There was a war of words earlier this week as the Internet decided that, once again, Nvidia's GameWorks technology was messing with the performance of its games on AMD hardware.
They say this about every game.. Starting to think it's AMD now.
i have to agree i'm a AMD user but seeing as they complain every time a game comes out and how they take for ever to release a new update for ATI cards which do little to nothing and since this damn gen they never bother trying to fix the problems AMD users face with every game i'm really looking to get a nvidia card in the next few months it's not nvidia problem that AMD didn't want to use physx tech as well
I jumped ship just before Xmas last year for those reasons, the product is great but if they spent more time on drivers etc. rather than calling foul every game they could improve a lot.
NVIDIA drivers messed up my system. My SLI setup doesn't even work right now. And there has never been a first party driver that allows me to SLI. I have to do it with a program called DifferentSLI.
I'm an AMD user and happy so far but the trend I always see is devs saying AMD doesn't reach out to them while Nvidia does. You can't just make a product and say here you go make it work with your game. When its time for an upgrade I seriously have consider whether or not I'll continue to support AMD.
Nvidia makes it next to impossible to fix these issues because of their policies. Nvidias practices are sketchy at best.
Dx12 can't come soon enough. It may come in handy to own both an AMD and Nvidia GPU, for tressFX and Nvidia features.
Only a d'hoine can make such an outrageous claim
Well it's a good thing it's just an option.
Here is the thing, it's not NVidia, they offered a great set of features that devs like to use (myself included) hard to blame them for making a devs job easier, and turning out looking better.
Except it's pretty well known that Nvidia doesn't share it's code with AMD. While AMD has shared it's code with both TFX and Mantle to help build DX12. It's pretty obvious Nvidia is a bunch of Dbags.
Well, maybe and should start doing the same...
"Except it's pretty well known that Nvidia doesn't share it's code with AMD" Look at it from a business perspective, would you? Nvid are in it to make money, they want to sell there cards to as many people as they can, what's the point of giving your advantage to your main competitor.
The advantage is to push the tech forward. That's all that AMD is interested in, they care about pushing the tech. Not limiting it to gain a larger profit.
Ahh c'mon, pushing tech forward is a necessity to push business forward, AMD aren't making chips and cards from the fondness of there hearts, there doing it to make money, simple as.
AMD doing it to push tech forward?,i can't really agree with that. Look at the CPU's they produce,one thing they've done is making a cheap CPU[die]GPU solution(APU),they did increase their GPU competition but not looking at the whole situation. AMD once was highly competitive and now they don't want to be known for the cheaper solution.Okay!what's left?
As someone looking to build a gaming PC in the coming months, I just don't know if I want AMD or Nvid. Battlefield games are better optimized for AMD, but other games are Nvidia. Thoughts about this?
Know your budget on a Video card you wish to spend,Look up the options on the market once you find the 2 brands of cards that suite your pocket Start google looking up benchmarks for such and such VS such and such.
Go nvidia for their support through drivers.
Go with the one in your price range. Running 3x R9 290 and I get better 4k benches and in game rates than 2x Titan X cards. They are rated at 28k in 3dmark while mines rated at 36k. Playing games like GTA 5 on maxed out settings at 3840x2160 above 100fps.
You would think AMD would be the card to buy since consoles are AMD GPUs. If your on a set budget for your card and you can only spend so much I would get an AMD. If you don't then get a Nvidia.
Go for Nvid, way better driver support and the cards are fantastic as well. I have 2 overclocked Asus Strix GTX970's in SLI, simply amazing, cost me £600 for both. GTA5 runs smoothly at around 60-70fps at 4K on ultra settings, The witcher 3(after update) is around 60fps at 4k, Shadow of Mordor(with ultra grapics pack) is around 70fps at 4K. Not saying AMD cards are bad, just think Nvid cards are better. Besides, most new games have some sort of Nvid tie in, while it's rare to see a AMD tie in.
I run an AMD R9 290 and have had zero issues with it and the cost is great for the performance.
In the long term Nvidia for their driver support and well for me was DSR mode, it's great since i don't need to fork out more money for a new monitor! ;)
I have always avoided AMD. Regardless of benchmarks, I'll chose Intel and NVIDIA over AMD. I started messing with computers in the mid 90s and always thought of AMD as the lower-class, cheaper alternative in regards to processors and GPUs. With processors and video cards I feel that you get what you pay for in most cases. I have read numerous forums about AMD users having various issues with their hardware, not that other companies don't have problems but I dunno I'm just biased against AMD.
Hmm, that's interesting. Hope they sort it all out.
AMD should go more proprietary and although get a big player like Samsung in for bigger dev money.
A simple google search on this subject will lead to many articles detailing that Nvidia does in fact purposefully screw with AMD. But in the end it is the devs fault for not optimizing for AMD. Nvidia, even though I use their products, are some real bastards in the business department. AMD is very open and helpful. Nvidia is a shady car salesman by comparison.
@JsonHenry Well said Sir finally somebody has there eyes there brain engaged.
AMD's problems are there fault less blaming every one else and more working on your products. Cant blame every one else every time Intel's fault there cpu's ant preforming as well Nvidia's fault there gpu's don't preform as well. I was AMD for a long time till I got of the crappy driver support and that hasn't changed yet still no driver for Witcher3 they should have game ready drivers ready for each major game release but they don't guess that Nvidia's fault as well.The reason Nvidia is dominating the market is because they are delivering what people want hardware and software side.AMD needs to work on there architecture people want more power efficiency,better overclocking and and simple more efficient gpu's and cpu's and for god sake better driver support cause no matter how good the hardware is if the software isn't there wont matter there should be a game ready driver for each major release.
I use to like AMD processor like the old Athlon XP, but ATI/AMD cards always gave me problems. Since 2004 I have only bought Nvidia and in 2010 I switched to Intel i Series.
And you can turn it off nice and simple like if you want the "unsabotaged" experience.
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