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Where have you been living the last 3 years?
AMD's driver support is on par if not better than nVIDIA's. Since the HD4890 release, to be precise. And the HD6 and HD7 series support is basically flawless.
And their drivers have yet to kill a card thumb.gif
To all: BOW TO THE MIGHTY RED TIDE!! wheee.gif
Now if their performance processors were remotely as good ._.
ATi/AMD drivers have been no where near nvidia drivers for the past 3 years, it's only been until recently that AMD has really picked up their game with drivers. It's the reason I went from AMD to Nvidia this generation.
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I always hear about these mythical terrible AMD drivers, but have yet to experience one and I tended to run Crossfire setups for years.

I've never had any nVidia driver issues either, so maybe I just live a charmed life. I've been really happy with my GTX670. The fact that an overclocked 7950 matches it doesn't really faze me. At the time of purchase, the 670 was the clear winner.
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Where have you been living the last 3 years?
AMD's driver support is on par if not better than nVIDIA's. Since the HD4890 release, to be precise. And the HD6 and HD7 series support is basically flawless.
And their drivers have yet to kill a card thumb.gif
To all: BOW TO THE MIGHTY RED TIDE!! wheee.gif
Now if their performance processors were remotely as good ._.
ATi/AMD drivers have been no where near nvidia drivers for the past 3 years, it's only been until recently that AMD has really picked up their game with drivers. It's the reason I went from AMD to Nvidia this generation.


Uh, no. My HD4890 CFX setup was just as stable as any nVidia rig I've owned and more stable than quite a few, the HD5k series had a lot of issues but that's really it...even then I'm not sure how much of that was a few people having issues with a bunch more repeating that not repeating whether they fixed them, if it was PEBKAC, etc.
    
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I guess i should sell my dual 670 ftw's with water blocks on them and go AMD -

SIKE.

I am all for more performance for cheap but sheesh it's like people are ready to go to war over minimal differences depending on what resolution you play at.

AMD releases new drivers then all of a sudden every 670 and 680 owner made a big mistake and needs to switch now like give me a break.
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I guess i should sell my dual 670 ftw's with water blocks on them and go AMD -
SIKE.
I am all for more performance for cheap but sheesh it's like people are ready to go to war over minimal differences depending on what resolution you play at.
AMD releases new drivers then all of a sudden every 670 and 680 owner made a big mistake and needs to switch now like give me a break.

no need to switch, it just that 670/680 got pwnt this round and it's good to see that the underdog for so many years finally figured it out. go hug your 670/680..... they could use it for now. btw, nice car you got there smile.gif
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What about the people who don't fold and run 1080 monitors? After 60 frames plus I would like to be able to crank up the shines some more. What I mean is can we burn some energy on graphical polish, or is that not possible from a gpu manufacturer and needs to happen on the game developers end.

This.
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I guess i should sell my dual 670 ftw's with water blocks on them and go AMD -
SIKE.
I am all for more performance for cheap but sheesh it's like people are ready to go to war over minimal differences depending on what resolution you play at.
AMD releases new drivers then all of a sudden every 670 and 680 owner made a big mistake and needs to switch now like give me a break.

You made your choice. This is more for people that want to get a New GPU.
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post #128 of 252
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I was clearly talking about 60Hz screens.
I'm going to go on a limb here (The only AMD card I run in Linux is stuck on 12.6) and point out that AMDs Linux driver quality has gone way up, nVidia's was slipping but did go up again recently..It's closer than it used to be and I can tell it's going to be the same story as it still is on Windows where even when AMD has equal or better drivers to nVidia, they'll still have people saying how bad their drivers are.
Check your overclocks, I've never ever gotten any of that with a stable AMD GPU set up even when AMDs drivers were actually bad. (During the Radeon 8000 series when they were still ATI or the first Vista drivers)
They're definitely not, last time I went to nVidia's latest drivers I did precisely that and started getting BSODs because the driver would crash more than 5 times in a minute so Windows shut itself down, that was at stock on a perfectly stable card. (Went back to 296, no major issues)
People who haven't installed their drivers properly.
That's not bugs and the like, plus, having multiple cards really is a niche, I can't speak for everyone but I'm just speaking about people who act like the GSOD was anything worse than nVidia's faulty fan profile in one series of drivers.
How wouldn't that be considered a bug? They fixed it and subsequently broke it every other release for months.
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my mate gets 120fps stable on a 670 in black ops 2 maxed out at 1920x1080 so i dunno whats going on when it says 97fps
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next gen is right around the corner, by then, i'll have enough saved up for the strongest single gpu card biggrin.gif
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