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post #51 of 159
I spent a grand on nVidia's high end just because I would never touch an ATI/AMD product again. I bought the 5870 in January a couple of months after release. I was able to play my first game solidly in June. Thats unacceptable. If it wasnt BSOD or GSOD, it was total fubarred textures and 2D Clock crashing on desktop. I bought my second card when I thought the drivers were fixed. I was constantly faced with BSOD, random texture/artifacting, Eyefinity being broken every other reboot, etc. 10.10c was the only stable CrossfireX driver I could eventually find, that or Von Dach's custom catalyst drivers.

Thats right, a driver editor, who blindly edited via hex decimal did a better job at making drivers, and he did it as a hobby.

I am not saying everyone had issues, but over 70% of us were on ATi forums everyday begging for a release or fix or give us some idea of what the hell they were doing to our cards.

I will never buy another AMD/ATi GPU regardless of price or review.
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post #52 of 159
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
Opinion Doesn't Equal Trollin'.
why does everyone on OCN think this...

He has a point. the Poll clearly shows he has a point.

i had a HD5850 and the drivers for it where so bad. I'm never buying ATI again.
you don't understand how annoying it is when your playing a game and all of a sudden it closes and you see some error message about Drivers crashing
LOL, you're one of the worst one on this site.
post #53 of 159
I think a lot of these problems may come from people installing the drivers incorrectly.

When I first got an ATI card, I thought I was supposed to:
1. Uninstall in normal mode.
2. Boot into safe mode.
3. Launch driver sweeper and clean remains.
4. Boot back into Regular mode.
5. Install Latest drivers.
6. Restart.
7. Enjoy.

It was only till later did I realize that Driver Sweeper is like Kryptonite to ATI drivers.

The proper method is.

1. Install new drivers over previous.
2. Restart.

That's it
post #54 of 159
haven't had issues with either company's drivers. that poll proves nothing.
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successfully killed one of my CRT monitors by repeatedly changing the resolution to something far beyond what it supported.
you joking?
if that happened to me i would be on the phone to them and have a MASSIVE rage fit
then go into the nearest ATI shop and throw the Graphics card at some guy's head and demand a refund! and a new monitor!
    
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LOL, you're one of the worst one on this site.
i have had to change my ways...
Dude to if i get reported a couple more times my account gets banned.
    
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Can someone outline what's wrong with ATI's drivers? I've never had problems with them, but I'm just curious.
Lets see, here is a thread mentioning two games that are artifacting and confirmed to be a known issue, here is another, I had a problem with Super meat boy artifacting with two ati cardswhich I have seen several other people mention, I had similar artifacting with Dead Rising 2, I have artifacting with AA in Crysis which I have also seen several other people mention, there is a thread at TPU with several people mentioning artifacting in RFG. Those are just some of the artifacting issues.

Next up is the powerplay issues with hardware accelerated flash. Then there is the lack of Open GL extension limits that causes problems in several older OpenGL games. A big one for me is the lack of transparancy AA in DX10/11.
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Never had issues with red or green. Though my next will be nvidia. My 9800gt has served me well so I think ill givem a chance
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7-8 Attempts? how long did that take you?

And what part of Birmingham you from?

I'm a Yardley boy
took a long time, all the reboots, driver sweeps, installs, and re-downloading of the drivers it drove me mad.

Originally grew up on Castle Vale but now live in Edgbaston.


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It was only till later did I realize that Driver Sweeper is like Kryptonite to ATI drivers.
I came to the same conclusion.... eventually
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I can't wait to get my 580, I'm having nothing but problems with ATI drivers. I uninstall, driver sweep, driver sweep safe mode, reinstall driver for my card to keep working properly.
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