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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    none is available so it's moot question

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    It's not much of a choice when both flavours taste like disappointment.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Amd. Their cards always age better and i tend to keep a GPU for a few years (still got an rx480 launch day). Not rushing though as I have a Xbox series X. I dislike nvidias business practices too.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Neither. Frankly, I'm sick of the hype around this nonsense.

    It's about time reviews sites stop pandering and letting them think this kind of crap is, in any way, acceptable.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Nvidia but purely down to cuda being used and no support for opencl/amd in the software I use.

    If it wasn't for that it would be best value for money, assuming there's some stock that is.
    Same, if it was purely for gaming I'd probably not mind either way, as I'm not particularly sold on RT yet. But for the CUDA support in the software and frameworks I'm conversant with, I'd choose Nvidia. Well, I did. It arrives on Monday.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Managed to get a SLI system of 3090 cards but did have to wait two months for it. Have to say though the performance is fantastic.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Would not get the AMD yet as ray Tracing and DLSS either not implemented of missing so performance in the latest games is not so good.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkOtley View Post
    Managed to get a SLI system of 3090 cards but did have to wait two months for it. Have to say though the performance is fantastic.
    I've literally just installed my 3090 FE, on the latter part of your post I have to agree on performance. It's noticeable since jumping into games to try it out, especially on the minimum framerates compared to what I was getting on the 2080 FE.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    "ray tracing ?? it's only there when you stop to look at it"

    The games i would like to play, yeah you will not have time to look at the pretty puddles of water on the ground, and other now more shiny and reflective surfaces.
    If i had a game to play now, and i had one of these newfangled GFX cards, i am pretty sure i would turn that stuff off,,,,,, and i am on a 1080p screen.

    Now if RT gave me a edge in the game i played, then yes i would put it on, not least since now i am probably over 2X older than the people i would be playing against so any edge would be welcome here.
    27 is 1/2 of my age, and i think there is plenty of < 27 Yo gamers to go around, and the games i am interested in do not favor age in any way.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkOtley View Post
    Would not get the AMD yet as ray Tracing and DLSS either not implemented of missing so performance in the latest games is not so good.
    Allow me to correct you a little.
    Would not get the AMD yet as ray Tracing and DLSS either not implemented or missing so visual fidelity in the latest games is not so good.

    You do know a game with RT off will probably play at least just as well as with RT on,,,,,, even on a Nvidia card, visual settings are not the same as how the game play, it is about how the game look, and seeing how many have been or are playing minecraft the look of a game are not everything.

    Personally i would rather play a good DX 10 game than a good looking but bad DX 12 RT game, cuz i play for fun and excitement not for how the game look.

    By you statement it is sort of like saying if you took 2 brand new sports cars, and quickly painted one of them flat black with a rattle can, it would then somehow be less fun or exhilarating to drive.
    And that would only be true ( and sadly it probably are ) if you care about how you look to others as you drive the car.

    I also prefer my water frozen in a cube shape floating in alcohol, but that do not mean it is the only way to consume water.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Quote Originally Posted by markotley View Post
    would not get the amd yet as ray tracing and dlss either not implemented of missing so performance in the latest games is not so good.
    you don't see raytracing untill you stop and look ..
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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    "ray tracing ?? it's only there when you stop to look at it"

    The games i would like to play, yeah you will not have time to look at the pretty puddles of water on the ground, and other now more shiny and reflective surfaces.
    If i had a game to play now, and i had one of these newfangled GFX cards, i am pretty sure i would turn that stuff off,,,,,, and i am on a 1080p screen.

    Now if RT gave me a edge in the game i played, then yes i would put it on, not least since now i am probably over 2X older than the people i would be playing against so any edge would be welcome here.
    27 is 1/2 of my age, and i think there is plenty of < 27 Yo gamers to go around, and the games i am interested in do not favor age in any way.
    rocking the 55 yr old gamer .. same here bro .. oldy's do it best just a little slower
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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    I switched from Nvidia to AMD with a Vega 64 as it was good value at the time. Since then, I've had tons of driver issues - not an issue in my experience with Nvidia. Next time I plan to try the limeade again and see if they remain stable.

    Of course there's no stock right now, but patience should eventually pay off.

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    you don't see raytracing untill you stop and look ..
    This is not true, although the impact is has varies hugely on the game. In some - Battfield 5, Metro Exodus for example (i.e. the early titles with support) I would generally agree and I had it turned off in MP mode for both.

    More modern implementations like in Control or especially in Black Ops Cold War, it's very noticeable and changes how your vision works in the game due to the dramatic difference in lighting. This is especially key in Cold War, which has a reputation for poorly lit maps anyway which is made significantly worse by disabling raytracing. (I keep DXR enabled in MP games as a result..despite the hit to FPS). I would also argue strongly that ray traced lighting in particular really helps with immersion (as long as it's implemented well).

    Sure, DXR is largely something that makes games look better - but it can impact on how you play the game too.

    As I said in my original post, some people don't care about DXR and that's fine, each to their own. Personally I do as do many others....and if you are in that camp, then buying a current gen AMD card is not a sensible option. Next generation - maybe!

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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Nvidia - for the better features and general support (RT, DLSS, Cuda, more stable drivers). I would upgrade for RT, but none of the games I want to play (a selection of multiplayer ones) use it so no point upgrading yet. Don't need to upgrade for any other reason (1070 still runs every game I play fine).

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