The fact is that they are competitors and obviously they compete. Part and parcel of that is offering features that the other doesn't.
After Metro 2033, and as long as Nvidia remain competitive, I will not go back to AMD easily as the difference PhysX made was so noticeable. I'll grant you that there aren't that many games that make good use of it but there are a few and I'm really hoping ArmA 3 is going to be a good addition
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Lest you forget, Mr. Hunter, we are a ship of war, designed for battle.
You don't just fight battles when everything is hunky-dory.
What'd you think, son? I was just some crazy old coot putting everyone in harm's way as I yell "yee-haw"?
Capt. Frank Ramsey
USS Alabama (SSBN 731)
Your opinion about it is yours and that's okay but it's just irrelevant to both ArmA3 and any discussion of PhysX on here, and is frankly childish (on both sides, not just you). There's a word for it, fanboyism.PS: I like AMD just fine but I have heard too many AMD users talking about how useless PhysX is and the fact that they are now going to complain because they can't use it doesn't fly with me.
Either it sucks or it doesn't.
GPU vs GPU, Nvidia is the leader and that's all that matters. When you start convoluting things with those t00fer cards, there is always ambiguity because there is no baseline.
The 590 has less RAM so is limited at high resolutions etc.
When you use 3GB 580s in SLI, the performance king is clear.
You wont find me arguing about price vs performance, AMD wins there.
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Making us have to use nVidia display card just like US marine forced to use M16A4 to the battlefield. Follow to survive, or die trying.
I run Nvidia and I am leaning towards another Nvidia due to Physx. I wish Physx would run on AMD as well so we'd have more choices.
In this review, even in situations where the Nvidia GPUs were given specific situations where they weren't vRam bottlenecked, they consistently failed to outperform the competition, even when the competition was using higher settings. And in that competition, it was basically against three 6950's, since the 6990 uses the same clocks as the 6950 and forces the third 6970 down to it's clock range.
The GPU performance war is ever changing. But there's no use in denying that ATI has Nvidia firmly trounced this generation. Is that a bad thing for Nvidia users? Not at all, because it means that next generation, Nvidia will step up it's effort to beat the competition. And that's awesome for everyone involved.
You're the one who is caught up in labelling it a measuring contest.
Let's move on
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Anyway, time to get back on topic.
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