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I never had any issues in the ATi times.
 
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I never had any issues in the ATi times.

Drivers before 9700 was not very good either. From 9700 to 5870 i was mostly satisfied with their Catalyst Control Center
 
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Drivers before 9700 was not very good either. From 9700 to 5870 i was mostly satisfied with their Catalyst Control Center

I've had x300, x1600pro, x1950pro, hd3870, hd4870.
 
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ive mainly used amd cpu/gpu for best part of 18 years and never had any issue. my current vga is rx570 and so far no issue. youre good to go if you wish to use an amd gpu
 
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I mean drivers and control panels should come separately in all OSs... driver is just a software interface to a specific hardware. A control panel is a user interface. They literally have nothing to do with each other.

True that but it kind of is offputting to have no GUI available at all...
 
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Try CoreCtrl it's pretty decent.

I had it when I had AMD. Decent, but lacks the 3D settings. Still, it's something.

And don't get me wrong, their open source driver is still pretty slick.
 
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Had 5700XT for over a year and only problem I have had was that with the first 5 drivers Rocket League didn't work, but works now. I use afterburner to UV and it works fine.
 
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Yeah, I was even using afterburner without issue at the end.

My main beef was the cpu overhead in the drivers. It doesn't matter in many games, but find that single threaded cpu instensive game (Like Kerbal Space Program) and it will be very noticable.
 
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Uh, no. Software is developed for Windows not to work with Team A/B's drivers...
That's naive, that's now how software development works. You cannot have 2 graphic cards in one computer, you will have only one. If you have an A card, most chances are your software will work best on A hardware, it's as simple as that.

That is also the reason why my team's software was best in Windows, not in Linux. And it was developed in Windows, not in Linux, because 80% of the market was Windows. It is as simple as that, market leaders have the advantage of software being more carefully designed for their platform. However, with next-gen games being developed on AMD hardware, we might see a shift there.

But AMD drivers are still way too open for the nominal case.
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
That's naive, that's now how software development works. You cannot have 2 graphic cards in one computer, you will have only one. If you have an A card, most chances are your software will work best on A hardware, it's as simple as that.

That is also the reason why my team's software was best in Windows, not in Linux. And it was developed in Windows, not in Linux, because 80% of the market was Windows. It is as simple as that, market leaders have the advantage of software being more carefully designed for their platform. However, with next-gen games being developed on AMD hardware, we might see a shift there.

But AMD drivers are still way too open for the nominal case.
I didnt state, allude to, nor infer anything about having two different gpus in the same system. Stay with me, please... :)

I'm just saying that most applications have nothing to do with gpu drivers and that random software likely isn't the issue.
 
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Zero issues on my RX580 and, unlike Nvidia Experience, you don't have to sign in to use Radeon Software which, once you get used to the labyrinth of settings, works very well indeed.
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Zero issues on my RX580 and, unlike Nvidia Experience, you don't have to sign in to use Radeon Software which, once you get used to the labyrinth of settings, works very well indeed.
FYI, you dont have to download and install it. You can use 95% of NV tools/functionality without GFE. All it offers is automatic driver updates and auto optimizes games. Two things enthusiasts, even at tpu, generally shy away from. Its a noob crutch. :p
 
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gtx 1080 has just died, if i get a powercolor rx5700xt red devil 8gb to replace it, will it be ok? i mean driver wise now? i only game at 1080/144
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
gtx 1080 has just died, if i get a powercolor rx5700xt red devil 8gb to replace it, will it be ok? i mean driver wise now? i only game at 1080/144
The chances of you running into driver issues on AMD today is very very low (still arguably higher than Nvidia). Go for it!

That said, if you can, wait to see what the new AMD cards offer and what that does to the overall market.
 
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The chances of you running into driver issues on AMD today is very very low (still arguably higher than Nvidia). Go for it!

That said, if you can, wait to see what the new AMD cards offer and what that does to the overall market.

Might be worth waiting. thx
 
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Not much trouble. Some older games don't work superbly, if I for instance alt-tab out of Arkham City the framerate becomes quite a bit worse. The only solution is to restart the game.

Past (I'll add this anyhow, to contrast that it has been worse..)
Had more trouble when I owned a rx480 8GB, cloning the screen to a TV and then disabling it would sometimes make both screens unusable. Had to reboot.
Otherwise stuttering problems long way back when those articles started to pop up.
 

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Bought vega56 year and half a ago, so far the only complain is that I'm not able to undervolt / change clock speeds without the drivers messing around and flatting the voltage.
Besides that I think Nvidia brings normally more "features" to their drivers than amd (former gtx970 owner) like fast sync / enhanced sync, af to dx11 and so on.
But overall the performance and actual gameplay is flawless, 0 problems or workarounds (mostly play AAA single-player).

Good luck on your next purchase.
 
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For me it’s a non issue but “dirty power“ has been proven and using separate pci connections rather than a paired set has actually sorted some users issues
Someone I interact with who’s staff of a hardware producer has used rhis solution to sort a few customers issues basically using this image. View attachment 172388
I have been using the DON'T DO THIS method for a long time and have had no problems. I used this method on a 1070ti and now I am using this method on a 5700 XT. I recently transitioned to a 5700 XT this past week. I just wanted to know what kind of problems can someone expect with the "DON'T DO THIS" method?
 
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I have been using the DON'T DO THIS method for a long time and have had no problems. I used this method on a 1070ti and now I am using this method on a 5700 XT. I recently transitioned to a 5700 XT this past week. I just wanted to know what kind of problems can someone expect with the "DON'T DO THIS" method?

Not much on a good PSU. Jonnyguru himself was here weighing in on that chart a bit back. It applies to y-cable style dual pins rather than the "chain style" most quality psus use. With chain topology it's a nonissue, with y-topology (only used on old or cheapest of cheap) it can be a wire capacity issue (fire risk).
 
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Vega 64. I bought it pretty late into the cycle (only a few months before RDNA), but I can't say I've had any major issues with Vega64 drivers in games.

OpenCL on the other hand has had various issues. I don't really know if it's the driver or say Blenders code, but it's like OpenCL isn't as reliable to use in applications. I did take a look at Blenders OpenCL code and it's horrible, so maybe it's an application specific thing.
I believe folding at home still uses open CL , I have run it without issues for quite some time, I can't say I have used much else though not knowingly besides the odd benchmark so definitely not conclusive but not nothing, the whole life of the card so far.
 

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I had it when I had AMD. Decent, but lacks the 3D settings. Still, it's something.

And don't get me wrong, their open source driver is still pretty slick.
It doesn't do OpenCL though. And I think it's missing one other important feature (maybe HDMI sound, but don't quote me on that).
 
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It doesn't do OpenCL though. And I think it's missing one other important feature (maybe HDMI sound, but don't quote me on that).

The opensource drivers are missing hdmi freesync. You can actually get OpenCL working if you really care.
 
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