Originally Posted by Slightly skewed
And ati's are worse.
After several years of owning both sides, nvidia is the better overall choice for the average gamer.
For me, the experience has always been exactly the opposite. Nvidia drivers have ALWAYS been hit or miss stability wise for me. AMD / ATI drivers have ALWAYS just flat out worked correctly for me. Never once a serious issue. With Nvidia, I'd always get locked in 2D clocks (on stable clocks mind you), I lost a GPU due to the driver that caused overheating in 2010, folding problems (why I quit bothering to fold on GPU's honestly....I can't update past 266.58 on any of my Nvidia cards)....
To me personally, AMD drivers have always been near perfect. The only complaint I have with them right now, is that GTA IV doesn't play smoothly regardless of the settings. That's one game out of hundreds that I own, so I'm not that bothered by it.
Nvidia on the other hand, its pretty sad that all my Nvidia cards are STILL stuck on 266.58 because anything newer causes crashing.