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Windows 7: graphics card recomendations?

20 Apr 2012   #31
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
For the Record My AMD drivers have not given me to much of any issue's

I always find threads on here blasting Forceware

I have ran both Brands i went to AMD because of price and just to try it My days of useing Intel were ok but i found i had more issues running my old P4 set up vs what im running now

Not everyone will have a smooth running Rig but gees AMD has been solid for me

Can't we all just get along ?
The last 10-12 years have taught me something.
They both put out good and bad drivers, they even both make good and bad cards.
Fanboyism is a strange thing.

However, as a general rule.
I have been more impressed with nvidia image quality in 3d apps and ati the same with video as I've jumped back and forth between them over the years. I actually currently have this gtx580 and a 5850 in the other box.
The gods honest truth is in 90% of everything I throw at them they perform very much the same. I don't mean in actual frames or anything but just in the smoothness of the image and how my eye takes to it.
The only real difference pops up in games that
a - support physx
and
b - Use tesselation/hbao
In which case it's the gtx580 hands down. ...but it's also a much more expensive card. All things balanced they're still both good cards.
..and I've not had driver problems with either of them.
The last nvidia driver problem I had was with my 7800's when mirror's edge was released and it couldn't pre-render frames... that was fixed by just changing one setting properly though.


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20 Apr 2012   #32
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Can't we all just get along ?
We can "get along", you just can't keep up.

J/K
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20 Apr 2012   #33
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Can't we all just get along ?
We can "get along", you just can't keep up.

J/K

I can do more then keep up i have HD6870 Crossfire .............

I will not lie though i was tempted a few months back to get a gtx 580 but the power consumtion just wasn't something i wanted to deal with even though i got a new psu I just went for the same card which is still good under full load wattage wise
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20 Apr 2012   #34
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

- yup
- I agree..
- still giving excellent results
- and still pretty high up on the performance charts, too..

- there's some major advances in CPU performance on the horizon
- major advances in mobo design, too
- increasing use of gfxRAM will increase performance still further

- much to look forward to..
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21 Apr 2012   #35
paulstung

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dean0351 View Post
Sry just kinda skimmed through and I know this post is about which GPU but off topic for a second you say your planning to get an i5 2500 I would recommend the i5 2500k there only $15-$20 more and u have the option to over clock it. Even if you have no plan to oc I would still recommend the "k" model in case you decide to try oc'ing later and on the new bios it is ridiculously easy to oc most new mobo's even have a 1 click oc if you really want an easy oc
Yep thats the one I meant mate.
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21 Apr 2012   #36
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulstung View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dean0351 View Post
Sry just kinda skimmed through and I know this post is about which GPU but off topic for a second you say your planning to get an i5 2500 I would recommend the i5 2500k there only $15-$20 more and u have the option to over clock it. Even if you have no plan to oc I would still recommend the "k" model in case you decide to try oc'ing later and on the new bios it is ridiculously easy to oc most new mobo's even have a 1 click oc if you really want an easy oc
Yep thats the one I meant mate.
Keep in mind using the one click or Oc Genie will over volt your system it is better to Manual overclock but hey it is up to you to decide what you want or like
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21 Apr 2012   #37
paulstung

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Cheers mate,but to be honest this is going to be my first gaming build,I am quite new to pc gaming,and over clocking isn't really on my to do list,at the moment,however,with whatever parts,I will eventually decide on,I would like the option,but only as and when Iv'e read a few more hundred hours ov research.I'm just glad I came across this forum,it's a great place to find every thing needed to learn the craft
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29 Apr 2012   #38
MeowUPCE

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

EVGA is very good and solid company, my friend have GTX 460 from evga and he can download some OC bios profiles for his card ( so you only need to flash new bios and unlock more power ) and EVGA applications for overclocking and monitoring are just awesome ( increasing voltage, frequencies, profiles etc. ) and they are 100% working, but on the other hand MSI is not bad at all if we speak about card with non-reference PCBs for example Lightning editions or some OC editions are very good and contains high quality coils, capacitors, voltage cascade and cooling ! With Evga or MSI you won´t regret
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29 Apr 2012   #39
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
For the Record My AMD drivers have not given me to much of any issue's

I always find threads on here blasting Forceware

I have ran both Brands i went to AMD because of price and just to try it My days of useing Intel were ok but i found i had more issues running my old P4 set up vs what im running now

Not everyone will have a smooth running Rig but gees AMD has been solid for me

Can't we all just get along ?
Same with me my AMD hardware has been working really good I rarely run into problems. Been happy with my AMD hardware and the drivers haven't gave me any problems,latest driver seems to be very stable.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulstung View Post
cheers mate to be honest I'd go for nvidia over amd had a few games ov late that don't seem to like my amd card,out ov those choices,from what ive been looking at the msi is wining at the moment in my eyes

EVGA man. I can not over-exaggerate how happy I am with my gtx580 from them.
Might as well look at the gtx680 now obviously but yeah evga.

And if you do go ati xfx would be the first brand I'd recommend.
I also would recommend xfx because of the double life time warranty and my card has been working really well, love my amd xfx 6870 1gb
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29 Apr 2012   #40
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I also would recommend xfx because of the double life time warranty and my card has been working really well, love my amd xfx 6870 1gb
The 5850 I mentioned in the long rambling post above has been a good card as said, and it was also xfx ... so was the 8800gtx nvidia I had before that, also a good card. Unfortunately xfx could not resolve their differences with nvidia and haven't been making nvidia cards since the 9800 I think.

Anyhow, that 8800gtx suffered extremely heavy use for a long time and is retired to a drawer as a back up card now.. still working great. The one time I had to deal with their customer support it was honestly a tad frustrating but all in all far better than I have gotten from most.

...and of course one should try to take into consideration they are usually already in a poor mood by the time they contact support ...you know all that messy human stuff.
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