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Are ATI Drivers still bad or have they gotten a lot better?

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I used to hear in the past that Nvidia was better to go with because ATI had driver problems. Have they improved it now? Also, since the next gen-consoles will have ati hardware in both of them for the xbox720, and ps4, will ATI Drivers be even better for games now or is that not how it works? I think my next update might be in 2014 when the 8000 series vs 700(unless Nvidia jumps to 800) will be my next gpu.
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Its much better than in the past, but still not 100% of course. Nvidia drivers are not 100% flawless either. AMD releases diver updates frequently, just find one that works for you with no issues and stick with it.
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I have been fairly happy with AMD in the past year, except they still don't have solid drivers for AC3 and FC3 with crossfire 7950's. I just don't get them sometimes. mad.gif
    
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Before I got my 7950 I was running crossfired 7770's GHz editions and playing AC3 on ultra high at a very good frame rate, I never measured with fraps, but there was no stuttering or slow down, even in very hectic scenes. I think AMD/ATI has done a great job with their drivers this year, 2013. I can't speak for the last few years as I've been running a lappy with integrated graphics, so this year has been a treat!
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I don't think either nvidia or amd are immune to driver problems. I currently have a 7950 in my desktop and a 560m in my laptop. Haven't had any problems with the amd drivers on my desktop (beta or normal), but the last standard driver update from nvidia cause my laptop screen to stop displaying anything after loading windows. Reformatting fixed it.
Not sure how crossfire or sli are these days, but I don't think you really need to worry that much about drivers when getting a card.
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