Originally Posted by akromatic
i do agree that drivers improved over time but still havent solved some issues that im still suffering from.
driver stability is one major issue, you cant really use a computer which ATI graphics drivers die so often inside and outside games. crossfire and multi screening is also a major issue with them
cards themselves are awsome, its just the drivers that are bugging me and so happen nvidia is more stable. if they would fire their driver team and hire some new guys especially the ones from the workstation card department i'd be more then happy to jump ship
infact a R9 card is already on my buy list as in sick of being walled by nvidia telling me what i can or cant do.
fan boy much? or just in denial
i'm just speaking out of experience for the cards that i've owned and my usage
I wouldn't say AMD drivers are unstable, if your graphic drivers are crashing or you get bsod all the time then that might be a sign of a bad GPU. AMD drivers on a stability side are pretty solid, and always has been. Some times a new game will need some future driver fix but that is no different then nvidia. Also Eyefinity works better then surround. CF's problem is frame rate related, CF still scales better then SLI.
AMD's Drivers have already gone through massive improvements, ATM there isn't many problems. The current AMD beta driver really is no better then the current Nvidia beta driver.
Personally the delusion that AMD drivers are crap is probably the longest running hidden nvidia ad campaign
Originally Posted by Phenomanator53
i have a 570, and drivers are pretty bad. major artifacts on BF3 and minor artifacts on other games such as GTA IV etc. there is also lag spikes when vsync is turned off in Payday 2
When i still had my 7950 which was running 12.6; everything ran perfectly. BL2, Dishonored etc.
My old GTX470 SLI really had no problems with artifacting, maybe cards are going. Even currently one of my old gtx470's is in my htpc just fine. Personally the cards were always smooth as long as the drivers were up to the task and the game settings were optimized. Though started getting to the point where V-Ram was simply not enough and I was turning down games settings to low to make it worth my wild. BF3 performance was crap with the drivers for the last few months, but right before taking them out the last driver I used had much better BF3 performance.Edited by DzillaXx - 10/4/13 at 8:44pm