With AMD’s Game Bundle Expired, What’s Next?
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January 15, 2013, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
My System Specs
I don't really get the AMD bashing lately. People say that it's the drivers fault that most games aren't having good performance or creating video problems.
I've had AMD/ATI cards since 2009 and I never once had problems with any of the cards I had. Nvidia on the other hand I've had many problems with. Most of the time it was Overheating, I've had a BFG card (GT 6600), a XFX card (GS 8400) and a EVGA cards (GS 8400 thanks to XFX burnt GPU), the first two had over heated.
Before anyone says I need to dust off, I did, with a compressed air can. I've also seen some artifacts on screen (could of been because of the overheating though).
But with AMD/ATI, I never did, go figure. Maybe I'm just lucky, maybe I am not destined to own a NVIDIA card, or maybe I'm just helping out the competition by buying products from the one that sells less.
I do remember reading a benchmark somewhere three years ago though about how bad NVIDIA card are in terms of temperature and power consumption, I am not sure if they changed since then but really until I get 1 messed up AMD card I'm not gonna try NVIDIA again, since they never failed me yet.
My System Specs
Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz
8 GB Corsair XMS3 @ 1333 MHz
Asus Geforce 670 GTX directCUII 2 GB
2x Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green, SATA 2nd Gen 1x Western Digital Caviar Blue 250 GB, PATA 1x Samsung SSD Pro 840 256 GB
XFX 750W Black Edition
Antec Six Hundred
LG Blu-Ray Reader/DVD Burner x8/CD Burner x16
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