Originally Posted by rcfc89
Did you ever think that maybe it has to do with Amd's reputation for horrible driver support that makes them sell far less gpu's then Nvidia. Until they start taking it more seriously that trend will continue. I will easily admit that they have a great performance/value ratio over Nvidia and have almost pulled the trigger on their gpu's several times. But ultimately talked myself out of it everytime. It might be unfair but as of right now there is a premium to pay to have a reliable error free gaming experience. And that's with Nvidia.
Oh jesus, you with more silly unfounded bashing...
AMD drivers were resolved long ago, years even, in fact the last time I had any driver related issue it was with a GTX 470 and the 301 drivers not working with it. When installed they completely dogged the performance, resulting in the need to roll back to 296. In the last year I have built, oh, 8 or 9 systems, with a mix of Nvidia and AMD cards in them, from budget to high end. Other than the just mentioned 470, not being one of the new systems built, none of them had driver issues that caused any "errors" in gaming.
To put it bluntly, people who are complain about drivers causing error on large scale, especially with AMD, simply screwed up their driver installation or didn't configure the system post installation properly. People talk about AMD drivers being crap and Nvidia being great, but it isn't due to any issue with stability! It comes down to the fact that Nvidia will release driver sets that post double digit improvements in games, but not just any games. Titles released under TWIMTBP campaign, which should be optimized around Nvidia, considering Nvidia helps with development of those titles!
Is the Nvidia Control Panel a bit more user friendly than CCP? Yea, I will give it that for sure. But that doesn't impact stability of the drivers and the cards performance, it just requires looking for proper settings.
People, stop with crapping on AMD and their drivers, it is old. That horse was put out in the back forty years ago....
If you install drivers and things aren't right, there is a pretty solid chance you did something wrong! RARELY is it due to the drivers themselves!