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draemn March 15, 2011 10:17 PM

nVidia vs ATI issues RESULTS!
Well, the voting is closed and when looking at the latest batches of hardware from each company, we can see some pretty interesting results.

Obviously these results don't give us much information about the actual problems (did users report stuttering when in fact it was just low fps?), but they do show a correlation between overall ATI vs Nvidia problems.

Looks like Nvidia really comes out ahead here, with a higher % of ATI users having a complaint compared to Nvidia users. We can also see that the forum members usually Prefer Nvidia over ATI. As always, take this with a grain of salt as the poll is really simple and has a relatively low sample size.

botat29 March 16, 2011 06:30 AM

why you make this pool result hidden, I see no use to participate in that case.

bvsbutthd101 March 16, 2011 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by botat29 (Post 496217)
why you make this pool result hidden, I see no use to participate in that case.

Agreed. I think everyone would like to see the results.

Soultribunal March 16, 2011 07:21 AM

Hopefully we can open up the poll for everyone to see, might have been an oversight or accident in creation of it.

Regardless as I have previously stated, my 6950 currently stutters and crashes. It Crashes when viewing youtube or live streaming. it Stutters in SC2 , EVE etc etc.

I have a second rig with a pair of 460's and not one problem thus far.


draemn March 16, 2011 09:21 AM

At the end of the poll (9 days) the results will show up. I decided to keep the results hidden *for now, so that it would remove a potential bias in the poll.

Sorry that you can't see them yet, but don't worry, they will be fully visible at the end of the polling!

thenewguy001 March 16, 2011 10:25 AM

I've had hardware/driver/graphical issues on both sides of the fence. Nobody's perfect. I buy whatever is best bang for the buck at the time I need new hardware.

_dangtx_ March 16, 2011 11:00 AM

both for me, control pannel/ccc thingie wise. yeah make em public, dont wanna hide behind something like that lol

b1lk1 March 16, 2011 11:04 AM

ATI 6850 on my main PC and X1270 on my netbook. No issues on either. My kids PC has a HD3650, same thing, no issues. All PC's running Windows 7. I am irrationally against Nvidia video cards. My opinion on Nvidia cards is purely emotionally based. I just don't like them. I would buy a lower performing ATI card even if the price was the same. But I honestly have 0 issues with my ATI cards and software.

draemn March 16, 2011 11:22 AM

I will say that nvidia will often charge a premium for their cards compared to ATI. In the competitive markets, I find that nVidia charges a small < 10% price premium and an excessive price premium in the unchallenged areas (GTX 580, possibly 590, etc). Also, it seems that nVidia has a hard time beating ATI (performance/$ wise) in the lower end sub $130 market.

Still, that premium may be justified if nVidia actually has a better product when we look at the additional performance other than just in game fps. ATI is starting to close that gap by adding extra VRAM and eyefinity support to their cards, but they still offer no solution for physics, CUDA, and possibly something else I'm missing. Then again, we may find that ATI has put enough together to really counter any 'nvidia tax.' For me, the last pieces of the puzzle are seeing if there is still this 'overall trend' for ATI to have more problems (stuttering, bad CCC, image quality, etc) like past history has plagued them.

Eldonko March 16, 2011 11:26 AM

Ive had nothing but problems in the past with CCC and ATI drivers. However I quit buying ATI a few years ago as a result so I cant comment on today's cards.

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