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Video card

Post by Exen » Thu May 29, 2014 10:05 pm

Is ATI worth buying? Was eyeing a gtx 760, would an ati card of equivalent cost be better these days?
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Re: Video card

Post by Defac » Thu May 29, 2014 10:10 pm

Stick with nVidia.

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Re: Video card

Post by Exen » Fri May 30, 2014 2:27 pm

Thanks.

EVGA still on top? The MSI Twin Frozr looks interesting, not sure how they stack up with reliability though.
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Re: Video card

Post by Defac » Fri May 30, 2014 8:29 pm

Fun fact. AMD is claiming nVidia is providing drivers to developers so that developers can get better performance exclusively on nVidia cards. This is hardly the truth. In fact, much of ATi's "bad driver" reputation comes from back in the 90s where ATi was performing very specific rendering tweaks for specific games but applying them to their general drivers. While some of those tweaks worked on some games, often times people would see artifacts or problems with other games. This was a result of Ati's "optimization" and what led nVidia to coin the term: "the way it's meant to be played."

Anyhow, I would stick with eVGA if you can.

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Re: Video card

Post by Sith » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:48 pm

i have the r9 290 and its the best video card purchase i've ever made. I've been with nvidia since ALWAYS but the reviews for this card we too good so I bit. Well worth it performance wise. Is it true however that software/driver support is not on par with NVidia.