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I feel bad for AMD. Everyone says that AMD drivers are crap, but seems to ignore the Nvidia problems.
Or everybody forgot this?

Nvidia only fixed this issue in the 300 series... It took almost a year to correct this.
Nvidia drivers are flawless, anyone indicating otherwise are lying!

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It goes both ways tbh, but Amd seems to be more inconsistent with drivers. I do love their hardware, simplicity of use, and Eyefinity thumb.gif

When is this beast coming out!?!?!?!?!?! Need a clash of the titans, 7990 vs 690 biggrin.giftongue.gifthumb.gif
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The only major issue AMD had(Keyword) was crossfire negative scaling and that was around the time Skyrim/Rage and that persisted through a few games. The only reason it became a major issue is AMD took months get the issues fixed. I had issues with Eyefinity, but will say that they have made huge improvements since then.


Nvidia has had issues with particular games as well. Im sure people can list those.
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I see people cussing the performance of the potential 7990. It is not out yet because it sucks in comparison to GTX690 etc etc
Reality is, AMD made a complete mess up with drivers generation, especially xfire drivers. After 9 months, I still see current drivers as beta drivers.
They could not possibly release the 7990 until they get all the bugs out, which they still have not.
12.8 for me so far seem ok, but for others they are bad. 12.6 & 12.7 did not work for me properly at all. Last ones that worked well for me were out in April.
So forget heat/powerdraw/microstutter/performance of 690 worries, before they can even look at these they need to get some solid drivers to even think about releasing the card, which they STILL do not have.

I feel bad for AMD. Everyone says that AMD drivers are crap, but seems to ignore the Nvidia problems.

Or everybody forgot this?


Nvidia only fixed this issue in the 300 series... It took almost a year to correct this.

mine still does this in the 300 series.
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Yeah mine still crash sometimes as well. Regardless there is no doubt that AMD overall is more hit or miss with drivers.
    
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mine still does this in the 300 series.

My GTS 450 has completely stopped this with 301.42 beta. The best driver for her, btw.

Well, I really think Catalyst has improved a lot, but still have some issues to fix. But that happens to Nvidia too!
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That driver crashes are mostly due to Flash conflicts, use older version of Flash, and disable PepperFlash if you use Chrome.
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That driver crashes are mostly due to Flash conflicts, use older version of Flash, and disable PepperFlash if you use Chrome.

Please post as much detail about this.
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I'll be switching back AMD once this badboy comes out. I've already seen the limits of 2GB VRAM on the GTX 690 in Skyrim at 2560x1440, which does't give me much hope for the future.
    
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I feel bad for AMD. Everyone says that AMD drivers are crap, but seems to ignore the Nvidia problems.
Or everybody forgot this?

Nvidia only fixed this issue in the 300 series... It took almost a year to correct this.

AMD drivers are crap though.

Nothing is perfect so sure Nvidia also has it's issues. Have issues all the time with my surround set-up and am yet to find a driver that works well with my GTX 690 but the issues I'm having with this are nothing compared to the issues I had with my previous generation AMD cards on a 1080P screen. Was rediculous. Would hate to imagine how many problems I would be having with an eyefinity set-up. One I wouldn't be having and that's for sure is lack of VRAM. Shame on Nvidia for that. Huge mistake on their part.
    
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