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Which brand is better

Nvidia 15 53.57%
 
AMD 13 46.43%
 
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Ganoncrotch said:
o_O.Q said:

I within the last three years or so pretty much made the transition completely over to pc gaming from consoles and was very impressed that a midrange laptop could easily beat my old ps4 in terms of performance. I got a pretty good desktop about a year and a half back with a 1080 and an i7. I choose the 1080 because I do various work in cad drawing and 3d modelling/rendering and my research lead me to believe that nvidia cards were more suitable as a result and also for games.

What do you guys think though? Is the conclusion that nvidia is better for cad, modelling, rendering and games true or was my research insufficient?

be aware when you talk about a cpu and refer to it as nothing more than an i7 you could be talking about a range of chips from the highest ends just under the newest i9s at costs of hundreds such as a https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=scpuinti76900k&categoryName=processors-intel&superCatName=computing&title=intel-core-i7-6900k-%283.2ghz%29-lga2011 all the way down to utter pieces of shit which cost a fiver lol https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=scpuinti79201a&categoryName=processors-intel&superCatName=computing&title=intel-core-i7-920-%282.66ghz%29-lga1366

Range of comparison when someone says "I have an i7"

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-Q-720/4030vsm140

Could literally fall anywhere on the spectrum from top end to bin liner.

my bad i meant the refresh where they brought out 6 core chips, 8th gen i think

just checked i7-8700



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o_O.Q said:
Ganoncrotch said:

be aware when you talk about a cpu and refer to it as nothing more than an i7 you could be talking about a range of chips from the highest ends just under the newest i9s at costs of hundreds such as a https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=scpuinti76900k&categoryName=processors-intel&superCatName=computing&title=intel-core-i7-6900k-%283.2ghz%29-lga2011 all the way down to utter pieces of shit which cost a fiver lol https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=scpuinti79201a&categoryName=processors-intel&superCatName=computing&title=intel-core-i7-920-%282.66ghz%29-lga1366

Range of comparison when someone says "I have an i7"

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-9700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-Q-720/4030vsm140

Could literally fall anywhere on the spectrum from top end to bin liner.

my bad i meant the refresh where they brought out 6 core chips, 8th gen i think

just checked i7-8700

Awesome, ranked 29th fastest CPU according to Userbenchmark, that's a chip that's going to last you a long while yet as the core of any decent PC unless some massive changes to hardware surface. That's even in line with the couple of benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 3600 which have started to appear on there so you're not gonna be upgrading that unless your one explodes :D



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I go for the thing that gets me the best performance in gaming. So it's been Nvidia for the past 10 years and probably for the next 10 years.



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o_O.Q said:
haxxiy said:

Nvidia. To think at one point AMD considered buying them instead of ATI... can you imagine if GlobalFoundries + AMD + Nvidia were a single company nowadays?

well competition is always good, I mean look at how arrogant nvidia appears to be getting as it is now, competition helps to temper that

Yes. This scenario would have probably meant Huang as AMD's CEO and Intel buying ATI... so we could indeed be in the best of all possible worlds, I guess.



 

 

 

 

 

Depends on what you use. Most programs seem better optimised for NVIDIA, but some programs like Blender perform really well on AMD (often beating out NVIDIA). Also depends on what OS. If you use Linux, unless you have some really CUDA specific workloads, go AMD.



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The last two cards of mine have been Nvidia. Currently, I have:

CPU: Intel i5 6600k
GPU: GTX 1070 (SC Gaming 8GB)
Memory: 16 GB DDR4 2133

I got a pretty good deal on the card during Black Friday last year. I don't remember exactly what I paid, but I think it was under $400 with a free copy of Monster Hunter World. I'll have to check, as now I'm curious.



Ganoncrotch said:
o_O.Q said:

my bad i meant the refresh where they brought out 6 core chips, 8th gen i think

just checked i7-8700

Awesome, ranked 29th fastest CPU according to Userbenchmark, that's a chip that's going to last you a long while yet as the core of any decent PC unless some massive changes to hardware surface. That's even in line with the couple of benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 3600 which have started to appear on there so you're not gonna be upgrading that unless your one explodes :D

well good its just that hearing that these new consoles will surpass the specs on my pc has me wary

although i suppose that's a good thing since this means pc will get good ports that perform well



WolfpackN64 said:
Depends on what you use. Most programs seem better optimised for NVIDIA, but some programs like Blender perform really well on AMD (often beating out NVIDIA). Also depends on what OS. If you use Linux, unless you have some really CUDA specific workloads, go AMD.

I actually use blender and it has a render setting for nvidia cards... the cuda setting I think? so i thought the opposite in terms of blender, I'll have to do more research



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My CPU history: Intel Pentium 200 MHz > AMD Athlon XP 1900+ > Intel Core 2 E8400 > Intel i5-4570

As you can see I mostly go team green and blue, but my next CPU will most likely be Ryzen.



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so can i do a rig with an AMD cpu and a nvidia graphic card? any downside with that combination?