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i never understood what was wrong with ati drivers. they always worked fine with me. or maybe i haven't delved that deep into discovering everything on what it has to offer..
Completly agreed, people bash the drivers all the time but what they dont understand is that they need to write the drivers for all different hardware combinations...

I for one have not had 1 problem, and i have a crossfire set-up.
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post #12 of 31
Go with ATI. And whoever says ATI has bad drivers needs to say that both manufacturers have bad drivers.

I remember when Nvidia recently (well SC2 beta time) released a driver that literally killed GPU's...

But ATI has bad drivers? I haven't heard of an ATI driver KILLING a card... cough cough
     
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Go with ATI. And whoever says ATI has bad drivers needs to say that both manufacturers have bad drivers.

I remember when Nvidia recently (well SC2 beta time) released a driver that literally killed GPU's...

But ATI has bad drivers? I haven't heard of an ATI driver KILLING a card... cough cough
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post #14 of 31
Agree with Covert and Balsagna.
post #15 of 31
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allright, I'm going to ATI. But wich card?
I find the 6850 a bit too slow at stock clock for my use,
the 6870 is great but I want better cooling and lack a tiny bit of speed,
the 6950 looks strong but will be overkill with my monitor,
the 5xxx are still a bit too pricey for the perfs even after the price drop (6870=5850 at same price).
It's going to make an entire year I'm looking at cards, it's going to turn me crazy...
post #16 of 31
At that resolution a 6850 is more than enough. If you think it likely you will be going to 1920x1080 sometime then get a 6950.
post #17 of 31
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i never understood what was wrong with ati drivers. they always worked fine with me. or maybe i haven't delved that deep into discovering everything on what it has to offer..
Have you tried xfire yet? Then you will see the driver problems everyone talks about.
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post #18 of 31
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Have you tried xfire yet? Then you will see the driver problems everyone talks about.
What problems? Micro-stuttering? Never had it.
Screen tearing / artifacting? Nope.

The only stories about drivers you hear are people who complain. There are plenty of Xfire users who have 0 problems. NVIDIA has had its share of problems too.
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post #19 of 31
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Wait for the GTX 560s.

They'll be ~250-$300 and w/384 CUDA Cores @ 820Mhz, it'll be about 15% faster than a GTX 470.
Pretty sure not even a 570 is 15% faster than a 470

And clock for clock the 570 is 5% faster, from what I have seen.
    
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post #20 of 31
Just got the 6870, great card plenty of power, was going to get a 5770 then decided to spend a bit more and glad I did.

Consider 6870 good up to 1920x1200 or 6950 might unlock and a bit stronger.
Should also consider a GTX 570, really depends how much you want to spend.
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