AMD Vs. Nvidia Image Quality – Does AMD Give out a BETTER Picture..?!

July 31, 2019 posted by

– So, we just came off the back of testing the XFX RX 590 and we were comparing that against some Nvidia cards, and I couldn’t help but
notice that there was some kind of a difference
in image quality, and then some people
were asking in comments over the last few months
for me to investigate this, and so today we’re gonna
pull out the Sony A7S2, which is the main camera
that we film on here, which has some Carl Zeiss lenses, we’re gonna be recording off a 4K monitor, which is the BenQ monitor,
pretty photo-accurate monitor, then we’re gonna be comparing
the images after the fact, and then going very deep into that image to a pixel-type level,
to see if we can discern any differences between
an AMD graphics card, which is their latest RX590,
and then compare that to the RTX2070, then we take the
video and the images across to a 4K monitor, which is photo-accurate, and then examine these side-by-side. One thing we will say when
we’re doing the testing, is we noticed straight away was, that Nvidia colors can look washed out if you don’t change a setting
in the Nvidia control panel. For some reason, by default,
it has the 16 to 232 in the video settings, if
you change this to 0, 255, then your blacks and also
your image in general will look similar to that of AMD’s. Without side, lets see
what other differences there are in 5 different games. But before we do take
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for Techyescity viewers. Link is in the description below. So AMD and Nvidia use
a technology on their graphics cards called
Delta Color Compression. This differs from the
maker, to the maker in that they use different algorithms. And hence, at the core
the image that comes out on your screen will
inherently look different, due to these companies using
these two different algorithms. Since the GTX 10 series however, Nvidia has made a public note that their compression technology
is very, very efficient in that it will save bandwidth when an image is being processed. Not a whole lot however, on AMD’s side, is known about their
Delta Color Compression, though one thing for sure
is, is when I did the recent review of the XFX
RX590, as I said at the intro, I thought there was a difference when it came to actual
detail and not colors, when it came to playing Dota 2. And so I decided to investigate
this with 5 games here today and so the first thing we did of course was set that color difference in the Nvidia control panel
which, I recommend everyone with an Nvidia card definitely do this. But after we got to this stage, we noticed that from the
far view on the 4K monitor, there wasn’t a whole lot of difference, like, if you looked at these images and you did blind A/B tests,
the majority of people I guarantee you would not
notice any difference between these two graphics cards if they had the same frame rates, and also the same graphics settings, on the same monitor. Anyway, digging deeper
into the details here, I’ll first of all pull up
Black Ops 4 for you guys, where I was testing the single
player at 4K ultra settings, and I dropped it down to 30
frames per second because we’re really just looking
for image quality here. And this was the one of two
games out of the five games we tested here today, where
I at a pixel level thought there was really no difference. It didn’t look worse on one, or the other. So when we looked at
the tiles for example, they look pretty much the same. We went over to the rocks
and then the shadows, and then the vehicles, and
they all look pretty similar. There really was no difference
in the colors either, so there was real no clear winner when it came to Black Ops 4. However, moving over to Dota 2, there definitely was a
difference in detail, and I noticed this when it came to pixel peeping on the grass,
and also on the walls, and I thought there was a
little bit of detail as well, a difference in favor of
the AMD on the flag itself. So, when we match these images
up as close as we could, and keep in mind this is very hard to get an exact static
image match on these, so we did test over different
images multiple times, to sort of weed out the variants. I did think there was
a tad bit more detail to be had on an AMD card
at 4K ultra settings, when it came to comparing the
RX 590 versus the RTX 2070. So for Dota 2 I would
give a slight victory to the AMD graphics card,
however, ironically enough when it came to the performance figures, the AMD graphics cards
were performing lower than their Nvidia counterparts, more than they should
when it came to Dota 2. However, moving over to Overwatch now when we went to the same
map at the same area, there was some places, or
objects that we could compare side by side from AMD to Nvidia, and we saw that the
rock and also the house, the roof, the tiles on the roof, and also the shadows underneath
the wooden roof on the left, there was no real big difference here, I couldn’t discern any
winner out of the 2. I thought for what it was worth, these two graphics cards pulled off pretty much a draw when
it came to Overwatch. Also, the red tree, that was pretty much the same so Overwatch had no clear winner. But moving over now to Far Cry 5, and here was a little bit of a weird one because the Nvidia colors definitely looked different to the AMD colors. Around the house, the AMD,
especially near the water, looked a little bit washed out, as opposed to the Nvidia looking a
little bit more bluer. And then when it came to some of the other parts of the map as well, I thought detail was a little bit better on the Nvidia card in this game. So for Far Cry 5 I
would give the edge here to the RTX2070 over AMD’s RX590. But now we move over to Forza Horizon 4 and I thought this was
a clear win for AMD. When we looked at the
license plate for example, on the car, the same checkpoint spot, I noticed that it was a lot more detailed on the RX590 as opposed to the Nvidia graphics card, the RTX2070. Also some other points,
like the exhaust itself, when we matched it up I just felt the detail was better there as well, as well as the center writing. And this in my opinion was
probably the biggest difference of all the games we tested here today. And AMD in this title as well does perform better Nvidia, at least when we compare it to the majority
of titles in the averages. But now it’s time I guess, to zoom out of this whole equation and just
take a look and a step back. And that is when you compare
the videos side by side, there is real no obvious difference. I mean it’s nothing to
write home about and say: “This one is definitely
better than this one.” And it’s I guess no real
big reason to go out and purchase either card over one another. I would, however, like to see Nvidia definitely fix those color
settings from the get-go, in that they don’t default
to washed-out colors, I think that’s nothing
to really be proud of, and I’m not sure why they
do this to begin with because I know this problem has
existed for a few years now. So, Nvidia I’d like you
to fix this setting, so people can get deeper
blacks and whiter whites in their games, not
have a washed out image. But ultimately however, from this video I probably learned that I’m a visual type of person as opposed to a
audio type, or a kinesthetic. So, I don’t really care a whole lot for differences in audio,
or things that relate to kinesthetic, but when
it comes to visual stuff, if I notice something I’ll
then go in detail about it, and I guess this video
spawned from that OCD-ness. Anyway guys I hope you
enjoyed today’s video, if you did then be sure
to hit that like button and also let us know in
the comment section below, have you noticed a difference between AMD and Nvidia graphics cards
in terms of image fidelity? If you have, was there one game it was more apparent in than the other? Love reading your thoughts
and opinions as always, and also if you haven’t
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100 Replies to “AMD Vs. Nvidia Image Quality – Does AMD Give out a BETTER Picture..?!”

  1. Tech YES City says:

    Sorry it was so late when editing, we missed another point, have to change your monitor in the resolution tab as well to full color range. Only the Asus XG35VQ and Viewsonic 4K 3268 defaulted to full range here, 3 other monitors didn't!.

  2. Dave says:

    That bye at the end is the best

  3. Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé says:

    This one was a little hard to watch since I couldn´t really see any real difference between them other than the shadow in the fps game being more detailed at the AMD gpu compared to the Nvidia gpu where it looked like it filled up the same area not unlike a water puddle.

  4. anikanbounty97 says:

    lg 27uk650 way better

  5. anikanbounty97 says:

    test games that are different like assasins creed

  6. anikanbounty97 says:

    i prefer quality over performance

  7. ATADEMO says:

    this is a dumb, dumb dumb video. you're filming the screen? seriously? lol. why wouldn't you just get an external 4k raw recorder and plug the hdmi from the video card right into that, so you can zoom and pixel peep on the actual real image? lmao wtf

  8. Mark Ashton says:

    Great tip on colour settings, I thought mine were looking washed out last night, now I know why…

  9. David 01 says:

    is there any motion blur settings within the nvidia control panel?

  10. cesar arias says:

    And you comprared an rx 590 to an rtx 2070 damm

  11. Huhn Morehuhn says:

    test like this should be done with a lossless HDMI capture card not with a camera.

  12. NoobiestNoobOfAll says:

    Nice video! Also please check DOOM for some differences. Some people, me included, found that some textures like the walls for example, render better with AMD and with Nvidia they are a bit blurry. I don't know if that was a driver issue but still you could see it.

  13. allothernamesbutthis says:

    When I changed from 4870 to gtx 770 it took a lot of adjustments to get anywhere near as good clarity. Recently upgraded to Vega 64, straight in, no adjustments required, clarity back again 🙂

  14. Benni3D says:

    Some TVs and Monitors also have this cropped Dynamic Range, for those devices the NVIDIA default settings are better…

  15. Spork Master says:

    Noticed in B04 the 590 has sharper shadows of the player vs the 2070.

  16. halaxy says:

    if you need to look THAT closely, it's probably not a big difference. Just like some FPS comparison videos.

  17. Harsh Sampat says:

    at 5:32 dont you mean the amd was bluer than the nvidia and that nvidia was washed out…

  18. Desmond S. says:

    The video color setting is set to use the "video player setting" by default, not your so-called "16-235". You even had to check the box under it yourself to make changes and you still said 16-235 by default, lmao. Second, this setting only affects, as the word implies "Video"! Games aren't videos and they don't get affected! Please try comparing it yourself before drawing any conclusions. This makes the whole thing stupid.

  19. Фёдр Михалыч says:

    1280х1024 TN monitor, gt 230
    Image quality my butt

  20. ZamaskowanyWolnościowiec says:

    I can't see a difference

  21. TheDracoArt says:

    1:05 wow i did not khow that and ist a big difference

  22. Bryan DeCamps says:

    Side by side, my 1070 gets better fps but my girlfriends 570 looks so much more rich. More saturated. Dunno

  23. Internet Explorer says:

    Now that I think on it, it has seemed like some games on my GTX 660 do look a bit more… drab in comparison to my R9 290X, not a heck of a lot, but I am glad I'm not the only one that was thinking this. Dragon Age Inquisition being one example.

  24. paul bolger says:

    i did notice years ago even til today amd has richer colours amd has been 10 bit for years (xbox 10 bit ) and nvidia has been using 8 bit until hdr there was a huge difference in color nvidia was just washed out more, gaming evolved titles always looked so rich but i would say nvidia does looked more gamey and amd looks a little more real life, there is also another posibility when people spend less on an amd card they put more money into a better monitor lol but i do notice it

  25. T Br says:

    Go into the nvidia control panel. Manage 3d settings> Texture filtering – Quality> Change to 'High Quality' setting. Problem solved.

  26. ValhallasAshes says:

    As far as detail, I've never really noticed any real difference between AMD and Nvidia. But for colors, definitely, and like you, it was always that Nvidia looked far more white washed out compared to my AMD cards. Especially videos. So much so, that even adjusting the brightness level on my monitor made no difference. I didn't change the setting you did, but after playing around with the settings, I did manage to fix it on my 2080 Ti in the driver settings by changing the following two settings:

    Adjust Desktop Color Settings: Change to Nvidia settings and reduce brightness to 45%
    Adjust Video Color Settings: Change to Nvidia settings and reduce brightness to 45%

    Changing those 2 settings did the trick in my case.

  27. kendokaaa says:

    Colour wise, a lot of people here seem to be unaware that in some cases Nvidia gpus sometimes defaulted to limited dynamic range, what usually was meant for TVs. This was an hdmi related bug not present on monitors using displayport/dvi which explains why I never encountered it. It is supposedly fixed but maybe not

  28. GraveUypo says:

    this all seem like it's more your camera's fault than anything… so much artifacting from taking a picture of a screen…
    you do know the differences should show up in screenshots, don't you? you're only taking the output port out of the equation, and that doesn't affect rendering so it should be the same.

  29. Jatin Rajput says:

    Test more games if you could like doom bf1 etc from my personal experience they tend to look better on amd card.

  30. Jonathan Hayhurst says:

    I’m fairly confident that the color compression is lossless and therefore does not effect effect image quality at all.

  31. Tekky Quickbits says:

    This happens when you use an HDMI port because nVidia thinks that when you use an HDMI port, they assume you're using a TV then they scale down the color range. I have no idea why they needed to do this.

  32. Sats says:

    Amd has better image quality always. thats why i chose amd cards always.

  33. Cipi SixZeroFour says:

    As always

  34. Bodvarson says:

    I realized looking at ryzen vs intel that ryzen has a better quality. So theres that

  35. Screamer26 says:

    And what if because of thats colors nvidia has better framerates?

  36. vijay surendran says:

    Amd makes good honest hardware and drivers that just works. .nvidia has a lot of gimmicks

  37. Jetpil0t says:

    So after several hundred hours of Quake Champions on 1080Ti I just switched to a Vega 64 and this game specifically produces noticeably different image quality between Pascal and Vega. The Vega GPU produces cleaner, crisper visual detail in post processing effects which makes the whole image appear cleaner and clearer. This is applicable on an Asus XG32QV Freesync monitor and a Dell S716DG Gsync monitor, so I suspect the monitor does not matter. I think you will find comparing Direct X games and Vulkan games will produce different results as it's really a render path related quality difference. Quake Champions for some reason produces ridiculous Vega 64 performance under Vulkan and I expect this is directly related to the differences in image quality. Would be keen to see more content on this, especially as it seems quite challenging to quantify the differences digitally.

  38. Azzam Ali says:

    There's also a big problem with nvidia control panel messing up with Reduced DIsplay Contrast:
    1) Go to Adjust Color Settings
    2)Just change the hue and bring it back to normal again
    It messes up with display contrast,i literally have to do everytime i turn on pc,not a problem with my card though as i have used GTX 970 and GTX 1050ti both on same config

  39. Joel Hinds says:

    Amd definitely looked better years ago. The first nvidia card I had colors looked terrible. That was way back when first few generations were out though

  40. Brett Prior says:

    You do realize the 590 is a horse shit rebrand of a rebrand of a rebrand of a joke right? Plus, saying that the nVidia was ahead more so than it should have been… you have a 590, something that can't even beat a 1060 3GB… and are putting it up against a 2070…. a 20 fucking 70 …. okay …

  41. Snetmot Nosrorb says:

    I believe there's another thing at play here not mentioned: so called driver optimisation. Nvidia are very aggressive in this regard, and they frequently change or even switch off shaders used on the graphics engine in the drivers. The most notable example is in Ashes of the Singularity. I can't seem to find it now though. This is similar to the "Quack" controversy in Quake III with Radeon 8500 some 18 years ago.

  42. Richard Smith says:

    Are you going to start putting full color on for your benchmarks going forward? If not, you should be comparing with the settings you benchmark with.

  43. pino de vogel says:

    Should go to nvidia settings panel and set quality to high. On performance theres compromises. Settings per app might be a difference aswell. This is more simple on amd drivers. on nvdia by default drivers overrule game settings in certain ways.

  44. Vagis Mager says:

    I saw something similar, when i compared my rx480 with friends gtx1060 in my pc, fps was neck to neck, but image colors and quality was different at same settings in games, then i found default morfological filter switched "On" in geforce settings etc. Amd settings at default was completly off or application priority forced.

  45. Trippex dj says:

    Good analysis but will gamers check the red tree for pixel defects :)?

  46. kalef1234 says:

    1:18 Thought my GPU was artifacting during that SquareSpace Commercial screw you Brian lol

  47. dogen says:

    delta color compression is lossless

  48. Matlockization says:

    AMD does better the newer the game is.

  49. Orlando Caba says:

    Nvidia has been cutting corners on IQ since the introduction of pixel shader 2.0 when Ati introduced the 9700. I still to this day use either but If I game on a Nvidia card I install Quadro drivers, as of right now I am using a 1080ti spoofed as a gp100 then bypassing "Base Profiles" in Nvidia inspector to get on Amd's level of graphics with 10 bit color in 4k. I'm waiting on some Navi!

  50. Rohit Bag says:

    thank you so much. i did not know about that nvidia default settings, although i was using it for more than 2 years. i changed it today after watching this, and i got a instant free visual upgrade.

  51. tompo1975 says:

    I'm not the AMD fan I'm an anti-fan of nVidia.
    Just I do not like to be deceived, lied to and foolish.

  52. TheStigma says:

    I bet the Nvidia default dynamic range is probably a "it's more suited to the average user" sort of thing.Because the average user will have a pretty cheap monitor you'd end up getting black-crush and white-crush with a full dynamic range and ultimately make the image look worse – but of course it holds back good panels.
    That's my hypothesis anyway.

  53. Browarus Pierogus says:

    Ay greeyn cheatarr !

  54. renu mihai says:

    wonder what impact would do an IPS/PLS panel

  55. Jonathan Ranaivozafy says:

    I remember the time i played Devil May cry 4 on my Nvida GTX 460 and decided to replay it few years later on my amd RX 470, strangely it felts like i was playing a different game not because of the framerate XD but more about the consistancy of the textures, the colours more vivid on the amd card (Btw i used the same screen on both cards).At first I thought it was the generation gap between these cards(and maybe i was too visual too) but maybe it was nvidia compression after all that makes those colors more washed out.

  56. MeGustaChuletas says:

    As I understood it from back when ATI was the maker of the cards… You go for ATI/AMD for image quality and Nvidia for better gaming performance.

  57. Reshade Gaming says:

    Nvidia colors only looked washed out until I calibrated my monitor, then both look the exact same. Perhaps the default LUT tables inside AMD graphics cards are more vibrant?

  58. U Wot M8 says:

    plot twist amd uses rtx before nvidia

  59. Patrik Miskovic says:

    Better picture , cheaper than nvidia and faster

  60. Vin Comp says:

    PES 2019 in 2k RX 580 better than 4k GTX 1070ti

  61. goudenridd says:


  62. Kim Faes F*Kim says:

    Cod side by side nvidia there shadow looks a bit blurry while amd got better shadow in my opinion

  63. GaborBartal says:

    4:30 random hidden penis up top

  64. Luke Dion says:

    You clearly did not want tp start stupid wars between AMD and NVidia fans, but I saw better image quality (more details, sharper image etc) on AMD GPU, only first game was the same, in all others AMD looks better, and no I'm not a fanboy as I have GTX 1080Ti Aorus GPU 😉
    Thanks for the test.

  65. Rodney Smith says:

    "I would, however, like to see Nvidia definitely fix those color settings from the get-go in that they don't default to washed out colors. I think that's nothing to really be proud of and I'm not sure why they do this to begin with. I know this problem has existed for a few years."

    More like a few decades. Nvidia has always taken shortcuts like this to get very slightly higher framerates and that will never change. Then Tom's Hardware can say, "Hey look, Nvidia is the greatest ever and will never be beaten" while ignoring this fact.

  66. Jodie Robinson says:

    Great, very well researched video. If you want to be slightly more scientific, you could use Apitrace to record and play back exactly the same scene on both GPUs. That will weed out bugs in the game where it may treat one manufacturer differently from the other, making sure exactly the same textures and DX calls are sent to each driver.

  67. jaggafeen says:

    bias review the difference is far more noticeable

  68. Andrey B says:

    В игре Warface заметна разница. AMD имеет лучшее качество изображения

  69. TheRg191 says:

    Sorry but this is a really inaccurate methodology, don’t use a camera as a form of screen capture, you’re adding too many variables for a worthwhile comparison of IQ and colour rendition.

    White balance, snr firmware, inaccurate focus, raw processing method, default lens correction settings, sensor sensitivity and noise, aberration, colour fringing, lens coatings. on top of that you’re using a wide lens not remotely close to the perspective of a human eye, without a lens hood pointing directly at the main light source, lens flare will create a noticeable decline in image quality.

    There’s also a high possibility that you aren’t capturing a single frame in its entirety, the sharpness in areas on one example image will not be the same as another, because the frame is not fully rendered if the video segments you cut in are any example of the settings you used in camera there’s screen clash and moire caused by the monitors refresh rate so your chosen shutter speed isn’t set correctly and so textures aren’t rendering correctly either.

    There’s potentially a mis-step in the choice of shutter speed and your regional Hz setting in camera and for the monitor/ lighting in the room.

    Screen shots would have been much better for assessing image quality, colour is a matter of taste. The difference here could be down to the white balance in camera and monitor temperature probably a combination of both. On top of that colour calibration would have to be performed for each graphics card to guarantee closer colour accuracy between the two GPUs.

    I really like your channel (it’s only landed in my recommendations today), you seem to be uploading really good independent content with none of the corporate sponsor based BS the larger channels have but this sort of thing does make me think twice about how much I really value your opinion if it’s based on this kind of testing.

  70. ATI nsider says:

    I don't need to look at the video to know as a matter of fact, Radeon GPUs give better Picture Quality over Nvidia GPUs.

  71. Wade Wilson says:

    I don't know if it's better picture quality and colors but AMD gpus give a different look. Maybe Nvidia does cheat to get the performance. In the past AMD made accusations of it and now I'm starting to believe they are telling the truth. I just went from GTX 1070 to an RX 580 and the video games look different. It's so freaky. Have I been playing them the wrong way with Nvidia? I'm so confused right now.

  72. Lifted Seven says:

    I had NVIDIA and AMD cards, about even on each side in terms of numbers.
    I have to say that NVIDIA provides cleaner image, it's very subtle, but for anyone that had AMD card and is prone to details will notice a difference when shifting to a good NVIDIA card.

    AMD has something that makes the image a bit less vibrant. I am not sure why, and I don't think it's a placebo, it's slight but seen. I wanted to go back to AMD, and I always noticed a subtle difference on AMD's color palette. Image with NVIDIA cards are MORE vibrant, AMD is slightly washed out.

    Also Youtube videos recorded on AMD cards from games always shows that lack of vibrance, I did notice even with AMD cpus there is a level of alteration to the image (degrading). At least in old AMD FX chips. Image is a bit more grey and brown, hard to describe.

    I am not NVIDIA fanboy, but I keep going for NVIDIA due to a better overall quality value of the cards. Same as I go for Intel, but I owned more AMD cpus in my lifetime, less Intel, but Intel is on another level of quality when it comes to architecture.

    I actually bought old 3 Intel Xeons cpus for an altered build that will match or rival even modern Ryzen, that tells you something.

    I am not even talking about 8700k I have that will lay any Ryzen chip in terms of gaming on its' back.

    Ryzen is a great chip for a budget gaming, but too toasty in temps, and I have to say…Intel is the way to go for me, and so is Nvidia cards. I bought first Nvidia card in 2003/2004, before I had ATI, after I had AMD cards, and since GTX 980 I have not went back to AMD.

    No reason. Quality of image is not as good, and instability/driver issues persist.

    I don't get game crashes with Nvidia cards, if everything else is stable in the system. With AMD I would crash, in Far Cry 3, and many other titles.

    Unreliable brand. AMD is slowly getting there, but Intel and Nvidia got there already.

  73. Musiccreators Musiccreators says:

    I noticed this 5 years ago, watching movies/playing games seems more colorful on amd cards, сolors are deeper, richer and natural. Nvidia looks washed out and flat.

  74. Isaac says:

    This is ridiculous. Your experiment setup is extremely flawed at the recording stage.
    Firstly, recording lossy video will give you massive compression artifacts. You can clearly see the compression blocks in the still frames extracted from the video.
    Secondly, Recording a 4k monitor with a 4k video is going to give you sampling problems (visible as aliasing and moiré patterns).
    Thirdly, by not synchronizing the camera with the monitor refresh, you're effectively capturing a blur of at least 2 frames (since the camera shutter will stay open across multiple monitor frames), which further introduces random, inconsistent blur when looking at individual frames.
    Finally, by capturing the compressed video from the camera, you lose control over many processing steps that the camera does, such as sharpening, curves, and more. Since you seem unaware of all the previous issues, it's fair to assume that you probably also did not make sure that white balance and lens focus are controlled in any way, but just left them to "auto". Edit: At 3:03 it's clearly visible that controlled manual focus was not used.

    Repeat the test with a proper capturing setup, until then, these results and conclusions are meaningless.

  75. Şant Pirol says:

    I have no internet to watch guys 🙁 please can you tell me what is the result ? İs amd gpu has better gpus if yes is that really matters ?

  76. Vinsu Karma says:

    In some comparatives the differences are noticeable, very noticeable.

  77. Juan Manuel Medina says:

    In the Forza Horizon 4, it seems that Nvidia card were doing some kind of Upscaling from a lower resolution to the native one. Maybe they implemented this in their drivers to avoid RX Vega 64 to beat the GTX 1080 Ti?

  78. John Mel Escoto says:

    if you played some games you will notice that nvidia has a lighter color , nvidia downgrades textures to get more fps truth hurts for nvidia fantards

  79. The Butcher says:

    Had Nvidia first and after that switched to a Radeon 9600XT, never looked back 🙂

  80. Trip D says:

    I'm pretty sure AMD is better at displaying texture on flat objects. Nvdia is better at spherical ones.

  81. Krypt Reverse says:

    Finaly, something that proves that AMD is not bad at all and is actualy better than nividia in a decent amount of cases!

  82. PhantomsHyper says:

    AMD does not come close to nvidia… the bets thing AMD can do is make you rage XD

  83. I find this to be interesting Jarp, jurp jup jup says:

    I noticed this first in Gothic 3 Enhanced HD7850 vs GTX680. The latter card made it look like a game from 2001.
    However in some games the Nvidea effect is desired Dota2 Conan Exiles… and for some strange reason where the realism of AMD graphics should come into play in LIF the Nvidea beats it there.

  84. James Clauson says:

    All I see is more Aliasing on the AMD which can lead to seemingly more detail as there is far less blurring, also did this guy turn the quality setting on the Nvidia GPU from the default of Quality to High quality?

  85. Chris Bessy says:

    when i put the RX 590 in my computer, the image is so nice, but i hear the fans in game. When i try the GTX 1660ti, the image is less beautiful,
    but i hear nothing in game ….. I hope a new AMD silent card is coming …..

  86. Евгений Шишов says:

    pictures AMD > NVidia

  87. GameFreak says:

    I'm both Image Quality and FPS, how to kill this OCD-ness?

  88. CPU says:

    The color range on nvidia cards is supposed to be auto-selected with the monitor, with some hdtvs working better with limited range, and it seems that for some displays it chooses the wrong option. I don't know how common that issue is, but I never experienced it. On all 5 of my monitors, I got full color range by default. It's definitely something you should check when buying a new card or monitor.

  89. Damian Chiliński says:

    Did you use JPEG screenshots for comparing image quality? Holy shit I can't facepalm enough…

  90. MazeFrame says:

    Interesting. Brings back memories of times where Nvidia vs AMD image quality was a big topic.

  91. Frank Logrim says:

    Going from Gtx 980 to a vega 56 i notice better image quality. And i will be sticking to AMD cards in future just for this alone. plenty other stuff i perfer with Radeon cards too, multiple monitor setup dosn't make your mouse feel weird like it did on my Nvidia card. and the drivers are amazing these days!

  92. Rimgaudas Tamulevičius says:

    I moved from RX580 8gb to 1070ti and it feels worse… I'm using Omen 32 monitor with amd free sync.(since this year also supported by nvidia) I made clean windows reinstall last weekend with latest drivers and still it feels worse. like there are some micro hiccups and image is not so good… I can even see micro hiccups while watching Netflix. My girlfriend can't see it but it almost makes me sick… does anyone has similar experience?"

  93. cataria says:

    <had washed out color issue on super old nvidia card, thx to vlc black bar difference i noticed it.
    it's really an issue if u think, that most people won't think of it….

  94. Vlada Jekic says:

    AMD give sharper picture of objects, but NVIDIA have somehow more realistic total image. I think that same graphic processor could need 10% more power to present image as Radeon then GeForce. During years several time other people describe me as someone who notice smallest details and from first comparison between Radeon and GeForce I have experience I explained. Sharper Radeon, total image more realistic GeForce. That was 2012-2013. Now I can't say I play on GeForce years because higher fps. Best to explain is like AMD have higher resolution, example Geforce and Radeon on 1080p AMD look closer to 1440p Problem is because developers are 3/4 on side of NVIDIA and they do best they can to explain that we didn't saw what we saw. If picture is same I would have impression sometimes that NVIDIA is better, but no always is constant impression that Radeon is sharper, and then some difference exist for sure.Some people feel better with Radeon even before enter in game, they explain picture on NVIDIA is more blurry.

  95. soopasoljah says:

    Btw, I think your conclusion for FC5 is wrong, or err backwards. It was actually the rx 590 that had the bluer water + better level of detail/textures, not the 2070. That is if your labeling of them in Photoshop after video editing is to be believed/accurate. The top was the 2070 & you got the better image when it was left unchecked/not overlayed, meaning only the 590 image was being shown.

    If that was an error & they were supposed to be labeled the other way around, then my bad, yea you're right, the 2070 does look better. But either way you got one of em wrong, either the labels or your conclusion. Not a huge deal, everyone makes mistakes (perhaps even I am here). And you do mention it was late when editing. So just thought I'd point that out, for you know, accuracy's sake.

  96. Daniel Dan says:

    nVidia knows what is doing. Greater fps performance for less image quality.

  97. aBrakadabra says:

    Can anyone update with color quallity with Vega or Radeon 5700 vs 1660ti and RTX nvidia cards? This topic is huge.

  98. Vomitus says:

    Theese XFX carfs are piece of garbage. They are extremely hot, makes screen flickering and have coil whine. Also they need downvolting to be done and sound very loud at cooler 2600rpm thry need to keep 75 of GPU in downvolted mode. Never buy graphic cards from this vendor

  99. davkdavk says:

    My mate was nvidia for 10+ years, Soon as he got his 290x, he said it was night and day

  100. jon2kx says:

    Conclusion: AMD has superior color reproduction, and is demonstrably better than NVIDIA at image quality over the limited amount of game checked.
    +Tech Yes City: Nvidia reduces color purposefully to cheat at benchmarks. Go benchmark the cards for yourself with full color vs not full color. Nvidia has been cheating for years on quality.

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