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I reinstalled OS and still got BSOD with 11.6.....

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True. In fact, quite the opposite. I have problems with nVidia drivers :/
    
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post #13 of 28
YMMV as far as I'm concerned [in terms of driver issues].

my 5770: not a single driver problem

my 560ti: downclocking issue on EVERY driver

my 6850 CF: no driver problems yet. Saying one side or the other inherently has bad drivers is dumb IMO
    
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Up until recently Nvidia drivers have been top notch without any problems. The 270XXX drivers had a bit of problems but that's it. Installing Nvidia drivers is way easier then that above and not to mention the incredible amount of times where people with Crossfire set ups have had to roll back through 5 different drivers to get something with no microstuttering. I personally have never had an issue with my 470 but I know people do have trouble with Nvidia but based off of the sheer amount of posts in regards to AMDs drivers it's obvious which are performing better. Lately you can tell that the Nvidia drivers have not been the same performers and anyone will admit that. Just because you haven't had anything wrong doesn't mean there isn't a problem with their drivers. In all honesty these threads are pointless, contribute NOTHING to this site, and are just people who got their panties in a bunch.

Sorry for feeding the troll.
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post #15 of 28
This will not work for the recently released Llano laptops featuring dual graphics solution like hybrid crossfire. Until amd releases a new driver to fix this issue in platforms with 6620 apu + 6750M discrete cards. I'll still continue to have annoying micro studdering and decreased performance, as this technology is barely 2 months old.
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post #16 of 28
OP

i have a feeling you havent dealt with crossfire.. when i changed drivers fro 10.5 to the newer AMD drivers, my fps was cut in half.

also, ATI drivers were like a crashaton. my experience is that nVidia has better drivers, although i havent tried SLI yet, so they might be just as bad.
Edited by Konflux - 8/11/11 at 10:05am
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post #17 of 28
Not really anymore. Personally I still prefer nVidia drivers over ATi, but just because they're much more polished.
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post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
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i have a feeling you havent dealt with crossfire.. when i changed drivers fro 10.5 to the newer AMD drivers, my fps was cut in half.

also, ATI drivers were like a crashaton. my experience is that nVidia has better drivers, although i havent tried SLI yet, so they might be just as bad.
Of course it won't work for crossfire.....you need catalyst for that, which I clearly specified would NOT be installed.
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post #19 of 28
Could you explain why i got kept getting BSODs on 11.6 with my GPU then? It was nothing to do with drivers as i had done a clean reinstall of my OS.....Something werent right with the amount of BSODs occurring from other people too.
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post #20 of 28
i just installed my Hawk 5770 last night and I had been using my onboard Nvidia. I did a qiuick install just to ensure a working card and it worked. After I got everything all buttoned up, I noticed the Nvidia control panel was still running, along with CCC. Meanwhile (with both running), I ran Furmark and Heaven with no problems. I was actually quite worried beforehand since, with my last Hawk, the text was terribly blurry over HDMI. No such problem this time. I used both 11.7 and 11.8. I guess it's luck of the draw.
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