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Haven't seen any problems with AMD cards since HD4000 series. I've used both single and crossfire configs, just not crossfire for the current gen. Even friends who use Nvidia have not gotten any driver problems.

Both companies will work for 99% of people out there, there are just plenty of people who don't understand tech and tend to blame that instead of their own user mistakes.
    
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Coming from both sides here, I'm more content with AMD drivers over Nvidia due to its long term stability...Lost a GT210 over a driver update few years ago where I still have a HD 6450 thats still alive and kicking....I like both brands equally due to their competitive advantages they have over each other such as multi gpu configurations/single performance. I'm looking forward to the crossfire fix thats yet to be released this month that I wouldn't mind getting a second 7850 to CF on.
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From what I've heard, their single card performance is great.
It's Crossfire that has all the issues.

Mostly a single issue, bad frame latency.
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Mostly a single issue, bad frame latency.
Which is easy fixed with RadeonPro..
 
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All I can say is that AMD drivers have improved drastically. When I had two 5830s I was amazed at how awesome the hardware was for the price, but Crossfire was a nightmare. So wanted Nvidia back and I did go back until I finally decided to buy 7870 LEs. Now I can say that I have no problems with Crossfire and even beta drivers are stable, very happy with hardware and software performance.
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post #36 of 190
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if at any time BF3 mixes with minecraft . . .



i am going green.

Both Red and green have issues form time to time. Its just the way it is.



Tomb Raider on a GTX 670.




For single card the drivers are pretty much equal. For multi-card Nvidia is a little bit better and for multi monitor AMD is a a good deal better.
    
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I play at 1440p at 120hz with two 7950s.The prices are getting low on the 7970 I would just get another one..
is 7970 price still hovering around $400 on amazon?
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I have never had a problem but then i never had to use crossfire. And now that seems to be ironed out better thumb.gif

And for once it seems so far a civil thread biggrin.gif
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I play at 1440p at 120hz with two 7950s.The prices are getting low on the 7970 I would just get another one..
is 7970 price still hovering around $400 on amazon?
Don't know about amazon but you can get them for around $300
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In the old days ATI drivers was really bad and required clean reinstall and it could really mess up an installation - we had to run cc-cleaner etc. Just to make a clean install was a problem. Today its not that bad if you stick to whql drivers. You might still need to reinstall the whole pack and not just update, but beside that its ok. For all AMD drivers there are problems with different games, but that also counts for Nvidia.

When it comes to CX and SLI, both parties sucks. You need to know different stuff and use google, know a little about optimizing and tweaking to make it behave. AMD have the issue with frametimes, and always had but lots of people didnt see/realize it and I think the problem only exist if your CPU is "too fast". Slow CPUs seems to solve that problem, and most AMD CPUs are, if not overclocked, in that category.

I wont make the driver a showstopper anymore. For single card, choosing between "gtx 680 and hd7970" I would take the card that I feel give me the best time - would consider some Gigabyte SOC or Asus TOP card. I had XFX R7970 before and it was great. Then the Nvidia 680 came out and I shifted. I was satisfied with the hd7970, no complaints from me.

btw. League of Legends didnt work with the WHQL drivers that came with the GTX 7xx series. That was a huge issue from lots of my friends. I mean, they had to shift down to old drivers to play their favorite game on their brand new card and League of Legends isnt really a hardcore 3d game.
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