Weekend Open Forum: What GPU is in your system?

darkzelda

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I recently switch from AMD to Nvidia and bought a GTX 970 and I'm very disappointed, the control Panel is horrible, but I can live with that; my main complain is how hot this card gets and how noise it is, it even has coil whine. Performance wise is a good card and I manage to set a custom fan and temperature limit profile so that it could run cooler with less noise. It's a shame, Nvidia cards were supposed to be better, but it's just a myth
 

Evernessince

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? Are you confusing the Shadowplay GUI with the actual Control Panel or are you sure?

I have a GTX 670 BTW.
I know what you mean and no, I'm not. I find the Nvidia control panel poorly categorized and rather sparse. No built in overclocking or monitoring tools, no GPU power settings, little video adjustment setting, ect. AMD's drivers have so many more features for things other than gaming, it feels like a huge downgrade.
 
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Evernessince

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I recently switch from AMD to Nvidia and bought a GTX 970 and I'm very disappointed, the control Panel is horrible, but I can live with that; my main complain is how hot this card gets and how noise it is, it even has coil whine. Performance wise is a good card and I manage to set a custom fan and temperature limit profile so that it could run cooler with less noise. It's a shame, Nvidia cards were supposed to be better, but it's just a myth
Welcome to the club brother. I bought a 970 and sent it in for repair due to issues. It really is a myth that Nvidia drivers are better. I'm positive now that AMD most certainly has better drivers. More features and more stable.

It's really my own fault though, I bought into the people saying that Nvidia had better drivers. I'm guessing that these people have never even used an AMD card before.
 

olefarte

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I've had every Gigabyte x60 series SLI. Always been very happy with them. Gigabyte 970 SLI now, but would have had 960's if they had come out sooner. 970's are awesome though, glad I got them.
 

dividebyzero

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I find the Nvidia control panel poorly categorized and rather sparse. No built in overclocking or monitoring tools
Why would you bother, seriously? For AMD cards, RadeonPro leaves CCC for dead feature-wise. The same can be said for Nvidia Inspector for Nvidia cards - assuming you aren't swayed by AIB/AIC OC utilities.

Welcome to the club brother. I bought a 970 and sent it in for repair due to issues. It really is a myth that Nvidia drivers are better. I'm positive now that AMD most certainly has better drivers. More features and more stable.
That likely depends on the user. Your experience, just like everyone else's, is particular to your system, software, and usage pattern. From my experience, for single card systems (excepting mobile) I rarely encounter driver issues from either vendors cards.
If you're hoping to start a flamewar you're heading in the right direction, just bear in mind that anyone else's experience is just as valid as yours, and that this thread is concerned not with drivers but is an open forum for people to post their GPU setups - not for you to use it to criticize, or dress up your opinion as an absolute truth.
 
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Running 2x EVGA GTX460's in SLI, the upgraded ram versions so still runs pretty much anything at high/max settings @1080p. Still won't be upgrading for a while :p My laptop is running 2x 755GT in SLI it's just as fast really.
 
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2 ati 5870's in crossfire. These cards are beasts! If not for the 1gb vram, I think they would have run metro last light at high settings.
 

Evernessince

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Why would you bother, seriously? For AMD cards, RadeonPro leaves CCC for dead feature-wise. The same can be said for Nvidia Inspector for Nvidia cards - assuming you aren't swayed by AIB/AIC OC utilities.


That likely depends on the user. Your experience, just like everyone else's, is particular to your system, software, and usage pattern. From my experience, for single card systems (excepting mobile) I rarely encounter driver issues from either vendors cards.
If you're hoping to start a flamewar you're heading in the right direction, just bear in mind that anyone else's experience is just as valid as yours, and that this thread is concerned not with drivers but is an open forum for people to post their GPU setups - not for you to use it to criticize, or dress up your opinion as an absolute truth.
It's also not a thread to be lectured by arrogant people who assume too much. We don't need a preemptive post because you think I may be trying to start something. Take a bit of your own advise and allow others to vent their own opinions.

In addition, what's the point to bringing up features of 3rd party software. My post was about stock software. If anyone is trying to start a flame war, it's you. Don't come into a conversation and start talking about something that throws everyone off. They don't review games or operating systems based on what they could be but what they are.
 
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2 asus gtx 560's in sli right. Only the newest games run less than 60 fps. Been great. About to upgrade to 2 960's
 

Avenger001

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7870XT Crossfire. Gaming at 1920x1200. i7 4790k.Can max out almost any game .Showing their age with new releases like shadow of mordor though. nearly sets the room ablaze on ultra with 2x msaa (88c each). Live in Canada so can't complain much about the heat. May upgrade when amd finally release the 300x series.
 

captaincranky

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Well,
1. Intel 915
2. Nvidia 8400 GT
3. Nvidia 9500 GT
4. Intel G-41 (The machine I'm using to post this).
5. Core i3 530 Intel HD graphics (I thought this had a number like HD-2000, but I couldn't find it).
6. Core i3-3225 w Intel HD-4000

I have to say, the Intel 915 (circa 2005), is a bit of a disappointment, since it won't run 1080p p0rn.

I think it goes without saying, none of them will run ******. (any edition).
 
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Experimentongod

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I'm all about VALUE. And also Nvidia cards.

I've had all these cards:

Riva TNT, GeForce 2 MX400, GeForce FX 5900XT, 6600 GT, 7600 GT, 8800 GT, 9800GTX+, GTX 460, GTX 660, GTX 760
Current card = EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC ACX, I always bought a different brand but my last 3 cards have been EVGA, because of the warranty and free games. The next will probably be a MSI because they're quieter and they make Afterburner. EVGA has dropped the ball in their software and no longer offer free games.

I WON'T be getting a GTX 960 though, I like the low noise/power consumption, but the performance is way too low. I will wait for the next generation or get a GTX 970.
 
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Evernessince

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ATI Radeon HD 4800

Can you tell I'm not gaming anymore. ;)
You accidentally left out 2 digits. 4800 was a series of cards released.

You should probably go and pick up a cheapo if you can. Just the yearly savings in your electricity would be enough to justify it.