PC Graphics Card Showdown: NVIDIA vs. AMD

The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?

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Genova841100d ago

I had been loyal to AMD for years, but their lack of support for HDMI 2.0 was the final straw. Love my 980ti sli setup!

freshslicepizza1100d ago

Over $1,500 for just two video cards, why wouldn't you love them?

Genova841100d ago

They make my 60" 4k tv shine! I sold my car 14 months ago. The money I saved without a car payment, insurance, upkeep, etc. paid for this machine. It was totally worth it! This is definitely enthusiast level and totally unnecessary for 1080p.

I always recommend doing "research" on what parts you want and read benchmarks. It took me 2 years of looking at these 4k tvs before I finally found one that would work. It's the old adage, "The more I learn, the less I know." I can't imagine trying to buy all these parts blindly at a computer show like 20 years ago ... sure there were other resources back then, but not like today.

PizzaSteve1100d ago

When I start building my gaming PC I'm going with AMD.

GravelerMagnitude91100d ago (Edited 1100d ago )

Amd Cpu- cheap price and good value, easier to overclock sometimes

Nvidia Gpu- most games of today are Nvidia optimised. Exclusive to Nvidia cards,shadowplay is a light, effective and more reliable gameplay capture software than Mirillis, though Mirillis is still nice.

Of course a Intel Cpu with a Nvidia Gpu will probably give you best performance but it wont be cheap.

An Amd Cpu with an Amd Gpu isn't bad but alot of games aren't optimised correctly for it , but it'll get better with time.

crazychris41241100d ago

If I end up building this PC Im going with the MSI 390. Similar numbers to the 970 but has 8 GB of VRAM which Ill never have to worry about using up.

GravelerMagnitude91100d ago

Yea that Vram is awesome on AMD Cards which leads to quick loading times and such.