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So I know Bulldozer is coming out, and there's a nice roadmap for bulldozer in the future, but where is AMD taking its GPUs? I can't find a roadmap beyond Q1 2011 (which we are in) and the 69XX series.

I've heard some talk about 7000 series, is that the next gen video slated to come out some time soon, and is there any info, or are they going to be focusing on APUs and junk? Sorry been falling a bit behind the times lately on Procs/GPUs.
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AMD doesnt seem to leak much info or tend to release too many details untill they are sure of it...
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Maybe some day AMD will convince me to buy one of their video cards but ever since the x1800 I've been on Nvidia, and they have not given me any of the troubles. We'll see CrossFire seems to have improved greatly but I still hear driver issues.
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Can you tell me whats wrong with their drivers right now? I'm not having a problem with mine.
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post #5 of 37
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Maybe some day AMD will convince me to buy one of their video cards but ever since the x1800 I've been on Nvidia, and they have not given me any of the troubles. We'll see CrossFire seems to have improved greatly but I still hear driver issues.
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My 1800 had transparent textures and ran super hot sounded like a jet engine. My friend has a 4850 and it blue screens constantly due to driver failure, and I have an nvidia chipset so ill have to for bulldozer if I want to switch to red team.
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ATI was never known for there drivers being very good in the past. Since there acquisition by AMD they have really stepped there game up. With a 6000 series card and the past few drivers I haven't had all that many issues at all.
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AMD drivers for GPU-s are fine, i have less BSOD-s caused by them than i ever had with Nvidia cards.And i had many.
If you switch to AMD from Nvidia you may not go back

AMD is going into the right direction.
x86/x64 seem quite limited to me.New stuff is needed.Look at the capabilities of GPU-s they fold like no CPU.
Maybe if the GPU is in the CPU chip Microsoft will wake up.
   
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post #9 of 37
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Originally Posted by Aesir View Post
Maybe some day AMD will convince me to buy one of their video cards but ever since the x1800 I've been on Nvidia, and they have not given me any of the troubles. We'll see CrossFire seems to have improved greatly but I still hear driver issues.
Just for the record, and peoples information, most of these 'driver issues' are from people using 3rd party applications to remove the amd drivers from their machines during driver updating (driver sweeper etc), which is not in any way shape or form nessessary since maybe 2006 (old habits die hard).

When i update my GPU drivers, i uninstall the previous, do a registry clean, and uninstall any old drivers left(where applicable) using the device manager "uninstall"->"delete the drivers for this device".

And so far to date, i've had no driver troubles from ATI/AMD GPUs.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/27/11 at 7:14am
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Maybe some day AMD will convince me to buy one of their video cards but ever since the x1800 I've been on Nvidia, and they have not given me any of the troubles. We'll see CrossFire seems to have improved greatly but I still hear driver issues.
For every one person that complains about driver issues there are several thousand that have had no problems what so ever.
 
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