Originally Posted by soilentblue
seeing how the 6 series has been the best set of drivers amd's seen in quite a while, I think a bunch of people are curious at the very least to see how good driver support will be for the dual gpu.
Sure the 6 series is a good set of driver FOR NOW
but what about in a year or two? The 4870x2 drivers at the time of release were pretty badass. They're why I switched from Nvidia to them really. Nvidia at the time of my 8800GTX SLi were kind of slow with the driver updates so I moved over to the 4870x2. But, about a year in time later - the drivers of ATi just progressively got worse and worse. They focus too much on the newer cards, forget the older cards, and it creates problems like disabling my 2nd GPU. What's the point of a 2 GPUs in 1 card if you're going to disable the 2nd GPU on me? Then what? I have to wait 4 months
which is 4 driver revisions
for you to fix the problem because they're too busy with newer cards to simply take time out to fix a tiny freakin problem with their crappy PowerPlay screwup?!
Im done taking chances with every driver release with AMD. It's a gamble every time I update. And it's not like I can't update, because then performance of newer games end up like crap.
Originally Posted by blackbalt89
I've only owned two video cards in my short custom PC life (built this PC in November lol) and I can tell you with certainty that I am disappoint in AMD/ATi.
I was so escited to get my shiny new 6870, that is until I needed fan speed of over 50% for my OC. Then my ears started to bleed. The fan noise coming out of the company that last generation was known to be light years quieter than the comparable Nvidia cards now sounded like a jet plane spooling for take off.
Then when I thought I couldn't take it anymore Nvidia released the 570 and I fell in love. Absolutely quiet at gaming loads even with fans at 70% and runs everything I own much more effortlessly than the AMD card. It was a win/win.
Unless AMD figures out a way to make fans like Nvidia I will not purchase another card from them. Why do AMD's fans make so much noise when Nvidia's don't seem to make any?
Thank you - someone else who has see's the problem with AMD lately. It's like everything went topsy-turvy when I decide to swap. When I go Nvidia, they're having some driver problems. When I go ATi, it's all good for the first couple of months then BAM: it's bad for another year or 2. It's uuuuugggghhh.