Originally Posted by xoleras
Originally Posted by antonis21
I don't think either side is perfect. They both have issues here and there, although AMD's issues tend to be rather stupid (4 months of tearing in eyefinity.) I do enjoy nvidias software, there's slightly more tweaking and such in the control panel but they clearly both have their issues. I get the 600 vsync stuttering in a few games,I understand its being fixed this month. So nvidia does have better drives, but perfect? Not sure what you're smoking there bud
The 680 was my first nvidia card ever and I honestly can't even tell you how good it feels for everything to just work as it should. The 7970 issues were infuriating only because they were so blatantly obvious it was as if the people writing their drivers were completely stupid or just didn't give a crap.
My computer is in my room and I like to leave it on most nights for downloads, with the 7970 I wasn't able to do that because it would hard lock my computer. I thought that's alright they'll fix that, except they didn't for 5 months. In fact for 5 months the drivers only got progressively worse to the point where I turned off Crossfire completely for everything but BF3, until someone suggested I roll back all the way to RC11, and low and behold Crossfire feels good again, in SOME games. In other games Crossfire is still awful to the point it scales negatively. Skyrim in Crossfire is a real treat, only because it's so bad it's hilarious. p-state problems littered half of the drivers it felt like, and a friend of mine with a 120Hz monitor had to modify Catalyst ini files so that his screen wouldn't flicker constantly because AMD drivers still don't automatically compensate for higher refresh rates with higher idle clocks.
It sounds like they've fixed alot of stuff with this new 12.6 June driver or whatever and that's nice. I don't even know if they've fixed the monitor sleep issue yet. They fixed issues dating from JANUARY in June. That's just disgusting and I won't be buying an AMD card again unless they show with the 8000 series that they can fix problems before their new cards are midway through their life.