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its definitely Pebkac xD , i was a former NVIDIA user and switched to AMD no problems at all and driver updates gave even more FPS boost im on 11.2 atm

but if u wanna upgrade ur card just go with most performance a buck whether its AMD or NVIDIA

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im still using the 10.9 catalyst with my 5770, its proven to be rock stable with them, anything past it = bsod
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I've NEVER had a driver related problem from either AMD/Nvidia.
Check to be sure its not a memory issue, memtest?
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There are no "issues" with AMD drivers. Maybe some legit issues on crosfire setups as soon as cards are released, but SLI has the same problem. Most cards as soon as they are released have those issues. As mentioned earlier, driver issues are 99% of the time user error, not drivers themselves. I have owned 5 different AMD/ATI cards over the last year and not 1 driver issue. Have had 2 Nvidia cards and 2 driver issues, but I didnt blame that problem on Nvidia, I fixed it. Sometimes takes a little while but if it works for everyone else, I know it can be fixed. So dont base your card picking on drivers please. It makes you sound clueless. Base it on your needs. Both companies have some really good cards to choose from.
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No issues with my 5770 and AMD drivers. I even update em every month and no problems.

Maybe try clean driver install with driversweeper?
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I used crossfire 5770's and i would get random black flickers not related to temperatues. The only ati cards i've ever owned and will ever own.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Germanian View Post
its definitely Pebkac xD , i was a former NVIDIA user and switched to AMD no problems at all and driver updates gave even more FPS boost im on 11.2 atm

but if u wanna upgrade ur card just go with most performance a buck whether its AMD or NVIDIA

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Many people consider problematic drivers to take away whats best for the money.
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post #18 of 57
To be honest with you my Crossfire 4890 setup didn't give me a single problem, I usually reinstall Windows when I update drivers. The only reason I went green is because I got a $60 rebate for my 570
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Go ahead and go green,99% of "driver" issues are bad installs,corrupted registries etc.Now if you say you want an nVidia card for whatever reason-fine,they work great.Getting real tired of these flame-bait threads.
So after reinstalling drivers about 4 times, using only display drivers, installing the full package (CCC, the works) and running the registry cleaner for Norton Utilities on a regular basis...I am completely open to suggestions. I would however appreciate this not being labeled as "flame-bait", the purpose of this thread is to see if it's a common issue users of Nvidia cards. It wouldn't matter what forum it was in or if I was still a die-hard ATI guy, I never denied there being driver issues present with ATI.

This is most certainly a YMMV subject, but the driver issues with ATI seem to be a complaint that is rather common. What good is great hardware if the software needed to support it is cruddy?
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I've had a few issues, nothing major that couldn't be fixed by a simple reinstall of the drivers (except once, but that was because I installed hotfix drivers without the original drivers).

To be honest OP, I hate to point fingers but it sounds like a lot of it is PEBKAC. Sure, AMD does have honest driver issues with video games and issues. However, just because you're going Nvidia doesn't mean they won't have some problems either.

I'm not a fanboy either, don't label me one because I'm stating my opinion. Believe me, if I had the money I'd buy a GTX 590 in a heartbeat

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So after reinstalling drivers about 4 times, using only display drivers, installing the full package (CCC, the works) and running the registry cleaner for Norton Utilities on a regular basis...I am completely open to suggestions.
Well, for starters you can stop cleaning your registry everyday. That's completely unnecessary and will cause more harm than good and is most likely the source of your problems.
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