Originally Posted by Haze80
Lol Man I really loved ati and my even older sapphire 5570 was the bomb I could over clock it all the way to 900.
but that mofo would do the same thing as my gigabyte 5830 which on the other hand was the worst overclocking card I have ever owned. It was not clockable as if I tried to overclock it 1mhz it would scramble my screen or freeze the pc. But both of the card would give me the dreaded video drivers have stop working but have recovered even while just idling alone nothing just my desktop. But it did it mostly while gaming or watching you tube lol.
But I do wish the nvidia control panel was like ati/amd their so much simpler and better overall. I hope I
I never saw the point of buying an nVidia card when I had my X1650 PRO. Aside from what all the people said about ATI in the X1000 time, I had 0 driver problems from 2006 all the way to late 2008. When I got my first nVidia card (7300LE) I was pretty disappointed about the driver quality (I had a lot of artifacts and I was used to CCC). I decided to switch to nVidia anyways since I could get a 9800GTX+ for cheap.
Last ATI/AMD cards I owned were an HD 4890, 5850 and 5770. Aside from the 4890 the drivers were exceptionally bad. BSODs, artifacts, downclocking, freezes and buggy are all words that describe the drivers. It felt like the system could crash anytime with the ATI drivers installed, sort of like malware. ATI/AMD have gone seriously downhill lately in driver quality, for me at least.
I know there are people who can say the same thing about the drivers for Fermi (compatibility with i7s). However I never noticed these problems I can't say they weren't there (or calling them PEBCAK, same thing basically
). IMO the FW 258.xx to 263.xx are a huge fail too. Judging by the drivers that appeared last year or so I'd say ATI/AMD drivers are still far worse especially in CF. But that's just my experience.Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 2/21/11 at 11:01am