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Amd vs Nvidia graphics cards for gaming

What are the pros/cons and can you tell me the difference between these two companies? Then can you tell me which manufacturer to buy for amd or nvidia?
Also which you prefer and why?
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  1. It's all depends on MANY aspects, you can't just say that NVIDIA is better than AMD or vise versa... :)
  2. at midrange,the amd cards are best bang for the buck but if you have enough money to spend on high end graphic cards then surely nvidia will lead .
  3. there is no simple answer to that question if u tell us your budget we could advice u the best card but we cannot tell u the better brand without knowing the budget
  4. l89 said:
    there is no simple answer to that question if u tell us your budget we could advice u the best card but we cannot tell u the better brand without knowing the budget


    Budget maximum $350
    Going to play games like borderlands 2 black ops 2 dmc devil may cry and other games like those preferably high to ultra settings at 1080p
  5. Best answer
    is 350$ only for the graphic card then your best bet would be
    gtx 670 - 370$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127675

    hd 7950 - 330$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127734

    gtx 660 ti - 310$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121656

    i would recommend a gtx 670 if u can afford otherwise a hd 7950 will be a very good choice
  6. Get the 7950 with a good cooler and over clock it
  7. harshbhati15987gmailcom said:
    at midrange,the amd cards are best bang for the buck but if you have enough money to spend on high end graphic cards then surely nvidia will lead .


    Unfortunatly no, AMD indeed had the best bang for the buck but when you want to spend more money the Nvidia for the same price will not perform any better than an AMD. Nvidia had CUDA cores wicvh make these cards 100000 times more expensive thats why AMD in almost all cases performce way better for the money. But when it comes to video editing and rendering the CUDA cores come in handy and your Nvidia will render everything way faster. AMD however has tremendous Open CL performance and more and more applications are making use of Open CL these days like Photoshop. so in the future i think all applications will use Open CL. Nvidia is a good performer especially when your also editing videos and such. AMD cards has incredible gaming performance for the price you pay for them, but as i said with more Open CL comming our way i dont think Nvidia leads in anyway at THIS moment :)
  8. Unfortunatly no, AMD indeed had the best bang for the buck but when you want to spend more money the Nvidia for the same price will not perform any better than an AMD. Nvidia had CUDA cores wicvh make these cards 100000 times more expensive thats why AMD in almost all cases performce way better for the money. But when it comes to video editing and rendering the CUDA cores come in handy and your Nvidia will render everything way faster. AMD however has tremendous Open CL performance and more and more applications are making use of Open CL these days like Photoshop. so in the future i think all applications will use Open CL. Nvidia is a good performer especially when your also editing videos and such. AMD cards has incredible gaming performance for the price you pay for them, but as i said with more Open CL comming our way i dont think Nvidia leads in anyway at THIS moment :)

    This is the type of answer ive been looking for thanks very much
  9. Fons van der Pol said:
    harshbhati15987gmailcom said:
    at midrange,the amd cards are best bang for the buck but if you have enough money to spend on high end graphic cards then surely nvidia will lead .


    Unfortunatly no, AMD indeed had the best bang for the buck but when you want to spend more money the Nvidia for the same price will not perform any better than an AMD. Nvidia had CUDA cores wicvh make these cards 100000 times more expensive thats why AMD in almost all cases performce way better for the money. But when it comes to video editing and rendering the CUDA cores come in handy and your Nvidia will render everything way faster. AMD however has tremendous Open CL performance and more and more applications are making use of Open CL these days like Photoshop. so in the future i think all applications will use Open CL. Nvidia is a good performer especially when your also editing videos and such. AMD cards has incredible gaming performance for the price you pay for them, but as i said with more Open CL comming our way i dont think Nvidia leads in anyway at THIS moment :)
  10. which graphic card runs almost highend games smoothly ....when money is not a problem
  11. praneeth kumar said:
    which graphic card runs almost highend games smoothly ....when money is not a problem


    Please don't bump old threads!

    Any card can run anything, as long as you have the right one. Anything from an R9 270x or a GTX 760 and above can run anything on ultra at a good framerate.
  12. computur said:
    What are the pros/cons and can you tell me the difference between these two companies? Then can you tell me which manufacturer to buy for amd or nvidia?
    Also which you prefer and why?
  13. Nvidia is better I say because of their advanced pysx amd cards do have pysx but it makes the cpu do the work not the actual gpu and nvidia performance looks slightly beter to me but both gpu's are good
  14. To put the comparison simply, NVidia designs graphics cards for non-gaming as well. Their cards are used pretty much exclusively for almost every professional use. Because of this, the technology they use has a much higher standard for accuracy and reliability. Their products are of higher quality than AMD's. However this causes their price tags to carry the weight of all of that peripheral use. The prices are higher on their cards because that's how they cover their considerably higher R&D costs.

    AMD's workstation cards haven't been competing with NVidia's very successfully however, and they know it. As a result, they've been focusing on the gaming market and have done so phenomenally well. Their low-end and mid-end cards pull great results for their budget. and in a budget build you're going to end up wasting money if you go NVidia. On top of that, they allow developers to utilize their Mantle technology which lets the programs be designed to work right with the hardware. Mantle technology is likely going to kill the one technical advantage consoles have over PCs now, which should speak to Mantle's effectiveness. Essentially, Mantle will give you an extra couple frames in those high-end games, letting your lower end AMD card compete with higher end NVidia ones. This advantage however is only present in certain games, so make sure you check whether or not your favorite companies are planning on utilizing Mantle in their future games.

    Any graphics card comparison below $200, AMD's contestant will most likely win. $300 and up, NVidia is almost always the winner. Between $200 and $300 is your grey zone, where their price/performance starts to overlap.
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