Ironically, i could se the opposite, and say that you're trying to diminish the problems AMD has. How is that argument nonsense? What logic are you following? Because that honestly sounds like the only logic thing. It's statistics nothing more, and it's how everything works, if i encounter many many less (or none) problems with an X product, same for the people i know, so let's say 20 different persons, in 99% of the case they have no problems with nvidia cards, and had at least 1 problem (even stupid) with AMD cards, what does this tell you? That if you take 20000 people the average won't be much far from that, unless me and all my friends have been lucky for years getting nvidia cards, and unlucky with AMD cards each freaking time, honestly a bit unrealistic. Never had any regression honestly, and if there was it was hard to spot unless you benchmark at every driver release, and even there it's nothing related to "problems" the fact a newer driver could perform is probably something they might do on purpose, which is surely a s**tty move, but still it has nothing to do with problems or unreliability, and it's not like your getting half the performance from a driver version to another, actually, i still need to see an appropriate, accurate test about this matter because i've seen people trying to prove this but fail miserably because their test methodology wasn't consistent and unreliable. Trying older drivers isn't working around drivers, because even if you use internet as your source, most of the people who roll back drivers is just because in some cases older drivers make a videogame run slightly better, and not because part of it doesn't work or is totally broken, like it happens with AMD cards, like it happened to me with my friend recently, we went over 5 versions of drivers across 4 or 5 months and when some of them fixed something, broke something else, it was a game of getting the lesser evil. You keep recommending whatever you want, i'll keep recommending nvidia, until at least i can trust AMD with their cards, and people i build a computer for don't call me back because something related to the videocard doesn't work. It's not like I FEEL THE NEED to tamper with the radeon settings, it's just that i want to set my own fan curve and disable a couple of features i can't use or don't need, it's not tampering, it's choosing, and like it's possible with nvidia, i'd like it to be possible without causing problems with AMD too. As i already said OEM has little to do when it's the stock bios, and when that OEM is also the one which manufactures reference cards for AMD. I claim i DON'T FEEL THE NEED to modify anything because the stock settings in that case are what suits me best, but even modifying those settings i don't encounter problems, like i do with AMD, and like i said before, nvidia drivers/control panel don't interfere in the same way Radeon Settings does, and it also doesn't cause problems like Radeon Settings does. I don't understand the part where you talk about terrible fan curves on different cards, it's not like i leave the default fan curve, i always use a more aggressive curve, because most of the time people don't mind the extra noise as long as the card runs cooler and doesn't cause problems reaching high temps, that's what i usually do on systems with a nvidia card, now if i try to do the same on a system with an AMD card strange stuff happens, and as much as i try to deal with it, there's always something that will come up in exchange for solving a problem. Not all etailers or shop allow for reviews, that's why forums are a more direct way to access users' opinions and experiences. You are playing favoritism actually, you ARE saying AMD is better than it is, when saying it's on the same level of nvidia, because i've only seen them consistently decrease prices of their products in order to stay competitive, and that's not actually a real merit, decreasing profit margin is bad for them too, but in a way or another they have to sell those GPUs, because nobody but fanboys would buy them if they were at the same price of nvidia counterparts and that's a fact, no matter how hard you try and make it look otherwise, i can say i do prefer nvidia, but not because i am a fan, these things don't deserve fans, it's not like they're a football team, they make a direct profit over us and they don't make you a special deal because you're their fanboy, i prefer them because they've been extremely more reliable compared to AMD cards in these last years, so extremely that each time i owned or make someone buy an AMD card, i had to deal with multiple problems, and i haven't had to deal with any problems when it was nvidia in play. So how should i drive my opinion if not from direct personal experience then?