This war has been going on since the beginning of 3D graphics Gaming PC. ATI and Nvidia went hand in hand in the 1990s and early 2000s. Nvidia won that battle, but ATI got a second chance when AMD took over the company in 2006. This battle has been going on ever since.
The choice between AMD and Nvidia may seem confusing at first glance, but one has several significant advantages over its competitors. Here’s how AMD and Nvidia compare.
We compare NVidia against AMD with the following in mind:
- Normal gaming performance
- Ray tracing performance
- Gaming laptop performance
- Upscaling (FSR vs. DLSS)
- Adaptive Sync (FreeSync vs. G-Sync)
AMD vs Nvidia – General Gaming Performance
The wide range of graphic cards makes it difficult to AMD against Nvidia in general game performance, but some trends are different.
The best video cards from AMD and Nvidia offer similar performance. AMD’s best cards are represented by RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT, and RX 6950XT, while Nvidia’s best cards are found in RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti. All of these cards can handle 4K at speeds of 60 frames per second or more in most PC games sold today.
IGN’s reviews Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti And AMD RX 6950 XT Reached the score of 8/10. The same is true of other high-end AMD and Nvidia cards.
Mid-range performance where competition heats up. Nvidia’s cards with the RTX 3070 top the list at IGN’s list of best graphics cards. Such as AMD options RX 6700 XT Slightly behind. However, the word “little” is important. It is difficult to notice the difference without a framerate counter.
AMD has an edge in the entry-level market with its Radeon RX 6500 XT. While not as early as many would expect, the RX 6500 XT is available slightly below its $ 200 MSRP and could overtake the GTX 1650, which is priced the same.
If you can afford to spend a little more, Nvidia will fight back, however, thanks to the amazing array of budget cards. These include the GTX 1650 Super, GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660 Super, RTX 2060, and RTX 3050. AMD does the same with older products, such as the RX 5600 XT and Radeon RX 580. You’ll probably get a better deal For specific budget AMD cards, Nvidia’s offers are more widely available and generally have a better value.
This range is close, but Nvidia wins. It goes high with AMD, yet offers a good range of options through budget and mid-range price points. AMD’s options are very thin.
The winner: Nvidia
AMD vs. Nvidia – Ray tracing performance
Brought to you by Nvidia Ray tracing For PC gaming by launching RTX 20 series in 2018. It took a few years for AMD to catch up, but the company delivered hardware ray tracing acceleration to the Radeon RX 6000 series.
It has worked alongside Nvidia. Among AMD’s best video cards, such as the Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6900 XT, and RX 6800XT, beam tracing performance is higher compared to the less expensive Nvidia RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti. When ray tracing is on, Nvidia’s best video cards are 50% faster than AMD hardware.
What about the relevance of the game? Fortunately, almost all games that support ray tracing are compatible with both Nvidia and AMD hardware. This is not completely universal. Godfall Initially only AMD supported, Yet it has received updates for Nvidia RTX support. Still, Ray Tracing Exclusive is an exception to this rule.
The winner: Nvidia
AMD vs Nvidia: Gaming Laptop Performance
The strength that led Nvidia to victory was repeated in both normal and ray tracing performances Gaming laptop.
Both AMD and Nvidia offer many laptop graphics solutions and most compete closely with each other. However, Nvidia has a significant lead in the budget and thin-and-light markets, with the GTX 1650 mobile and RTX 3050 widely available. Laptops with AMD discrete graphics like the HP Victus 16 and Asus ROG Zephyrus G14Are extremely rare.
There is more competition in the mid-range gaming laptop market, but Nvidia is at the forefront. AMD’s RX 6700M and RX 6800M are fast but only found in a few laptops, such as Asus ROG Strix G15.
Lack of AMD hardware leaves Nvidia to win this category by default. There are literally hundreds of great gaming laptops with Nvidia hardware, which means you can buy based on price to get a better deal.
The winner: Nvidia
AMD vs Nvidia – Upscale
Upscaling is also being demanded on the world’s most powerful consumer video card. AMD and Nvidia compensate with upscaling features that basically render the game at low resolution and then upscale the effect to the original resolution of your monitor.
AMD’s technology is called FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR 2.0). It is an open-source technology available for AMD and Nvidia hardware as well as others like Intel. Its first incarnation was a spatial upscaler that could only use data from each frame. New version, FSR 2.0Is a temporal upscaler, meaning it can use data in multiple frames over time. FSR 1.0 Available in over 100 games. FSR 2.0 is new and is supported by only two dozen games (so far).
Nvidia’s DLSS is more advanced. It uses machine learning to extend beyond the game’s render resolution. This technique is more efficient because it adds new data to each frame. It is not open source and only works on Nvidia hardware. More than 200 games and apps support DLSS.
This is another win for Nvidia, as the image quality of DLSS is often superior to FSR. Remember, however, that it is only relevant if you want to play a game that enables ray tracing. Most of the games available today with new games do not support ray tracing, FSR or DLSS.
The winner: Nvidia
AMD vs Nvidia – adaptive sync
One of the most important features of modern video cards, laptop graphics and PC gaming displays is the adaptive sync. This allows a Gaming monitors And Gaming TV To refresh in sync with the output of your graphics card. This keeps the motion smooth and stops screen-tearing. AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync offer adaptive sync when paired with a compatible display.
The two standards are more similar than different. All versions of AMD FreeSync, and Nvidia’s G-Sync “G-Sync Compatible” version, are built on VESA’s Open Adaptive Sync standard. In fact, most monitors compatible with one will work with the other – although this is not guaranteed unless support is advertised.
Nvidia’s G-Sync and G-Sync Ultimate is a different story. These versions of G-Sync interact with G-Sync hardware compatible displays. It enables adaptive sync over a wide range of refresh rates, but G-Sync and G-Sync Ultimate displays only support adaptive sync with Nvidia video cards.
AMD and Nvidia fail to take the lead. Nvidia’s G-Sync and G-Sync Ultimate are technically superior, but only. G-Sync and G-Sync Ultimate displays are also rare and expensive. Most gaming monitors sold today stick to AMD FreeSync, Nvidia G-Sync Compatible, or both.
The winner: To build
AMD vs Nvidia – results
I’ll be blunt: Nvidia loses to AMD and it’s not even close.
This does not mean that AMD is desperate. AMD graphics can do well in general performance tests, especially below 4K resolution, and a variety of AMD cards can give you a great bang for your buck.
However, Nvidia takes a big lead in ray tracing and is an excellent upscaling solution in the form of DLSS, which makes ray tracing playable over a wide range of Nvidia hardware. Nvidia also dominates the gaming laptop sector.
This conclusion is not shocking. The latest Steam hardware survey More than 75% of all players on Steam use Nvidia hardware. With less than 15% of the hair on the Steam user base, AMD is in the distant second. That’s a big gap – and further proof is that Nvidia holds the crown.