Originally Posted by damtachoa
Most of the nvidia cards are getting Freeze and BSOD at all time. Their driver has a problem. They must fix it before big sale on GTX 600 series.
Never had an issue from the 8800GTS 640 days onward
, and I've owned: 8800GTS, 8800GTX, 8800GT 512 SLI, 9600GSO, GTX 260, GTX 470 SLI, 570 SLI, 570 single. On the AMD side I've owned 9700 pro, X800 AIW, X1800GTO2, X1900XT, 4850, 4850 CF, 4870, 5870, and 7970: guess which ones had all the issues, and which ones had 5-minute fixes as the worst that ever happened? HINT: It's not the one with "nVidia" in their name! The ATI cards have consistently, but for the 9700 pro, given me issues ranging from minor graphical glitches being very common as well as worse Anisotropic Filtering quality, to outright BSOD's, crashes, and full-out incompatibilities. I keep giving them a chance and they keep falling flat on their face. nVidia's solutions on the other hand, the worst I've ever had to do is *GASP* add a quick number into a box in nVidia Inspector to get Crysis 2 to play nicely with SLI. Minor issues ranging from simply installing the driver over itself (a 5-minute fix) are about the other "worst" I've encountered, and this is exceedingly rare across any of the generations.
I have owned multiple of all of the listed cards in various systems, FYI. This isn't just MY experience, either: I have browsed web-based forums regularly since the first 3d accelerators came out, and it's a very noticeable trend over the years. Additionally, I know NO ONE in real life who has not had major issues with the AMD cards they've picked up, while still having any issues when they moved to nVidia. I am not a fanboy of either side, but when you keep getting burnt by one, a preference certainly forms for the other.
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
oh i'm with you but I don't think nvidia is going to release a card that outperforms a 7970 and is cheaper. That's not their m.o.
They need to leave room for their higher-end products in the market. AMD overpriced the 7950/7970, and it's going to show soon enough. They should have been $300-350 cards like the 5850/5870.Edited by GoldenTiger - 2/21/12 at 1:04pm