Just cheated on nvidia for the first time.

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by proliferazor, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. proliferazor

    proliferazor Master Guru

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    I just purchased from the egg, a new HIS 7950! I have never owned a top of the line AMD/ATI card. I usually got the top end nvidia card. What's different about AMD cards and drivers? Anything I should know or keep an eye out for?

    Nvidia's 680 is a mid range card masquerading as a high end product didn't sit right with me and only 2gigs ram? Seems the ATI buyout by AMD has infused them with more resources and so they make a better product and get it out the door faster. I just wish I would have bought one sooner. :) Should get my card later this week.
     
  2. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    What?
     
  3. Rochin

    Rochin Ancient Guru

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    Well that mid range card is on par with the card you just ordered. Should have waited for the g114 to come out. I left ATI a while back and have felt no need to re-try it.
     
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    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    This. 680 is the superior product that outperforms 7970, which in the end makes it a high end card.
     

  5. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    The 7950 that you bought is not the top AMD card. After seeing the reviews of the 680 I dont know why you would have bought that unless you are short on cash.
     
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    I'm actually thinking on going to the green side. I have been in the red team for several generations. This time the 680 takes the cake even on power consumption.

    You will be happy with the 7950 but you are totally wrong about the 680 comments.

    This time Nvidia is king of the hill IMO.
     
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  7. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    definitley not their high end. mid high end maybe. and for about $50 more you could of beaten a 7970 with a 680.
     
  8. Faks

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    well i think good video card at-least cost $376.86 Dollars :) but it's not about who has bigger it's about knowledge and not running like dumb minded zombie after new video card because somebody said it's better in benchmarks pit them with older cards and we will see the truth not this MARKETING LIES !
     
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  11. proliferazor

    proliferazor Master Guru

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    The chip in the 680 was ment for the mid range, FACT.
     
  12. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    got a link. sure people here would like buy the card at that price.:)
     
  13. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Got proof of that?
     
  14. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    only nvidia knows for sure and they aint talking
     
  15. Faks

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    i didn't mean to say buying in shop i did referred buying from hands & used :banana:
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    about NVIDIA i can say we will see when Video card will be Tested in all known tests and then we will judge otherwise we judge from thin air mostly or some blurry review from sh*ty site :nerd:
     
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    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    $376.86 that was pulled out of your butt right? that is a very specific price. do you consider this site sh*ty? thin air you serious? think it would be wiser just to ignore your posts bro
     
  17. zer0_c0ol

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    red girl can be a cruel mistress when they come in pairs
     
  18. sykozis

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    GTX680 is going for $499.99 to $579.99USD depending on brand and retailer/e-tailer
     
  19. Rich_Guy

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    Not much difference tbh, just install your card, then install the latest drivers, which you can get from here :-

    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-64.aspx

    Catalyst Software Suite, may as well grab the AMD Catalyst Application profiles as well, as they also have fixes for single cards, these just need to be installed after the drivers, just run the .exe to install, and thats it they are on, you don't have to do anything else with them.

    In the CCC (Catalyst Control Panel), switch to the Advanced view from the preferences (top right).

    For the 3D Application Settings, i just use these :-

    Anti-Aliasing :- (set to your own preference)

    Anisotropic Filtering :- 16x

    Tessellation :- Use Application Settings Ticked, with level slider @ 64x

    Catalyst AI :- Slider Fully Right (High Quality)

    Wait For Vertical Refresh (i have this always off, as i use D3DOverrider for v-sync)

    Anti-Aliasing Mode :- Slider Middle (Adaptive Multi-sample AA)

    OpenGL Settings :- Triple Buffering Ticked.

    If you want to overclock, just go into the AMD Overdrive, and whack the Power Control Settings slider fully right (20%), then just start upping the core and memory sliders.

    You can also set your fan speed manually here as well.

    If you wan't to add more colour, just up the Saturation (Nvidia call it Digital Vibrance), which can be found in the Display Colour (Digital Flat Panel) menu.

    Once you have done all your settings, they stay set, even when you install a new set of drivers, so you don't have to do them again.

    To install new drivers and CAPS, just go into your Windows Control Panel, Programs and Features, and run the Catalyst Install Manager, select to remove all, then after the reboot, just install your new drivers and CAPS.

    Hth. :)
     
  20. ---TK---

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    its called price gouging. they are all stock clock and reference design and should be around the $499 mark:nerd:
     

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