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You can easily search around the internet for criticism of their driver offerings. This is the second time this year that they've had to re-review an entire generation of cards for driver updates, freaking driver updates! If that isn't enough to tell you how bad they can be then you are the fanboy, not me.
I gave you factual reasons in my post as to why their driver offerings whether in simple or advanced mode are an utter joke. What do you say? Maybe cause "all that crap means they can't squeeze, yadda, yadda, yadda." Give me a break. I have control over my hardware in ways AMD doesn't give me and that's factual.
Oh, and for the last part.
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/10/analyst-calls-amd-un-investable-downgrades-rating/
They won't get my money till they can clean up their act.

Yawn
You are a broken record....

Here we have a scalding assessment of NV drivers from the majority of users.

And back to game optimizations through driver updates, this is a bad thing?

Then NV drivers must have really been the suck.
Here we have a TWIMTP played title picking up an 18% performance increase.
How bad is that when the game was developed on NV HW rolleyes.gif
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Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600M Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 680:


Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)

And a 14% increase for the 560ti..
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GeForce GTX 560:


Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City

You must have really hated playing that unoptimized game on your cards.

Sure sure you could find a gazillion posts hating on ATI/AMD drivers, as I could with NV.
The point is neither camp is perfect.
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loving amd right now !!
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I am really torn with switching my 480's for 2 HD7970's. I have 1 7970 right now and I don't know if I want to take a plunge with another. All these numbers look great. Any one here with 2 7970's have any issues with any games? Is this driver much smoother?

i can confirm that my crossfire set up it absolutely perfect with the new 12.11b. my good god crossfire performance is through the roof!!! if i were you i would go with a second card... i'm planing on adding a third one myself
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i can confirm that my crossfire set up it absolutely perfect with the new 12.11b. my good god crossfire performance is through the roof!!! if i were you i would go with a second card... i'm planing on adding a third one myself

Thanks for the response. I am worried about spending another $700 on a card and blocks to have issues. I know they have improved drivers but I don't want to worry about that type of thing anymore....... (shakes hand at my past 4870's crossfire).
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does the 12.11 beta include the changes from 12.10 stable? Like all the Windows 8 full WDDM 1.2 support?
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Your Stock 680 comes with at least a 9% Overclock(stock clock for 680 is 1006mhz, but due to "dynamic overclock/boost" it always run at 1100mhz+(9+% Overclock)) Under load, that's because the Boost clock(1058 for stock 680) written on your box is actually 70-110mhz lower than the boost you actually get for a Kepler.
a Stock 7970 would run at 925Mhz with stock Bios even though most cards can OC to Ghz clock rate without even upping voltage, a Ghz 7970 would run at 1050mhz(+50 from Boost, and that's a 13% OC from stock 7970 ). These clock profile difference alone explains how most benchmarks shows 7970<680<7970ghz->Nividia's Auto overclock skews stock 680 vs 7970 benchmarks in 680's favor.
In practice, a 680 would struggle to get over 1350Mhz(22% OC from a 1100 Boost clock) due to voltage lock, a 7970 can easily reach 1200(30%) with voltage control, so when both OCed to the limit 7970 would pull ahead of voltage locked 680, not to mention its wider bus & higher Vram make it superior in 1440p+ and/or 8XAA settings.
All of the above plus 680 on average about $80+ over a 7970, 670 $60+ over a 7950 means AMD have clearly the better performance/dollar option unless you need PhysX or 3D.

Dude, all i have to say to this is..
Well god damn said
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Which driver should I use, with or without NET.4.0?

 

What is the difference, or any advantages ?

 

http://benchmark3d.com/amd-catalyst-12-11-beta-3-9-01-8

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12.11 beta
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12.11 beta

 

They are both 12.11  BETA, I am asking with or without NET.4.0 and what is the difference ?

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post #170 of 332
huh? why does that matter to you? Do you have net 4.0 already installed? If so you don't need it..
I see 12.11 beta, 12.10 cap and 12.10
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx
Edited by EastCoast - 10/22/12 at 9:22pm
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