Nvidia vs. ATI

Hey,

I am wondering which company is better.... Nvidia and ATI. Trying to get something that can run BF3 on ultra for a $260.00 budget. Will this card run on a regular pci express 2.0?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663&Tpk=ati%20radeon%207850

Or should I just get this card?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608
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  1. get the AMD card. the 7850 is the best card at that price range. It will also work fine on pcie 2.0 no problem.
  2. ok...sounds good..... It would be a big step up from my cheap galaxy gt 430!
  3. it will be a gigantic step up.

    the 430 is like a tricycle if the 7850 is a sport car.
  4. You could also look into getting a used GTX 580. It would definitely triumph over both cards, and can be had for under $300 used for the 1.5gb model.
  5. Well..... I really want to just get "new" card. I dont need the best of the price. The 7850 seems to fit the bill. I used to have the said gtx 560 ti card and was great. If the 7850 is a step above that card I am sold. Are you guys sure that it will work with pci express 2.0?
  6. If you want a new card then I'd definitely get the 7850. It slightly better than the gtx 560ti, plus its newer tech so it has less power draw and less heat. It will definitely work with pcie 2.0

    http://www.hwcompare.com/12054/geforce-gtx-560-ti-vs-radeon-hd-7850/
  7. Also I have an amd cpu. Might help it out a bit..... I have always been nvidia..... but we will see.
  8. What really is different about the cards? Is ATI have better graphics then Nvidia?.... or is it the other way around? I am going to be getting an ati card and am wondering whats the difference.
  9. They're both good. Their cards trade blows in different applications.
  10. I agree with gary. I've personally owned both AMD/ATI and Nvidia cards. The only edge Nvidia has over AMD would probably be their GPU acceleration in Sony Vegas.

    Whichever you choose, I'm positive you'll be happy :)
  11. 17seconds said:


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    Quote:
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  12. Hey thanks for the replies! Always wondered.
  13. honaw_12 said:
    What really is different about the cards? Is ATI have better graphics then Nvidia?.... or is it the other way around? I am going to be getting an ati card and am wondering whats the difference.


    These guys are correct....it simply comes down to a matter pf personal preferance. It's like, do u like Chevy or Ford?
  14. Agreed with all the above members.
    It goes down to your preference. It's not like AMD has better graphics than NVIDIA. Although, they do have good low end GPUs.

    Moreover, AMD/ATi has got eyefinity, HD3D etc.
    NVIDIA has got PhysX, 3D Vision, etc.
  15. Quote:
    "As a result for the time being there will continue to be an interesting division in image quality between AMD and NVIDIA. AMD still maintains an advantage with anisotropic filtering thanks to their angle-independent algorithm, but NVIDIA will have better anti-aliasing options in DX10+ games (ed: and Minecraft). It’s an unusual status quo that apparently will be maintained for quite some time to come."
  16. hmmm.... I would rather the better anisotropic filtering from AMD.
  17. terryd75 said:
    These guys are correct....it simply comes down to a matter pf personal preferance. It's like, do u like Chevy or Ford?


    Overall, basically this. You just have to do some reading and figure out which brand/card is right for what you want to do. Every once in a while, one of the companies releases a truly amazing card that the other can't compete with (best examples are probably the ATI 9700 pro or the Nvidia 8800 GTX), but in general, it's just a matter of preference.
  18. it's a request that you should not post things like nvidia vs ati or intel vs amd.no one is best,everyone has it's own pros and cons,these types of topics give birth to fanboyism and useless debates.you tell us your budget and requirement and we will let you know the best product that suits your need.
    no offence just a suggestion.
  19. I own and have owned cards from both. Personally I dislike ATI's drivers. Nvidia's driver support is usually faster and better and at least in my opinion has a better interface. Hardware wise they are both relatively equal though currently I favor the Nvidia hardware slightly.
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  21. What company should I go with for the 7850? I was looking at the msi card..... Or should I go with the gigabyte or sapphire? I noticed the gigabyte had 975 mhz core clock.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=radeon+7850&x=0&y=0
  22. They are all going to perform about the same and overclock. The cooling solution and customer reviews can help you decide.
  23. honaw_12 said:
    What company should I go with for the 7850? I was looking at the msi card..... Or should I go with the gigabyte or sapphire? I noticed the gigabyte had 975 mhz core clock.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=radeon+7850&x=0&y=0


    I did notice under the reviews of that Gigabyte card with 975mhz core, that a lot of complaints were aimed at a vibration noise from the cooler. While it is a good overclock, the vibration could be quite annoying.
  24. Talking about AMD card i always prefer sapphire, owned two already and their pretty good but if you get an Asus or a gigabyte you will be great anyway. taking in count if you want to save some money cause sapphire is always cheaper, like 10 bucks. Don´t mean it´s worse.
  25. ok.... I might go with the sapphire..... but we will see.
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