Originally Posted by Acroma
This is why I don't buy from a company that is having trouble making a profit. They take shortcuts. Then fix it but give you less performance then advertised.... Nvidia has only sold me good working parts that only get better with drivers.
Translation: I have baseless bias against AMD.
No, AMD doesn't have the best driver team in the world. But for every AMD user that has an issue, there's a Nvidia user with an issue as well (probably more given the larger market share).
One minor issue (lower texture quality that can only be noticed with substantial zoom in) and less than 1 fps difference on average) and somehow they're sloppy and incompetent. The performance difference is well within the margin of error anyways, but if you had actually read the article instead of letting your Nvidia heads-up display popping up out of context graphs, you might know that. You clearly got suckered in by the sensationalism in the title.
But hey, next time Nvidia screws up, you'll just say "meh, no biggie." How do you feel about Nvidia's reference boards? There's quite a few users around here that refuse to buy Nvidia reference cards because they tend to cut corners, like with the GTX 570. Those same users would be ok with an AMD reference board, because AMD tends to provide plenty of VRM headroom.
Both companies have their ups and downs. Educate yourself and cut the bias out of it. If you've had a good experience with Nvidia and a poor one with AMD, that's understandable, but know that Nvidia cuts corners as well.