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I dont understand why people are surprised about this. Almost every new piece of hardware/software has problems at the beginning. Everyone. Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Microsoft, apple, cpus, gpus, apus, ram, everything.

If you think that you are going to purchase a product that is brand new and has a completely new architecture/design and you think its going to work perfect out fo the box then you are just ignorant. Everything when it comes to computers has compatibility issues when it is first released.

Not just amd has these problems. Everyone does. If you think otherwise then you are only kidding yourself.

This will be fixed within a couple weeks and those of you who returned your cards because you were having some minor issues, imo you have no idea what you are doing and therefor should not be spending this kind of money on hardware.

I dont know how you guys go out and spend thousands of dollars on something you know nothing about. Every single review on the 7970 said that there will be driver issues at first until they get worked which they always do. Everyone know this.

If you thought that you were just going to buy a brand new architecture card and have zero problems with it then there is something wrong with you and you shouldnt even be at this site. You need to go to best but and buy yourself the most expensive pc they got and use that, you wont have any problems there if you lucky and there already prebuilt.

If you think your going to get away with not having any issues with hardware when building a pc then you shouldnt even be doing it.

Every computer component manufacturer that releases a new product that has a new design/architecture is going to have compatibility/driver issues at first. If you dont know this, then I am sorry to say, you are just not smart and shouldnt be building your own system in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Homeles View Post

Dirty multi-GPU peasants. Glorious single-GPU master gaming race.
This is why, partially, I'm not interested in multi-GPUs. I don't want to deal with the added hassle. Obviously, especially of late, AMD has been awful with multi-GPU support, but there's hassles that come with both brands.
Also, I just plain can't afford a multi-GPU setup, and if I could, I'm definitely looking at Ivy Bridge first.

this 1000x over ive only ever run single cards. no money for CF unless a friend or someone gives me a second card.

quit bashing ATI, they try, they just need to get the monkeys out of the driver department.
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I dont understand why people are surprised about this. Almost every new piece of hardware/software has problems at the beginning. Everyone. Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Microsoft, apple, cpus, gpus, apus, ram, everything.
If you think that you are going to purchase a product that is brand new and has a completely new architecture/design and you think its going to work perfect out fo the box then you are just ignorant. Everything when it comes to computers has compatibility issues when it is first released.
Not just amd has these problems. Everyone does. If you think otherwise then you are only kidding yourself.
This will be fixed within a couple weeks and those of you who returned your cards because you were having some minor issues, imo you have no idea what you are doing and therefor should not be spending this kind of money on hardware.
I dont know how you guys go out and spend thousands of dollars on something you know nothing about. Every single review on the 7970 said that there will be driver issues at first until they get worked which they always do. Everyone know this.
If you thought that you were just going to buy a brand new architecture card and have zero problems with it then there is something wrong with you and you shouldnt even be at this site. You need to go to best but and buy yourself the most expensive pc they got and use that, you wont have any problems there if you lucky and there already prebuilt.
If you think your going to get away with not having any issues with hardware when building a pc then you shouldnt even be doing it.
Every computer component manufacturer that releases a new product that has a new design/architecture is going to have compatibility/driver issues at first. If you dont know this, then I am sorry to say, you are just not smart and shouldnt be building your own system in the first place.

exactly this. and you sir, get +1
Edited by PCSarge - 1/20/12 at 10:46am
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post #63 of 73
I mean really,the cards have been out for 10 days.Get real people.
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The drivers aren't even bad tbh. No issues at all for me and my mate except for 120hz desktop flickering for him. We both run crossfire

Every game ive tried runs pretty much perfectly
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The drivers aren't even bad tbh. No issues at all for me and my mate except for 120hz desktop flickering for him. We both run crossfire
Every game ive tried runs pretty much perfectly

Thats my main contention with the article. Readers believe the implication is that crossfire doesn't work. It does work and nearly every game i've tested, works great with good scaling.
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AMD's drivers team needs to get their it together.
CF support is way too wonky despite the performance numbers.

Scares and annoys me the most. Kind of why I like NVIDIA.
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The article seems pretty alarmist, it makes it sound as if AMD has gutted its driver department. I am pretty skeptical of that. Perhaps there is just some lag as the person who has been in charge of driver development for so long as moved on and the new leader has to get up to speed.

I think they realize how important drivers and support are to the success of their product, especially with the enthusiast market who drive a lot of sales not just of higher end silicon but the entry level cards they recommend to family and friends.

Anyway, the Crossfire delay is definitely not great but the cards have only been out a couple weeks, I would advise patience to see if they get their act together or not. Of course if they don't no one wants to be stuck with cards that have poor crossfire performance.
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how about stop releasing cards every couple months and instead spend a lot more effort in building better drivers ?
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how about stop releasing cards every couple months and instead spend a lot more effort in building better drivers ?

they release drivers a lot more than every couple months though so you cant really complain.

If you want excellent driver support then by last gen card. If you want the latest and greatest then you have to deal with incompatibilities here and there until they are worked out.

It never takes more than a few week though to get 99% of the kinks worked out. On that note, Driver are never perfect...
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they release drivers a lot more than every couple months though so you cant really complain.
If you want excellent driver support then by last gen card. If you want the latest and greatest then you have to deal with incompatibilities here and there until they are worked out.
It never takes more than a few week though to get 99% of the kinks worked out. On that note, Driver are never perfect...

Dude, 6990 eyefinity support is still busted in a lot of top-tier titles. That makes me VERY scared of the prospect of purchasing a 7990. I'm sitting on the fence and waiting for things to play out.

I will say this though: the ball is in Amd's court. They need to come out swinging and REALLY convince me that driver support is a priority this time around.
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