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NVIDIA vs ATI
Just as the title says, which seems to produce better architectures for PCSX2?

I've always kind of hated AMD. I've been quite faithful to Intel and NVIDIA and both have never let me down. Now I know that AMD processors suck, but I'm wondering what people have to say about ATI.

To put it more specifically - when I get a desktop should I be getting NVIDIA or ATI video cards? Whatever I get will likely be purchased as overclocked from an overclocker, which I like EVGA the most (unless somebody suggests something they think is better with evidence to back it up).

By what I've read, NVIDIA has often made better quality cards while ATI made higher speed ones, though the difference is often very slight. Not sure if this is an accurate thing to say at all though.

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RE: NVIDIA vs ATI
In mobility field, AMD video card is far more popular than Nvidia's, in my country at least. Laptop manufacturer must have been considered before they chose AMD.
06-04-2012 12:30 PM
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(06-04-2012 12:30 PM)Livy Wrote:  In mobility field, AMD video card is far more popular than Nvidia's, in my country at least. Laptop manufacturer must have been considered before they chose AMD.

To reduce laptop's production cost and consumer price?
06-04-2012 12:34 PM
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  1. At the same price, they do not build a laptop with an Nvidia card because it is more expensive.
  2. At the same price, AMD card performance is better.
You can understand it either way. Rolleyes
06-04-2012 12:53 PM
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Nvidia, ATI only if you want to go for the cheaper way, Nvidia for great quality.
06-04-2012 12:58 PM
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RE: NVIDIA vs ATI
I always hear about OpenGL problems with ATI/AMD cards so for that reason I avoid them and the horrible drivers,
under directx both ati and nvidia perform similar from what i've seen.

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Quote:NVIDIA vs ATI

Eternal dilemma. Laugh

See some benchmarks on internet and decide betwen money and performance.
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(06-04-2012 01:22 PM)hyakki Wrote:  I always hear about OpenGL problems with ATI/AMD cards so for that reason I avoid them and the horrible drivers,
under directx both ati and nvidia perform similar from what i've seen.

This.

ATI does not release good drivers by what I hear. In fact, rumor has it that they hardly ever update. I know NVIDIA keeps releasing new and better drivers and has great quality.

I think my conclusion lies on Nvidia. They're awesome.


Screw AMD altogether. I'll keep making Intel / Nvidia + EVGA builds.

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You get what you pay

SIMPLE!!!
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I didn't notice that NVIDIA was cost more than ATI though. Usually their high-end cards stay about the same in price in the U.S.

Well, when ATI claimed to make the most powerful GPUs, NVIDIA challenged them to prove this and they backed down. Kinda says something about them.

Oh, and what for what Livy said : Popularity =/= Performance. In fact it's kind of the opposite, I mean take a look at the Wii. I'm pretty sure it goes Popularity = Cheap.

Edit : Btw, is PCSX2 compatible with SLI and Crossfire?

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