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post #1 of 348 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 07:12 AM - Thread Starter
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[TechSpot]Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

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We’ve also spoken with a few retailers to see if they’re seeing issues with 5700 XT boards and we’ve received some interesting reports. Basically the return rate for 5700 XT's is more than 5x that of competing Nvidia products...
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post #2 of 348 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 07:26 AM
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Took AMD 3 generations before they made stable drivers for GCN. I expect the same for Navi. AMD fanboys will just call it fine-wine again.

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One of my closest friends, to whom I recommended AMD as the best value he could get, had to return his newly bought 5700XT exactly because of driver issues.

It's kind of sad to see encompassing data validating what happened to him as the norm, as opposed to the exception. I guess we have yet to see their graphics cards catch up with their CPU's.

Though, in all fairness, my 2080 died due to Early Turing Death Syndrome, so it's not like nVidia cards are perfect. I did get a full refund, so I haven't complained much.

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Sold my 2080 Ti so I can use 5700 XT and see what all the fuss is about. I already know Micron memory is to blame for all 5700/5700 XT except 5700XT reference and Lisa Su Edition which use Samsung. I tell people all the time. Get reference AMD GPU. Nvidia had similar problems at launch with Micron where the GPUs would die.

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Sold my 2080 Ti so I can use 5700 XT and see what all the fuss is about. I already know Micron memory is to blame for all 5700/5700 XT except 5700XT reference and Lisa Su Edition which use Samsung. I tell people all the time. Get reference AMD GPU. Nvidia had similar problems at launch with Micron where the GPUs would die.
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This is terrible, AMD have invested heavily in their CPU department at the detriment of the GPU one.

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Have seen a good amount of reports in the owners thread. I had all sorts of crashing when I got my 5700. Thankfully it's cleared up now but I won't touch the driver because of it.

Really sucks that AMD can't figure it out. Are GPU drivers just super difficult to make. Strange

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