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Thank you. I was getting sick of being the only person beating my head against the wall here.

Why are you being impossible? DirectCompute works exactly like OpenCL and CUDA.

Microsoft DirectCompute is an application programming interface (API) that supports general-purpose computing on graphics processing units on Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. DirectCompute is part of the Microsoft DirectX collection of APIs and was initially released with the DirectX 11 API but runs on both DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 graphics processing units. The DirectCompute architecture shares a range of computational interfaces with its competitors - the Khronos Group's Open Computing Language (OpenCL) and NVIDIA's Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA).

Why are you choosing a battle with someone who's income relies on this technology?

I'm not taking a side on red or green. I am simply stating that for the most part a 580 out-computing a 680 is mostly synthetic and not in real world applications. Its proven.

Also, thank you for the tutoring on google search.
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In the future this won't be an issue as games won't work at launch so hardware vendors won't need to have working drivers for the game.

Companies like EA and blizzard are working hard to ensure this future comes sooner than later
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It seems to be driver problems.

That's the trouble with driver updates. Just like service packs, installing them on a fully operational machine is incredibly risky.

You're jeopardizing potential stability, functionality, loss of features, and can even cause total OS failure. Not to mention, zero guarantee that they'll function properly even when installed correctly.

Most people map out their plan installing either, which is the smart thing to do. Researching every release thoroughly and not just installing drivers/service packs willy-nilly has to be done each and every time for assured results.

Reported issues, whether your existing OS problems will be exacerbated by the introduction of new code, and the current state of your registry.

But before even THINKING of doing any of that, you have to measure the risk-reward of the situation. And of course, make sure everything on your hard drive is backed up in at least 2 places (Physical + Cloud).

Welcome to the world of overclocking. tongue.gif
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That's the trouble with driver updates. Just like service packs, installing them on a fully operational machine is incredibly risky.

You're jeopardizing potential stability, functionality, loss of features, and can even cause total OS failure. Not to mention, zero guarantee that they'll function properly even when installed correctly.

Most people map out their plan installing either, which is the smart thing to do. Researching every release thoroughly and not just installing drivers/service packs willy-nilly has to be done each and every time for assured results.

Reported issues, whether your existing OS problems will be exacerbated by the introduction of new code, and the current state of your registry.

But before even THINKING of doing any of that, you have to measure the risk-reward of the situation. And of course, make sure everything on your hard drive is backed up in at least 2 places (Physical + Cloud).

Welcome to the world of overclocking. tongue.gif

Never once have I had any issue.
With even with beta drivers from both companies.
And honestly it's a vastly overblown issue.
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That's not an apology, that's just passing the buck...
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That's the trouble with driver updates. Just like service packs, installing them on a fully operational machine is incredibly risky.

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But before even THINKING of doing any of that, you have to measure the risk-reward of the situation. And of course, make sure everything on your hard drive is backed up in at least 2 places (Physical + Cloud).

Welcome to the world of overclocking. tongue.gif

This.

Never knew updating from 12.1 to 12.4 would wreck my system.
I learned it the hard way.
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That's not an apology, that's just passing the buck...

That's not passing the buck, it's tell you who is to blame. CD gave them code days before release. Therefore, CD are entirely to blame.
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Never knew updating from 12.1 to 12.4 would wreck my system.
I learned it the hard way.

Exactly.
It's the first mistake new enthusiasts make. When taking 30 minutes to research and plan out their install process would save them so much hassle.

Not realizing the consequences of their actions always costs them dearly.
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That's not passing the buck, it's tell you who is to blame. CD gave them code days before release. Therefore, CD are entirely to blame.

Yeah, I'd put more blame on the developers. However, they could have done a much better job with the PR. If they had to make an excuse just say they received the game code late and they are now working with the developers to resolve any outstanding issues. Had they just said that...I don't think any one but the worst Nvidia haters from the deepest, darkest corners of the abyss of fanboism would have said anything.
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The real question is, would AMD post an apology to their users if the game had been messed for them? I think not. At least Nvidia has the balls to say look we know its messed up and we are working on it. Maybe if AMD spent more money on drivers and less buying agreements with developers they could give their users a better experience.
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