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only issue i had with amd drivers were that sometimes the performance dropped a bit when changing to a from x.1 to x.2 etc. other then that, its been perfect.
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post #42 of 49
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The 5870 has more shaders than the 6970, thus it does better in Crysis 2 as it's only programed to do tessellation on shaders and doesn't use the tessellation units.
correct me if I'm wrong but AMD cards use a dedicated tessellator unit to do the DX11 tessellation. That's why the 5000 series is often so terrible with tes, the tes unit is just way underpowered. afaik the shaders can't be 'programmed' to do tessellation.
 
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post #43 of 49
My HD6970s has been nothing but trouble for me so i sold it off, i have less problems with 2 GTX590 which is quad gpu than i did with amd HD6970 xfire.

MLAA looks bad with text and makes a blurry mess with every game i got and some programs as well, drivers itself dont crash or anything but its just feel underperforming. Lots of testing drivers and cap update to make crysis 2 run decently.

Single card they are great xfire AMD is way behind imo.......
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post #44 of 49
As Kevink82 says the drivers can be a bit of a mess but after i fiddled around with my 2 6950 i wouldnt trade them up for anything. using 11.7 with cap3 i have no issues and the cards are working fine in all games right now. There have been issues that needs attention like flickering in BFBC2 but its fixed.
These things didnt need any attention at all with my last 2 cards (GTX460) so yeah Xfire can be a pain but if you have the patience and heard of google.com then u wont go wrong.
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post #45 of 49
A lot of people still think AMD/ATI has bad driver support still, even though that's completely false.
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post #46 of 49
Good experience with my 6950 and all drivers since I bought it

I remember really old ATI cards, drivers were a big problem and I wouldn't touch them. I was ALWAYS an nvidia fan until I took the plunge and got a 6950 and I have to say it's been a pleasure so far.
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Being an owner of 2 6950's, drivers have been average at best. Sometimes it works with no problems and other times its a nightmare. Ive already gotten infinite bsod loops with 3b and 7e plus freezing in bc2. Im going to back to nvidia next time for sure, however i must say amd's hardware is impressive, the software department isnt always up to scratch. If you have the patience then amd is alright.
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Being an owner of 2 6950's, drivers have been average at best. Sometimes it works with no problems and other times its a nightmare. Ive already gotten infinite bsod loops with 3b and 7e plus freezing in bc2. Im going to back to nvidia next time for sure, however i must say amd's hardware is impressive, the software department isnt always up to scratch. If you have the patience then amd is alright.
I believe if you have Crossfire, then you'll get more bugs and stuff. Same will go for nVidia. I'm not sure though. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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I believe if you have Crossfire, then you'll get more bugs and stuff. Same will go for nVidia. I'm not sure though. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Yea honestly any dual card solution is a headache, but ive owned SLI setups before and never experienced anything as bad as this. Single card isnt too bad although there are a few bugs here and there most of the time. Some people claim that ati drivers are as good or even better than nvidia's but my views are unbiased and the whole ati driver myth is true to a certain point. Its not as bad as some poeple say but the problems are noticeable, more so than the green side from my experiences. Ive been through most of the GTX 4xx and 69xx and 58xx as well.
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