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Windows 7: AMD cards Vs nVidia cards? Got very confused by a thing


20 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 
AMD cards Vs nVidia cards? Got very confused by a thing

Hi.. So my psu got messed up so i have now sent it in and using a old psu without pci-e power so i had to change out my GTX 660 to my old ATI Radeon 4650
Though the gtx 660 kicks donkey in gaming the Radeon is running flash games smoother and some other stuff to
Also a bit of a OpenCL vs CUDA war
When rendering with my AMD A8 laptop with intergrated gpu the rendering times in Sony Vegas 12 accually was shorter than the video with OpenCL gpu acceleration on But with
Cuda acceleration on with my GTX 660 with around 950 CUDA cores the rendering times are about dubble the video lenght

This is soo confusing??
Did i do a very stupid move buying a 660 instead of a R9 270x card for Gaming and video editing and rendering


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20 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You didn't mess up on anything but to be honest AMD has gotten better with encoding speeds over the years

I just recently bought a new GTX 780 ti I have not done any video yet i have been doing benchmarks but i will find out soon enough

the time it normally took me to render and burn with 2x7970's were about 20 minutes depending on what it was doing some took longer then others to about 30 minutes but actually cut down to 25 minutes

Direct Compute and Open GL are on fire right now with AMD cards they use it very well and Bitcoin Miners seem to love how much over Nvidia they run

For me it's doesn't mater as long as it suits my needs but other people may differ with the way AMD has been changing GPU Architecture people have been going red and also the prices have gone up so if you are looking to change now you need to look for a card worth the coin because they gone up 20% matching Nvidia prices
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20 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
You didn't mess up on anything but to be honest AMD has gotten better with encoding speeds over the years

I just recently bought a new GTX 780 ti I have not done any video yet i have been doing benchmarks but i will find out soon enough

the time it normally took me to render and burn with 2x7970's were about 20 minutes depending on what it was doing some took longer then others to about 30 minutes but actually cut down to 25 minutes

Direct Compute and Open GL are on fire right now with AMD cards they use it very well and Bitcoin Miners seem to love how much over Nvidia they run

For me it's doesn't mater as long as it suits my needs but other people may differ with the way AMD has been changing GPU Architecture people have been going red and also the prices have gone up so if you are looking to change now you need to look for a card worth the coin because they gone up 20% matching Nvidia prices
Ok.... Still weird how my ancient 4650 can be faster in flash games than my gtx 660
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20 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

this last week I had this dilema. ive always bee team red! but with the latest bitcoin mining craze its pushed AMD cards through the roof.. a 300 card last month is now nearer 400. soo for the first time since the 8800GTX days I have gone back to Nvidia =0 got myself a gtx770 today.. im about to start comparing it to my aging 6950 2gb.
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20 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

What most people dont realize is the architecture difference, the current generation of Nivida cards (600 series, 700 series) are optimized for gaming applications. They fall short when it comes to computational applications compared to the current AMD cards. Of you only care about gaming then the Nivida cards are strong contenders.

Now if you really need computational power...you want Nivida Titan, full double precision workstation class card, with game optimizations added on.
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20 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What most people dont realize is the architecture difference, the current generation of Nivida cards (600 series, 700 series) are optimized for gaming applications. They fall short when it comes to computational applications compared to the current AMD cards. Of you only care about gaming then the Nivida cards are strong contenders.

Now if you really need computational power...you want Nivida Titan, full double precision workstation class card, with game optimizations added on.
So if im mostly gamer but when i need to do rendering stuff i really need the speed and performance what should i do..
Keep in mind that the gtx 660 is just how much i can afford. I maybe can sell or try to send it back for a R9 270x but i dont think its worth it considering that the 660 is like just keeping up with the games i play at ultra so a bit worse of a card and im screwed and also im a very very noisepicky guy

I've heard that the R9 270X is just an oc'd 270 so i maybe can just get a R9 270 in that case
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21 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
What most people dont realize is the architecture difference, the current generation of Nivida cards (600 series, 700 series) are optimized for gaming applications. They fall short when it comes to computational applications compared to the current AMD cards. Of you only care about gaming then the Nivida cards are strong contenders.

Now if you really need computational power...you want Nivida Titan, full double precision workstation class card, with game optimizations added on.
So if im mostly gamer but when i need to do rendering stuff i really need the speed and performance what should i do..
Keep in mind that the gtx 660 is just how much i can afford. I maybe can sell or try to send it back for a R9 270x but i dont think its worth it considering that the 660 is like just keeping up with the games i play at ultra so a bit worse of a card and im screwed and also im a very very noisepicky guy

I've heard that the R9 270X is just an oc'd 270 so i maybe can just get a R9 270 in that case
There is more then just being upclocked it has a different Bios and most likely different power phases

Most likely you would need to mod the Bios in order to fully get a R9 270X
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21 Feb 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

This is the R9 270OC
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22 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
This is the R9 270OC
ok nice..
Though i already have my gtx 660 so i would only sell it if the 270 is waay better for what im doing ( Gaming, recording, Rendering)
and the gtx 660 they say is cooler that means the card is quieter
wich is very nice becouse im a total noise freak. I cant have a noisy computer
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27 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
This is the R9 270OC
ok nice..
Though i already have my gtx 660 so i would only sell it if the 270 is waay better for what im doing ( Gaming, recording, Rendering)
and the gtx 660 they say is cooler that means the card is quieter
wich is very nice becouse im a total noise freak. I cant have a noisy computer
Actually a twin frozr will be a lot more quieter then the GTX 660

They are good cards and can clock pretty well
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