AMD Or Nvidia
Lately many peoples have been asking alot of questions about, “Hey what card should I buy?? I am confused, I do gaming, I hardly do gaming, I just need something that just works!! Or I need a card for Photoshpping and 3D Rendering Stuff,
Well lets start with the Entry Level Cards for Gaming ,
NVIDA and ATI no one is better or worst, They both are in town that means they both are doing business right ?
It is just about the different features they have, and for what purpose they have been made for.
In Entry-Level cards like NVDIA GT 620/630 the most highlighted feature they have is PhysX.
but those people thinks that only Nvdia can do that they are very much wrong,
AMD can do PhysX too, you just need the drivers for it.
They dont have the chip built in the cards
Due to Nvida has the built in chip for that, Nvdia do advance level physx in gaming which can be notice by the Hardcore gamers.
with AMD after installing the drivers for physx it will be done by your CPU.
But it doesn’t matter you will get those physx based effects in your game.
If we talk about hardcore gaming and high-end cards on a single monitor NVDIA definitely kicks out AMD because of its programs, CUDA , Advanced PhsyX etc
but If we are talking about playing a game in multipe monitors so folks there are 6GIGS of AMDs are there in the market which totally wins over nvdia’s performance.
This is how it is ,
On a single monitor you need clock speeds , those Builtin programs of Nvida and all the goodness they have inside them,
But when it goes to dual or three monitors,
We need those above stuff too but we need more gigs.
Just assume it like,
A card is of 3 Giga bytes and you have 3 monitors,
The card will divide its concentration and 1GB will be allocated for each single monitor,
The every single monitor will load their textures in their defined space of 1GB but what if we have a 2GB of card and 3 monitors ?
it will definitely work fine but It will have some response/lag issues.
So both cards have their superiorities according to the situation.
I personally have the ATI card at home for gaming and Nvida Quadro in office for Rendering 3D Animations
Both are perfectly fine for what they do.
I have not a single issue with any of them
FOR 3D ANIMATION AND RENDERING.
As far as considering for the guys of my community(Digital Arts and Animation)
We need GPU of Entirely different class, which were meant to be used with our softwares like NVIDA QUADROs and AMD FIRE GL.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RENDERING HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR GPU AT ALL.
It totally depends on how much powerful your CPU is,
That is why Rendering farms are placed , so much cpu power to render some shots.
NVIDA QUADRO and AMD FIRE GL are made for softwares like Photoshop , Zbrush , Autodesk 3Dsmax , Maya , Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects and much more which i dont even know about.
but keep in mind they are not there to render your scene,
They are used to Improve or I should say to Boost your workflow.
It is like (just an example)
I have created a scene of a complex city in 3Ds Max Viewport,
They Viewport is going Extremly laggy and u cant even see polygons just some rough lines,
And Redrawing takes forever.
THATS WHERE these cards are required too improve and enhance your workflow.
Well that was some High-End Stuff above related to workflow.
What if a normal Graphics designer needs a card just for using Adobe Photoshop?
well you dont have to go for a NVDIA Quadro beast.
You can perfectly go with a Mid-level or High-End(depends on your budget) Nvdia Gaming Card or Even AMD.
I Even do 3D and other stuff with my AMD Gaming card at home too.
and Everything Runs great.
I hope you get the idea of these two Awesome Brands making Awesome Products.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask any below.