AMD or Nvidia

Okay,

So I am either going for AMD or Nvidia but don't know which one, I prefer to get the GTX 670 or what ever is AMD inequivalent.

What the best choice to get for games that can run max on battlefield 3 ect at good fps?

I do prefer nvidia because the physx ect
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  1. Oh no..Not this thread..."warning" You will get subjective answers and prob there will be a flame war between both
  2. determinologyz said:
    Oh no..Not this thread..."warning" You will get subjective answers and prob there will be a flame war between both


    I thought it would, all I want is either gtx 670 or what ever AMD is that is inequivalent
  3. shaunw50 said:
    I thought it would, all I want is either gtx 670 or what ever AMD is that is inequivalent


    If you like nvidia get a 670..A 7970 had more memory bandwidth/bus which works for higher res/aa
  4. what are a lot of games that you will be playing besides bf3
  5. An HD 7970 can be bought for the same price as a GTX 670. Personally, I would go for the HD 7970. More VRAM, bandwidth, and with the newer driver, it supposedly matches/suprasses a GTX 680.
  6. devilofdeaths said:
    what are a lot of games that you will be playing besides bf3


    Basic all the modern games out... it has come to 3 cards

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-asus-gtx-670-directcu-ii-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2xd

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-signature-ii-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6208mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-cores-1344-dp-dvi-hdm

    Any thoughts? I want a card that can run modern games at good fps at high and will last more than 2 years.
  7. It really depends on what you do and use. Companys switch blows on different fronts. You may want to look into reviews in the specific games that you play as some are more AMD and some are more Nvidia. It is very hard to come down with the best card based on company. I'd also agree with determ ignore the bias and find the best option based on the options below.

    It comes down to

    Performance
    Price
    Intangibles
    -best multi monitor
    -best eye candy i.e. physx
  8. bigshootr8 said:
    It really depends on what you do and use. Companys switch blows on different fronts. You may want to look into reviews in the specific games that you play as some are more AMD and some are more Nvidia. It is very hard to come down with the best card based on company. I'd also agree with determ ignore the bias and find the best option based on the options below.

    It comes down to

    Performance
    Price
    Intangibles
    -best multi monitor
    -best eye candy i.e. physx


    What do you mean by switch blows?

    Also I'm very leaning towards http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-signature-ii-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6208mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-cores-1344-dp-dvi-hdm

    Everybody says the customer support is amazing, also this is much cooler temps compared the FTW version because this one has 2 fans
  9. Well I mean look at certain games I'll use an example I've seen Nvidia performs better in Battlefield 3. Where as AMD may perform better in another game.

    Also, I really like EVGA as a company they deliver great product although I don't really care for there cooling solutions. I have a 670 myself. Either way no one will say you made a bad choice by going with EVGA. I just really dislike there cooling solution they stay very conservative even with there 2 fans

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    reviews
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/33.html
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/25/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_670_oc_video_card_review/11
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/54705-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-oc-review-20.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/gigabyte-palit-zotac-geforce-gtx-670_9.html#sect0
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-16.html
  10. bigshootr8 said:
    Well I mean look at certain games I'll use an example I've seen Nvidia performs better in Battlefield 3. Where as AMD may perform better in another game.

    Also, I really like EVGA as a company they deliver great product although I don't really care for there cooling solutions. I have a 670 myself. Either way no one will say you made a bad choice by going with EVGA. I just really dislike there cooling solution they stay very conservative even with there 2 fans

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    reviews
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/33.html
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/25/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_670_oc_video_card_review/11
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/54705-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-oc-review-20.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/gigabyte-palit-zotac-geforce-gtx-670_9.html#sect0
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-16.html


    Everybody seems to be saying that card is good.
  11. just FYI most benchmarks are dated due to updated drivers for both sides.
  12. Right this is true. However, if he is comparing only 670 cards I think the performance numbers will stay pretty close inline with one another. Also, in the end the 670 is a great chip and I love being able to not be conservative about turning settings to max and still have great frames. The choice in the end is yours sir and I can't imagine you ending up unsatisfied. On the AMD front it looks like the consensus is the 7970 which is there flagship card and Nvidia's 680.
  13. shaunw50 said:

    i would say to get a 7970 because 2 years down the road it will be able to get 45+ fps on any modern game on high or ultra settings
  14. They're better at different price points and in different games. I think overall, I'd slightly prefer Nvidia because games for Windows Live doesn't like AMD cards so much and they seem more likely to cause micro stuttering (Bioshock 2 comes to mind). But I like GWL because I also play Xbox and it helps me rack up my gamer score. Physx is kind of a rip off, but it's still good to be able to run it in case you get into a game that uses it.
  15. In your case though, go for AMD, it comes down to the price point thing and the 7970 will outperform other Nvidia cards at that price.
  16. Nvidia for 3D and Cuda

    Everything else AMD
  17. bigshootr8 said:
    Well I mean look at certain games I'll use an example I've seen Nvidia performs better in Battlefield 3. Where as AMD may perform better in another game.

    Also, I really like EVGA as a company they deliver great product although I don't really care for there cooling solutions. I have a 670 myself. Either way no one will say you made a bad choice by going with EVGA. I just really dislike there cooling solution they stay very conservative even with there 2 fans

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    reviews
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/33.html
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/25/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_670_oc_video_card_review/11
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/54705-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-oc-review-20.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/gigabyte-palit-zotac-geforce-gtx-670_9.html#sect0
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-test-review,3217-16.html



    Out of those benchmarks, only the HARDOCP and T.H ones can be considered not out of date, as they are after the 12.7 driver release date.
  18. you seem to have a preference for nvidia, so get it

    the differences at this point are small
  19. bigshootr8 said:
    Right this is true. However, if he is comparing only 670 cards I think the performance numbers will stay pretty close inline with one another. Also, in the end the 670 is a great chip and I love being able to not be conservative about turning settings to max and still have great frames. The choice in the end is yours sir and I can't imagine you ending up unsatisfied. On the AMD front it looks like the consensus is the 7970 which is there flagship card and Nvidia's 680.


    Yes, I think I will go with GTX 670 because I know down the road in 2 years time I will still get good FPS but might not have like AA on max on battlefield 4 for example. AMD I heard a lot of problems like updating drivers ect.. now it just down to which GTX 670
  20. shaunw50 said:
    Yes, I think I will go with GTX 670 because I know down the road in 2 years time I will still get good FPS but might not have like AA on max on battlefield 4 for example. AMD I heard a lot of problems like updating drivers ect.. now it just down to which GTX 670


    Nice congrats when you get the 670 btw
  21. 670 is a great card overpriced though
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