Nvidia Vs AMD competition began in the 1990s and continues. If you are also planning to collect and purchase gaming systems, you should choose from Nvidia Vs AMD graphics chips. These graphics chips are used in the best graphics cards, and both companies are also looking for excellence in graphics benchmarks. In this article, we will compare AMD and Nvidia graphics cards in sectors such as performance, features, drivers, energy consumption, and price.
Fast graphics chips allow gamemakers to build complex, high-detail worlds. While both Nvidia Vs AMD have provided a long list of cheap, mid-range and high-end graphics cards, Nvidia has performed better in this sector thanks to its powerful JFS RTX 3090 graphics card. According to the results of the following graphic benchmarks, the graphics chips reliant on Nvidia’s GA102 architecture (3090 and 3080) have the best graphics performance, and chips reliant on the Navi 21 architecture of AMD have also been ranked next. Keep in mind, of course, that features such as beam interception and DLSS have been disabled in tested games.
Nvidia J Force RTX 3080 and AMD Radon RX 6800 XT graphics cards are behind the RTX 3090 in terms of performance. The performance of the Radon RX 6800 XT card is slightly better than the G Force RTX 3080, but this Nvidia graphics card offers a brighter view by enabling beam tracking or DLSS. However, things will be a little different if we consider the mid-range graphics card market (about $400). In this section, radon RX 6700 XT cards and G Force RTX 3060 Ti compete with each other. If the beam tracking feature is disabled, both cards display the same function. Of course, the price of this AMD graphics card is about 20 percent more expensive than its competitor and maybe this is its main weakness.
But which company performed better in the economic graphics card market? Currently, RX 5500 XT 8GB and GTX 1660 cards are the best economy cards on the market. Nvidia’s graphics card also performs better in this section and has less energy consumption in addition to faster speeds. Of course, due to the lack of graphics chips and the issue of cryptocurrency extraction, the price of these cards has also increased somewhat and hence access to them has become a difficult task. Radon RX 570 4GB and Nvidia GTX 1060 cards with a price of less than $200 are relatively good alternatives.
Nvidia graphics cards have delivered better performance in most of the tested games. AMD cards have also created good competition at the top of the table with Nvidia cards, but it is Nvidia that has snatched the ball of overtaking from its rival in the performance section of the games.
Before the design of the Navi architecture, Nvidia graphics cards had lower energy consumption, but Navi architecture disrupted all equations, and The Big Navi architecture also increased the performance of AMD cards in the energy consumption sector. The company’s graphics card energy consumption has decreased by 50% using TSMC’s 7nm FinFet production process, but this number is still not very high compared to the energy consumption of Nvidia cards. While the Big Navi architecture reduces the energy consumption of AMD cards, on the other hand, Nvidia’s Ampere architecture offers a higher clock speed in exchange for more energy.
Although the older Nvidia cards had low energy consumption, the company’s new products have the highest energy consumption among the graphics cards on the market. The RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 cards have the highest energy consumption, respectively, and the RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 XT cards have also been ranked next. The older cards of the two companies are not much different in terms of energy consumption and have displayed the same overall performance.
Also among the cards of the previous generation of the two companies, Nvidia cards have provided better partial performance. The GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 Super cards have less consumption than the RX 550 XT 8GB and performed 20 percent better. The same is true of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 series cards, and for example, the Nvidia RTX 1650 Super has performed well with 25% less energy consumption.
The performance of the Big Navi AMD and Ampere Nvidia architecture has been largely the same in the new generation cards. This is particularly the case with sectors whose energy consumption is limited to 350 watts. High-end AMD graphics cards have had lower energy consumption compared to Nvidia cards, but this has been quite the opposite when it comes to economic and cheap cards. The performance of both companies in the mid-range card market is the same.
Many of the features of the MD and Nvidia graphics chips are the same and the only way to use them is different. Both companies have added beam tracking capabilities to their graphics cards but this feature is not essential for enjoying games. Nvidia has also added the DLSS feature to its cards, but the FidelityFX AMD feature has not yet been made available to users. These are just some of the features of Nvidia Vs AMD graphics cards. However, support for API and similar hardware does not mean the same functionality of these features.
Both the Ampere and RDNA2 architectures support variable shading rates and other features in the X12 Ultimet direct. However, Nvidia’s performance in the beam tracking section is even better than amd without using DLSS. Also, while JC and Freesink technologies are similar on paper, the best JC displays are of better quality compared to freecink displays and the delay in their images is much lower.
Encoding and decoding videos is another important part, and Nvidia has performed better in this section. Turing and Ampere codec support high-quality encoders, and fortunately Nvidia’s newest graphics chips don’t require a central processor to encrypt videos. However, the 7nm TSMC production process used in the RDNA2 architecture clearly performs better than Samsung’s 8nn 8n architecture, and other companies seem to be interested in using this process as well.
While the features of Nvidia Vs AMD graphics cards are the same in appearance, the way Nvidia uses these features has been much better. The capabilities of JC, DLSS and NVENC cards are slightly better than similar features of AMD cards.
Drivers & Software
It is not easy to check the performance of Nvidia Vs AMD companies in the drivers and software sectors. Many users have pointed to the problem with the RX 5000 Navi AMD series black screen drivers, and many users have not encountered this problem. Newer drivers have largely fixed this problem but still some users have expressed dissatisfaction with it. Nvidia graphics cards are not safe from similar problems and they face different problems depending on different games and hardware.
AMD usually does not pass Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) tests, and the company’s drivers suffer from more problems. However, Microsoft has specified a certain level for running drivers on the Windows operating system, which prevents major problems in running games. Amd also releases new drivers for its graphics cards on a monthly basis that fix some of the previous problems. On the other hand, all Nvidia drivers receive WHQL approval and the company offers new drivers to users by offering new games or graphics cards.
Nvidia drivers use two separate interfaces, and this is one of the biggest differences between Nvidia Vs AMD drivers. The Nvidia Control Panel is responsible for adjusting resolution and some graphical settings, and the GeForce Experience interface also controls game optimization, driver updates, and other features. In order to use JFors Expert, you must first pass a Captcha authentication test, which is the main drawback of this interface.
Amd’s approach to drivers was more integrated and these cards only used one interface. Nvidia also uses two interfaces in its drivers, but the problems with these drivers are nothing from low-quality AMD graphics cards. In general, it can be said that choosing the best graphics cards based on their drivers depends entirely on users’ tastes.
Price & Access
After the launch of the Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card, access to this product is extremely low and according to published statistics, only a limited number of users have been able to purchase new graphics cards. The eBay store is one of the few places where access to new generation cards is possible but eBay sells these cards at two or even three times the original price. The reason for this has been the problem of chip shortages and, consequently, the inability of companies to meet the needs of users.
Currently, the RTX 3090 G Force card sells for $3,000, twice its original price. Stores have also made the RTX 3080 card available to users for $2,200, which is more than three times its $700 price. This means that if you’re lucky enough to have access to one of these cards, you’ll have to spend something between $1,000 and $2,000 extra on new cards. In such circumstances, only the retailers who put these cards up for sale have made huge profits.
The RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti cards are also priced at the eBay store for $1,300 and $1,400, respectively. There seems to be a direct relationship between eBay prices and the value of ethereum cryptocurrencies, and this is true even for 4GB cards. Unfortunately, cryptocurrency miners have rushed to buy these products to use the capabilities of extracting new graphics cards, and gamers have suffered the most. Nvidia’s last card in this section is the RTX 3060 12GB, which has a price tag of $950. This price is very high for a card whose performance is no different from the previous generation RTX 2070 card.
Things are not very interesting for the Big Navi AMD cards either. The RX 6900 XT card is priced between $1,800 and $2,000, the RX 6800 XT card is between $1,500 and $1,700, and the RX 6800 card sells for $1,350 to $1,500. eBay has also priced the new RX 6700 XT graphics card at $1,100, while the official price is $479. These cards are slightly better than Nvidia cards, but no one should pay such large sums for cards with a original price of between $570 and $999.
Currently, the market for mid-range and economic graphics cards is similar. Nvidia’s main GTX 1660 card price is between $200 and $250, but the product sells in retail for more than $500, and the GTX 1650 series cards are priced $400 above their actual price. Previous generation RX 5500 XT and RX 5600 XT cards are experiencing similar situations.
Winner: No one
Currently, the price of new graphics cards has been staggering and things have been the same since august. Buying an RTX 2800 Super card for $700 last year was a good deal because in the current situation most graphics cards sell for more than $1,000. It is unlikely that the prices of these products will fall before the beginning of 2022, and of course this will reduce the extraction of cryptocurrencies.
According to the surveys, Nvidia still seems to dominate the graphics card market. However, this success is not very important because users are currently very limited to new graphics cards due to their high price and lack of them. Perhaps the best way to access these products is to buy ready-made PCs, as the final price of such systems equals the price of new graphics cards. Currently, the main competition between Nvidia Vs AMD companies is to provide users with access to graphics cards. It is said that the number of cards sold by The Reper Nvidia is ten times that of RDNA2 AMD cards.
In general, AMD has delivered better performance than in previous years, but Nvidia continues to be a leader in technology, features and performance (at least with the inclusion of beam tracking and DLSS). It seems that AMD is more seriously faced with the problem of lack of graphics card inventory and perhaps the best way to use the company’s graphics chips is to buy playstation 5 consoles and Xbox X Series. New NVIDIA cards such as the RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti, as well as the AMD RX 6700 and RX 6500 series (Navi 23) are expected to be on the market soon. At the moment, we just have to wait and see what the price of these products and access to them will be.
What do you think of Nvidia Vs AMD graphics cards? Which of these companies are you in favor of? Share your comments with us.
- What is the best graphics card available on the market?
Currently, Nvidia RTX 3090 FE offers the best performance among new graphics cards but the astronomical price and low inventory of this product have made it difficult to access.
- What is the main reason for the high price of new graphics cards?
The coronavirus outbreak and the closure of factories caused the inventory of graphics cards to decline. On the other hand, many people used new graphics cards to extract cryptocurrencies, which has further reduced the inventory of these products.
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