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AMD is all talk and no action. Always behind and or late to the game. They come out with new drivers and they dont even include the new GPU's? I was thinking about ordering a 7000 series at tax time but im getting tired of AMD/ATI

This.......

I buy AMD cards over and over thinking one day I will get a card that has good drivers and performance. The 7970 looked very promising but now the only thing on my mind is sell and buy new nvidia. I loved my X1900XTX because it was a powerhouse but the driver issues were a NIGHTMARE. My 5870's ran great performance wise but had issues with certain drivers just like every other AMD card. It's getting old fast. I would've never left Nvidia but I had my share of problems with them too.
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This.......
I buy AMD cards over and over thinking one day I will get a card that has good drivers and performance. The 7970 looked very promising but now the only thing on my mind is sell and buy new nvidia. I loved my X1900XTX because it was a powerhouse but the driver issues were a NIGHTMARE. My 5870's ran great performance wise but had issues with certain drivers just like every other AMD card. It's getting old fast. I would've never left Nvidia but I had my share of problems with them too.

Its quite normal. I use both sides and both have different problems. I am that type of gamer that play 2-3 games and do go out buying every new game out there. So far i did not have any problems that effect me in any way. Personally i dont think Nvidia is any better with Drivers. They just release less and so there is more time to build them. Their Betas are also terrible.
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post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post

This.......
I buy AMD cards over and over thinking one day I will get a card that has good drivers and performance. The 7970 looked very promising but now the only thing on my mind is sell and buy new nvidia. I loved my X1900XTX because it was a powerhouse but the driver issues were a NIGHTMARE. My 5870's ran great performance wise but had issues with certain drivers just like every other AMD card. It's getting old fast. I would've never left Nvidia but I had my share of problems with them too.

BigVal,

Why are you disappointed in your 7970, even with the drivers as they are? I am actually pretty stoked about mine. Overclocked to 1260/1700 and it is outperforming the 2 lightning 5870's that it replaced.
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post #14 of 33
Here is an OK site I like to check when new drivers come out:
http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-1-whql-and-12-2-preview-benchmark/4

it looks as if the new drivers from AMD only tend to be resolving issues and more issues, the good old days when drivers increased gaming performance seem to be gone.. ph34r2.gif
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post #15 of 33
Well I'm going back to 11.12's because Skyrim ran at 60°C on my HD5770 with the 11.12's and it runs at 80°C with the 12.1's
I don't see any gain in the game, just saw the 20°C increase in the temp according to AB
I have to pass on this driver batch...
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post #16 of 33
If your playing BF3 you should definitely try these drivers.

http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-1-whql-and-12-2-preview-benchmark

Didn't see the link was already posted.
post #17 of 33

anyone have problems with 12.1 yet. I had a couple so far. I was playing WoW and got a Driver crashed and recovered error. I also booted my PC and my screens overscan decided to hit the crapper & then all of a sudden I have no idea why my video card started squeeling. Like Coil Whine. I installed 11.12 this morning and have seen any issues yet.

 

I dont know if anyone else has issues but ive read on the net where some people are reporting higher temps and driver crashes

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post #18 of 33
dont have any temp issue here, but damned, comp reboot when opening gpuz lol,.. atiumdag.sys bla bla bla something,.. annoying
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post #19 of 33
I never had any problems with AMD drivers... but i'm trying these 12.2's and i'm getting lots of Crashed & Recovered errors :x
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This.......
I buy AMD cards over and over thinking one day I will get a card that has good drivers and performance. The 7970 looked very promising but now the only thing on my mind is sell and buy new nvidia. I loved my X1900XTX because it was a powerhouse but the driver issues were a NIGHTMARE. My 5870's ran great performance wise but had issues with certain drivers just like every other AMD card. It's getting old fast. I would've never left Nvidia but I had my share of problems with them too.
I switched from 5750 to GTX560ti last year, Nvidia Hasn't released a WHQL driver in over 4 months, honestly Nvidia's driver support isn't any better, 3 beta drivers in a row and they still cant fix crashing issues at all, many people are getting Kernal display errors and blue screens from using firefox and the only solution is to use a different browser...
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