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Windows 7: NVIDIA VS ATI when it comes to driver fact(Who is best for long run)?

25 Mar 2013   #1

Ultimate 32bit
NVIDIA VS ATI when it comes to driver fact(Who is best for long run)?

Guys,after having research in net i have come to know that Nvidia r more supportive about there drivers then ATI.I have found that Nvidia are still taking good care about there 4XX gpu on the other hand ATI get forgot their past cards when new series gpu released(said it on basis of driver).ATI just take care well their latest models but Nvidia also takes care of past models
.i want best bang for my bucks which also mean long run in my gaming experience.So which brand should my choice.MY config:PRO core i5 3470
Ram 8GB
PSU 550watt
Monitor 18.5inch led
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 600 Series - GV-N660OC-2GD
MSI Global ? Graphics Card - R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
Correct me if i m worng.
SOrry 4 BAD english

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25 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

This is my personal take on the ATI/AMD vs Nvidia Issue...

I prefer Nvidia because I can always install their drivers w/o getting BSOD's or problem with the whole Manager Control Panel... every time I try downloading or installing just the ATI/AMD driver, something goes wrong and I end up having to install the whole catalyst.

My Gaming cards have ALL been Nvidia but I do use ATI/AMD for Office work so I know how both work.

I am about to pull the pin on the following card... ASUS - GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 has it for 200 USD after Rebate... best price on a 2GB GTX660 I have found so far.
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26 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
Oh boy....

You'll get a thousand opinions on which is best and who's better at support. Sorry but this is like asking what tastes better - Chocolate or Vanilla?

Soon fanboism and FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) will take over and in the end you still won't get an answer. I say go with what makes you happy - If you like NVidia go with them, If you like ATI go there.

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28 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1

Neither it's just user preference, few months ago my friend was having driver crashes all the time and he uses nvida while I using amd aka ati had no driver issues at all. They both have there ups and downs, neither is perfect.
Anyways I would go with the 7850
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28 Mar 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Best advice is to go for the best card that fits your budget with any features you are looking for, and don't worry about the drivers as they can both suck equally.
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29 Mar 2013   #6

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Graphic Card

I would suggest to use Nvidia as its performance is much better than ATI. Graphics freezing and crashes problem occurs rarely in Nvidia.
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31 Mar 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

FWIW, I have both on 2 computers. I have a GTX 670 one one and a HD6950 on the other. I have had more problems with Nvidia drivers. I assume that was because the 670 was new and had to wait for mature drivers. I have had no problems recently. I have never had any problems with AMD drivers and have had a few AMD cards. My honest opinion, there is little to no difference. Buy whichever card that will give you the best performance. That's what I do. You can have driver issues with either.
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