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Computer help - Graphics card

Discussion in 'Public Discussion' started by TronManForever, Jul 20, 2016.

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which is better

  1. MsSI NVIDIA

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. MSI GeForce

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  1. TronManForever

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    My current graphics card is slowly dieing i think - (keeps crashing)
    therefore looking for a new one...
    These are the two im looking at but what is the difference? they both look the same...

    MSI NVIDIA GTX 970 Gaming Twin Frozr HDMI DVI-I DP Graphics Card (4GB, PCI Express, DDR5, 256 Bit)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NOP5...lid=382H1VQ3ZPZQR&coliid=I3P9699LRXNGHA&psc=1

    MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5T 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-E 256bi
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GeForc...c_df_B00XKS2MR835161307&tag=52378_iceleads-21


    My Current Specs
    Computer Information:
    Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Model: GA-78LMT-S2P
    Form Factor: Desktop
    No Touch Input Detected

    Processor Information:
    CPU Vendor: AuthenticAMD
    CPU Family: 0x15
    CPU Model: 0x2
    CPU Stepping: 0x0
    CPU Type: 0x0
    Speed: 4018 Mhz
    6 logical processors
    3 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Supported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    SSE3: Supported
    SSSE3: Supported
    SSE4a: Supported
    SSE41: Supported
    SSE42: Supported
    AES: Supported
    AVX: Supported
    CMPXCHG16B: Supported
    LAHF/SAHF: Supported
    PrefetchW: Supported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed:

    Operating System Version:
    Windows 10 (64 bit)
    NTFS: Supported
    Crypto Provider Codes: Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0

    Video Card:
    Driver: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 200 Series

    DirectX Driver Name: aticfx32.dll
    Driver Version: 15.300.1025.1001
    DirectX Driver Version: 8.17.10.1429
    Driver Date: 29 Nov 2015
    OpenGL Version: 4.5
    Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
    DirectX Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 200 Series
    VendorID: 0x1002
    DeviceID: 0x6811
    Revision Not Detected
    Number of Monitors: 2
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 2
    No SLI or Crossfire Detected
    Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Desktop Resolution: 3200 x 1080
    Primary Display Size: 18.78" x 10.55" (21.54" diag)
    47.7cm x 26.8cm (54.7cm diag)
    Primary Bus Type Not Detected
    Primary VRAM: -2048 MB
    Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x

    Sound card:
    Audio device: Speakers (High Definition Audio

    Memory:
    RAM: 16381 Mb

    Miscellaneous:
    UI Language: English
    Microphone: Not set
    Media Type: DVD
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 953416 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 373955 Mb
    OS Install Date: Jan 01 1970
    Game Controller: None detected
    VR Headset: None detected
     
  2. ThePanda16

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    i voted geforce just because i like tigers, so please do not take that in to a count cuz i dont understand a shit in theae kind of things
     
  3. Ice247

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  5. @Ice247 - give us some back story to why you suggest that?
     
  6. cause on that one i save £100, im tempted
     
  7. Ice247

    Ice247 Councillor Councillor (Staff) Donator

    its the one I have in my computer :D
     
  8. is it faster?
     
  9. Ice247

    Ice247 Councillor Councillor (Staff) Donator

    the stock clock don't usually tell you much anyway, its more down to luck on how good the chip is at overclocking
     
  10. i guess ill go for that one then :p
     
  11. TheGHOSTyA

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    I have the G1 gaming one from Gigabyte, but you should really take a look at the Gtx 1060 or RX480, they are way better priced and perform marginally better. I would personally go for the 480 cuz it has better dx12 support and AMD cards usually age better.
     
  12. DotHacker

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  13. TheCainer

    TheCainer Senior Developer Director (Staff)

  14. Don't use gpuboss/cpuboss, those sites have ridiculous comparisons.

    On another note though, the 390 has gone from an underdog, to a card that outperforms the 970 with up to 15%. That is why I think AMD cards age better, just look at the 780ti now....
     
  15. Ice247

    Ice247 Councillor Councillor (Staff) Donator

    Think we can stop the amd vs nvidia discussion here as tron will get his 970 tomorrow morning