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  1. ChrisBondWindows

    ChrisBondWindows Member

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    Thank you for being dumb and buy several ATI cards to look for "gold" thus making AMD R9 series almost unavailable and having the price go up...
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Actually you should be thanking them because if you are going for Linux, a GeForce card will have much better results.
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    I am looking at the NVidia cards and I swear I don't know how they named them. I am lost. AMD has a clear ID for every card but NVidia has numbers which are not very clear to me...
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    It's a fairly easy numbering system.

    Current nvidia series is 7xx.

    A mid-range 7 series card would be a GTX 750., top-end 780 or 790.

    The 8-series is due out sometime in 2014.
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    Like Danrok says, you could consider the first digit as the generation. So the current generation are 700 series, the previous generation is the 600 series. Inside a series, generally the higher the number the better the performance. There's also a "Ti" modifier that tends to indicate increased performance. A GTX750Ti is faster than a GTX750 by about 10-20%, depending on the game.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yeah, I never understood the GS, GTX, GT, Ti naming schemes.
    I would pick a generation like 500 and choose one in my budget range.
    I normally won't spend more than $150
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    OK I did it, 270 it is. We'll see how good it is.
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    270? That would be quite an old card.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I'm hoping he meant the GeForce 750
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    Not for me, for me is going to be brand new.

    Few advantages of 270 vs 750

    Higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 86.4 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
    Slightly better passmark score 4,228 vs 3,682 Around 15% better passmark score
    Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 1,728 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
    More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
    More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
    More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
    Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
    Better passmark direct compute score 2,165 vs 1,666 Around 30% better passmark direct compute score
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    linky linky linky
    Where can I see this info?
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    Here

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    Finally found the real one for 750. I know its a pretty good card and low power vs good performance but doesn't match the R9 270. Even the Ti version is slow when compared to the 270.
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    Somehow I knew you were talking about AMD 270
    Remember most of us are using Nvidia because Linux is much happier with the drivers. I havn't touched an AMD/ATI card in a long time. Probably never will until AMD gets their drivers together and do us some much needed justice
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    Just don't forget that AMD have very poor drivers for Linux. And they are notorious for almost never having working drivers for the newest version of xorg. Arch Linux even removed AMD proprietary drivers from the official repositories because of the headaches it caused, so only the open source drivers are available in official Arch repos.

    This is not the case for most other distros, but it is still a good indication of the poor state of their drivers. Nvidia make decent Linux drivers that work well.
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    The card is really something. Been turning all to ultra on BF4 and joined on a 62/64 map. Even huge explosions won't bring the card under 52fps.
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    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2667167

    For some reason my card is listed as a 270x which is not. I used the latest beta drivers and no OC.

    A bit of BF4 (sorry about the sound, don't know what is wrong when recording sound)

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