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nVidias drivers are massively superior. Better GUI too.

Going back to nVidia for my next buy, can't cope with ATi's drivers, they're just going completely downhill.
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Originally Posted by renaldy View Post
Im running Crossfire and i have problem with Crysis 2, realy im tired of AMD driver, and my friend want to buy my two 5870 for $460, and my plan is to switch to NVIDIA and buy two GTX 570 ,maybe i can get three..
*sighs*...the support for crossfire/sli for crysis 2 isnt there...it is a crappy console port that doesnt even have dx11 support for it yet...

http://www.overclock.net/ati/972372-...ckering-3.html

http://www.overclock.net/ati/971690-...ashing-cf.html

http://www.overclock.net/ati/974856-...rysis-2-a.html

These are just some of the threads in the ATI section, I dont doubt there a few in the Nvidia section as well..

Crytek was probably pushed by EA to release this before proper DX11 support and PC optimization was in place, but I have also having a feeling that Crytek staff couldn't care two flaming %^&ts for the PC version...the usual BS claim on piracy...*rolls eyes*... Lets hope crytek will release a patch to help fix this...
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Neither are more or less stable, both sides have problems sometimes and both sides have very good drivers at the same time. I hear people complain about ATI/AMD drivers all the time but I also hear it from Nvidia people too just as much.
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I think its mostly Dual cards that have driver issues these days compared to single cards.
 
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I have always heard that Nvidia drivers are better than ATI driver, however I have owned both brands of card and have never had a problem with either. In my opinion most of the driver scare regarding ATI is either fanboyism at work, an attitude leftover from a time when they really did have problems, or a combination of the two. However, I don't run a sli/crossfire setup, so any driver issues related to that I wouldn't know about.

Also, this article is a interesting read regarding ATI drivers released over the past year for the 5870:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...5870,2872.html
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I've been an AMD user for the longest time. Usually when there was a driver issue it would get taken care and addressed on the next updated driver. Seems to have happened a lot though.
My last incident was with my AMD 6870 and when 10.12 came out, giving me BSOD when powering back up from sleep mode back in December. I threw in the towel and made the jump after many different attempts to fix it to no avail.

I've not owned Nvidia to long enough to really know but since switching I can say I no longer have any issues with my single GPU solution. In fact last drivers that came out made it even better.
     
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Neither are more or less stable, both sides have problems sometimes and both sides have very good drivers at the same time. I hear people complain about ATI/AMD drivers all the time but I also hear it from Nvidia people too just as much.
This. +1.

Never had any problems with both AMD and Nvidia drivers. PEBKAC is often the culprit, not the drivers. I was with Nvidia since the first day they start making graphic cards, and never had any serious problem with them.

Nvidia did release some card-killers drivers a couple of month ago, and now the drivers for the 590 producing black smoke, even on stock voltage, are (that's what Nvidia are saying...) because of the beta drivers (but we all know it's the fragile/cheap-ass VRMs design...). Card-killers drivers are the worst thing we can get IMHO....

I was in Tri-Fire 5970+5870 for 1 year and 5 months without a single problem, and now 6990+6970 with BETA 11.4 drivers and agian, rock-stable in every game I play.

Smooth sailing with my 6990 since day 1. And on beta drivers. I'm impressed.

Nvidia drivers are not better then AMD.

Crysis 2 is not working well right now with AMD? Talk about that to Nvidia owners trying to play Dragon Age 2 with 580 SLI and other Nvidia cards with awful framerates, crash, freeze etc. I was able top finish Dragon Age 2 max settings without a single crash with my AMD beta drivers.

So it goes both ways...'' Nvidia drivers better then AMD drivers'' is green-propgaganda, that's all. Copy and pasting by people who don't even own the cards, copy and pasting what they have read elsewhere.

'' Yes... yes... but but I once installed drivers for my AMD cards 3 years ago and I got a blue screen, so all AMD cards and all AMD drivers are FAIL because I had a problem with mine! It's a FACT since I had 1 problem once!''. Sigh.

On the internet, for 10 REALLY VOCAL whiners, you have 1000 satisifed customers that don't post.
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Nvidia is ahead both in stability and GUI.

This has been the case as far back as I can remember and I've had plenty cards.
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