So now is a perfect time to buy Nvidia stock!
After reviewing the new features supported by the Nvidia plug-ins that are in the new Autodesk software, They will be making a big splash in the studio and production market! That stuff is so cool, I am really kicking the crap out of me that I have bought this problem ridden AMD/ATI Firepro piece of plastic!
Watch at the end of this video with the jacket simulation within the viewport! Right now I have to wait six hours for the Firepro to calculate a 100 frame Ncloth shirt. One that doesnt have that many calculations for the flowing ends of the jacket? And no the Max plug-ins for ATI dont really do anything!
Thanks for the follow-up on this. It's nice to see how things really compare side-by-side between these two companies.
you can look at all the data
i like where nvidia is headed
you don't have to pick a side here you just have to have lots of money to build one of each...( he he )
Or you can have HH build it for you dadodgeson :) lol
but building it is the best part
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Really love the competition between these two powerhouses. I have always gone with Nvidia but I will probably give AMD a try sometime in the future because I like having both options.
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>> So now is a perfect time to buy Nvidia stock!
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Awesome that they're so close.
I personally over the years have owned both, however I will admit I have been more of an AMD fan in general. Recently though I would actually like to have one of each. Maybe not the highest end, but maybe 2 steps down with max memory on each. Then I could use each for it's strengths. While crossfire or sli may have there advantages in general those advantages are not gigantic in general. we are usually talking 5-10% over say a dual GPU option from the same company.
I of course have been a hardware lover for years building and upgrading computers both personally and professionally. The general is that the human eye while it can differentiate 60 FPS when you go over maybe 75 FPS the actively noticed differences get slimmer and slimmer as you go. Much like on an HD TV anything over 120 points is pointless.
I love seeing them close market wise though and in rough/close competition as they will work harder therefore producing better GPUS, software, features, and responsiveness across the market. I personally cannot believe Intel holds as much market advantage as they do, which in many cases reiterates what I said earlier. Yes fast refresh rates add more to the fluidity and believability of the graphics your card puts out.
As I said though I would stilll think the advantage would be to someone with a mid high to higher end card of each manufacturer in there computer. They both focus somewhat differently in how they get to where they are. So while the end products are somewhat the same with one of each together you would seemingly have the best of both, and the addition of each singularly as well, in one end product.
I don't often weigh in on product comparisons beyond a neutral reviewer's standpoint, but I'll say this much--I prefer the profile adjustments one can make to NV drivers as opposed to their ATI counterparts. It's the one consistent, overarching 'feature' that NV has offered as compared to AMD. (PhysX is another, but game support for HW Physx's is still fairly small.)
Then again, AMD's profile updates *is* a step forward. Software development costs money, and AMD's not had much of that these last few years. I'm hopeful that we may see more features exposed on the GPU side if Bulldozer/Llano/Brazos sufficiently improve the company's financials.
I'm afraid you are mistaken, animatortom.
You ncloth simulations are currently being solved by your CPU - not your GPU.
If you want to solve dynamics in Maya using GPU acceleration on your FirePro then look for the FirePro Bullet Physics plugin for Maya.
^OOOO that would be nice.
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