• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

NVIDIA Outs Free 2 Play Bundle with GeForce GTX GPUs

Which GPU maker has the better game bundle/offer?

  • NVIDIA

    Votes: 8 9.0%
  • AMD

    Votes: 63 70.8%
  • I don't care about game bundles.

    Votes: 18 20.2%

  • Total voters
    89

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,433 (2.32/day)
Likes
4,740
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher / Cruncher 2
Processor i7 6900K / E5 2683 v3
Motherboard X99A Gaming Pro Carbon / ASRock X99 Extreme 4/3.1
Cooling EK Supremacy EVO Elite 2011-3 / EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB 3200 / G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified / ATI 3650
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / TT Core V51
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 / EVGA 500W
Software Win 10 Pro/ Win 10
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
#26
AMD offers better value for crunchers (BOINC) right now. I have found as well that games run pretty smooth with my 7970's as it did with my 580's.
Nvidia GPU's can not even come close to the crunching power of AMD GPU's:) Granted not all are into crunching, but some of us are:toast:
Personally I do not care about game bundles offered with either vendor...
 
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
540 (0.26/day)
Likes
113
System Name SIGSEGV
Processor Intel | AMD
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V Formula | Biostar N68S3+
Cooling EK & Bitpower
Memory 16 Gb DDR3
Video Card(s) 680/7970
Storage 7TB
Display(s) 22" LCDTV
Case Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Audio Device(s) Creative
Power Supply Silverstone 850W | Unrated PSU
Software LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP
Benchmark Scores i dont care about scores
#27
Joined
Jan 18, 2012
Messages
751 (0.35/day)
Likes
218
System Name My PC
Processor i7 4790k @4.4ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte z97m-d3h
Cooling Corsair H105
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133-9-11-11-31-1T
Video Card(s) GTX970 Stric oc
Storage Samsung 840Pro 512GB
Display(s) Asus ROG SWIFT
Case Lian Li 359
Audio Device(s) Denon DA-300USB / Denon AH-D5000
Power Supply Corsair AX860
Mouse Roccat Kone Pure Optical
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Win10 64-bit home
#28
Its not a bad move cmmon,.... its stuff that supposedly has value...

But well if the game is pay2win then its not for me...

And since we have a little nvidia-amd war on this thread... I'm replaying Skyrim with mods that have my card loaded to 2.4-2.9GB vRam... Can nvidia do that? noooo... :D (unless u pay £500 for 4GB versions lol)
 
Joined
Dec 22, 2011
Messages
2,074 (0.95/day)
Likes
1,155
System Name Zimmer Frame Rates
Processor Intel i7 920 @ Stock speeds baby
Motherboard EVGA X58 3X SLI
Cooling True 120
Memory Corsair Vengeance 12GB
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream
Storage Of course
Display(s) Crossover 27Q 27" 2560x1440
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Don't be silly
Power Supply XFX 650W Core
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma
Keyboard Logitech UltraX
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores Epic
#29
Crytek are going this route too with F2P games, helps when AMD throw money at them too [for a change] I guess.
 
Joined
May 22, 2010
Messages
403 (0.15/day)
Likes
85
Location
Iraq
System Name Simon
Processor Core i7 5820K @ 4.4Ghz @1.25v core, 1.9v input, 1.12v system agent, 0.9v cache - 24/7 & P95 stable
Motherboard ASUS X99 Deluxe U3.1, BIOS 3101
Cooling Corsair H110i GTX + 2 x Corsair ML140 Pro Red LED, exhaust @ top panel
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 4x 8GB 2666 Mhz 16, 18, 18, 35, 2T (Stock)
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (OC BIOS)
Storage Samsung 960 Evo 500 Gb, WD Caviar Green 2TB, 3x WD Caviar Green 1TB, 4TB WD My Book
Display(s) 3x BenQ T2200HD (1920x1080, 60Hz) in 2D Surround, LG C7 OLED 55" TV (4K, 60Hz)
Case Corsair 760T + Corsair SP120 Perf.Ed. + 3x ML 140 Pro Red + DEMCI Dust Filter Kit + DeepCool RGB LED
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z, Logitech Z506 , Turtle Beach HPA2
Power Supply Corsair RM1000i + APC BackUPS RS1500 (modded w/ 170 AH Kung Long Batteries) + APC Smart UPS SUA1500i
Mouse Razer Naga Chroma + Reflex Lab Extended Mouse Pad + Xbox One S Controller + 3 x Xbox 360 Controllers
Keyboard Corsiar K70 RGB (2016 Edition) Cherry Mx Red
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
#30
I hoped for RP points in League of Legends when I read the title.
 
Joined
May 9, 2011
Messages
1,877 (0.78/day)
Likes
878
Location
Mainland Britain
System Name H2o Box
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 4820k @ 4.40 GHz
Motherboard MSI X79A-G43 Plus (MS-7760) v3
Cooling CPU EK Block and 360RAD H2o
Memory Gskill RipjawsZ 16Gb 9-10-9-28 3T @ 2021Mhz
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1080ti AMP EXTREME, EVGA GTX 980ti FTW
Storage HyperX Fury 120GB & Savage 480GB SSD, Seagate 250GB,250GB 7200rpm Kingston 64GB SSD
Display(s) Panasonic GT30 46'' 1080p 3D HDTV [Custom Resolution 3200*1800]
Case Corsair O-800D
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
Power Supply Be Quiet! [Dark Power Pro 11] 1200W CM replaced [7-4-2017]
Mouse Asus ROG
Keyboard Microsoft Digital Media 1.0A
Software Win 10 Pro 64Bit v 1703 / OS[build 15063.13]
#31
Hi

I would rather have good quality hardware at a lower cost than have to supplement the cost of bundled softwares

atb

Law-II
 
Joined
Jul 10, 2011
Messages
605 (0.26/day)
Likes
257
Processor Intel
Motherboard Asus
Cooling Thermaltake/Noctua
Memory Crucial
Video Card(s) Nvidia
Storage Samsung/Western Digital
Display(s) Samsung
Case Thermaltake
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Chieftec
Software Windows 10 x64
#32
are you mad on what amd did with their free bundled AAA title games offering? :laugh:

---
yeah, giving their customer with three (popular?) free games in-game currency worth $50 is totally joke while they made a huge profit. funny, they already sucked my money :eek:
Good luck with that, dimly lit clown. - Patrick Jane
 
Joined
Sep 8, 2005
Messages
802 (0.18/day)
Likes
462
Location
Romania
Processor i5-2500K
Motherboard ASRock P67 Extreme4
Cooling Ninja 3 fanless
Memory Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMS3 rev. A
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GB
Storage Intel 535 Series 120GB + WD 6400AAKS
Display(s) Benq EW2420
Case Antec P182
Audio Device(s) Xonar D1
Power Supply Antec Signature 650
Software Win 10
#33
it gives buyers of new GeForce GTX graphics cards $75~$150 worth in-game currency in three of the biggest free-to-play online multiplayer titles, Planetside 2, Hawken, and World of Tanks.
I'd be extremely happy if a good soul will donate his WoT code to me. :D
 
Joined
Dec 4, 2012
Messages
83 (0.05/day)
Likes
16
#34
I can`t believe some people are defending nvidia for their overpriced, slower GPU`s with no games vs the faster, cheaper GPU`s with proper games that you could sell for real money lol
 
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
478 (0.27/day)
Likes
119
System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#35
AMD are bashed for their CPU line around here, and their poor drivers in the GPU's. On the other hand Nvidia is bashed for being "severely overpriced". I just don't think people should stop pretending bundling a game or two with a Graphics Card makes it a better product. Honestly, they could give me 5 brand new games and I probably wouldn't buy an AMD card this generation (I almost bought a 7970 before I got my 670) until they fix the frame latency and poor driver support problems that have plagued them for several generations now (and affected me through an X800, HD4870, and HD5850).



Forum Guidelines say no personal attacks :p
Xenocide, please stop being a fanboy. Adding REAL games that I can play or gift/trade/sell is much better than giving in game currency for games I probably don't play.

Adding free AAA titles to a graphics card doesn't make the card better, it makes the value of the purchase higher for the same money. Don't you want to get the most out of your money? If not, just pay me 20% tax when you buy hardware to offset this value.

I don't understand why people complain about AMD giving out free stuff lol.
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
1,724 (0.71/day)
Likes
203
Location
So. Cal.
#36
Sorry game currency, offering what amounts to "points" to acquire some "additional "content in F2P games is not anything close to being a "tangible" as coupons for relatively new gaming titles that are sold retail. Next do most buyer looking at this offer necessarily know what those point can really attain them in those games. I mean 25 points, might get you a cool M249 SAW and some plate amour big whoop. But that has you dropping a $130 on card to get that, when your probably not stressing the card you have now? While if I'm buying a 670 I want to use it playing with pre-teens just braking into gaming on some laptop! :wtf:

I guarantee AMD has a much higher expense to the Game House Developer(s) than Nvidia outlays for "point/currency" from F2P Developers. Heck, I'll bet that Nvidia almost got such points "gratis", just for the huge "exposure" those F2P Developers know they’ll pick-up, plus Nvidia saying they'll throw in some added engineering help.

Could we see this as somewhat a "slap in the face"... In that either Nvidia’s TWIMTBP sponsored Game Houses were feeling Nvidia wasn't looking to adequately reimburse for their content (games)! Or, Nvidias' relations aren’t as strong as they once where? I mean to help such lower tier developers means they'll pull market share from companies in the true "retail" side of the market. If I was from one of the those TWIMTBP Game developer how do see that?

Either way it’s really pathetic way to respond to AMD. And shows a certain desperation in that Nvidia won’t/can’t understand they’re in a competitive market, and such slight-of-hand may well exacerbate there discriminating customer base.
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2011
Messages
2,785 (1.22/day)
Likes
1,672
Location
New Zealand
System Name MoneySink
Processor 2600K @ 4.8
Motherboard P8Z77-V
Cooling AC NexXxos XT45 360, RayStorm, D5T+XSPC tank, Tygon R-3603, Bitspower
Memory 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600C8
Video Card(s) GTX 780 SLI (EVGA SC ACX + Giga GHz Ed.)
Storage Kingston HyperX SSD (128) OS, WD RE4 (1TB), RE2 (1TB), Cav. Black (2 x 500GB), Red (4TB)
Display(s) Achieva Shimian QH270-IPSMS (2560x1440) S-IPS
Case NZXT Switch 810
Audio Device(s) onboard Realtek yawn edition
Power Supply Seasonic X-1050
Software Win8.1 Pro
Benchmark Scores 3.5 litres of Pale Ale in 18 minutes.
#37
Xenocide, please stop being a fanboy. Adding REAL games that I can play or gift/trade/sell is much better than giving in game currency for games I probably don't play.
So, YOU probably wouldn't play them really only makes it applicable to YOU and anyone else with a similar viewpoint. What about people who would/do play them? Does their choice automatically not count ?
Adding free AAA titles to a graphics card doesn't make the card better, it makes the value of the purchase higher for the same money. Don't you want to get the most out of your money?
Some people might judge "getting the most out of their money" by not have to wait half a year for a "magic bullet" driver to deliver on the performance promise- for example.
It's just as well that these people exist, because without them, Nvidia wouldn't be selling consumer graphics. Or is a monopoly OK if its AMD who control it?
I don't understand why people complain about AMD giving out free stuff lol.
You mean like this thread where people are complaining about Nvidia giving out free stuff? LOL * ∞
 
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
478 (0.27/day)
Likes
119
System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#38
So, YOU probably wouldn't play them really only makes it applicable to YOU and anyone else with a similar viewpoint. What about people who would/do play them? Does their choice automatically not count ?
I was replying to xenocide's point of saying it's equal to AMD's offer. Which it is not. Another way of looking at this is that much less people will find this attractive than a REAL game. I can play my games after i bought them for years and years. I can't play these F2P game when it shuts down and it is based entirely on multiplayer experience online. There are plenty of games where people put real money in these games and lose it after the companies decides they are not profitable to keep maintaining it.
FYI, I still play the old Command and Conquer series once in a while through LAN. I still play Starcraft, Resident Evil, FFVII, etc... If those were F2P titles then it wouldn't be possible.

Some people might judge "getting the most out of their money" by not have to wait half a year for a "magic bullet" driver to deliver on the performance promise- for example.
It's just as well that these people exist, because without them, Nvidia wouldn't be selling consumer graphics. Or is a monopoly OK if its AMD who control it?
Huh? are you saying AMD's drivers are worse than NVIDIA's? because realistically AMD and NVIDIA both have quality drivers. I have both 660gtx and 7850 so I know from my experience right in front of my face. I don't care which what brand it is, I only support the best value and the AMD's bundle is a better value. I'm sure most people would agree with me.
As far as pricing goes without the bundles, their relative performance matches their price on both camps. The values differs only when you start comparing OC potential of certain cards.

You mean like this thread where people are complaining about Nvidia giving out free stuff? LOL * %u221E
I like free stuff too. But this free stuff isn't really free. But if you had the chance to pick free stuff with your ~$200 card then which would you pick. I'm sure an overwhelming people would pick the AAA titles instead of currency in a game they might play. Like I said, I can sell FC3, AC3, etc...(whatever new games they bundle with) to someone for $10-20 easily. I can sell game currency also but it's a bit more work. NVIDIA's bundle is just less attractive. Why can't you just admit that?
I love free stuff but I have to pay something to get this free bundle. I might as well choose the one with the most relative "value" to the most people including me.
 

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,433 (2.32/day)
Likes
4,740
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher / Cruncher 2
Processor i7 6900K / E5 2683 v3
Motherboard X99A Gaming Pro Carbon / ASRock X99 Extreme 4/3.1
Cooling EK Supremacy EVO Elite 2011-3 / EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB 3200 / G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified / ATI 3650
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / TT Core V51
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 / EVGA 500W
Software Win 10 Pro/ Win 10
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
#39
Play nice folks...
 
Joined
Aug 17, 2008
Messages
731 (0.21/day)
Likes
87
System Name WhiteWalker2020 / LAN Box
Processor Intel i7 6900K 4.4GHz / 2500K i5@4.5GHz
Motherboard MSI X99A Krait / Gigabyte Z68-UD3P
Cooling Full custom liquid / XIGMATEK HDT-Aegir
Memory G.Skill 32GB DDR4 3000MHz/ 4x4GB G. Skill DDR1866 Sniper
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 970 SSC / EVGA GTX 960
Storage 950 Pro 512GB M.2, 960GB SanDisk Ultra II, Intel 730 480GB and 240GB, 850 EVO 250GB, 17TB Mechanical
Display(s) 39" AMH 399A (no glass) UHD + 2x Dell 22" LED S-IPS 1080p / LG 37" 1080p S-IPS
Case Thermaltake Core x9 / HAF 932 Red
Audio Device(s) Realtek HD-Audio On-Board
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 850W / Corsair 650TX
Mouse 2x Logitech 610
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker / Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 64bit Professional
#40
I'm usually not a big fan of F2P titles, Planetside 2 was not too bad but wore out fast. Path of Exiles so far is just plain outstanding, making me wonder why Blizzard could not do something like this with all their resources, not raggin on D3 I like both. But I do agree. I'd rather get AAA titles when spending $250+ on a videocard to play console ports. Gimme Far Cry 3, and Dishonored etc...
 
Joined
Mar 24, 2011
Messages
2,283 (0.93/day)
Likes
527
Location
Burlington, VT
Processor Intel i5-2500k
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Cooling Deep Cool Gammax 400
Memory 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB
Storage Samsung EVO 850 256GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB
Display(s) Acer GD235HZbid 120hz LCD
Case Rosewill Challenger Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 650W 650-TX
Software Windows 10
#41
Xenocide, please stop being a fanboy. Adding REAL games that I can play or gift/trade/sell is much better than giving in game currency for games I probably don't play.
Scumbag xenocide;

Buys 1 Nvidia Card after 3 straight ATi\AMD cards -- Nvidia fanboy to the max.

:rolleyes:
 
Joined
May 13, 2010
Messages
4,418 (1.60/day)
Likes
1,597
System Name RemixedBeast
Processor Intel i5 3570K @ 3.4Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro3
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 16GB Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) EVGA Nvidia GTX 650 Ti SSC 1GB
Storage 1.5TB Seagate/128GB Samsung 840
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster P2350 23in @ 1920x1080 + LG Flatron 19in Widescreen 1440x900
Case Antec Three Hundred Two
Audio Device(s) Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 // Fiio E7 Amp/DAC
Power Supply 620w Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M
Mouse Logitech G700s/G502
Keyboard Logitech K740
Software Windows Server 2012 x64 Standard
Benchmark Scores Network: APs: Cisco Meraki MR32, Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-LR and Lite, Ligowave NFT-3AC
#42
who really gives a shit.. Nvidia has more stable cards and drivers... that's all that really matters..
 
Joined
Mar 24, 2011
Messages
2,283 (0.93/day)
Likes
527
Location
Burlington, VT
Processor Intel i5-2500k
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Cooling Deep Cool Gammax 400
Memory 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB
Storage Samsung EVO 850 256GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB
Display(s) Acer GD235HZbid 120hz LCD
Case Rosewill Challenger Mid-Tower
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 650W 650-TX
Software Windows 10
#43
who really gives a shit.. Nvidia has more stable cards and drivers... that's all that really matters..
Basically why I sprung for a GTX670. I hadn't been able to properly update the drivers on my HD5850 the entire time I owned it, so I wanted to give Nvidia a shot and the GTX670 was really impressive at launch. *shrug*
 
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
478 (0.27/day)
Likes
119
System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#44
I've owned way more a ton of cards from both camps and the only time I saw a difference in driver quality was back during the HD2000 series and back. There are certain TWIMTBP titles that are just heavily optimized for NVIDIA and sometimes intentionally crippled/buggy for AMD.
 
Joined
May 13, 2010
Messages
4,418 (1.60/day)
Likes
1,597
System Name RemixedBeast
Processor Intel i5 3570K @ 3.4Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro3
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 16GB Corsair XMS3
Video Card(s) EVGA Nvidia GTX 650 Ti SSC 1GB
Storage 1.5TB Seagate/128GB Samsung 840
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster P2350 23in @ 1920x1080 + LG Flatron 19in Widescreen 1440x900
Case Antec Three Hundred Two
Audio Device(s) Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 // Fiio E7 Amp/DAC
Power Supply 620w Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M
Mouse Logitech G700s/G502
Keyboard Logitech K740
Software Windows Server 2012 x64 Standard
Benchmark Scores Network: APs: Cisco Meraki MR32, Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-LR and Lite, Ligowave NFT-3AC
#45
do you have examples that they were gimped for amd???
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Messages
4 (0.00/day)
Likes
8
#46
Techpowerup in a nutshell;
AMD Offers Free Games With GPUs: ZOMG THIS IS THE GREATEST THING SINCE ELECTRICTY I'LL BUY 28 7970'S NOW!?!?

Nvidia Offers Free Currency For Hugely Popular Games With GPUs: How fucking sad an pathetic, Nvidia is shit.

:banghead:
AMD Offers

FacrCry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider and some money off Medal of Honor.

AMD offers all that on top of less expensive graphics cards.


xenocide said:
The point is, decisions to buy hardware should be driven by who offers a better product, not who packages the most random crap with it. Having DmC won't make an HD7950 outperform a GTX660Ti, so it's largely irrelevant. I just find it humorous that people take it as some indication of the quality of the company or product. The games Nvidia is offering currency for are very popular. Planetside 2 and World of Tanks already have a ton of players, and are doing very well under the F2P model, so I guarantee that $75-150 in currency for a game people already love and play, is just as valuable as a newer game in their mind.
Better product? That depends. I not only game but I also do a heck of a lot of OpenCL programming and of course Bitcoin. Better product? Well that's by far AMDs Radeon lineup is it not? I mean a GeForce GTX 680 hashes at around 100MH/s while a Radeon HD 5670 does the same. So better product is relative.

For a gamer extra perks do help I mean that's why nVIDIA have PhysX, however, PhysX is generally useless (except maybe in Borderlands 2), therefore a gaming bundle is generally viewed as being of larger benefit than PhysX (gamers getting some of the latest games bundle with their Graphics Card for less money than the competition?!). Coupling Bitcoin performance with the bundle is why I've moved entirely towards AMDs Radeon lineup.

As for your comment about better drivers... heh... that's funny. nVIDIA and AMD drivers both irk me for differing reasons at differing times. nVIDIA drivers like to fail and restart, AMD drivers have a knack for having CrossfireX issues. That's a pretty ridiculous argument nowadays imo.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
478 (0.27/day)
Likes
119
System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#47
do you have examples that they were gimped for amd???
Assassin's Creed with the DX10.1 BS for example. There are more and you can google them.
 
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
478 (0.27/day)
Likes
119
System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#48
Scumbag xenocide;

Buys 1 Nvidia Card after 3 straight ATi\AMD cards -- Nvidia fanboy to the max.

:rolleyes:
Yep, just because you've had AMD cards before doesn't mean you're not an NVIDIA fanboy. People tends to promote what they currently have to justify their purchase. I'm glad you enjoyed your hardware, just don't be biased.
 

HammerON

The Watchful Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 2, 2009
Messages
7,433 (2.32/day)
Likes
4,740
Location
Up North
System Name Cruncher / Cruncher 2
Processor i7 6900K / E5 2683 v3
Motherboard X99A Gaming Pro Carbon / ASRock X99 Extreme 4/3.1
Cooling EK Supremacy EVO Elite 2011-3 / EK Supremacy
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB 3200 / G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA 980 Ti Classified / ATI 3650
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB + Mushkin Reactor 1 TB / OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB
Display(s) Dell UltraSharp U3011 30"
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / TT Core V51
Audio Device(s) On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 / EVGA 500W
Software Win 10 Pro/ Win 10
Benchmark Scores Always changing~
#49
tokyoduong - please do not double post. Use the "Edit, Quote and Multi-Quote" features.

No more talk of being a "fanboy" from anyone. Only warning....
Carry on
 
Joined
Apr 10, 2012
Messages
1,319 (0.64/day)
Likes
686
Location
78°55' N, 11°56' E
System Name -aLiEn beaTs-
Processor Intel i7 4770k OC 4.7GHz @ 1.28v | Cache 4.2GHz
Motherboard Asus Z87-Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H90 custom p|p fans
Memory G.skill TridentX 2x8GB DDR3 2400MHz CL10|1T
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 980TI AMP!Omega Factory OC 1420MHz
Storage Intel SSD
Display(s) EIZO FS2333
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932 USB3.0
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD @ 2.1 Bose acoustimass 5
Power Supply Chieftec Ntro88+ 650W [52A]
Mouse oldschool Razer Copperhead blu
Keyboard Logitech G19s
Software Windows 10 Pro RS2
Benchmark Scores ► ♪♫♪♩♬♫♪♭
#50
Weak irrelevant bundle, AMD has waaay better stuff.