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Originally Posted by i7monkey;12141033 
My original polls were never intended as an "ATI hate-piece", but they only confirmed my suspicions that ATI still makes garbage drivers. This pic makes it obvious what my next card's gonna be. Shame on you ATI, I had my eyes set on the 6990.

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I would say 50% of the problems are related to the ATI drivers. You never did factor in other factors like how 3D applications (IE games) can cause issues with the vid drivers, and I know this first hand. MSN live messes with ATI drivers, but that is ATI's fault? No. Bad installs are to blame as well, and also just because 10.12 is released does not mean a 4890 will run well on it. The best drivers for the 57xx/58xx cards was 10.5a with xfire profiles, IMO. Just because new drivers come out does not mean that the old ones need to be changed.
Once again the ATI drivers "suck" theme raises it's ugly, un-informed head. Great. Now we have to fight it once again.
Oh and Nvidia drivers have the same issues too. sozo.gif
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post #12 of 159
Well, i never got any problem with ATI drivers, unlike my Nvidia ones which i couldnt even play a game which requires like 64Mb of video memory (using 512mb 8500GT), without it totally screwing up the textures...

like this:



After switching drivers a couple times, didnt have the problem so often
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post #13 of 159
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Originally Posted by 3XPeriment View Post
Can someone outline what's wrong with ATI's drivers? I've never had problems with them, but I'm just curious.
My only gripe is that the 6000-series cards have absolutely no official Linux driver support yet...and my 6850 has been out for 2-3 months, and there's still no Catalyst driver to support it.

Under Win7: 32/64 it works great.
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post #14 of 159
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Originally Posted by Obakemono View Post
Once again the ATI drivers "suck" theme raises it's ugly, un-informed head.
Look at the poll, apparently they do suck, voted by YOU, the OCN community.


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Great. Now we have to fight it once again.
Quit acting like a baby. More competition is better for us consumers. This partisan nonsense is for 12 year olds.
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I doubt it was user error, I had the problem in both 10.12 and 10.11, it was somewhat fixed in 10.10e but I had enough.
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ATI drivers are better than Nvidia drivers.
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More people voted @ Ati then Nvidia. Also both side have problems but from experience ATi drivers have more restrictions.
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post #18 of 159
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ATI drivers are better than Nvidia drivers.
This. I never had a problem with the 6 ati GPUs I have but both my nvidia GPUs have had problems. I think most people hating on ati either are nvidia fanboys or had xfire. Single ati cards seem fine.
post #19 of 159
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More people voted @ Ati then Nvidia.
It's not like only 6 people voted for Nvidia, 82 people did. 86% of them voted 8 or higher and 42% gave it a 9.

But with ATI, it's all evenly spread out, from a score of 1 all the way to 10. There's a lot of disgruntled ATI users.
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post #20 of 159
May I ask what's wrong with ATI drivers?

So far I've had:

- Ati Radeon 9200 Series (Yeah, LoL! XD)
- Sapphire x1950 PRO 512Mb AGP
- Sapphire HD5850 reference
- Sapphire HD5850 Toxic
- Another HD5850 Toxic on crossfire with the previous one
- Sapphire HD5970
- And now HD6970

I've never had a single issue with ATI drivers yet....
    
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