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Which brand is better

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

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I was just kidding lol



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If you really need the very high end, NVidia is the right choice, but it comes at a high price. On many of the lower market ranges, AMD often offers the best value (this can also depend on each store offers, not just on list price).
If you need to do professional things, follow @CGI-Quality advice, unless you know for sure you're going to use SW that explicitly prefers AMD (it could become less uncommon in future if devs will like the latest AMD tech enough)



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Pemalite said:
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.


I find the site you linked to be a heck of a lot more difficult to get a comparison than userbenchmark, you might prefer it but I think for the user my vote defo stays with the other site.

Also he mentioned his rx480 was Strix, there isn't a 4GB version by them, wouldn't make sense.

Last edited by Ganoncrotch - on 27 June 2019

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Ganoncrotch said:
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.

ive just checked the PSU its got x2 8 pin connectors the model im getting is the Asus 980ti strix



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