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http://www.tested.com/news/google-an...-drivers/1962/

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As Conceivably Tech points out, both Google and Mozilla have recently petitioned users to update their drivers, citing increased crash occurrences thanks to outdated drivers choking at the sight of GPU acceleration.

For now, there’s a pretty simple solution to this problem: update you drivers! GPU acceleration is still a young feature for browsers, and the advanced web features that really thrive on hardware acceleration are barely creeping into the sites we visit every day. But what about two years from now? At that point, GPU acceleration may well be a necessary browser component, and the average computer user who knows nothing about drivers will be left in the lurch with a crashy browser.
Well this is interesting....

Considering I've been using my 9.12 drivers for over a year now and haven't really had that many browser issues.

The only real issue I had was Flash crashing, and the recent flash updates fixed that.
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Considering I've been using my 9.12 drivers for over a year now and haven't really had that many browser issues.

The only real issue I had was Flash crashing, and the recent flash updates fixed that.
If I could take away rep from you I would. Using old drivers for a year.... disgusting. Do you have no use for optimizations and bug fixes? You don't like having better performance?

I am SHOCKED! I Ran my 5870 with every single driver from 10.6 - 11.2 and it worked flawlessly and now my "6970" has no issues what so ever on 11.2!

What kind of example are you setting for the children? Do you have no shame man!
Edited by Exostenza - 3/9/11 at 9:24am
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If I could take away rep from you I would. Using old drivers for a year.... disgusting.
They're stable man.
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They're stable man.
And probably holding back your card on many games.
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If I could take away rep from you I would. Using old drivers for a year.... disgusting. Do you have no use for optimizations and bug fixes? You don't like having better performance?

I am SHOCKED! I Ran my 5870 with every single driver from 10.6 - 11.2 and it worked flawlessly and now my "6970" has no issues what so ever on 11.2!

What kind of example are you setting for the children? Do you have no shame man!
You know what, I tend to use older drivers as well. I only update them when a new game I am playing either requires it, or when a game isn't playing like it is supposed to. You actually have more issues always switching to new drivers every month, than if you were to stick to an older proven driver.
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They're stable man.
So is 11.2, and I'm using Crossfire. Everyone knows if driver problems are going to exist, it's usually going to be on a multi GPU setup.
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My experience with the latest drivers havent been glowing in particular. One time my CC bugged out so I couldnt disable overdrive (due to the dang dual screen flicker, which has not yet been fixed). The apply/discard buttons were stuck.

Reboot resolved the issue.
 
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So is 11.2, and I'm using Crossfire. Everyone knows if driver problems are going to exist, it's usually going to be on a dual GPU setup.
Brother please, don't bring logic and reason into this.

They have no place here....
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This is now an ATI Driver stability thread.
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i have no sympathy for people who use outdated drivers....I don't care how tech savvy they are, don't own a PC if you can't properly use and maintain it.

I am disgusted by the people who go to places like the Geek Squad or Microcenter to have there PC cleaned up from viruses or because it hasn't had the temp files cleaned in 5 years and they don't know how to do it.....those are the people who deserve to be ripped off when it happens and the same people who will be crying foul in 2-4 yrs when GPU acceleration is mainstream and they are still running windows XP service pack 2 or 3 and nobody is supporting them anymore.
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