd my love<3

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Use to love Nvidia then I had driver problems and crashes. Never had a bad ATI card. Stable, cheap and fast!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Amd is way better than nvidia i bought an Radeon 6950 and my dad the gtx 570 after a wile me and my dad dessided to switch card to compare and we both agreed that the 6950 was better it was more stable much better image quality and played every game with the graphics all the way up better than the 570 for some reason fell flat on its face when you turned on Vsync and the 6950 still ran perfect with it on the only thing the 570 did a lot better was folding at home if your not folding then theres no point in buying a 570

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        YUP, when AMD releases it's 100-SLI, where you can sell your house and stick 100 of them in your iPhone-sized desktop case, it WILL kill nVidia!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ATI Radeon is much, much better than nVidia, becos of the gaming, browsing and sharpness of online video etc......Fuck nVidia....

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Fuck on the Nvidia they using conspiracy The Way Itâs Meant To Be Played on games to take down AMD

      • TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

        You do mean ati :D I have an ATI 6570

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        nvidia is better if you use a single card

        but amd has good price, and crossfirex is better than sli

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Wow, What an incredibly helpful and constructive discussion. I'm so glad all the experts came out to provide their insight.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I need to upgrade my 6870, and was looking at the last gen 580 and the 6970 both can play games maxed out both priced around 350$ due to new gen being out. The only reason i bought the 7950 over the 580 and it was 360$ and it match the performance and over time its only going to get faster since they are still working out bugs. Would love a 690 or a 680 but there pricy and although radeon isn't as fast there dang close, though that may also change in time for better or worst.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I need to upgrade my 6870, and was looking at the last gen 580 and the 6970 both can play games maxed out both priced around 350$ due to new gen being out. The only reason i bought the 7950 over the 580 and it was 360$ and it match the performance and over time its only going to get faster since they are still working out bugs. Would love a 690 or a 680 but there pricy and although radeon isn't as fast there dang close, though that may also change in time for better or worst.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD>NVIDIA for underdog FTW

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        And nVidia is very very OLD, I recognize a littlebit nVidia because with that card the most populary games has been created with nVidia like (Crysis , Battlefield 3 ...) but we need something new in this generation like (AMD/ATI) , But if these two company's meet together they can CREATE A REALLY SPECIAL CARD (THE BEST). But his , his will never happen :) So for now i choose AMD until when he will appear more powerful cards.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is better than nVidia because it looks better, they have a good price than nVidia and they have much much performance , they are faster to and the most importantly Performance in GPU ;) CHOSE AMD YOU WILL BE NOT DESEPOINT ;)

        TRUST -_-"(AMD")-_-

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Amd, (despite the fact that they don't have a ppu) crushes nvidia with their 7970 ghz edition! And crossfire options are making graphics 2x faster!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        nVidia's drivers and harder to work with and they cause more conflicts with other hardware like sound, wifi, Etc. I have experienced this with multiple computers and Laptops. ATI has always been easier to configure.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD = Xbox 360= SUPER FUCKING YEAH !

        nVidia=hige price shit

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        dfsd

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is way better in Overclocking and nVidia is like a childs play...

        I thing nVidia is just user friendly.. but the AMD is not... but in capabilities in

        performce... AMD is way better.. almost all Overclockers uses ATI / AMD VGA for crossfire.. Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 is the best graphic card i used so far.. for its stable and excellent graphics... but if you rate it pixel by pixel... frame by frame.. i can say that AMD Radeon HD 7970 and AMD Radeon HD 6990 is my best choice..

        I put it like this... nVidia is solid colors but ATI is fragments (making it detailed from dust to block)... but both good... its like my rate is (nVidia) 4.5 : 5.5 (AMD / ATI)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD is better couse it is faster :D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        nVidia drivers blow. On windows 7 64-bit there are so many bugs on the new drivers. Hibernate gets broken, switching between users is broken, BSOD on startup. All from the shitty nvidia drivers. They also install in a way the system restore wont wipe out whatever the nvidia driver screwed up, so you have to do a complete rebuild!!!!

        Their new drivers for linux also suck hard. ATI is open source so their drivers are fine, and any bugs get sorted out very quickly.

        I';; never buy another nvidia card in my life

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        AMD(ati) offers almost identical performance but $300 LESS. WHY WOULD YOU POSSIBLY WANT TO BUY AN Nvidia!?!?!?!?!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Look guys, amd pioneered most technologies first, first DX11 GPU, first 28nm GPU etc... nvidia always releases products after AMD because they can tweak their card after they know how amd's cards perform, so people who think nvidia is the best, they can go fuck themselves.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        ati menufecture better gpu ...............

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        AMD is better than nVidia!

        Because it is cheap and with the cheap prize you can have an excellent Graphics!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        AMD is much better they have more experience and better labs

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        amd is better

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Look at all the retarded tweens spelling like 9 year olds'. ATI are known for building faster broads with cooler running dies... ATI are also known for TOTAL SHIT DRIVERS!

        nVidia build really fucken awesome cookers that you can put in to your PC, allowing you to have some well toasted eggs with your Far Cry! But at lest they known their assembly...

        Kids please go and fuck your selves and learn to do some research... and a spell check.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        The last 3 builds I did had ati/AMD graphics in them never once did I have problems with any of them.

        ps. Xbox 360 has AMD cpu and gpu inside and it was voted consul of the decade.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        nvidia make the most bad graphics card from the world! if you don't believe me, buy nvidia and after that ....cry for your money.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I fuck nVidia and their progrrams!! AMD ITS POWER!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Pro's:

        Great value for money

        Very powerful technology

        Great driver support/ extra programs.

        Cons:

        Only good in desktop

        Loud + Hot

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        amd

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        all I can say

        FUCK AMD drivers! catalyst really sucks!!

        drivers fucked up always..

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        pros

        reliable for desktop

        gaming hardcore

        more core, fast processing unit

        cons

        getting hot fastly, noise fan even in idle mode

        getting lag after a few sec in bad ventilation system

        not suitable for laptop

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        pros

        reliable for desktop

        gaming hardcore

        more core, fast processing unit

        cons

        getting hot fastly, noise fan even in idle mode

        getting lag after a few sec in bad ventilation system

        not suitable for laptop

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Pro: cost less then geforce

        has a habit of matching geforce performance

        runs cool

        Con: Drivers are fair and few between, when there out they suck.

        no generic manufacturer.

        the cool looking graphics on the card still can't be seen once installed

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        better overclocking capabilites, less likely to go on fire(from personal experience) and the a lot more choice in 'altered' cards. eg. sapphire, asus, ect

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        maybe amd

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I posted similar information on the INTEL vs. AMD page, and I still resonate the facts.

        First of all, ATi has been around longer than Nvidia, so experience speaks for itself, secondly, AMD has basically the same power as the Nvidia does, but at a much cheaper price, which speaks volumes for people, especially in a shit economy we are in today, I would rather pay $200-$300 less for a Graphics unit that offers near identical looks that Nvidia puts out for $200 more.

        Something about saving money is appealing with most people :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I think they are both equal personally, they both have different advantages, like ATI is a lot cheaper than nvidia, nvidia has physX, ATI has more cores, nvidia has better drivers, you could nit-pick all you want, the bottom line is, they are all equal, and the fact that the nvidia fan-boys rage and seem to shout at the AMD ppl makes you not want to be one of them, so... AMD it is for me, the cheaper price just winds for me, I can't afford the stupid prices nvidia asks for cards that AMD can offer for half the price that are just as good....

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        niggar

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Hahaha mad is just better. Nvidia sux in everything. Nvidia superb optimus wont even work on some machine. Just give up nvidia amd will always the truly winner. Nvidias drivers are sux. On amd you can monitor 6 screens, with nvidia you can only monitor 3 hahahahahaha failer nvidia people

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I've had no problems with ATI/AMD for the last 10 years on their graphics cards. I have had numerous problems with Nvidia. I build computers for a living so I speak from experience. My advice get ATI/AMD and you wont have problems. Period. Hope it helps.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Sucky Nvidia fiasco all mobile chips and chipset defective,since series 6000,7000,8000

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        very lame article, waste of time

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        AMD

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        AMD and nVidia are the same. I have two laptops, one of which has a nVidia and one have AMD . behave identically so in my opinion (tie) I wish you good luck!

        (I will swear not to companies.They have done Anything wrong note.)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        wrong wrong wrong, you bunch of noobs... lol. All games will work with either ATI cards and Nvidia cards alike. Who really thinks that when planning the next modern warfare or need for speed, someone pipes up and shouts "I know, let's only make this game available to half of PC gamers around the world"... ddduuuuuurrrrrrrrr... No company in their right mind would even contemplate doing such a thing... lol. That said, I will always be on the supporting side of AMD. Main reason for this is they don't spend all their money on advertisment and then make the consumers pay for it by charging over-the-odds prices. AMD also has the ability to easily match Nvidia's cards, but with the gpus running at much lower temps and power consumption, without losing any of the graphics capabilities. AMD all the way baby!!!

        I have 3 x HD 7970s in tri-crossfire... The only thing faster than that is my mates pc, with 4 x HD 7970s. Nvidia just doesn't stand a chance, they're only good at looking good and slowly catching up... pmsl

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        jejeje jojo

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nvidia has fallen behind for the last 3-4 since they were late to deliver DX11 GPUs and now they are trying to make a comeback claiming that the GTX 680 will 40 percent better than the HD 7970 for the same price!!!!!!I am telling you,I would buy the GTX 680 even if it was 10 percent better just to save money but I always hated nvidia because by spreading bulls...t like this it will once again seem that it is better than AMD and increase it's sales.To be completely honest Intel CPUs are by less than an inch better than AMD processors (and definitely not worth the money difference) but when it comes to GPUs AMD dominates!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I vote radeon cause I own a HD6950. its good in some way, but I hope amd will fix this problems on their drivers and honestly I experience those problems. and its hot btw. I got 80° playing battlefield 3 not yet OC'd, its not the external exhaust version from sapphire. and to be fair to all Nvidia cards are great, it depends what you want. if you want gaming with low budget just get radeon. If you want pure performance and hardcore gaming and other task, then nvidia if you have a budget..

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        And what's even more hilarious there are a good amount of games that have Nvidia stamped on them and Ati's perform better on those games then nvidia cards do it's just pathetic

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        http://www.nvlddmkm.com/

        http://www.nvlddmkm.com/

        http://www.nvlddmkm.com/

        This is just pathetic Nvidia.

        Talk about ati's drivers being bad? There are whole websites dedicated to this 1 driver error for Nvidia's latest cards not counting the hundreds more.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I have:

        i7 920 Overclocked to 4.0

        6GB corsair 1600Mhz

        2 amd 6770's crossfire i got on sale for $230 for both

        I can run BF3 64-bit 64-players DX11 maxed out graphics except for Anti-Aliasing@ 120Fps

        AMD>Nvidia. half the price for double the framerate with better image quality

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Just look what's powering the consoles great graphics.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Enough of this. Both companies are good in making video cards...Both has it's own pros and cons...I own graphic cards from both of these awesome companies and they both kick ass...Yeah some people like nVidia over ATI and some like ATI over nVidia...but seriously we all gonna fight like childrens over these matter...come on...peace...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        LOL an Maxleo. A Tri-Fire 7970 would PWN 3x 580s. And comapring 3 580s to 1 7970? Please. When the 7990 comes out, it will be the most powerful single GPU card. Plus its quieter than GrillForce. And AMD drivers and nVidia drivers are pretty much the same nowadays. Just do a clean install and everything will be fine. And to those complaining about bad AMD drivers, don't forget those nVidia drivers that melted people's GPUs. AMD is cheaper. Pitcairn > Kepler. AMD > nVidia

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        A stupidly impossible argument to win. I'm using ATI with an AMD processor so I assumed some benefits would arise there. I've had previous experience with Nvidia and all I can say to it is that both cards are pretty worn out (6200, 8800gt). My current HD 6570 was better value than Nvidia alternatives.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Vayanse a su pmadre culeros de nvidia.....hd 6700 series mejor que el gtx 550ti

        Mfkers the hd 6700 series better then the crppy gtx 550ti

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I think AMD's 7700 series is awesome as they cost a bit less than nVidia alternatives, provide the same performance, but use a LOT less power. Great for budget gamers like me.

        Of course gamers with money to throw around will want to look at the 7800 series which is coming out this March, or even the flagship 7990 (not sure about its release date).

        It's a new series so eventually we can expect even better performance as AMD optimizes their drivers for the new architecture.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Have had both ATi Radeon 6990 and nVidia GTX580, they are both amazing graphics cards and ran both games smoothly, however nVidia have more testing that ATi (AMD) as the Games Developers use nVidia cards.

        ATi Certainly gives you "more bang for your buck" than nVidia though, in England the 6990 was £308 compared to the £535 nVidia.

        ATi may require more RAM to use than nVidia, but I imagine most gamers would have Corsair Vengeance RAM or similar.

        I personally prefer the ATi Radeon over the 580GTX due to the reduced price for a similar product that requires less power to use (850W input on my PC) compared to the 1200W+ the 580GTX would run best on.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nvidia sucks. their latest graphic card (which is known to be the 600 series) will not be the best graphic card of the year. ati radeon hd 7970 owns that nvidia piece of shit.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I vote AMD because it's a more efficient architecture. With a die size that is only about 60% the size of competing nvidia cards, AMD manages to always be close to comparable in performance. Imagine if AMD decided to shoot up their die sizes and pack on the same amount of transistors as nvidia? I already know what nvidia would do to compete: make a bigger, more power hungry gpu. A bigger gpu also means larger cost. That means that AMD makes considerably more money per gpu sold than nvidia. But unfortunately nvidia has a great marketing team.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        With the cheaper prices, you can afford to run two AMD's in crossfire. If you don't have the desire for two cards, the new 6990s are the fastest graphics cards in the world.

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      • anonymous 5 years ago

        nvsvc32.exe Application Error message: Instruction at "0x77c01e71" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written."

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        It depends on the hardware/software (drivers) generation @ a specific point in time. Whoever does it best in a snapshot in time will take the crown. I use cards from both but since my current setup is amd (and there's no "non-fanboy" option), i'm forced to select the current setup for this poll.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Amd's Ati gives you more bang for your buck.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        amd it actually updates it dirvers like its supposed to and doesn't tell me that i'm up to date when an update came out for it over 4 months ago that would have solved the problem of my computer crashing repeatedly

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        U nvidia fanboys are only talking about performance but price and power r as important as performance..i think u all have one sided brain, bcoz when u talk about one think u totally forgot about other things!!!!!!! u all tells that HD 7970 is only 15% faster than GTX 580 but both are the same in price and same in power consumption. what will u choose when u get more performance at the same price???but NVidia fanboys are preferring at the lower performance....They r fool or intelligent i don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Why everyone fall for nvidia, I really don't get it

        in my eye amd is suitable card for gamer. u want to know why??

        bcoz nvidia consump more power, cost more but less powerful

        for the price comparison of Ati HD 6950 & NVidia GT 570 go to the following link

        http://computers.pricegrabber.com/video-cards/p/5/...

        See NVidia has a higher price (yet both are from same manufacture)

        for the performance comparison of HD 6950 & GTX570 go to the following link

        http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=639&...

        here u can see that amd ati need less power give more performance so why nvidia!!???

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Nvidia=Great connections with game developers +6 plus some phyx effect +2 = 8

        AMD=Not so good branded games -1 and value for money +7 color vibrations in games and Movies +2 = 9

        so AMD/ATI wins!!!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        nVidia is shit. It lags, it bugs,...

        ATI is cheaper and better. Their control center is better and it is easy to use that graphic card for professional and home use.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Personally I prefer AMD (not ATI anymore). Why? Bang for the buck. I have a 6950 and i only paid $240 for it (the 2GB xfx based off the reference card). I play all games on max no problem. Nvidia does have better tesselattion and more connections with games devs (leading to games performing better on nvidia because of developing on nvidia cards) but overall bang for the buck goes to AMD. even the 7970 outperforms the gtx580 and costs about the same, if not less.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I had to let go of my 2 SLI 570's because they didn't have the power to push my Nvidia Surround Gaming with 3 23 inch Acer Monitors at a Bezel compensated resolution of 5980X1080. I picked two HD 7970's performance has been great with them in crossfire. Little hitches here and there, but that's what you get for being bleeding edge. It will get worked out. I am pretty netural though it's just luck of the draw with what graphics card I go with at the time I am building a new rig.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        guys what would i choose 1GB Ati graphics card or 1Gb nvidia graphics card....

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Ati has the Fastest Card right now :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        ATi = Value for Money

        nVidia = You just pay for the name...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        ATI

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        that last one got censored LOL

        http://youtu.be/N6Vf8R_gOec

      • anonymous 5 years ago

      Links to NVIDIA vs AMD Benchmarks

      When it comes to choosing between Radeon and GeForce, or even between two different models of the same video card, your best bet is to check the different benchmarks online. Don't rely on the hardware specifications alone, because if a graphics card has faster memory and a higher GPU clock it doesn't necessarily mean it will also result in more FPS in that newest shooter game.

      • Tom's Hardware always has a lot of detailed reviews and benchmarks of the newest and most powerful graphics cards available.Their charts provide a quick and easy comparison of the most powerful gaming hardware available.
      • Passmark Software offers charts showing the performance of thousands of different graphics cards. Just note that the synthetic benchmark they use doesn't necessarily indicate the "real life" performance in video games. They boast a database of over half a million different video cards.
      • 3DMark is the most popular video card benchmark software. You can test the performance of your system yourself, share it online, and see the benchmark results of other users. If your system does poorly compared to other similar ones, you might need to check whether your drivers are up to date; you might also want to look into overclocking.
      • Newegg is one of the best places to buy computer hardware online. More importantly, you can read hundreds of graphics card reviews and see ratings from real users there.

      NVIDIA versus AMD Poll

      Which computer graphics cards do you prefer?

      See results

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Nvida has always been better GPU Cards, Nvidia is now in the current new MacBook Pro for 2012. 2011 Version had slower ATI/AMD Cards. Why did Mac switch? Simple because too many people prob complains there mac Book too slow for avg Games..

          Nvidia Bought out 3dFX who made SLI.. google it People.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: omg...do you even know what you are talking?

          I can see who are those people who will say nvidia is great...sigh.

          Dnt kill nvidia please.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          amd is better than nvidia in terms of opencl. If u use any program with calculations you'll see almost 3 times more speed than the best nvidia out there.. In terms of gaming tho amd is cheaper if you want the fastest gaming card u go nvidia..

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Have Low Budget-Go for AMD;

          Mid-Budget Go for Nvidia;

          Too High Budget , Go for AMD Crossfire

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I wish nVidia is good like what some said. Fact is their drivers (anti-aliaising) do not work on some games and need a game restart to take effect...ohhh. How good is that when ATI can.

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          TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

          FAN BOY FIGHT AGAIN!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          this is an pointless argument,

          this is like bmw or mercedes

          ferrari or lamborghini...

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          OK first off, let me sstart by saying that NONE ARE CLEARLY BETTER THAN THE OTHER..... Get it??? Both AMD/ATI and Nvidia have been alternating as the best gpu manufacturers for a long time. That said, I'd always prefer an AMD card over an Nvidia card. Reason: It ALWAYS offers more bang for the buck. For around 50-60% the price, it offers 80-90% the performance that Nvidia currently offers(yeah, this is me admitting that Nvidia IS currently better. But this really doesn't mean that AMD would never catch up).

          Also, for all the kids whining about driver issues, let me tell you that both release shitty drivers occasionally. But at least AMD has the common courtesy to release drivers fore frequently....

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: i m nvidia geforce tech ...so when i checked system rating..my gaming graphics are faaaaar better than my frnds ati ...nd the shame is than is of higher series in comparison 2 mine...

          Ati sucks...nvidia fuc****s...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          hardware wise AMD are much better, there cards run cooler and perform better with lower power requirements for the most part, the trouble is, that amd's drivers suck huge amounts of donkey balls, and haven't improved in quality in at least ten years, if only AMD could improve there drivers they would be my first choice by a mile, but unfortunately i stick with nvidia to avoid headaches.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: me too..they hv a lot of problem, btter choose a stable rather than throw out money for unstable product,then crash.

          yet i wonder how could amd/ati took only 1 years for laptop warranty while intel/nVidia can cover for 3 years.geezzz

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I see so many "ATI BEST! BEST! BEST!" by people with no knowledge about GPUs.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          1gb ati=2gb nvidea ... ati gives better performance..if u doubt check system rating- gaming graphics

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Anyone getting a sinking feeling that some of these raging fan-folk are nothing more than ad bots for their respective product of choice?

          ..And IF they ARE in fact, real people, then aren't they no better than ad bots? >8^)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          FFS, Fuc**** fanboys, just stfu.

          Sometimes AMD makes great products, sometimes Nvidia does.

          AMD made awesome products like Athlon CPUs and Radeon HD 4xxx, 5xxx

          and awful stuff like 2900XT, Bulldozer CPUs.

          Nvidia made awesome stuff like series 8 (i remember my epic 8800gts) or series 5xx, geforce 4.... and crap like FX 5xxx.

          None is absolutely better than the other.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: gimme some of that money , one of my ATI HD 5770's just died XD!

          Im thinking of trying nvidia next XD

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Don't care about the fight as long as the prices keep coming down. I will say though AMD has the lock on the consoles for a reason. I happen to love my consoles and theres a war there too. Quite fighting and enjoy what they bring out.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: Good, how about loaning me a couple of grand, I've got my eye on a new rig...I always wanted to try an intel Core i7-990X build!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I really could care less of what some fanboy is yammering about, as far as I'm concerned I am only loyal to a company as far as they provide me with the goods and services that I require when I give them my money, that means if the competitor releases a superior service/product I'll be glad to purchase it over the company that I am currently using.

          Competition is best used by corporations in keeping their products one step above their competitors in order to stay relevant in the market, and as a consumer I will be there to take advantage of the results of whomever first introduces the product/service that wins the competition!

          If Nvidia comes out with a superior GPU, then it looks like AMD will have to up their game to lure the customer over to their product...I could give a s****s about company loyalty, as I'll leave that for the employees, as it should be.

          BTW, I currently own an AMD Sapphire 6950 2gb, IF and when I upgrade it will be the one that delivers the best support and performance, So with that, I'll have to find a better source of information, certainly NOT here; what, with the eternal rantings from fanboys screeching with nerd-fury!...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Nvidia has an old architecture and lacks of good Power Consumption and Temps, so ATI/AMD wins.

          For those loosers that say nVidia is more performant, go search up more info about it... nVidia is paying a lot of game companies for their games to run well on nVidia cards and "less" well with their AMD counterparts... Also, since nVidia is richer, they got better driver support.

          So overall, it is unfair for ATI that they cannot bribe game companies and have better software performance...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          ive experienced nVidia about 10 years from now, but i noticed that ATI is better when it comes to games.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Bottom line if you want a video card that will work with every program you got without a glitch then go Nvidia! I've ran both and while not unhappy with ATI(AMD) cards, I have on more then one occasion purchased a game that I had problems trying to play,and had to snoop online to try to find a fix or wait for a dam patch to come out.....with Nvidia NEVER, they always work period! You ATI guys can keep preaching about the cost savings we know you need to comfort yourselves that you made the right purchase lol..

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have GF 9500 GT card that has a wonderful graphic and speed for 2011 games, like Batman Arkham City, Saints Row: the third and Assassins Creed 2011

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I think nVidia is by far a better card overall. I do a lot of visual effects/game programming/game playing and nothing beats an nvidia 590. ATI is great if you're short on cash but a liquid cooled 590 or 580 is unstoppable. AND THAT"S ALL AT THE LOW END OF THE SPECTRUM!!!!!!!!!! Let's not even get into the Quadro series which is what Hollywood lives on (well ILM builds their own GPUs from scratch but outside of them). As far as PhysX goes I have yet to see a game that didn't benefit from an nvidia card. ATI does have slightly better anti-ailiasing but only when compared to cheaper nvidia cards. Give me a 6GB Quadro over any ATI and I'm sailing.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          There is No Doubt That Nvidia Is the Leading Company.

          Nvidia Provides Wide range of Application Support,

          Nvidia's Key Feratures:

          1) nvidia PhysX (It Provides Gr8 realism in games with PhysX Programming AI is much Greater)

          2) SLI technology (U can Use Up to 3 Monitor to 1 GPU Card & Can Create

          3 way SLI With Stereoscopic 3D viewing )

          3) Stereoscopic 3D Technology NVIDIA® 3D Vision Surround technology (You Don't Need 3 Monitors Only 120Hz LCD or LED can create Full HD 1080P game play in 3D !!!)

          4) DirectX 11 tessellation performance(incredibly detailed environments and characters.)

          5)nvidia Cuda Technology( accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs. )

          5)32X anti-Aliasing technology

          6)nvidia pure video FullHD(The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video. )

          7)Open-GL 4.1

          8)pixel Shader Lavel 5.1

          & Yes U Don't have to pay thousands of Dollars To Get All Of these

          u can get all Of these tech. starting Price From $100.

          nVidia Also Provides Gr8 After Sales Service also with Periodic,

          drivers Update for lifetime.

          my first Graphic card was 9400GT @ $50 it really lacks when I play Games like Prototype, But now the same Old graphic card can play Dead Space 2 & singularity Type 4 times greater graphics games Smoothly just With a Latest update's From Nvidia!!!!!!

          nvidia Really Kick *** Of ATI

          My System Config.

          LG D2342P 23" LED Cinema 3D Monitor

          Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz X 4.

          Intel DG43RK

          4GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz

          1TB Seagate Baracuda

          nVidia GeForce GT550TI 1GB GDDR5

          Creative Sound Blaster 5.1VX

          Creative Inspire 5.1 T6060 Home Theater

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Nvidia is a hype ATI rules I've used a lot of Nvidia cards and all they do is overheat. ATI is more stable with power and designer wise. For now Sept 2011 ATI rules with dual gpu's and mobile gpu with stability(cooling) wise. Than Nvidia forcing a single gpu for power. to Nvidia engineers men make it real 2 medium power heads are better than a 1 powerful one which will breakdown and wear out easily.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          "This should be illegal. It is like a car company locking your car to max speed of 30MPH if you want to go faster you have to buy 4 new tires."

          That is the silliest thing I have heard all day, most fast cars are limited to 150mph for insurance and safety purposes.

          you wouldn't buy 4 new tires you just remove the limiter, or in the case of GFX card overclock!!!

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          PocketfulofParis 5 years ago

          great lens!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          nvidia is better in my opinion (from a pure gaming, single gpu perspective). sure, ati has way more raw gpu power than nvidia, but the games that make it REALLY hard to get at least 60 fps, are usually optimized for nvidia. nvidia's fermi architecture is currently better at tessellation performance than ati's 6000 series gpu. tessellation is what really rapes today's gfx cards. plus, to rape ati even harder, a nvidia graphics card can be overclocked way more than the ati card in the same price range, giving it higher performance anyway. nvidia's control center is better. nvidia plays nicer with windows gaming in linux, which is important to some people, like me. the only areas i can think of where ati beats nvidia is when playing on resolutions higher than 1080p with antialiasing turned off, or in a few games where ati just happens to beat nvidia, like aliens vs predators, but they are pretty rare so it's not a strong advantage anyway. so, basically unless you are a friggin rich ass bastard who can spend more than a $1000 on graphical equipment alone, nvidia beats the crap out of ati. remember, this is just general nvidia vs ati. some manufacturers build better cards than others.

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          sayeen lm 5 years ago

          nice lens dude!

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          whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

          I'm impressed that this lens is at the first place in google results

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Nvidia is better for 3d modeling, photoshop and graphic work since it supports open gl and many other things, but ATI is cheaper and comparable for games.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @nousdementor: all this guys are fooooooool...since nvidia supports PhysX so no ati card is able to beat nvidia and someone said PhysX dosent matter..the let me tell u gtx 560 ti costs 15000 INR whereas its ati compititor hd 6950 costs 18000 INR but in case of performance ati is

          lol for ex with all setting maxed out in mafia 2 ,hd 6950 give out 50-60 fps and gtx 560 ti so...but when PhysX enabled for stunning effects hd 6950 churned out for 25 fps whereas 560 ti was still able to handle 35+ fps...so ati is lol

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Guyz come you can't compare amd with nvidia its like comparing a buggati to a mountain bike nvidia is the best it has eveything

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Both brands have good cards and el-cheapo cards. There is no "best". It just comes down to person choice. (chocolate or vanilla). Having said that, I have had less trouble with nVidia cards, and chhose to run those.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I am using nvidia 9400gt 1gb in my old computer.It handles games like cod black ops with no problems and not to forgot crysis 2.I have no problem till today with 9400 gt.So i prefer nvidia.++++++++ points for nvidia for support for older gpu and categorised and easy to use.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Ati's CCC is failing, and their driver support isn't that great either.

          I have a Radeon HD 5450, and I'm not impressed with it.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Meh, I've got a ton of money to burn :P

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Ouch! But I think ATI is still better in price-performance aspect when i tcomes to mid-range cards. From the link you gave:

          Radeon HD 6850 - $159.99

          CHeap card, but it kicks ass. From the same website here are price v performance ratings:

          http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_value.html

          ATI has top 3 spots right now :P

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: Nvidia has the fastest video card at the moment and is cheaper than ATI's fastest video card ;)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.ht...

          Taken at Tuesday, June 7, 2011

          Top 5 Cards are Nvidia Cards

          Best ATI Card- 900usd

          Best Nvidia Card- 494.23usd

          Now, who said ATI is better performance-price wise? ;)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          ati good for game best best best.............................

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i have a ati HD 5470 i gb and it works great! it has a higher bit rate and can run games well. i recommend u an ati!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I am a player a (in both computer and arcade) all I can say is... most companies like to use Nvidia for gaming as it has a great software that runs with the graphics card.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I always have problems with colors on NVIDIA cards NVIDIA are good for gaming but horrible for day to day use, and photo editing/manipulation. I have never had a problem with an ATI card (the same can't be said for my NVIDIA cards) and you can't beat ATI's value for money

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          i am a 3d Animator, gfx & motion gfx designer. My Graphics Card XFX ATI RADEON 5670 HD ! gb. good gfx card.Better Performance.

          I playing New Games alll graphics settings are full.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          @anonymous: SMD IDIOT ATI IS MUCH BETTER AND ITS NOT A "MICROWAVE" SO GTFO AND TRY AN (ATI) RADEON OR SOMETHING I KNOW ITS EXPENSIVE BUT I DON'T CARE BOUT MONEY NOT LIKE YOU !! IDIOT..

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Buy rather two HD6970's or GTX570's than HD6990 or GTX590 and enjoy all the sli/cfx scaling they offer. Producing expensive hi-end cards is just childish eternal competition which one has worlds fastest gfxcard. And stupid consumers fall in love with their hype and even take expensive quick-loans to get it bcs it has to get bcs they can't live with their "yesterdays" cfx technology bcs friend has it already bcs I want to go on top bcs... bcs... bcs... and eventually ur games run as they did earlier. All u got is just placebo.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          I'm not sure what the major difference is between the two these days. I think other than eyefinity with ati, nvidia has physx (not a big deal) and that 3d tv thing (I don't have a 3d tv or anything to play on it, so also not a big deal). However, I heard a rumor that nvidia handles anti aliasing better...so hooray there.

          A long time ago ati had driver issues...but not anymore.

          The difference is Nvidia is a lot like Intel -- they have the fastest cards but dollar for dollar they are the more expensive choice. Unless you have unlimited money and are out for the best card in the world, ati is the better value. The same goes for Intel vs Amd. AMD is better value but Intel has the highest end stuff out there.

          OF COURSE, if you are an overclocker that all gets thrown out the window...but I digress...

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          nousdementor 6 years ago

          I always found the ATI AMD combination better....a very nice lens.

          ATI GPUs offer what gamers want...while i feel nvidia offers more for graphic designers and professionals.

          Though nvidia only outruns ATI in one sense of Physx...rest...ATI kills it..

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