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Poll Results: Are you having driver issues?

 
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Are you having issues with drivers? I'm thinking of getting a GTX 560 Ti and I'm concerned because of the amount of people I see talking about driver crashes etc.
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by smaudioz View Post
Are you having issues with drivers? I'm thinking of getting a GTX 560 Ti and I'm concerned because of the amount of people I see talking about driver crashes etc.
I'm a 400 series owner, but they're the same thing I've heard. But the only driver issues I have had is with the new Beta drivers for the Battlefield 3 beta drivers and it's only when playing Battlefield 3 lol. All I get is screen flickering but I have not had games crash over the drivers. Some people call "driver issues" being 1 or 2 fps off of the last driver, which in my opinion is nuts..
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Part of the reason i've stuck with Nvidia all these years, vary rarely have driver issues unlike my experience with ATi
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Originally Posted by BloodyRory View Post
Some people call "driver issues" being 1 or 2 fps off of the last driver, which in my opinion is nuts..
Haha yeah that is, I'm talking about instability not minor performance things like that. For example a lot of people say their driver crashes and then they get some recovery message or something, things like that.
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post #5 of 7
I haven't had any significant driver issues with red or green in the past 10 years

nVidia has the better overall driver interface, while AMD/ATI releasing new drivers pretty regularly every month means its almost impossible not to find a driver release that will work for you if there's some fluke situation where the latest wont do.
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post #6 of 7
I've had TDR errors using hardware acceleration in Firefox with 280.26 and 285.27, but supposedly that was fixed in 285.38.

One of the listed fixes was: "GeForce 500 series: GPU power levels appear to fluctuate unnecessarily while
navigating the Firefox browser."

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ease-Notes.pdf

I haven't tested it yet personally though. On 275.33 atm.
post #7 of 7
I have also had the TDR errors but I've had a lot of problems with firefox in general so it didn't bother me, and when I changed to 280.26 I had to add some voltage to my OC but thats not really a driver error just different settings. Performance improved so thats a plus.
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