Originally Posted by Crazy9000
That's your TV's fault, not ATi's. Change the view mode on your TV so it will display the PC connection properly.
I've been using an ATi card in my HTPC for years now.
Do you really believe I am so ignorant and lazy as to not have tried everything possible with the TV? I am profoundly insulted.
There are no settings on my 40" Toshiba or my 32" Sanyo that will allow any of my ATI cards (4350, 4870, 5850, or my mobility 5650) to scale 1080p correctly. These are both native 1080p resolution sets, and not one of the ATI cards can display any resolution except 1360x768, without a black border around the entire image.
All of my NVIDIA cards work fine, on both sets.
Maybe the TVs do not follow some standard that they should be, but the bottom line is that NVIDIA works on them while AMD does not.
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
No, the problem with the Nvidia cards is that they do NOT downclock when running 2 monitors.
Not down clocking is better than not working. I can cool a full speed video card, and I can afford the electricity required to run them.
However, I find overly conservative power saving settings extremely annoying. My 5850s refuse to run more than one flash stream at a time on my second monitor while I am gaming on the first. The flash windows will get corrupted, and the driver will reset itself. I'll probably have to force 3d clocks and volts at all times to get around this.
Originally Posted by Kvjavs
I only have driver problems with ATI/AMD when I watch youtube videos, watch HD videos, play games, or run multiple 3d applications.
Don't understand why my 5850 couldn't handle 2 3d applications at once when my GTX 460 can handle 4.
Similar issue to what I'm experiencing, and it seems to be caused by the voltage/performance profiles.