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post #171 of 1424
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Originally Posted by A Bad Day View Post

Did you include all of those game promotions that come with the 7970? Each one of those is worth $60.


keyword "was"
I've no doubt in my mind now AMD is a winner in the single-GPU front like always for price to performance ratio.

Back on topic to the original article, I applaud the author for bringing this to light trying to warn nvidia users, but this under the news article attracts the typical flamebaits and trolls with questionable IQ levels.
     
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post #172 of 1424
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Seriously! you guys bickering in this thread about AMD vs Nvidia need a buttkick.gif

This thread should be informative not flaming

I didn't come here to read that crap
You should probably trade your 680 for a plate full of just pizza toppings before nvida fry's your card
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post #173 of 1424
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

Please PLEASE Bench me in any benchmark without driver tweaks and i will win SINGLE GPU every time. (670 was supposed to be the 7970 competitor while the 680 was the 7970 killer)

I never said LULZ lol

How come you got so angry over my post? Its not even personal, why do you gotta make it personal?

My mistake, you didn't say lulz....you only used exclamation/question marks excessively and size 6 font "INb4 FLAME" like any good old troll would.
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Originally Posted by Rangerjr1 View Post

I just cant stop laughing, seriously. First 680s come, over priced and doesnt perform as well as a 7970. Then titans come (good card but over priced). And then come 770 and 780. 780 Being a crippled titan for 1/3 of the price (which made Titan owners mad) and the 770 which is basically an overclocked 680 and still costs more. Doesnt outperform my 7970.

AND NOW!!?!?!? They make drivers that ruin cards? ahahhahahaha


INB4 FLAME

Sorry, were we discussing the 670? Or did you see it in my sig that you thought it'd be cool to scoff at with your mighty AMD card? In any event I was praising AMD for its price-to-performance in my most recent post. lol @ " I will win benchmark everytime". Should I whip out my sex organ and having measuring contest while we're at it?
     
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post #174 of 1424
Running 2 GTX 680 here an normally plays Planetside 2 in custom ultra settings and other GPU intensive games like Metro Last Light. Temps are moderate ranges 48-50C ingame, haven't experience any housefires yet. thumb.gif

My condolences to those who lost their cards...I'd be freaked out too.

post #175 of 1424
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Originally Posted by twitchyzero View Post

You said "when 680 first come" which isn't even gramatically correct.

No i never said that lol. I said: "First 680s come, over priced and doesnt perform as well as a 7970. Then titans come (good card but over priced)."
 
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My mistake, you didn't say lulz....you only used exclamation/question marks excessively and size 6 font "INb4 FLAME" like any good old troll would.
Sorry, were we discussing the 670? Or did you see it in my sig that you thought i'd be cool to scoff at with your mighty AMD card? Should I whip out my sex organ and having measuring contest while we're at it?

Hahahaah
 
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Again I'm not sure why the diverting to AMD, especially AMD beta drivers, this thread is about borked Nvidia WHQL drivers. Those Nvidia guys who constantly spout on about poor AMD drivers really need to take this one on the chin. Nvidia messed up... Big time. You can try all you want to paint AMD in a negative light but the fact is, this is probably the worst driver mess up ever, (Since the exploding GTX 590 driver).

Underpowered cards, followed by overpriced cards, followed by terrible drivers. Things not looking great for Nvidia right now. If your an Nvidia fanboy do yourself a favour and sit quietly in the corner, by making excuses you just make it worse tongue.gif


You should probably read my first post in this thread where I said I was favoriting this thread for the next time someone said AMD drivers suck.


I agree with you hundred percent I am not making excuses for Nvidia AT ALL.
 
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It is informative, but every time someone points out something about the history of Nvidia they get flamed immediatly by some Nvidia guy. Look at my post that twitchertwo got angry with me for.

I don't care tongue.gif Neither company is perfect or loves us. Bickering over who is what is pointless.

Informative and personal experience about the topic are getting buried by AMD vs Nvidia crap as usual and that helps nobody. wink.gif
     
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post #179 of 1424
ummmmm....

my GTX 460 was locking up with this driver ....i thought the card was old and dying


ordered a Gigabyte 770 on release......arrived running like a dream.....less than 24 hours later the card FPS on games/benching started to drop on half by on anything 3d to the point it crashed running anything on 3d


fast forward .......lightining 770 ...BF3 glitch ALOT and memory glitches


EVGA 770 SC...SAME EXACT PROBLEM AS MY GIGABYTE




revert drivers on 460...not a issue!



i get my 4th 770 tuesday! ....i might keep it on the box or just underclock it until new drivers.....all my cards arrived working PERFECTLY !


im scared now redface.gif
    
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Sweet, a witch hunt.

Notice how well he (an AMD owner no less) covers his butt with the bolded line.

My thoughts are this. If it's proven that the drivers killed those very few cards then by all means roast Nvidia for it both here and everywhere.

For those of you that are sick and tired of the incorrect notion that AMD drivers suck, this is how nonsense like that gets started. So don't be part of it.

But there is zero proof. There is only rumor and speculation.

I've been running these drivers for weeks with no issues and plenty of people at the Nvidia forums chimed in to say the same.

There are some legit issues that will need to be corrected of course but killing cards I have a very hard time believing.

Hi,

I wrote this article, and claiming that i'm biased towards AMD strictly because I own AMD is rather insulting. To be completely honest, I've never purchased an AMD GPU in my life, only Nvidia (7800, 7800GT, 9800GTX, GTX 285). The AMD GPUs I currently have/use were won from a giveaway a while back. CPU Wise, I've owned a Pent II, AMD 3800+, i7-920, i7-2600k, then again, with the PC i won, was given the FX-8320 i'm currently using. I honestly don't favor either company, it's all about the flavor of the month.

The information contained within the article were brought to my attention from the westcoastmods facebook group. After a few days of seeing it, I decided to investigate it. So I read the thread, yes all 46 pages, something I highly doubt anyone else has done. After reading 46 pages of issues, and finding multiple reports of both GPUs and laptops being rendered useless, I thought an informative article on the subject would be important for those currently using 320.18 WHQL drivers.

Now lets say the information gathered from hundreds of users and gamers was incorrect in terms of GPUs being killed off due to the drivers. The general consensus is the drivers are flat out horrible. The amount of the community witnessing artifacts, crashes, and many other strange anomalies is of higher importance. Even worse... they could be right, and you just might have a $700 brick to help build your house of sorrows. That's what this article is about, warning others that these drivers might damage your GPU, however it is likely 320.18 is extremely buggy.
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