Driver stability: AMD vs. nVidia

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  1. ToTTenTranz

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    The study can be found on AMD's website, which makes me believe they were by AMD to make the tests:

    https://www.amd.com/system/files/documents/graphics-driver-quality.pdf

    Regardless, the tests and their protocol seem valid, so unless the consulting firm is outright lying, the results seem satisfactory for AMD.



     
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    I dug into the report a bit between meetings. Overall the methodology is sound, but I find the OS and driver selection odd. Win10 1803 was a bug-riddled mess, and they didn't use NVIDIA's official 1803 drivers for Quadro (R396), which were out at the time.

    I think given the terrible state of Windows it's a feather in AMD's cap to only crash out 7% of the time. But I don't know if it's very comparable to NV given the driver choice. I'm also curious how the numbers would look under 1709; I bet everyone's stability would be much higher.
     
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    Most of the crashes happened on Quadros and FirePros, the mismatched driver is among the causes for that. Geforces vs Radeons have comparable results.
     
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    With the study having been ordered by AMD, I suspected it would have some shady decisions like that.
     
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    Or this 3rd party is simply incompetent. Either way seems just a PR piece for investors. Yawn.
     
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    Well, that seems to back up my personal long term experience. Granted the last AMD card I've used is the R9 290, but damn that card and drivers were rock solid over extended use.

    I really wish I could say the same for the 1070. I like the card. I absolutely hate NV's drivers.

    Regards,
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    AMD Claims To Have Worlds Most Stable Driver – But Supplied All Graphics Cards Tested
    Typical AMD marketing ...
    Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-cla...phics-cards-tested_206705#2QvtKk5WEIHWogCP.99
     
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