If all the rumours surrounding AMD’s new line of graphics cards are to be believed, this Q4 is going to be a bloodbath in the graphics card sector.
AMD is on a role now. I mean they're suddenly getting millions upon millions of chips out the door with the PS4 and xbone abeit less power gpu for xbone. Now they're bustin' up nVidia. Run with it!!!!!
Price has never been the issue with AMD. Their driver-support - or lack therof - is. I waited 6 months for my last AMD driver CF 7990, before just swapping for Nvidia cards. Doesn't matter how cheap your product is if it doesn't have any software support. Perhaps a greater marketshare and console foothold will smarten them up a bit. I'm not a brand loyalist - consoles, PC parts or otherwise - so if they could straighten themselves out, I'd build my next rig with AMD GPUs for sure.
why buy a dual gpu, when you know that there are issues with the drivers for them?
For enthusiast level performance obviously. Why would you even ask that?
@mewhy32 I dunno if you've never watched pc hardware before, but its a very normal cycle and has been for over a decade+ where they leap frog each other back and forth. Up next in the news, NVidia releases new gpu faster than blah, blah, blah.
If they can match the GTX780 but at a reasonable price then I will go back to AMD / ATI. I havent owned an AMD GPU since I owned the miserable HD4870 for a month. That thing was aweful
MY 4870 was awesome i dont know what you are talking about. I had that card for like 4 years and it played all games on max. You must have bought a cheap one that ran too hot because those cards had high temps. I had that card untill BF3 came out at that point i was rocking 3 of them in my pc and it still ran BF3 at 30 fps on ultra. I upgraded just for direct x 11 effects.
As much as I praise amd for their price/performance solutions, there driver updates hold me back from switching from nvidia. If they were to update as well as nvidia they could take the market share swiftly.
Agreed, the drivers for Nvidia cards are so much better than ATI's, thats the main reason i got rid of two 5970's and went to one 660ti.
Nvidia cards run cooler too.
As long as its cheaper then GeForce, I'll start leaning towards AMD again.
Is it me or are graphics too damn expensive? Bring back the days when top of the line graphics cards cost $300 rather than $600 plus. My personal limit for graphics cards is $400, never paid more than that, don't see the value in return with anything higher.
$400 will buy you a 7970... that's high end bro.
heck, $290 will buy you a 7970 with boost! http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
Sorry my card is still high end, using Nvidia GTX 670 overclocked to 1300 boost clock. I'm looking to go back to AMD after having so many driver issues with Nvidia after all my friends claimed they got their crap together. But like I said paying $600 for one of the newest high end video cards I don't see the return on investment since I upgrade about every 18 months.
I actually own this sapphire 7970. got it for $400 I've yet to come across a driver issue. Probably the most solid GPU i've purchased. I've owned x1800xt HD 3870 HD 4970 HD 5870 HD 6970 HD 7970 Only issue I had was with my 3870. I would freeze ingame often and had to hard boot my pc. This was back in 05ish. AMD drivers have been good to me since.
I hated my ATi 3870 as well, no issues regarding crashes but it was so slow in DX10 games, DX9 it performed decent. I have owned the following graphics cards listed below, some I upgraded because of slow performance and missing features, some died, others either ran too hot or too loud with no or limited aftermarket cooling. AMD/ATI ATI 9000 Pro ATI 9700 Non Pro ATI AIW800 ATI X1800 XT ATI 3870 ATI 4870 AMD 6970 Nvidia Riva TNT 2 Geforce 2 MX Geforce 3 TI Geforce TI4400 Geforce 6800 GT Geforce GTX 460 Geforce GTX 670 Voodoo 3 Out of all of my graphics cards I probably like the ATI 4870 the most. Great framerates, ran cool at 54C gaming, and not too expensive. In fact this card is still being used in a relative computer. AMD 9700 was my 2nd best or atleast compared to my failed TI4400. Third best is probably my GTX 670. When its not having random driver crashes, crash to desktop driver failed to respond its still pretty damn fast. Worst cards Geforce GTX 6800 GT from Gigabyte. It was fast but this card only lasted 6 months before it died, thats pretty bad for a $400 graphics card that only lasted half a year. 2nd worst Geforce TI 4400, died on me in 8 months, shoddy performance with anisotropic filtering enabled. Third worst is probably my Voodoo 3 GC. This card lacked features, 256X256 max textures resolution, couldn't do true 32 bit color even though GLIDE was pretty good at faking it.
A fellow voodoo owner and a 3870 owner. I got hooked on PC gaming on the voodoo 2. I've gone through my fair share of nvidia cards but none as special as that voodoo. Its rare to meet other 3870 owners. considering the reign of the 8800 series Good times
Nividia and ATI both suck i remember the days when you could crossfire and SLI 3 or 4 cheap cards and kick the highend cards asses. Well NIvida and ATI teamed up to put a stop to that crap so now cards only have one sli or crossfire link. Thats a bunch of bull crap we should have to option to link more than 2 cards. ATI and nivida are full of crap for that it was a total dick move they both agreed on.
Bring it on. It'll make Nvidia drop in price. Maybe the GTX 780 will turn into the GTX 870 next year. Like the 680 and the 770. AMD's new cards will hopefully make 384 bit bandwidth the standard.
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