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Reply 100 of 108, by HunterZ

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ATI had a stronger presence in the current generation of consoles as well.

3dfx was another marketing-driven company that rubbed me the wrong way. They pushed their proprietary Glide API on everyone and started making ridiculously large cards based on the same tech instead of working to truly innovate. I actually bought an nVidia TNT1 when 3dfx was still king, because I didn't want to support 3dfx.

I also bought an Asus Xonar DX because I didn't want to support Creative...

My last GPU purchase, though, was the just-released Radeon HD5870, which was the top single-GPU card on the market at the time. I was sick of buying value hardware and having it go obsolete in under 2 years. I was also sick of SLI bugs from my laptop's nVidia 8700M GT SLI setup and my previous desktop's nVidia 7800GTX SLI setup.

So I guess I lean towards Intel CPUs and AMD GPUs, which I know is weird.

Reply 101 of 108, by sunaiac

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It's not weird it's normal. Intel has better CPU and AMD better GPU.
Last Gen, bests CPU were intel and best GPU nVidia.
Gen before, Best CPU Intel and best GPU ATI.
Gen before, best CPU AMD and GPU nVidia.

etc ...

Sticking to a brand is just dumb. It just makes them release 1000€ 680s renamed titan to milk you more, or sell 660Ti cards renamed as 680 for 450€ when the 7970 GHz is 15% faster and sold 380€ with 4 games (I don't see how that's any kind of "similar" price btw).

Even if AMD drivers were actually bad I'd go for them on this gen. But I must be lucky, the 20+ games I've beeen playing lately all worked flawlessly on my AMD card. But yeah, i'm sure skyrim works better on 8800 than 2900. Well, those rare 8800 still alive or that ovens resurected.

And if by accident people get a brain and keep the market safe by going to the best perf/cost ratio every gen, I guess we'll pay our cards less since each generation the loser of the previous one will do more interesting cards.

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Reply 102 of 108, by swaaye

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Yeah many of the G8x and G9x cards failed. But I still know of many in the wild. Lots of people are still using those generations. Radeon 2000 and 3000 bombed by comparison, which is likely why support isn't great for them.

Reply 103 of 108, by sunaiac

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Well I totally skipped 2000/3000, since nV was much better 😁
Sadly, of all my (desktop) 8800 and (laptop) 8600s, only on 512MB 8800GT is still alive !

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Reply 104 of 108, by DosFreak

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Linked to the v13.4 Windows 2000 drivers.

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Reply 105 of 108, by sliderider

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Crimson seems to be screwing up textures for AMD users in Fallout 4. Either you get a rainbow checkboard pattern or one extremely loud, neon color over a certain object until you get close to it and it returns to normal. Some are saying ambient occlusion is the problem, others say Godrays or how wet textures are handled but I haven't gotten any of the "fixes" people are saying work to work on mine. Going to have to wait for Bethesda to roll out a patch to fix it, I guess. 😠

Just thought I'd post this here since the thread is stickied anyway.

Reply 106 of 108, by HunterZ

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I took the free Windows 10 update on my old gaming desktop and got rolled back to pre-Crimson because it has an HD5870. Apparently my GPU got a Crimson pre-release and then they decided to dump support for it.

The good news is I got a new gaming laptop with an nVidia GTX 980M 8GB, so it runs Fallout 4 much better.

Reply 107 of 108, by eL_PuSHeR

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Crimson Edition ReLive supposely fixes a nasty bug on some systems with two AMD cards (APU+discrete) where the cpu usage when idle went crazy all the time.

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Reply 108 of 108, by eL_PuSHeR

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It seems AMD has dropped support for x86 versions of its driver just like nVidia did. Can anyone confirm?

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