Roger ranger...please give me an example of AMD's current drivers and software sucking? Apparently I'm not using the same software as everyone else. All of my laptops run nvidia solutions, so it's not like I don't have a driver base to compare to. I really don't see any advantage to either solution from a software point of view (except AMD's inclusion of Eyefinity which you already mentioned). That would be why most of my post was in regard to the hardware side of the equation, and software coded to take advantage of massively parallel arrays runs much better on AMD hardware. Take Bitcoin for example, it's not even a contest...http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-C ... nce-Dollar
Conversely, even after nvidia opened the PhysX SDK following their acquisition of Ageia, PhysX processing itself still tends to prefer nvidia GPU's. So my point remains, from a hardware perspective some software/games is/are better suited to run on AMD solutions, and some to nvidia, but I don't think you can really go wrong with either choice.
Personally, my area is small, so my main rig is a mini-itx with a 450W Silverstone PSU. The case itself had to be modded to accommodate a Corsair H50 and Radeon 5830HD. There is no room for a larger PSU. For me AMD was the choice due to the lower power consumption. A difference of 50W+ between comparable cards is a bigger deal to me than it is to someone who has the space to run a 750W or larger PSU.
And nog, to say that 99% of the games you own aren't supported by AMD cards is just more BS...unless of course you are including your board games, in which case it's true. There is no hardware acceleration in Monopoly...
Maybe I have low standards, but before anyone bashes either AMD or
Nvidia, perhaps it's worth looking at from a different perspective. I had the misfortune of using cards from Matrox, 3dfx (Voodoo), and Intel when I was growing up. If you really want to talk about sucking, you need look no further than any of those solutions to spark a conversation. Even though there's essentially only two main players left in the game, we really do have it pretty good these days.