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I'm in the same situation, I wanted to upgrade to a pair of 6950 but waited for the GTX 560, after the nightmare that have been the drivers since 10.4 with my 4870x2 I really didn't want to stay with ATI, at least for the time being.
Well stop using drivers that are made way after your cards release. Drivers get to a point were they reach complete peak in terms of a cards performance and then after that peak they tend to break things with every release after.

You'll perhaps find that running some of the 9.** drivers would be better as they're from the time when the 4000 series were ATI's latest and greatest. The 10.** series of drivers are from my graphics cards era so why are you expecting decent gains from the 10.** drivers when the 5000 series were new and top of ATI's list?
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Good to see the competition going
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You should give the driver another try. A whole new Catalyst Control Center has just got released.
yeah it looks nicer!
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It's never been a problem with the hardware, just some rough CCC releases, methinks. I haven't tried drivers newer than 10.7 though, so my experience is less relevant than it used to be

I'd still love to test members of the 6000 series to see how the hardware/software has improved

Also, I added more to my post since you quoted it... I have a habit of editing often It's kind of like AMD's graphics driver release schedule Rush to get the post out there, then edit, edit edit!
same here. i stopped at 10.8 and from then on my 4890 asploded and i got some GTX275s
i have used 10.11 drivers breifly, from my RMA but the 4890 was XFX bad batch so i RMA'd it. XFX skrewed me over on the RMA!

i hope i can see the real glory of the 10.11 drivers when the send me a new card (i raged at them, and they promised to get me a 5830 since i had to go thru all that snafu)
XFX FTW?

and by the way, i have never had any issues with ATi drivers. and ive been with ATi since RAGE 128 pro or whatever its called.
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Well stop using drivers that are made way after your cards release. Drivers get to a point were they reach complete peak in terms of a cards performance and then after that peak they tend to break things with every release after.

You'll perhaps find that running some of the 9.** drivers would be better as they're from the time when the 4000 series were ATI's latest and greatest. The 10.** series of drivers are from my graphics cards era so why are you expecting decent gains from the 10.** drivers when the 5000 series were new and top of ATI's list?
So, if a game comes out that needs some special driver treat and will have issues on any previous drivers, then by your logic the only way to go about it is to run off and buy latest card?

It's generally a good idea to keep drivers up to date, as it help avoid certain possible issues, that even tho don't come that often, still can appear in some games. One of the first things all FAQ and troubleshoots will tell is to update your drivers to the latest in case of any issues.

I have no problems running any driver on my 2 generations old 285, so why should it be any different for ATI? Especially since there's not much that changed from a design standpoint in last 2 gens for both camps, sure there are some optimisations here and there, but it's not like they are that much different. IMHO if a new driver causes issues even on the last gen product there's no excuse for it.
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After reading this thread, I find after only about 3 months of owning my 5870, like TX650 power supply, it is time to upgrade to a current gen 2GB 6950. ALRIGHT!
    
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After reading this thread, I find after only about 3 months of owning my 5870, like TX650 power supply, it is time to upgrade to a current gen 2GB 6950. ALRIGHT!
Why? lol
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Coming from a CrossFire user... Their implementations suck.
Stability and consistency is their main problem.
    
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Why? lol
For an extra $80.00(thinking I could sell my 5870 for $200.00), unlocking to a 6970+overclocking a 6950 is well worth it. Also, I want my rig to be all the latest stuff, I am even thinking of selling my current CPU and board for Bulldozer.
    
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Coming from a CrossFire user... Their implementations suck.
Stability and consistency is their main problem.
I would say consistency is more of an issue than stability. With HD5770's & HD5870's in Crossfire; I have yet to have a stability problem.
Between driver releases though; performance has been wishy washy sometimes. And amazing other times.

Though I usually don't upgrade drivers unless users report a huge jump in performance. Which usually makes it so I was 2 or 3 months before I upgrade drivers.
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So, if a game comes out that needs some special driver treat and will have issues on any previous drivers, then by your logic the only way to go about it is to run off and buy latest card?

It's generally a good idea to keep drivers up to date, as it help avoid certain possible issues, that even tho don't come that often, still can appear in some games. One of the first things all FAQ and troubleshoots will tell is to update your drivers to the latest in case of any issues.

I have no problems running any driver on my 2 generations old 285, so why should it be any different for ATI? Especially since there's not much that changed from a design standpoint in last 2 gens for both camps, sure there are some optimisations here and there, but it's not like they are that much different. IMHO if a new driver causes issues even on the last gen product there's no excuse for it.
DirectX 11 springs to mind...
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