Originally Posted by Slightly skewed
So it's just as useless to be concerned about it as it is to share it in other words? This still isn't being explained in a manner I can understand, relevancy wise. Maybe because I care about fixes and performance in software I actually use daily and paid for.
Even though I was doing a lot of benchmarking before, I will still always go for stability and improvements first. Gaining/loosing 100points or 1fps in any benchmark should NOT be what makes you choose a driver or not (For everyday use).
This is what I rather see as a priority list when getting a new driver:
1. Stability, does it make your games/apps crash or is it stable in everything?
2. Improvements with bugs, and features you may need for your game.
3. Are there any artifacts or glitches?
4. Overclocking stability, this often changes from driver to driver how far you can OC.
And then comes:
5. Performance, of course I love getting extra performance too! But even though 3dmark or heaven lost a few points does NOT mean your favorite game did! In my years of computing I have seen that many of my favorite games and apps have gained, gotten more stable, fixed bugs and overall issues, but my 3dmark lost some points, while the game ran perfect!
So all in all, please do try out with your games as well as your benchmarks, because a benchmark does NOT reflect on everyday situations like gaming or how stable the driver is
If you are benchmarking seriously, then you have a separate windows install anyways, where you can throw in what ever driver gives you the most points.Edited by go4life - 6/26/13 at 1:23pm