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How do the current ATI Vista x64 drivers compare to the Nvidia ones?
They aren't really even comparable at all. Nvidia's Vista drivers on the whole are terrible and the frequency of crashes while gaming is borderline unacceptable. This is my experience running my 8600m GT on Vista x64. I will say, however, that they have made some improvements in some of the latest beta builds, specifically 174.74 seems to run pretty good. However if I contrast this to the 3850 in my desktop under Vista x64, there's no comparison. The ATI drivers have been rock solid and they have yet to crash (have been running Vista on it for about 4 months now).
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Expected to hear something like there.
Read my post again, it wasn't a comparison of CF vs SLI of any kind, so try to understand the post before responding to it tearing single line out of content.
Try thinking before you go all green fanboy in all the ATi threads. All I really have to say is I hope you enjoy your $650 space heater this coming generation.
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man, so many people arguing over nothing lol
   
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I'm not arguing. I just have no patience for these "Nvidia Enthusiasts" who talk so much crap. Sometimes I wish ATi would go out of business so they could enjoy their Nvidia as they jack the prices up to like $800 since there won't be any competition.
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I'm not arguing. I just have no patience for these "Nvidia Enthusiasts" who talk so much crap. Sometimes I wish ATi would go out of business so they could enjoy their Nvidia as they jack the prices up to like $800 since there won't be any competition.
i try not to get involved in fanboy wars for the most part
   
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nehalem + dual 4870x2 in cf here i come now to start saving up
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Since when nVidia's drivers are buggy? nVidia drivers where always superior to ATI, not to mention that quite a while ago ATI copied nVidia's 1 driver for all cards design and made their first Catalyst, before that ATI's drivers where just horrible.
Have you used ATI based cards recently? I'm never going back to nVidia once i noticed that by switching a 3870 my games stopped having problems of any kind even if they were brand new.

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How do the current ATI Vista x64 drivers compare to the Nvidia ones?
nVidia's drivers are still very buggy especially with newer games (which is a result actually of how their AA system works, or so i am told.) That is my experience anyways. Also my experience with my 3870 puts AMD's drivers at top knotch quality, not a single issue yet.
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man, so many people arguing over nothing lol
I agree 100 percent. Today's graphics cards (high end) are more then enough for any game out for atleast the next 1 year. I know my Ultra performes perfectly - and I'm positive for atleast another year it will max out EVERYTHING like it does now. Heck right now how the game engines are coming it may even be over a year.
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post #119 of 130
I was an early adopter of the 3870x2 and while the drivers early on were a little flaky, they've been 100% rock-solid stable since that driver was updated. To be honest I didn't have much trouble with my 8800GTXs either until I SLi'ed them. That got to be a little frustrating but nothing major. Overall though ATi in my experience is more stable.
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I read this for the first time... and I wet myself
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