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Windows 7: Advice on video card

21 May 2012   #11
ManOwar2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Nvidia makes buggy drivers.

AMD (ATI) drivers Catalyst are not perfect and some versions are buggy, but there are no major issues with them, unlike nvidia drivers who litterally burnt up my GTX+ 9800 plus, my brother GTX 260 Black edition and my own GTX 260 black edition. I'm glad I bought that XFX 6870 double fan black edition before my gtx 260 burned 1 month ago. (I'm also glad XFX will send me now an ATI card to replace it)

Honestly nvidia cards are good, but I see AMD cards with betters clocks in general and more stream processors. For the prices AMD cards are just better than nvidia.

I also like the way you can update the catalysts drivers, the installation is bugless and the updates are easy.

Nvidia drivers always made me worried everytime I had to update them.

I loved nvidia, but I think AMD catched up pretty fast after buying ATI and now they offer better performances cards for lowers prices than nvidia...

I do not think nvidia card are bad, but again the problem with nvidia are theirs buggy drivers. I remember 1 year ago they had released a driver who burnt literrally thousands of cards and at some point they even removed the driver from their site.

Personnal choice and personnal experience I guess. NVIDIA still pretty innovative and I'm sure eventually they'll be back in the game, however in the meantime I stick with the ATI radeon.


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21 May 2012   #12
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I've never had a problem with nVidia, to be honest. I've had quite a few with ATI though.
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