Originally Posted by SirNoobicus
I bought an EVGA 560 ti 2 GB card in July, and so far, it's only dropped like 30 bucks. Buy a 7000 series, but try looking at benchmarks to see if you really want AMD.
What do benchmarks have to do with if he wants to go AMD? If he were to look at benchmarks he would see that the single fastest GPU card on the market is the AMD 7970, and the fastest dual gpu card is the 7990. He would also find that not only are AMD's cheaper than Nvidia, they offer higher performance at pretty much every level.
AMD 7950 is the same price range, and in some cases cheaper, than the Nvidia 660 Ti, and out performs it. The AMD 7850, same cost as the Nvidia 650 Ti, out performs it by a significant margin. The GTX 670 is the same price, and in some cases MORE, than a 7970 and is slower. Obviously the GTX 680 is much more than a 7970, and is just on par, generally considered one step behind right now due to AMD drivers 12.11.
Nvidia cards are voltage locked, unlike most AMD cards, leaving very little headroom for overclocking. The AMD cards not being voltage locked have a ton of headroom for overclocking, pushing their attractiveness even further. The other advantage AMD currently has is the memory throughput and VRAM, especially for those of us that run higher than 1200P resolutions.
In the end there is literally no advantage to Nvidia at the moment, they are much more expensive and do not perform better. With the exception of a few frames per second advantage in select Nvidia optimized titles that were developed in conjunction with Nvidia under their "The Way It's Meant To Be Played" program.