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Nvidia vs AMD when it comes to drivers (who is best for long run)?

By cool.dx.rip
Mar 25, 2013
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  1. 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
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    MSI Global ? Graphics Card - R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC
    Correct me if I m worng.
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  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    Bang for buck at time of purchase is usually AMD. Yeah, NVIDIA has better driver support.. but with a mid-range card I'd just go with AMD.

    If you aren't spending money to keep up with the times, don't expect the latest releases to run like butter. That's pretty much it.
     
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  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,057   +918

    I +1 St1ckm4n, but I have noticed lately, AMD has improved in terms of drivers. Ever since they released the Uninstall utility, I have been happy with AMD. They just need to embed that uninstaller into the installer and then they are fine. But yes, for the long term, nVidia does provide better performance improvements. AMD basically ditched older generations (5000 and 6000 series) in order to focus on beating nVidia. They still support them, but nVidia still cares about older generations.
     
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