Two pronged answer: One, I have had 3 ATI cards in a row now, and except one hickup with my 4870 (which was fixed the next day) have not had a single problem. Granted, I am not a crossfire user, but for single cards, they drivers are a-ok for me. Two, The need for constant driver updates is artificial. You should think of it this way: Today's engineers and engineering METHODS are so much better than they used to . You simply do not need updated drivers every month because chances are performance is close to the max the hardware can give and bugs are further apart. Of course I am not talking about the first 6 month of product life, but after. A good hardware / software developer does not need monthly updates. In fact, in my experience in SW development, monthly updates to software usually hint at bad coding.