Report Graphics card of choice.

Poll started by TKAzA with 3,024 votes and 34 comments. Browse the poll archive.

 70%

Nvidia (2114 votes)

 25%

ATI / AMD (758 votes)

 5%

Other? (152 votes)

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Taamalus

I voted ATI. I use FirePro for my workstation, no issues, and the costs are reasonable. Yes, NVidia is sort of on top, but I don't need on top stuff to make a profit. :D

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Phoenix1747
Phoenix1747

Damn I accidentaly voted for others (._. )
Well actually I'm on the side of Nvidia (but Ati is rather good as well)

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Pandemas
Pandemas

ATI is cheaper + lighter + better quality to price ratio.
Also Nvidia has alot of crashes and errors compared to ATI.
Most of the people voting don't even know jack **** about anything they just love mainstreams and just vote for NVIDIA cause it's talked more than ATI.
gg

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ofnature
ofnature

I voted for Nvidia.. first, I do not care about cost and second most games are made for NVIDIA .. I never have any crashes and I can play all games at the ultra setting with absolutely no lag.

There is a reason they are on top. It is kind of childish to make sweeping judgmental claims about a group of people just because you do not agree with them.

I have a BS in Computer Engineering and I am working on my masters, so I know at least a little bit. What makes you think you know more than jack ****?

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JustPotato
JustPotato

Agree with you about "lovers of mainstream" :D

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smokingsaveslives
smokingsaveslives

I don't think its that deep. Most computers come with nVidia cards, They probably should have asked "which do you have?". Since who is going to say they prefer something they've never had. Ask people their OS "of choice", they'll say windows, unless they've used just about any other OS out there.

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eyebeekaii
eyebeekaii

I don't need a good "quality to price ratio" - i just need good quality, no matter the cost.

I'm a professional video editor / animator so i mainly chose nVidia b/c of the CUDA cores which are supported by the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. And my GTX970 happens to be a pretty good card as well, so that's a nice plus

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JustPotato
JustPotato

Nvidia is my choice. I use Nvidia's cards many years and almost haven't any lags or any other problems. And now I can to play for modern games on high settings.

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JustPotato
JustPotato

And else: there are people who use no Nvidia/ATI card? Interesting...

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tacobobthelemonman
tacobobthelemonman

Intel Inside :3

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TombRaider91
TombRaider91

i voted nvidia because i have it l0l

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Bear312
Bear312

voted Nvidea because i like it very much. I haven't had any problems with it and i just love my gtx card because i can use my nvidea shield portable with it. playing binding of isaac rebirth on it all the time when i am not at my pc :).

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PsychoticLeprechaun
PsychoticLeprechaun

NVidia because until the HBM cards release, at the price points I care about (AMD's 290X/NVidia's 970), NVidia dominates in price vs performance. Also, NVidia is, as far as I can tell, looking at 3D memory after Pascal's adoption of HBM with Volta. AMD hasn't made any commitment to shifting from 2.5D to 3D - though for all we know, they could both be just as close, so this is a very tenuous reason.

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orbmitgames
orbmitgames

Nvidia have far better linux support

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Ragnar347
Ragnar347

Actually no, open source graphics driver are far far FAR better for AMD than NVidia because they use a lot of proprietary technology and stuff like that. If you're talking about performance then of course NVidia has more performance when using their non-free driver but on linux that's a shame.

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Botth
Botth

Besst thisss
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Guest
Guest

People choose Nvidia because its what they have, and what they've been marketed. People I know who have a deep interest in graphics cards love what AMD has been doing. Cheap AMD cards that don't even have GCN have been fantastic for me, because they focus on raising min framerate and real game performance over silly benchmarks.

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Dat_Chibi
Dat_Chibi

i vote nvidia

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TheGamer90
TheGamer90

Nvidia for sure

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Rpatterson(Zstudios)
Rpatterson(Zstudios)

My computer doesnt have nvidia yet so that why I chose AMD

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JoshMiner21
JoshMiner21

Nvidia is the best

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Gunlexify
Gunlexify

My last 3 computers (2 Laptops and 1 pre-built desktop) came with nvidia cards so i vote for nvidia.

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MeatbagWammo
MeatbagWammo

TL;DR: I picked Nvidia.

If you would have asked me this about 10 years ago I would have picked ATI. I have never had problems with ATI cards, until AMD came in. At first they were pretty decent, mostly because of what ATI already had in the works came out as "AMD" cards. But soon after they switched from ATI branded graphics cards to AMD branded, I've had nothing but problems.

Drivers crashed at least twice a day, and anything that used OpenGL crashed after a few minutes if I was lucky. Once a driver update even bricked a card (although it was pretty old at the time). The most stable drivers I have ever had for AMD cards were modified versions, that were made in the spare time of a Russian software engineer. (Which kind of tells you something!)

I have recently switched to Nvidia after years of desperately hoping that AMD would fix these problems, and so far my drivers have NEVER crashed. Although I haven't had my Nvidia GTX 970 for long, I can tell that this card will last me quite a while.

I don't agree with how most of Nvidia's software, frameworks, and CUDA is proprietary. I love how AMD/ATI is committed to open standards and software, and I kind of hate myself for "switching sides" because of it. But because of the instability and lack of support for their older* cards, I went with Nvidia.

*Older as in (relatively) how old the gtx 700 series is to the 900 series in respect to the ATI/AMD cards I was using and what was new at the time.

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ghostpirategaming
ghostpirategaming

8-BIT looks kinda cool

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tacobobthelemonman
tacobobthelemonman

Am I only Intel User? Geez.

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NotGamerButPlayer
NotGamerButPlayer

i voted ati. I've just bought a second-hand pc with Intel Pentium R E5700 (dual core 3ghz), 2 gb of RAM ddr3 and Ati Radeon HD 3870 ( 512mb, 256 bit gddr4, yes gddr4!) for about 100$ and it runs skyrim on high and ultra high ( but the cooler of the videocard starts to be louder than the whole pc). But it does it's job pretty well.

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BSoD38
BSoD38

Wow that's REALLY old stuff ! Well at least for modern PC gaming.
If it does its job well for your use, and you don't do super heavy PC gaming, well it should be all right I guess.

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MilesTheCreator
MilesTheCreator

It sucks to have an Intel graphics card.. I wish I had nVidia or ATI.. :'(

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Walter.p.h
Walter.p.h

Nvidia!!! :D

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Phoenix1747
Phoenix1747

I had a prebuilt pc with a 1gig graphicscard and I couldn't play some free2play games on low (APB Reloaded, with some luck on minimum settings 30FPS). That's how bad the GT 620 is, seriously NEVER buy one.

Then I got my Zotac GTX750 Ti (I got this one cause my psu has no cable for an extra graphics power connector and this one doesn't need one + it's WAY better in all points).
And HELL the GTX750 Ti is a BEAST! I can now play GTA5 (!!) on high settings at ~50FPS with temperatures below 50C!

Thanks Zotac - thanks that you proved once again that prebuilt pcs are badly thought-out.
PS: I love that company from now on, lel

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theyamatogame
theyamatogame

I think that the cards AMD are slightly faster than the NV, but But Nvidia is better than ever at frequently updating its drivers. AMD drivers (Catalyst) it's a joke. My GPU: AMD Radeon Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 OC (3GB).

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Sandcrawler
Sandcrawler

Nvidia, I have an ati and I hate it. Mostly because of bad driver support. It also crashes a lot.

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