The battle of the graphic cards-The perennial rivalry between Nvidia and AMD is far from over. The ongoing feud has, however, birthed fierce competition and top-tier innovation that is nothing short of spectacular.If you are a PC gamer, picking the right graphic is crucial to your gaming experience.
If you compromise on the quality of your graphic card, you are bound to have a less than stellar gaming experience. You miss out on the immersive experience of gameplay and are stuck with low quality, blurry graphics especially with higher resolution.
We've been there; trust us, it is a decision you cannot afford to risk. Do yourself a favor; get a premium quality graphics card. But, if you are not ready yet to pledge allegiance to any of these two tech masterpieces, not to worry. We'll figure out who's the real winner to help you make an excellent choice.1. Price
Anyone who visits tech websites and blogs will tell you AMD is famous for its affordability, while Nvidia is known for its top-tier performance and premium prices. But is this a fact or a perception? Let's find out.
The answer is not that simple. Nvidia's price tag is not for the faint of heart. In the past, Nvidia used to roll out pricier cards like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti valued at $1,199. This is double the price of the last generation: GTX 1080 Ti.
Today you can find Nvidia's Super RTX cards at a more affordable price tag $499 to $699 with some as low as $149. As you can see, Nvidia has some graphic cards that rival AMD on the budget market. But the AMD takes home the budget crown.
AMD also has some high-end graphics cards with the AMD Radeon VII costing $699. But since it is compatible with Mac which is alien to Nvidia cards, it is a steal for professionals. The mid-range cards valued at $349 are the same price as the RTX 2060, but their higher performance blows the RTX out of the competition.
All in all, the best price will depend on where you buy and if you're lucky enough to fetch a good discount.2. Software, Features, and Drivers
What makes Nvidia hardware superior to AMD is the GeForce Experience Software. It optimizes games, delivers driver updates, allows you to capture videos and screenshots from an easy-to-use interface plus it will enable you to broadcast gameplay. Their GPUs also consume less power, emit less heat, and are efficient at performing computing tasks.
As for AMD, their focus is on increasing the memory bandwidth of their low-price cards to make up for their processing hiccups. Their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition aims to overthrow Nvidia's software with features such as automatic overclocking and the ability to stream games to your smartphone. Still, AMD is notorious for using up more power and heating up.
With AMD's latest GPU software, you can stream VR games to standalone VR headsets or your phone. And play VR games without any interruptions or slowdown. Also, stay up to date with the latest game releases.
On the other hand, Nvidia has an edge when it comes to streaming games to the company's set-top boxes and tablets or a gaming PC with a Maxwell-based GPU. Nvidia's cloud-based gaming service, GeForce Now is also available for macOS and Windows 10 users. Not to forget, GeForce also supports real-time ray tracing capabilities. But word on the street is that AMD will trade blows with Nvidia in future and its users will also enjoy ray tracing.3. Performance
If you want to build a PC that's on a level of its own, and more powerful than that of your arch-rival, performance is king. You want to pack the most performance at a low cost. The RTX 2080 Ti blows away every graphic card off the water with a premium Tensor and RT cores to ensure real-time ray tracing. And AI-enabled super sampling plus a beefy 11 GB of GDDR6 memory. Nvidia holds the crown when it comes to reliable performance.
Also, if you look at the gtx 1070 vs. rx 580, the gtx 1070 is in its league boasting of excellent performance and value.
AMD, on the other hand, doesn't have a graphics card in the same ballpark. And even though Nvidia is known to pack more powerful hardware, AMD is the clear value champion. Its graphics cards offer better value for money.
However, past the $250-$350 mid-range prices, AMD has virtually no foothold, and Nvidia enjoys the monopoly. The AMD Radeon VII with 16 GB of HBM2 memory (great for aspiring creatives) is on equal footing with the RTX 2080.
In summary, Nvidia and AMD appeal to different sides of the marketplace. Your choice of graphics card will depend on what games you want to play and at what resolution. For 4K games, you are better off with Nvidia. But if you're going to play games at 1080p with a high refresh rate, stick to AMD.So which graphic card takes the reign? Neither
The feud between Nvidia and AMD graphic cards among tech enthusiasts is going nowhere. Even with the eternal battle in the gaming community, no one is taking the crown, at least not today.
Both Nvidia and AMD graphics have tradeoffs and hiccups with both striving under fierce competition. Right now, GeForce GPUs and Radeon are both similar in performance. In this fiery contest, we can say this: Nvidia delivers unmatched 4K and QHD capabilities in the market with the RTX 2080 Ti giving you Ultra HD Display. You will, however, need some serious cash for this beast.
Nvidia is an excellent choice for the deep-pocketed and ambitious gaming enthusiast. But if you are on a budget, mid-range Nvidia and AMD graphic cards are on the same level. though AMD is a better choice for mid-range and low-range gaming setups