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April 13, 2012 12:46:50 AM

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=N82E168...

Or should I just get this card?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 92 U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 12:49:12 AM

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.
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April 13, 2012 12:50:34 AM

ok...sounds good..... It would be a big step up from my cheap galaxy gt 430!
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a c 92 U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 12:52:35 AM

it will be a gigantic step up.

the 430 is like a tricycle if the 7850 is a sport car.
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 12:58:39 AM

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.
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April 13, 2012 1:04:50 AM

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?
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April 13, 2012 1:09:44 AM

Also I have an amd cpu. Might help it out a bit..... I have always been nvidia..... but we will see.
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April 13, 2012 11:18:37 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 11:23:05 PM

They're both good. Their cards trade blows in different applications.
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a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2012 11:28:00 PM

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 :) 
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a c 80 Î Nvidia
April 14, 2012 12:19:59 AM



In case you didn't see the fix: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/image-quality-drive...

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Based on our original findings, it wasn’t a stretch to question if AMD had decided to try an old trick with the 7000 series, giving up hard-to-notice texture detail for a couple of frames per second in some games. We’re glad that AMD responded, clarified the situation, and provided proof in a fixed pre-release driver, plus a commitment to include that resolution in the upcoming Catalyst 12.4 WHQL driver. The driver it sent us for testing suggests that the issue can be solved without sacrificing performance.
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April 14, 2012 3:53:12 AM

Hey thanks for the replies! Always wondered.
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April 14, 2012 3:57:33 AM

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?
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 5:27:25 AM

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.
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a c 385 Î Nvidia
April 14, 2012 6:07:20 AM

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."
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April 14, 2012 1:33:29 PM

hmmm.... I would rather the better anisotropic filtering from AMD.
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April 14, 2012 1:38:01 PM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2012 1:43:44 PM

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.
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April 14, 2012 2:05:19 PM

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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April 14, 2012 2:17:11 PM

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    April 14, 2012 3:46:07 PM

    They are all going to perform about the same and overclock. The cooling solution and customer reviews can help you decide.
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    a c 216 U Graphics card
    a c 80 Î Nvidia
    April 14, 2012 3:47:54 PM

    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=E...


    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.
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    April 14, 2012 3:50:26 PM

    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.
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    April 14, 2012 4:24:12 PM

    ok.... I might go with the sapphire..... but we will see.
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