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Did the same thing. Went to a 460 and it was a pretty horrible experience. Though I didn't switch because of AMD drivers, never had issues with them. Had more problems with nVidia drivers to be honest.
     
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I'm only 1 rig into my my time as a PC builder, so I guess around here that's still very very noobish. That said, my first card was an Asus 5870 that I was Very happy with. It played BFBC2 and Metro (for instance) beautifully. When I mailed my rig to Canada and the card was damaged I 'upgraded' to a 570. I think I was happier with the 5870. I may get more FPS with the 570 than the 5870, but I get some stuttering also that wasn't there before.

It is nice that the 570 is shorter than the 5870 which gives me back 3 HD bays and an interior fan on my 902. The longer 5870 used some of that space.

They're both fantastic though, and even as a noob I never had driver issues on either side, in 'all' of my 8 months with a rig.
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Well I have had terrible problems trying to install a HD5770 on a new system without any other programs/applications installed so I feel it for the OP. It of course doesnt mean the AMD/ATI drivers are rubbish but having more success with Nvidia than ATI in recent years means i have more confidence in green than red!

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Unless you need one of those driver versions in order to play a new game, that is a ridiculous reason, Xeb.

Really? Gee, I wouldn't think there would be a difference between the two! The 5850 is marketed as the flagship, after all!

This thread is just a troll fest.
Erm, I have never seen the HD 5850 marketed as the flagship, Surely the 5970 or 5870 were the flagship models of the HD5000 series.

Now-a-days it woudl be the 6990 or 6970, wouldn't it?
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Erm, I have never seen the HD 5850 marketed as the flagship, Surely the 5970 or 5870 were the flagship models of the HD5000 series.

Now-a-days it woudl be the 6990 or 6970, wouldn't it?
Sarcasm dude, your detector is failing you.
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i used to have hd4890 in crossfire before i upgraded to dx11 card. i have no single issue with ATI driver at all. I agree with most ppl here, this is mostly due to user error.nothing to do with ATI.
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Sarcasm dude, your detector is failing you.
Touche sir!
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Yea I know what you mean. I have not used many AMD video cards but of the few that I have installed, I am always a little shocked at how messy even just the driver installation and control panel are compared to nvidia drivers.

I saw in the recent AMD driver update there is suposidly a 70% FPS imporvment in Civ V. Thats nice but way way too late to really matter. Civ V came out months ago.
    
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like the OP, i will NEVER buy ATI again... headache after headache. i switched to nvidia and literally havent had a problem since.
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and to the people who say "user error" ... funny. i spent a week running every conceivable test to isolate the issue and fix it. Tried 5-6 ati drivers, using every recommended method, and still had crashing issues. I then swapped out the video card with a gforce and never saw the problem again.

the card/driver worked for YOU because you were lucky that you had the right combination of hardware/software/OS that the drivers, etc. didn't have issues with.

i dont spend 300 dollars on a video card so i can spend a week tearing my rig apart to figure out how to force it to work correctly.
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Ran two 4870's on my Intel system before going Quad, never had issues. If a CCC release doesn't work, don't use it. Don't ALWAYS require the latest drivers, because they're "meant" to work, just accept not every system is the same and try another one. Like overclocking. Not every setup is the same. I say if somebody isn't putting the effort to exhaust every single revision of ATI/AMD's drivers, they don't deserve to run Xfire. Then run to Nvidia, like they're bulletproof. Both companies have problems, it's just a matter of tweaking till it works.
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