AMD and NVIDIA are both leading manufacturers of graphics processing units (GPUs) for personal computers. The main differences between the two companies’ products are:
- Architecture: AMD GPUs use a more stream-lined architecture called Graphics Core Next (GCN) while Nvidia GPUs use CUDA.
- Performance: NVIDIA GPUs generally have higher performance than AMD GPUs at the high end of the market, but AMD GPUs are known for their value for money.
- Driver Support: NVIDIA has better driver support for Linux and BSD operating systems.
- AI and Machine Learning: Nvidia is market leader in AI and Machine learning while AMD is catching up.
- Game Optimization: Nvidia cards tend to perform better in the latest games and have more features such as ray tracing.