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yeah i think thats what im gonna do is go amd they sound like the best atm but ive always been concerned about drivers how are they right now lots of problems or what?
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post #22 of 26
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yeah i think thats what im gonna do is go amd they sound like the best atm but ive always been concerned about drivers how are they right now lots of problems or what?
I haven't had any issues with ATi's drivers since I made the switch to them. So going on three years. Most of the BS stories you read blaming drivers are a result of user error, not the drivers. Typically people will go in with driver sweeper and remove drivers that they shouldn't. Then all sorts of issues will rar their ugly head. But once again --user error.

Conversely, I've had lots of issues with Nvidia drivers. Not to mention, Nvidia released drivers that actually killed cards and promptly removed the drivers from their site (196.xx driver IIRC).

So no, there are no huge issues with ATi's drivers. Just don't be an idiot and use driver sweeper, or the like, to remove your old drivers. Use the uninstall feature that you get with the new driver.
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post #23 of 26
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yeah i dont mess with clean up programs they really are a waste.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310349724526...ht_4498wt_1396
would this be a good buy?

or what card should i be considering?
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post #24 of 26
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yeah i dont mess with clean up programs they really are a waste.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310349724526...ht_4498wt_1396
would this be a good buy?

or what card should i be considering?
$259 current bid.......why would you get that USED 6950 for that when you can have a BRAND SPANKIN NEW 6970 for 299.99 after mail in rebate.
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post #25 of 26
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the fact that i dont have that much unfortenetly. but is there a backplate i can purchase somewhere for that? the blue pcb is hideous and im going for a black red build
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post #26 of 26
Well then take your pick of one of these 6950's.

Brand new they're cheaper than that one on fleabay.
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