What type of GPU do you use actually?

What type of GPU do you use actually?

  • ATI

    Votes: 32 28.8%
  • NVIDIA

    Votes: 70 63.1%
  • ATI in CrossFire

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • NVIDIA in SLI

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 3.6%

  • Total voters
    111
  • Poll closed .

Fanan

Stalker
Joined
May 27, 2008
Posts
1,654
Location
Portugal
Avatar Name
Fanan Head Shot
I'm close to buy a new desktop computer, preferably by the end of the year. So I wanted to know what GPU is mostly used nowadays. My last 2 gfx cards were ATI (Asus brand) and I can't say that I was unsatisfied with them.
 

Butch C v.2

Old Alpha
Joined
Jun 12, 2013
Posts
788
Location
Australia
Society
Antipodean Army
Avatar Name
Butch Butch Carisbrook
Gigabyte Nvidia 770 GTX, it runs Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings so should be ok for low on EU :)
 

Raven Lunchbox

Prowler
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Posts
1,440
I just want to say Fuck Asus.

I have an Asus G75VW, and I fucking hate it.

When it came to me brand new, the gfx card NVidia was already burned up, right out the box. Customer support sucked.

Finally got that shit sorted

Later the fucking power adapter took a shit. Still waiting to get it back from Asus.

FUCK ASUS, FUCK THEM HARD, IN THE ASS.

NVidia CHIPS I like though.
 

Fanan

Stalker
Joined
May 27, 2008
Posts
1,654
Location
Portugal
Avatar Name
Fanan Head Shot
I just want to say Fuck Asus.

I have an Asus G75VW, and I fucking hate it.

When it came to me brand new, the gfx card NVidia was already burned up, right out the box. Customer support sucked.

Finally got that shit sorted

Later the fucking power adapter took a shit. Still waiting to get it back from Asus.

FUCK ASUS, FUCK THEM HARD, IN THE ASS.

NVidia CHIPS I like though.

I suppose it's a laptop right? Laptop as game computer no thank you. For some reason my desktop is around 10 years old and still working, would never achieve that on a laptop. To not talk when you want to upgrade anything inside.

About Asus brand, all I had so far was motherboards and gfx cards and I can not complain at all.
 

Raven Lunchbox

Prowler
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Posts
1,440
Yes, its a laptop. not by choice my HP desktop is packed away and shipped far off from me for now its bout 4 years old but beats the pants off this GAMING LAPTOP.
 

Hypnotyk

Elite
Joined
Jan 5, 2006
Posts
3,825
Location
Chicago, IL
Society
discord.gg/bdDeqtn
Avatar Name
Randy Hypnotyk Bafia
I just want to say Fuck Asus.

I have an Asus G75VW, and I fucking hate it.

When it came to me brand new, the gfx card NVidia was already burned up, right out the box. Customer support sucked.

Finally got that shit sorted

Later the fucking power adapter took a shit. Still waiting to get it back from Asus.

FUCK ASUS, FUCK THEM HARD, IN THE ASS.

NVidia CHIPS I like though.
I love ASUS stuff. I have an asus republic of gamers motherboard and it kicks ass. My brother has an Asus ROG laptop and that thing is fantastic too. Overall, I am very pleased with them :) To each their own I guess
 

N. Radioactive

Prowler
Joined
Apr 25, 2009
Posts
1,357
Location
St. Albert, Alberta
Society
Alluvial Peace Alliance
Avatar Name
Nicolas Radioactive d'Entremont
I have an ASUS Laptop with Intel GFX 4000 on it or something like that. It works pretty good. It can run EU on high surprisingly.
 

tyk

Dominant
Joined
Nov 3, 2011
Posts
473
nvidia geforce gtx 660 ti and runs eu pretty well on low settings..
 

melander

Old Alpha
Joined
Apr 4, 2010
Posts
993
Location
Sweden
Society
Global Alliance
Avatar Name
Zweshi Xavier Maccoy
I'm running a GTX 560 Ti, it's getting a bit old now i suppose but i can't complain, it still works very well :).

Best regards
Zweshi
 

xWandererx

Stalker
Joined
Mar 23, 2005
Posts
1,927
Location
UK
Society
Natural Born Killers
Avatar Name
Jason Wanderer Longbow
Nvidia GTX 680 4 GB kix azz:)
 

Kraki

Mature
Joined
Nov 20, 2013
Posts
40
Location
Washington, US
Avatar Name
Entropian Kraki Kronarsson
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M w/ 1GB GDDR5 on an Alienware 14
 

Spawn

Slayer
Joined
Dec 5, 2005
Posts
7,904
Location
The Netherlands
Society
The Ministry
Avatar Name
Storm Spawn Bootcamp
Ati 7850 2gb.

Can play full hd with anti aliasing etc.
 

apache_ZC

Dominant
Joined
Sep 22, 2005
Posts
470
Location
Prague
Society
Home
Avatar Name
Laski APACHE Dictor
VGA ATI Sapphire HD7950 BOOST, 3GB DDR5

can run on max settings no problem :)
 
Joined
May 20, 2007
Posts
9,618
Location
England
Society
Guess Who
Avatar Name
George Ace Skywalker
In terms of pure performance was wondering which one is the best on the market. Is it:

* Nvidia GTX 780 Ti
* Radeon R9 290X
* Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
* Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition This doesn't actually exist as far as we know just a speculation...
 

jenny ferr

Elite
Joined
Aug 25, 2008
Posts
2,789
Location
Sweden
Society
Modified Perception
Avatar Name
Jennifer Jenny ferr
ASUS R9 280X - DC2 - 3GD5 here, works great so far (had it 3 weeks or so now)

Every setting maxed in this video incl 8x AA (FX-8350 CPU, 16gb RAM other then the GPU)
watch in 720p
 
Last edited:

Xpl0jd

Prowler
Joined
Feb 6, 2005
Posts
1,237
Location
Stockholm/Sweden
Society
Freelancer
Avatar Name
Jimmy Xpl0jd Volten
670 GTX works fine :)
 

LangeTobias

Elite
Joined
Nov 22, 2009
Posts
3,744
Location
Gislaved
Avatar Name
Edgewise
Right choice in getting a desktop computer for gaming, every now and then I see people asking for ideas and tips when they are about to go buy a "Gaming laptop" :confused::confused::confused::confused:


There is no such thing as a gaming laptop!! Ofcouse if you go to the laptop manufacturer and asks for a gaming laptop they will give you one they call a gaming laptop.... I would never call it a gaming laptop... It might be a extremely powerful laptop with good GPU, CPU, RAM etc but it will never, ever last as long, or perform as good, as a desktop computer for the exact same price... There are laptops that you can game on, but eventually they WILL burn due to how compact all the parts are and the cooling paste drying up as heat gets extreme in them (I loved watching my friends "gaming laptop" melt his keyboard =) ) ... especially for a well coded game like Entropia :)



I'm using a AMD GPU, in my current and my previous computer. Somehow my nVidia cards tend to burn out after a year or two, however AMD have never, EVER crashed or burned out for me. I'm using a chassi with very good airflow, both on my old nVidia which burned out anyway and on my current AMD
 

FallenAngel

Stalker
Joined
Dec 9, 2006
Posts
1,968
Society
Free!
Avatar Name
Fallen Yours Angel
In terms of pure performance was wondering which one is the best on the market. Is it:

* Nvidia GTX 780 Ti
* Radeon R9 290X
* Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
* Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition This doesn't actually exist as far as we know just a speculation...
i think im correct in saying the 780 Ti, but considering the fact that most games are now cross platform and often developed with consoles in mind i would say that for most people these cards are overkill, they are generally noisy and in some cases run very hot. you might need one if you are running at very high resolutions and/or multiple monitors but i cant think of many other cases where this makes sense for the "average" gamer, and especially if you only play entropia, which uses quite a old engine. i know people used to buy the high end cards with the idea that it is more future proof, but i think you can do better in the €250-300 price range and just upgrade your card more frequently to take advantage of the fact that new graphics cards with new capabilities hit the market at quite a insane rate. in the €250-300 price range you can find cards that allow you to game at decent FPS in modern games at the pretty standard 1080P resolution.
 

Ranja

Provider
Joined
Nov 25, 2012
Posts
172
Location
Oslo
Society
Guess Who
Avatar Name
ranja ajnar aja
Geforce GTX 760 Directcut II OC running on max settings ;):yay:
 

Konve

Marauder
Joined
Feb 28, 2005
Posts
6,068
Avatar Name
David Konve Williams
I'm running a GTX 560 Ti, it's getting a bit old now i suppose but i can't complain, it still works very well :).

Best regards
Zweshi
Same here. It's a few years old but so far it has run everything I threw at it just fine on full HD resolution. Albeit with reduced quality settings.

Running Entropia at approximately medium settings.
 

Dollymaus

Stalker
Joined
Jul 10, 2006
Posts
2,494
GeForce 8800 GT 1 GB Ram with passive Cooling, runs Entropia nice at Medium settings and most important: no noise
 

Fanan

Stalker
Joined
May 27, 2008
Posts
1,654
Location
Portugal
Avatar Name
Fanan Head Shot
Thank you all for the feedback so far!

Don't know why but I'm a bit more inclined to the ATI GPU's, however I was reading some articles where ppl say that the new Radeon R9 series (probably the weakest ones from the serie) tend to become very hot and then making a lot of noise too.

My budget for the gfx card is between 250-300 EUR (must be Asus)


From my point of view:

ATI GPU:

+ New Rx series is prepared for Mantle API wich apparently Valve will use in a future.
+ Possibility of acquiring a cheaper card with 384-bit memory interface and 3GB DDR5.
- Goes very hot and noisy


NVIDIA GPU:

+ A lot more ppl use Nvidia cards actually.
- All the 384-bit memory interface and 3GB DDR5 cards from NVIDIA exceeds my budget of 300 EUR. (almost 500EUR for the Asus GTX780)



Options that I have in mind:

ATI:
Asus HD7950 3GB DirectCU II TOP (260 EUR)
Asus R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II (310 EUR)
Asus R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II TOP (313 EUR)

NVIDIA:
Asus GTX760 2GB DirectCU II OC (246 EUR)
Asus GTX760 2GB DirectCU II Top (280 EUR)
Asus GTX770 2GB DirectCU II OC (330 EUR)
 

jenny ferr

Elite
Joined
Aug 25, 2008
Posts
2,789
Location
Sweden
Society
Modified Perception
Avatar Name
Jennifer Jenny ferr
ATI GPU:

+ New Rx series is prepared for Mantle API wich apparently Valve will use in a future.
+ Possibility of acquiring a cheaper card with 384-bit memory interface and 3GB DDR5.
- Goes very hot and noisy

Options that I have in mind:

ATI:

Asus R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II (310 EUR)
Asus R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II TOP (313 EUR)
The bolded card is what I have just because the TOP card was impossible to get a hold of or get any delivery date on.

But that it runs hot and noisy, can't really agree on that unless 62-68C is "hot", I tested it for over two weeks playing EU on full settings 1080p never over 68C, played BF4 all on ultra never over 68C either and mostly around ~62C during BF4 or EU, noise I don't even notice but maybe because my old pc was a TRUE jetplane and that I have a Fractal Design R4 case now. (sitting right next to me on the desk, backside at ear level 1m to the side)

The hot and noisy I think refers to the R9 290X not the 280X cards that's basically re-branded 7970 or what they were/are called.
At the video I posted earlier the temps never exceeded 66C during 2+ hours at that event.

Edit: 2½ hours online now and sitting at 63C right now with 33%(1082rpm) fan speed
 

Fanan

Stalker
Joined
May 27, 2008
Posts
1,654
Location
Portugal
Avatar Name
Fanan Head Shot
The bolded card is what I have just because the TOP card was impossible to get a hold of or get any delivery date on.

But that it runs hot and noisy, can't really agree on that unless 62-68C is "hot", I tested it for over two weeks playing EU on full settings 1080p never over 68C, played BF4 all on ultra never over 68C either and mostly around ~62C during BF4 or EU, noise I don't even notice but maybe because my old pc was a TRUE jetplane and that I have a Fractal Design R4 case now. (sitting right next to me on the desk, backside at ear level 1m to the side)

The hot and noisy I think refers to the R9 290X not the 280X cards that's basically re-branded 7970 or what they were/are called.
At the video I posted earlier the temps never exceeded 66C during 2+ hours at that event.

Edit: 2½ hours online now and sitting at 63C right now with 33%(1082rpm) fan speed

Interesting, thank you Jenny!

The article was about the R9 270X specifically from the Alienware facebook page. It's infact not even on the list of options that I posted since it's a weak model.

I see that you live on Sweden. At this moment here is Portugal is near 5ºC outside but in summer when temp. raises to 30ºC + and houses are extremelly hot I bet that those gfx card temp. will also increase.
 

jenny ferr

Elite
Joined
Aug 25, 2008
Posts
2,789
Location
Sweden
Society
Modified Perception
Avatar Name
Jennifer Jenny ferr
I see that you live on Sweden. At this moment here is Portugal is near 5ºC outside but in summer when temp. raises to 30ºC + and houses are extremelly hot I bet that those gfx card temp. will also increase.
I bet my apartment is similar to your climate...
cold as hell now during winter, and like a sauna in the summer which was why I searched for the best cooler (without the need to replace it on my own) and the DC2 cooler was the one everyone on several forums recommended.

But as you will be very interesting how it performs when the summertime is here... (often ~30C in this place during sunny summer days)
 

Fanan

Stalker
Joined
May 27, 2008
Posts
1,654
Location
Portugal
Avatar Name
Fanan Head Shot
[h=3]This poll will close on 12-11-2013 at 14:33[/h]
Have you voted already?
 
Top