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

    On the assumption cards were available, which would you choose?
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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Pretty hard to say when neither are within reach, but I'd favour AMD's software and happily reward them for building something actually competitive with my money.

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

    Neither

    They're both bad for mmorpgs

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

    Whatever gives me the best deal for my money. Power consumption is a consideration and RDNA2 is better in that regard,but an RTX3060TI isn't too bad in that regard.


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

    surely atm it comes down to whichever I can actually find in stock?

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

    Neither at the moment. Totally fed up with these paper launches (yes I know there's plenty of blame going around). So holding off now till Easter 2021 and we will see how the land lies them.
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    Re: QOTW: Nvidia Ampere or AMD RDNA 2, which do you favour?

    Whichever is available first, on the crux of it.

    Honestly both architectures stand out for different reasons. RDNA2 has some great performance gains over the previous generation and looks to be much better for potential overclocking. Ampere has fairly decent performance gains and does well in Ray Tracing, but is terrible value for money. Cost wise I don't think either architecture provides value for money, RDNA2 is slightly better than Ampere in this regard, however not by much.

    Knowing that my next main game also supports Ray Tracing (Cyberpunk), I've managed to order the 3090 FE. Guess we'll see how it pans out. I know I'm not getting value for money though, as well as it being yesterdays contender in a year or two at most.

    I also prefer Nvidia drivers over AMD drivers, which I've had horrible experiences with in the past, I'm not convinced they've improved.

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

    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.

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

    Leaning towards Radeon > Nvidia...

    Which is odd as last few times it has been Nvidia, but not enough finesse and Edge on Green Team this time... and I think of the power bill as well.. the few FPS difference vs the power is simply not enough for me to go Green Team this time so it will be Team Red, and it would be the 6900XT or better.

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

    Nvidia hands down - RDNA2 is a generation behind the Ampere cards when it comes to DXR, and pricing/availability is similar.

    The cards perform very similarly for traditional rasterization and are also priced similarly, but Nvidia have a giant advantage in DXR performance, and are way ahead in DLSS (whether you like/approve of the approach or not).

    If you don't care about DXR (and don't think you will either) then just get whichever one you can find in stock.
    if you do care about DXR, then it would seem silly to get an AMD card this generation.

    It does really seem that unless Nvidia can some thing amazing though, RDNA3 will really up the competition and may give AMD a lead for the first time in years. We've just seen that evolution happen with their CPUs, maybe it will with the GPUs next generation.

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

    To my demise, the RTX 3080 only because I have an old G-sync panel which is not compatible with the new adaptive sync standard so I'll lose the G-sync feature if I go with an AMD gpu.

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

    Neither at the moment, as no plans to buy a new GPU this year or next.

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

    RDNA2 for me please.

    Probably won’t be getting anything until the 6700/XT though.

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

    Ampere.
    I'm getting an RTX 3060Ti

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

    the Radeon cards would be my preference, not really that fussed about ray tracing, and as the Radeons are meant to be similar in that regard to last gens Nvidia flagship even that isn't too shabby. DLSS isn't something I consider that great - maybe for lower end cards it's ideal giving a free performance boost to those on a budget (on a budget, LOL, with both sides prices that's a joke).

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

    With no stock anywhere, the question becomes purely academic. From reviews, the 6800 looked best for me but they're non-existent and the prices are nowhere near the quoted MSRPs anyway thus making the conclusions drawn from reviews completely irrelevant. So that leaves the 3070 and 3060Ti which look the best in the real world if I can get my hands on one. The best thing to do might just be to soldier on and hope for a 7nm refresh from Nvidia or just skip this gen entirely...

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