Why are AMDs drivers still so bad?
I only game a few hours a week and when I do I generally just play titles like Fortnite or PoE.
However I couldn't bare the random lags in fortnite and the massive stuttering issues in PoE with my AMD RX 480 8GB.
While I barely play, my seven year old son plays Fortnite quite a bit and when I watched him play he kept having random freezing issues too. It never mattered what I did, fresh install, windows beta or retail (Windows has it's own problems like being unable to launch the game with the latest beta). However the graphical issues I was having were immediately and completely solved by going to Best Buy and getting a MSI TF7 1660 Ti.
Fortnite now runs smooth as silk without any issues and in my few minutes of testing PoE I could no longer reproduce the stuttering issue I had with the RX 480.
What gives? The GTX 1660 Ti isn't even that much faster than the RX 480 and I kept all the settings exactly the same. Heck, I didn't even uninstall the AMD drivers I just hot swapped it and after a few minutes of a black screen I had a driver installed and went to the website installed the latest and loaded up the games. My son has been playing Fortnite for several hours and he told me the lag was gone. I watched him for several minutes because I found the card barely turning on the fans and using less than half the power of the RX 480 (VSynced @ 60 FPS) was impressive enough but I just loaded up PoE for about 20 minutes and had no stuttering issues anymore either.
I find it hard to believe I'm the only one who experiences issues with AMDs cards. I've tested 4 AMD cards because that's how many I had for mining, two 8GB RX 480s a 4GB RX 480 and a RX 570 8GB. Everyone of them had the same problem. I'm kind of at a loss here, it just seems weird I'm the only one with this problem.