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Which brand is better

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

I believe blender to be more more OpenCL heavy. And of course, AMD has their own ProRender plugin for Blender.



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deskpro2k3 said:
so can i do a rig with an AMD cpu and a nvidia graphic card? any downside with that combination?

Sure thing, nothing stopping anyone from doing that yet ... 

Unless of course one day every hardware vendor decides to do lock-in like only allow single setup pairings such as AMD CPU/AMD dGPU, Intel CPU/Intel dGPU or Nvidia preventing it's drivers from working on either CPU vendors ... 



deskpro2k3 said:
so can i do a rig with an AMD cpu and a nvidia graphic card? any downside with that combination?

That would be pretty much the best combination really in terms of bang for your buck imo, I have 2 different systems which use Ryzen Cpu's and Nvidia Gpus and they're both great little machines. Ryzen1700 with a 980ti and a Ryzen2600 with a older 780ti both machines very capable at 1080p gaming which is all my monitors and projectors use.



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m0ney said:

My GPU history: Matrox Mystique+Voodoo 2 > Riva TNT2 Ultra > Geforce FX5200 > Geforce Ti4200 > Geforce 6600 > AMD Radeon 4870 > Geforce 650ti > Geforce 960 > AMD 580 (for a few days, it was a loud and hot mining card that I sold off) > Geforce 1660ti

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.

Mine is a little different.

S3 Virge DX/XG 4MB > 2x 3dfx Voodoo 2 > ATI Rage Fury Maxx > Geforce 2 > Geforce 4 Ti 4200 > Radeon 9700 Pro > Geforce 7950 GX2 > 2x Geforce 8800GT > Radeon 4870 Crossfire > Radeon 5870 Crossfire > Radeon 6950 (Unlocked into 6970) quad-crossfire > Radeon 7970 Triple-Crossfire > Radeon RX 580 Crossfire.

CPU is just as colourful...
Intel 486 DX-66 > Pentium 166 MMX, Cyrix PR 300, AMD K6-2 300, Pentium 3 667 @ 800mhz, AMD Duron 1200, Athlon 1900+, Pentium 4 3ghz, Athlon 64 X2 4000+, Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Still got it!), Phenom 2 x6 1090T, Core i7 3930K (Still got it!), Core i7 8600K, Core i7 9700K.

My next CPU is likely to be the Ryzen 9 3950X, 16 cores baby. - Should be an upgrade that will last me an insanely long time, it's the next Q6600/3930K in terms of longevity.

I don't have a brand preference, if an offering looks compelling, I will go for it... Same reasoning I use with consoles, hence I own devices from all 3 manufacturers.

o_O.Q said:
Ganoncrotch said:

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

Doesn't help that AMD and Intel stagnated in the CPU space for the longest time. So the old Core i7 quads aren't aging very well at the moment, the hex cores should age allot better.

But it all depends how many threads the next-gen consoles reserve for the OS/Background duties and the clockrates that Microsoft and Sony settle on as to how long your current CPU will last. - It still has years of life left in it still either way!



deskpro2k3 said:
so can i do a rig with an AMD cpu and a nvidia graphic card? any downside with that combination?

Yes. None that I can think of.

@OP

I have a Radeon 280. Currently, I'd recommend an Nvidia card especially in the enthusiast range. If you're a cheapskate like me, then you will continue to get mid-high end Radeon cards.



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AMD driver support has been better and is definitely better value for money. My Rx 480 strix has been amazing purchase I wanted to upgrade to a Vega 56 but issue is a friend is giving me his Asus 980ti for very cheap so to save some cash I may buy it off him.

Funny thing is my comp has AMD branding on it but it's ok il live with it. Am I likely to get a good boost with a 980ti?



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Uh, where is the Intel option?



Skeeuk said:

AMD driver support has been better and is definitely better value for money. My Rx 480 strix has been amazing purchase I wanted to upgrade to a Vega 56 but issue is a friend is giving me his Asus 980ti for very cheap so to save some cash I may buy it off him.

Funny thing is my comp has AMD branding on it but it's ok il live with it. Am I likely to get a good boost with a 980ti?

This site is a great way for comparing benchmarks of popular PC parts just be aware when using it that some pieces can be overclocked heavily by enthusiasts so you will see benchmarks all over the place.

However!

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-RX-480-vs-Nvidia-GTX-980-Ti/3634vs3439

The 980TI is pretty much 1.5 times more powerful than your current card, the only area where a 980TI has less than the 480 is in the size of the memory, that is that the 480 has 8GB of memory and the 980TI comes with 6GB, however the memory bus width on the nvidia card is 384bit instead of 256bit in the 480, meaning that the nvidia card has the edge on the AMD one in terms of memory bandwidth 336.6GB/s compared to 256GB/s the only place this would sting you is in programs like CAD, bitcoin farming basically things that aren't gaming but even then I would think the 980TI's sheer upgrade in every other area would overwrite almost any loses due to having the slightly less memory (unless you were actively looking directly at 8GB worth of textures in game..... which I don't think you could be)

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One thing to keep in mind though with this "cheap" upgrade is that the AMD480 gpu that you're using requires a single 8pin PCIE power connector and comes with a recommendation of a 450watt PSU

The 980TI will need more, the base version of the card has an 8pin and a 6pin as well as a recommended PSU of 650watt, it's also not uncommon to see superclocked versions of the 980ti which require 2x8 pin connectors, just make sure you know that there's a chance you'll need to be upgrading your psu as well as the gpu cost.

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Dulfite said:
Uh, where is the Intel option?

This was just in relation to graphics cards and intel aren't really in the market right now.

Also just for fun have you ever seen....

http://bfy.tw/OIIA

Spoiler!
If you don't like clicking a random link, go to google image search and search for "slowest thing in the universe" fairly funny trolling.


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Skeeuk said:

Funny thing is my comp has AMD branding on it but it's ok il live with it. Am I likely to get a good boost with a 980ti?

Probably looking at around a 20-65% performance increase depending on the game.

Ganoncrotch said:

This site is a great way for comparing benchmarks of popular PC parts just be aware when using it that some pieces can be overclocked heavily by enthusiasts so you will see benchmarks all over the place.

However!

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-RX-480-vs-Nvidia-GTX-980-Ti/3634vs3439

Stick with Anandtechs bench, it's a bit more reliable.
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/2300?vs=2141

Ganoncrotch said:

The 980TI is pretty much 1.5 times more powerful than your current card, the only area where a 980TI has less than the 480 is in the size of the memory, that is that the 480 has 8GB of memory and the 980TI comes with 6GB, however the memory bus width on the nvidia card is 384bit instead of 256bit in the 480, meaning that the nvidia card has the edge on the AMD one in terms of memory bandwidth 336.6GB/s compared to 256GB/s the only place this would sting you is in programs like CAD, bitcoin farming basically things that aren't gaming but even then I would think the 980TI's sheer upgrade in every other area would overwrite almost any loses due to having the slightly less memory (unless you were actively looking directly at 8GB worth of textures in game..... which I don't think you could be)

Depends. There is a 4GB variant of the Radeon RX 480.

At the end of the day though, regardless of memory capacity or bandwidth... It's still faster than the RX 480.