AMD vs. Nvidia

Discussion in 'Technology Talk & Help' started by Khanzi, Sep 24, 2013.

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Who is better overall

  1. AMD

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  2. NVIDIA

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  1. Khanzi

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    Simple
     
    Posted Sep 24, 2013
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  2. Swagijuana

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    I don't buy hardware based on manufacturer. It's pretty pointless.
     
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  3. AMD will always be better
     
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  4. Drew

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    *failhammers Adam*

    AMD has very few good uses while Nvidia is the superior manufacturer for gaming products.

    Two examples of why I'd ever want AMD, Bitcoin/Litecoin mining and brute force cracking. -Practical business uses

    A couple reasons for Nvidia, gaming.. more gaming.. and even more gaming! -GAMING
     
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  5. Portal

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    Is this a trick question?

    NVIDIA Life
     
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  6. AMD is not really good for gaming. It is good for low use applications, desktop rendering, etc.

    nVidia is amazing for gaming, video editing, and other applications. [MENTION=1710]Drew[/MENTION] basically said it for me.
     
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  7. AMD holds the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Overclocked CPU (8.429GHz).

    The discrete-class AMD Radeon™ Graphics available in all AMD APU powered PCs can be found in the Nintendo® Wii™, Microsoft® Xbox 360™ and Apple PCs.

    AMD APU technology accelerates the performance of more than 200+ applications including Windows®, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Adobe®.
     
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  8. Omg are you serious? The AMD graphics card has so much more power than NVIDIA can ever make, the memory width, faster gpu, amd cards generally perform better in most games, except games that rely heavily on physics processing and aren't suited specifically toward nvidia cards.
     
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  9. Swagijuana

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    I'm geared towards AMD a bit, but still don't make my purchases biased. There's some problems with your post.
    1. This is graphics, not CPUs. CPUs have nothing to do with this.
    2. The ATI graphics released into consoles are no where near the same as APUs(Trinity architecture).
    3. Guess how many large games use PhysX or are accerlerated by CUDA technology, a lot more games than AMD is geared towards.

    Also, for those saying that Nvidia's technology is better for gaming and graphics, meh, not really. Just about equal.
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/Pages/technologies.aspx
    http://www.nvidia.com/page/technologies.html
     
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  11. Khanzi

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    AMD is a joke. Even tho they win awards bla bla bla. They still can't beat what Nvidia has done for the gaming community. Not discrediting AMD here but they are more for processing workloads, animations, and generating shit. Nvidia is better for gaming and I don't really want to explain why. As far as clock speeds go Blazing Bear. The thing about apps is bullshit idk where you got that + clockspeed doesn't really mean much. It's kind of obsolete and more of a bragging right. Further more. Just cuz some dude used amd to break a world record doesn't mean your machine will have the same clock.
     
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  12. Swagijuana

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  13. I usually don't pick sides i just like to provide data to arguments and debates :D Ill chose AMD because I like it more. Im not saying this is better than that or that is better than this.
     
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  14. Khanzi

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    LMFAO Swag I love you
     
    Posted Sep 24, 2013
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  15. Hardly any good games, besides batman, are geared toward Physx, no good games are....
     
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  16. Drew

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    LOL^

    You know nothing about computers, sir.. good day to you.
     
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  18. Khanzi

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    Well there is a clear preference. So far I can tell.
     
    Posted Sep 25, 2013
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  19. Swagijuana

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  20. Drew

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  21. Saabu

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    Ok, let's break this down. AMD and nVidia are technically speaking, in two different markets, and target specific people. I personally ran with nVidia when I had the choice, and I'll explain why. AMD simply is the budget company, their top end single-GPU card is the 7970, nVidia's top end single-GPU card at this point of time and at the same price point is basically the 670/770. This goes to show that nVidia does indeed cost more, however for the price, you also get more. Now, nVidia does sport the PhysX and the CUDA cores of course, meaning that those that use Adobe applications and advanced physics reproduction software will benefit from the better nVidia tech, that's not to say AMD has their Stream Processors which do accelerate certain 3D softwares. nVidia is generally my first pick for gaming just because they support their gaming cards well, and provide good support, not to mention the better experience with all that PhysX goodness. However, if you are on a tight budget, or plan to do things like coin mining, AMD will do better for you.

    TL;DR - nVidia has better technology.
     
    Posted Sep 25, 2013
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  22. Swagijuana

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    This is why these debates hardware are stupid. One person picks one side and provides no information on the competitor.

    I do agree that this thread should've been name ATI vs. Nvidia, not AMD vs. Nvidia, AMD includes their other products. (ATI used to be an independent company. AMD bought them out, but for this thread, it's more suitable to say ATI)

    Now the only thing you mentioned were ATI's stream processors. Tell me, what about these technologies from AMD:
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/Pages/eyefinity.aspx
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/ati-xgp/Pages/ati-xgp.aspx
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/tech...aphics/Pages/dynamic-switchable-graphics.aspx
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-app/Pages/eyespeed.aspx
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-hd3d/Pages/hd3d.aspx
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/gcn/Pages/gcn-architecture.aspx

    You really should've read the post earlier I made, giving links to Nvidia and ATI/AMD technologies.

    ATI is probably the good choice for real hardcore gamers. The ones who have several monitors, in 3D, with ultra game settings.
     
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  23. Saabu

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    Well, how many of those technologies actually make a DIFFERENCE in gaming? 3D and Eyefinity and GCN.
     
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    Posted Sep 25, 2013
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  24. Swagijuana

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    1. XGP improves graphics cards in laptops, some people do like the idea of gaming laptops.
    2. Again, Dynamic Switchable Graphics Technology helps gaming laptops, by saving battery.
    3. App Acceleration. Sounds stupid at first, but not just dinky little app support, it accelerates games like Crysis.

    Look and research into 'em a bit.
     
    Posted Sep 25, 2013
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