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I've rarely had any problems.

Except the time I had a giant cursor and my 2GB 5870 Eyefinity kept screen tearing randomly even with Vsync.. (owned vanilla 4870 512mb and 5870 2gb e6)

Woops guess that's subjective if that matters a lot or not tongue.gif
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I haven't had trouble with them but I do disagree with how CCC is organized. It's much easier and eye-pleasing to use nVidia CP in my opinion. Some people may like how CCC looks, but I don't. I think it looks cheesy and as if a kid made it.
Edit:
Most new cards are bound to have some growing pains with drivers. This happens on both sides and it's simply due to how quickly they try to rush these things to market. It's not a universal status of poor drivers; they're just underdeveloped right now. Give the cards time to age and I'm sure both sides will be nice and solid in due time.

I actually like CCC better than NV CP in most cases tongue.gif.
+1 for the problem being that the cards are new. With time, it will pass. It was similar with the 5xxx and 6xxx series as well so it's not too big a deal. And most problems arise with multi-gpu setups so once you are going single, all is well
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post #13 of 33
Experience between nvidia drivers and AMD drivers have both been solid with some bad drivers along the way. I don't consider one better than the other.

Drivers are sketchy at release, but as time goes on, drivers get a lot better.
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the trouble with amd is they have lot of toy and not many explication!their excuse oh it is application specific we cannot cover all possible combination but ask us your specific and we ll help.you show your specific .they dont know,oh it is covered most of the time but good luck knowing how

Can I buy whatever it is that you take? I mean, is it legal? If so, I'll take enough to knock me out for a year! thumb.gif
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I actually like CCC better than NV CP in most cases tongue.gif.
+1 for the problem being that the cards are new. With time, it will pass. It was similar with the 5xxx and 6xxx series as well so it's not too big a deal. And most problems arise with multi-gpu setups so once you are going single, all is well

To each their own smile.gif I tend to have very reserved tastes, like no LEDs in my case tongue.gif
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The only problem I had with the drivers was they would cause the loading screen for STALKER: CoP to hang (confirmed by AMD as driver problems). After the next update everything was fine.
post #17 of 33
79XX do have problems but they are problems that are very specific and really nothing to worry about. 90% of problems people experience with 79XX are due to overclocking. The there 9% are from CF and Eyefinity and 1% from single GPU.

Problems i have had with HD 7970 so far.

-> Limited to 1125Mhz so i had to read and read how to OC pass that, Once i found a Stable OC i was still getting artifacts in some games so i lowered the OC.
-> During normal Windows operation expensively during video playback 2D and 3D clocks would change causing a screen flicker.
-> Using MSI AB HD 7970 drops to Stock Volts after some time in idle.
-> After being idle for more then 3 hours so night time i would get no display signal.

Yes there are problems but what i listed its something that can be fixed and i would consider bugs. From those 4 listed there only the MSI AB problem still exists. Others are caused from different drivers or fixed.
As far as you are in the game and playing i did not have 1 single problem.
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post #18 of 33
I don't think so. Most drivers problems arise with SLI/CF configurations, if you're going single card you should be fine with either one.

When it comes to mobile hybrid/switchable graphics though, AMD has given me several headaches. My brother's laptop can switch between the HD 3000 iGPU, as well as his 6770m. I wanted to install the latest/updated drivers but I kept getting errors.. gave up trying to update. Another odd quirk, I cloned the contents on his 60 GB Vertex 2 to a 120 GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SSD, and he got a 25 FPS framerate improvement in BF3 wth.gif (unexpected since clones are identical.. right? Nothing changed, all configs were the same)
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Ah that's good to hear, thanks for the reassurance guys. Think I'll pull the trigger on the 7870, unless the 660/670 comes out and is similarly priced while offering better performance.
post #20 of 33
I have experienced very few problems on both Nvidia and Amd with drivers on Single card setups. I must admit that I have experienced more driver issues with AMD and crossfire setups then with Nvidia and SLI setups! No major issue even here though.
Amd drivers just require slightly more fine tuning with multicard setups. In the end, they both perform pretty much on par!
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