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colesdav
MVP

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

I do not believe you.

You either have a very low threshold of the definition of "Works" or a very high threshold of what you see as a "Problem".

You must be the only person on Earth who has managed to run an AMD DX11 Crossfire or DX12 MultiGPU setup and have "0 problems" - even on fully supported games.

DX11 Crossfire was especially infamous for problems, even with supported Games.

It often required many driver updates before games would even run properly without texture flashing, stuttering  and show positive scaling.

I know because I was involved in testing it and getting it fixed on some games.
Other games that were supposed to support DX11 CrossFire were simply abandoned.

Forgetting DX11/DX12 MultiGPU for a moment.

20 years and no problems.

So you never ever hit a single AMD Driver Problem in all of that time?

Not 1 issue that has been noted by AMD on their release notes?

Wow.

hucker
Adept II

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

It might have been EVGA, I can't remember, and it was around the era of the 1080.  But I had the power connected correctly.  What overheated was the GPU core itself.  It was in a case without enough cooling, and instead of throttling the GPU when playing a game, it just carried on regardless until the core overheated, melting the plastic shroud on the heatsink.  The card would not boot after that and was returned angrily.

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hucker
Adept II

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

What on earth makes you think I'd join this community as soon as I started using AMD?  Not everyone lives on forums.

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hucker
Adept II

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

Or maybe he knows how to set hardware and software up correctly.  Almost every time somebody has asked me to repair their computer, there's nothing wrong with it and somebody has done something monumentally stupid.

Earnhardt
Exemplar

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

Crossfire 3850.3870,4850,4870, 5850,5870,6950 "dirt 3's",7950 and then 7970 crossfire until march last year when I sold that system with a 990fx Sabertooth V3 and a 8350 Piledriver,

AMD 4400,then most Phenoms,940 up to 1100t,FX8350 and then Ryzen 2600X and now a 2700X.

Played competitive BF1942,BFBC2,BF3 and BF4.Then I got old.

And you can believe what you want.I am on here trying to help.At almost 60 I have no reason or care to BS anyone.It is what it is.

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

I have an expensive Sapphire HD7970 OC 6GB Vapor-X that overheated after an AMD Driver update.
I managed to repair it with Solder Reflow on the GPU, new thermal paste and new thermal pads for the VRAM.
That doesn't mean that all AMD GPUs and Drivers are always bad.

You seem to have written off Nvidia GPUs because of one problem on one card.

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

No.

People who come on here and ask for help get necessary advice to set up their system and what checks to run and still problems are confirmed on RX5700XT drivers and cards.

Putting this years problems with AMD cards and drivers, especially on Adrenalin 2020 and RX5700XT Navi 10 down to "User Error" is simply not true.

Telling everyone it is just down to "User Error" is just AMD Fanboys telling lies.

accn
Elite

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

Im stable with 19.7.5 no crashes, no black screens, but performance is lower and many new games don't work with this driver. On drivers with wddm 2.7 (20.5.1 and newer), in addition to crashes, there is also a broken freesync

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hucker
Adept II

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

I'm not avoiding them, just taking them with a pinch of salt, just like I would prefer not to buy Renault cars because they have so many design flaws, I've had many engine failures with them in the past.  But I'm currently driving one, because it was sold at the same price as other cars which were slower, smaller, and higher mileage.

I usually compare price and power (for cars, graphics cards, everything).  And I've never seen a Nvidia outperform an AMD for the same price (although markets in different countries seem to differ widely on price).

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hucker
Adept II

Re: Do you think drivers will be stable soon?

I've never been a fanboy of anything (that would be very illogical), I'm just telling you my experience.  And no problem has ever been attributed to AMD drivers or hardware.

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