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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
3 months ago#2
My NVIDIA has never crashed for me.
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su27Chaos
3 months ago#3
nominturddaddy posted...
My NVIDIA has never crashed for me.


How is your job at Creative Labs? Pretty good pay?
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
3 months ago#4
Not surprising to me, ATI/AMD has always been more stable.
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User Info: Damaged7

Damaged7
3 months ago#5
I never had problems with my AMD cards or drivers. Decided to go with Nvidia for my last GPU and right out of the box I had to fight with drivers just to get the performance my card should be at. NCP is also pretty trash and caused complications. Should have stuck with AMD.
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User Info: CursedPanther

CursedPanther
3 months ago#6
Makes me wonder if those 432 tests are merely baseline conditions for particular scenarios rather than real world operations.

There are literally tens of thousands of games and CG production products available on the market. As long as the majority suffer from less than the 18% statistical fault rate(related to driver issues exclusively by the way), they will still go for the one that bring better overall performance output and that isn't the red team.

Having that said, it's an observable trend the green team driver quality has been gradually going down in the last few years. Probably trying too hard to keep their own 'tech' stuff proprietary, tuning the driver specifically for each new product but inevitably breaking old ones. PhysX is the perfect example.

User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
3 months ago#7
AMD drivers have been pretty good for a while now. The more Nvidia delves into this GeForce experience crap the worse it has become.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 months ago#8
wizardmon posted...
The more Nvidia delves into this GeForce experience crap the worse it has become.

I always turn it off... I don't care about any of the features and so for me it's totally optional. I know they were trying to make it into a required thing for a while though.

As for stability on Nvidia drivers. I don't always rush to update drivers unless I need to, so I imagine if I was on the "bleeding edge" with newest drivers and newest games I'd have to worry a bit more. For me personally the only thing that I have to be concerned with is how it runs VR games. Once in a while I'll have a small problem with the drivers blanking the screen out on VR games but that's usually fixed with a reboot and not a constant problem.
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User Info: Pokenub

Pokenub
3 months ago#9
After the issues I've had with Neir Automata, I'm thinking of changing to AMD for my next card, however I have no real plans to move onto a 4k display, so thankfully I don't have to go top of the line this time.
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User Info: wantfastcars

wantfastcars
3 months ago#10
Pokenub posted...
After the issues I've had with Neir Automata, I'm thinking of changing to AMD for my next card, however I have no real plans to move onto a 4k display, so thankfully I don't have to go top of the line this time.

The NieR Automata PC port was just a dice roll away from being a s***show no matter the card brand. I had an RX 480 at the time and it crashed left, right, and center, often bad enough to lock up my entire PC.

NieR wasn't a problem with Nvidia or AMD, it was a problem with whoever ported it having no time and even less budget to do it right.
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