AMD graphics cards or Nvidia green team? who will win dominate 2012?
December 25, 2011 2:42am CST
AMD Just Released their new HD Radeon flagship - the AMD Radeon HD 7970. First 28nm GPU to be released, first GPU to have DirectX 11.1 (Widows 8 dx) and with whooping 3gb on board GDDR5 memory with 384 bit width, I think this is a killer. Nvidia on the other hand is still silent doing nothing.. Do you think Nvidia will beat AMD this year? I'm using an AMD HD 6850 right now, so, AMD for me :)
25 Dec 11
I'm not sure if the phrase "Nvidia is silent doing nothing" is true. Nvidia previously announced earlier about it's future graphics cards. Also, if you look at the previous years, the companies didn't release their cards at the same time. There's usually a difference of several months between the two companies releases. As for the moment, AMD seems to be leading with its new card. I'll be looking at the exact specifications later on, but from you say, it seems to be quite powerful. I don't own a desktop, so I'm not sure if my opinion about your question applies. I use a high end laptop with a HD 6770m. It's 1 GB and is quite powerful, more powerful than a HD 6850m. It ran Metro 2033 on the highest settings at about 12 FPS, a bit playable, but I didn't like the game very much. I'm considering building a desktop sometime, do you recommend the HD 6850? Or do you think I should get a card from the HD 7xxx series?
25 Dec 11
HD 6850 is quite powerful. I bought it because I don't want to upgrade my PSU at the same time and since my PSU is just an Enermax liberty 450w, HD 6850 will be the maximum one that it can support. Next is HD 6870, but it will require higher wattage PSU. 6850 is far powerful than 6850m. I can run Metro 2033 in 40-50 fps with max settings on 1080p reso.
4 Feb 12
I think Nvidia will win because they have better driver support than Radeon although Radeon is really good but sometimes the driver supports are out of date and you can't download the drivers in the site just sometimes it doesn't happen everyday :)) =)) ahahaha anyway good luck and enjoy your gaming with your graphics card
22 Mar 12
So True when Nvidia release their cards they have a stable driver unlike the AMD they release cards fast but the drivers sucks, with lots of stuttering and slow alt tab keys. Though the release of 12.2 driver makes the 7970 worth it. I wonder if the driver of GTX 680 will be stable after its released.
22 Mar 12
I have plans to buy this card that dethrone the GTX 580 as the fastest gpu as of Q1 2012, but I am still waiting for the Kepler of Nvidia, if the green team surpass this card then I will go for Nvidia but if not I will go for 7970 since the drivers are now getting better. cheers for that!
26 Dec 11
Both of these are really doing good... As for me it is quite difficult to predict which one is gonna dominate. But, I wish both will continue their research on wide range of Graphics cards and gift 2012 with the next generation GPU's and take gaming to a whole new height