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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm I sent in my 6990 for rma wonderig if I should sell the brand new one I receive and wait for the 7970

what was wrong
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what was wrong

It was not a 7990.
    
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Hmmm

7950 is looking good to me smile.gif
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I've never had an issue with AMD"s performance, its always been good - very good, its the stability/reliability of thier driver suite's that need work.
I want to hear how well the new 7000 cards play and how solid they are, its just as important to me as the performance.

My 570 has been dynamite, everything plays perfectly and smoothly. Everything.
And I have MANY games, over 100 on Steam and 20 on Origin.

I've never had an AMD driver problem bar when I had an unstable OC, with a x1600Pro, HD4890 single card and CFX, HD545v, friends HD6870 CFX. A few games where CFX wasn't supported for a month or so but that's the nature of dual cards, nVidia has had a few driver restarts but that's on beta drivers usually so you can excuse them.

Like I said, most driver issues seem to come from something being slightly unstable without the user actually testing to see if it's so, it might be the RAM is a tad too fast/timings too tight, CPUs a bit too high, etc. Not necessarily the GPU.
    
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Waiting for Ivy bridge and Kepler sli setup....biggrin.gif:thumb:
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what was wrong

The problem I had with it was when crossfire was enabled it wouldnt boot past windows loading screen, tried everything uninstall drivers etc. I just spoke to the supplier and they told me it was overheating "and stuff like that" so they are going to replace with brand new one. Mind you this is my 2nd 6990 rma.
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I've never had an AMD driver problem bar when I had an unstable OC, with a x1600Pro, HD4890 single card and CFX, HD545v, friends HD6870 CFX. A few games where CFX wasn't supported for a month or so but that's the nature of dual cards, nVidia has had a few driver restarts but that's on beta drivers usually so you can excuse them.
Like I said, most driver issues seem to come from something being slightly unstable without the user actually testing to see if it's so, it might be the RAM is a tad too fast/timings too tight, CPUs a bit too high, etc. Not necessarily the GPU.

I had issues with my X600.
I had glitches with several games with my 5770's. Crysis 1, GTA4, and BC2.
I had issues with my 6970 with screen tearing and freezin in 2 games (stock clocks, GPU worked great). All of these were global issues experienced by many users.

All of these got handled with specific driver updates and patches.

Within the last 18 months, AMD has had 4X more driver releases then Nvidia.
Many of them to fill in holes and patch games.

Yes AMD can be solid and usually are, and I also agree that many times its on the user, but to say that AMD hasn't dealt with a large number of driver issues with various cards and driver sets is ignoring the facts. Many AMD driver updates specify what problems/bugs they are addressing, and many times it is a list of 5-12 items. Nvidia's driver suite is easily superior, not including superior tessellation performance and CUDA/PhysX (BatmanAA, Metro, Double Agent) support.

Don't get me wrong Nvidia isn't perfect either.
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Their driver release schedule has nothing to do with how many problems they have that need fixing. They just simply release a driver every month. We're on 11.11 right now, the first 11 being the year and the second being the month.

So don't attempt to correlate more driver releases with having an inferior product. They are completely unrelated.
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It was not a 7990.

thats the worst failure a 6990 could have
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I've never had an AMD driver problem bar when I had an unstable OC, with a x1600Pro, HD4890 single card and CFX, HD545v, friends HD6870 CFX. A few games where CFX wasn't supported for a month or so but that's the nature of dual cards, nVidia has had a few driver restarts but that's on beta drivers usually so you can excuse them.
Like I said, most driver issues seem to come from something being slightly unstable without the user actually testing to see if it's so, it might be the RAM is a tad too fast/timings too tight, CPUs a bit too high, etc. Not necessarily the GPU.

I had issues with my X600.
I had glitches with several games with my 5770's. Crysis 1, GTA4, and BC2.
I had issues with my 6970 with screen tearing and freezin in 2 games (stock clocks, GPU worked great). All of these were global issues experienced by many users.

All of these got handled with specific driver updates and patches.

Within the last 18 months, AMD has had 4X more driver releases then Nvidia.
Many of them to fill in holes and patch games.

Yes AMD can be solid and usually are, and I also agree that many times its on the user, but to say that AMD hasn't dealt with a large number of driver issues with various cards and driver sets is ignoring the facts. Many AMD driver updates specify what problems/bugs they are addressing, and many times it is a list of 5-12 items. Nvidia's driver suite is easily superior, not including superior tessellation performance and CUDA/PhysX (BatmanAA, Metro, Double Agent) support.

Don't get me wrong Nvidia isn't perfect either.

Did you try stock CPU and RAM clocks?

And I'd rather have more driver updates, it means I get the newer code faster which is usually a good thing.

And the nVidia driver suite is only better in interface IMO, everything else has been just as if not more buggy for me. (Especially random issues with Aero dropping back to 2D mode and Media Player Classic going back to the start, neither of which happen on my laptop)
    
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