Originally Posted by -Droid-
I havent had any problems, neither with vsync or the 320.xx drivers. Of course it HAD to be the faulty drivers that killed your GPU, EVEN IF you probably had problems with vsync before 320.xx was released. Yup. That makes so much sense. Its not that you got a faulty card, no it couldnt be that. Heh.
Nvidias beta drivers arent junk and untested, that just the hate flowing through you. They work fine, they fix things most of the time so you can play your games right away. But if you like waiting 2-3 months for fixes thats fine man. All those crossfire users had a great time waiting for framepacing drivers, i bet.
SLI, 320.xx drivers and v-sync user here, BTW. GPUs still havent imploded ^^
I didn't say they did that is why I worded it like a week after those drivers came in to play.
It is generally know that those drivers caused freezing for 5XX and also them running somehow extra hot mine did no longer clock down in idle for a couple of days even after reboots and such. (took some time for me to figure it out)
If I'm the only one encountering it it would most likely be my problem and it would be bad to call rampage and hate for such a thing but if a multitude of users experience it the I guess it has a place in reality.
Now let's not turn this into a bash thread all I'm saying Nvidia users that don't even have a AMD card with recent drivers can't really get in comparing I have both so I might be able to tell which one functions better.
My 570 serves me great for many years (2.5 now) and will continue to do so until it dies it is a great card all that I'm saying is that the recent drivers (320.18 was a WQHL) and it had the problems.
What Nvidia should do is test better and slow down the driver updates as they are doing a lousy job.
It could be a coincidence the chances of that are 1:150 considering the average life of a gpu is 3 years if you deduct the time I had the card that would make it 1:70 chance in other words less than a 1.5% chance it dies in that week.
Alongside multiple cards of the 5XX series dieing under that same driver under a more rapid pace than they normally would.Edited by maarten12100 - 9/22/13 at 1:10pm