NVIDIA Explains Why Their Drivers are so good, and takes stab at AMD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Kaleid

    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    Hah, the company which was responsible for about 40% of Vista crashes.
    And still after at least half a year if i clone my screen to the TV and use Firefox to scroll it turns into a buggy mess. Well done lads!
     
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    This surely must be the ultimate fanboys to the fore thread, Hilbert is sitting there with popcorn....

    Over the years I have had worse problems with AMD video drivers but both can have problems. The actual game developers do the real howlers in my opinion compared to AMD or nVidia.
     
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    LOL the nvcp UI hasnt changed for 20+ years, there are even redundant/unnecessary stuff there
     
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    I used to be an RX6800XT/RX6900XT owner for nearly a year. (kids have come aaand VGAs have gone) :D
    I can confirm that I had zero issues from driver side with AMD cards.
    Let me add that, I've never had more than 1 monitor on the graphics cards.

    I know AMD was 'famous' about their cr@ppy drivers but that was long ago.
    Since RDNA 2.0, AMD is quite good at updates and bug fixing or at least not worse than competition.
     
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    They may want to revisit their proprietary and Nouveau driver stack, because they're an endless source of problems and keeps holding back major LTS distributions.
     
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    Best popcorn suggestions? About to go to the store to buy some. :D
     
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    Had my share of issues with Nvidia drivers. Have my share of issues with AMD drivers.

    Personally, for what I do - AMD offers better solutions at this stage. That being said - I am very curious to see what Intel has up their sleeve when they actually release the new hardware.
     
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    If Intel's igpu drivers are anything to go by, they'll take the crown for worst drivers.
     
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    Please every one wait for our resident Nvidia Water Boy to provide technical details to why this is.
     
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    People in glass houses.
     
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    Nvidia cheezy marketing again. Their drivers looks like from geforce 4 era.

    Also whql or beta who cares there is no difference.
     
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    Damn, now I'm more interested in finding out who that's supposed to be, than actually with Nvidia's drivers.
     
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    Oh god I remember those times, really persisted for a long time, even into the early Windows 7 era, forever had problems with my Vista laptop which had an 8600m GS (which also had the manufacturing issues too, leading to several deaths of the laptop and several warranty repairs, didn't help that HP didn't even apply any thermal paste and pads to the gpu and memory.... and so died a 4th time 2 weeks after its warranty expired where I then attempted to repair it myself and learned of the thermal issues directly). As for drivers, I kept having to install so many different drivers because one set of drivers broke support for some games while adding support for others. I had the same driver woes with the later 9600GT that I had in my desktop of needing to constantly install different drivers for different games, but it did eventually stabilise though a year later and became hassle free after.

    I think though nowadays, we can be thankful that both companies have pulled their fingers out to improve their driver experiences.
     
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    I haven't owned an ATI/AMD GPU since the 9700 Pro, so I can't really comment on this, but obviously all manufacturers have had their share of terrible drivers. Still, when I think of bad drivers, it's neither AMD nor Nvidia that comes to mind. It's always Creative.
     
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    Ridiculous and childish.

    If their drivers are so good, why are there so many hotfixes?
     
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    This is a kind of things that make me want to see a company fall hard. Intel got humbled. Now it's time for NVIDIA to get humbled. As somebody use both extensively for the last almost twenty years, I've had as many problems with Nvidia is AMD. Actually Nvidia might be worse.

    Nvidia surround drivers multi monitor setup for gaming with mixed monitors is rather trash.


    And with the amount of rabid Fanboys out there they're going to eat this up even more already.
     
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