Topic Title: Its been great
Topic Summary: Its been great... but I'm done.
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 12/06/2013 10:49 AM
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Mc20piece
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Just wanted to say thanks for the last 12 years of gaming with your hardware. You guys have made a great product with great value and I have been loyal for over a decade but its time for me to move on. After the 7970 and now the R9 launches/drivers I'm done. Power hogs and horrible drivers have been the norm as of late.

Releasing cards with beta drivers is sad and frankly I just dont have the patience dealing with the hassel anymore. Maybe I'm just getting older.

Anyhow, thanks for all the years of gaming gear and I wish you guys the best.

 

BTW if anyone is interest I have a 6990 and two 6970s all with waterblocks that I will let go for shipping and song. Shoot me a PM.

 



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 12/06/2013 02:11 PM
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I will never forget those 2-3 times when NVidia released drivers that MELTED your gpu or literally set them on fire! Every manufacturer has their unique problems which will get fixed as time passes. The best way to avoid driver related problems is to shut down that buggy box, wait for perfection that never arrives. 



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 12/06/2013 03:28 PM
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Funny, so you say you want to quit buying hardware from a company that provided you with 12 years of value and pleasure, because others have experienced troubles with their... drivers?

Quite the sisi are ye? You married? Are you going to dump her because she gained a little weight?

Like it was done in the past, those troubles will get a fix sooner or later (I'd guess it'll be sooner), every R9 series owner have bought cards offering incredible performance and value.

I'm the proud and happy of 2 regular 7970 cards and an R9 270X that are all purring like kittens, delivering great fps and smoothness for the money invested. I never experienced any trouble at all...

Remenber that the reason why the 780 cards look so good, is because of the work that was done with the Titan drivers. 780s are far from being "new" products.

What Nvidia really deserves, is to be praised for their super efficient silent coolers. 

Conclusion, you're sad my friend and should ask for help, or drink more beer... or less. Also, frankly speaking, it's time for AMD to move on to better cooling solutions!

 



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 12/06/2013 08:09 PM
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I agree, i love my R9 290

 12/06/2013 09:44 PM
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What was wrong with the HD 7970 besides availability due to popularity?

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 12/06/2013 11:49 PM
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This guy doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. Ever since the 10.10 drivers crossfire scaling has been near 100%. And for the past 4 months AMD has been working on frame pacing.

So I'm not sure what this guy is on about. 



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 12/07/2013 10:19 AM
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Maybe he's upset he bought into the HD 6000 series...

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 12/07/2013 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Maybe he's upset he bought into the HD 6000 series...

The 6000's were great cards.My old crossfired 6950 sapphire dirt 3's were flawless for the 2 years i had them.BF4 they were averaging 45-50 FPS on ultra 1920X1200.

But A deal on some Gigabyte 7950's came up I couldnt pass on.Bought 3,sold 1 and ended up paying $200 for the 2 I have.Loving them,0 issues!



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 12/07/2013 10:58 AM
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I've seen no reason to trade my 6970 in.



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 12/07/2013 02:20 PM
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But you two didn't spend a small fortune putting them under water (why the hell you would have a 6990 and dual 6970s is beyond me), so quite possibly he is just QQing about the lack of the performance increase for quadfire.

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 12/07/2013 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by: Vantharas This guy doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. Ever since the 10.10 drivers crossfire scaling has been near 100%. And for the past 4 months AMD has been working on frame pacing.

 

So I'm not sure what this guy is on about. 

 

 

Scaling has been near 100%? Then why is it that every beta release has scaling improvements? Are we shooting for 200%? Constant beta drivers with release notes improving performance by 20% plus? So does that mean I have been playing gimped prior? Please. You are right though. I have no idea what I'm tlking about using ATi and their respective drivers for 10+ years. I have owned every card during that time frame. 

 

Originally posted by: black_zion Maybe he's upset he bought into the HD 6000 series...

No. I was happy with my 6000 series. If you read my post you would know that I was happy with the product. 

 

Originally posted by: black_zion But you two didn't spend a small fortune putting them under water (why the hell you would have a 6990 and dual 6970s is beyond me), so quite possibly he is just QQing about the lack of the performance increase for quadfire.

 

Nah I replaced the first 6970 with the 6990. Only ran tri.

 

 

The 7970 release was the same old story. Shotty drivers untill months in. I also run 7970 in crossfire.

 

Good luck guys. Enjoy. There is a reason you check AMDs site on a near daily basis for driver updates.....



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 12/07/2013 08:31 PM
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So as said before ur judging others experiences and not your own so most of your points are invalid. Plus for me I would rather a manufacture to constantly bring updates for there items ( even if in " BETA " ) then rather not get anything at all.

 

You can go to Nvidia if you want but if you always buy " BLEEDING EDGE " expect there to be problems.



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 12/07/2013 09:18 PM
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Ironically, it was with Nvidia that I was always checking for new drivers. Since I moved to AMD, I change drivers maybe 2-3 times a year. Most of the AMD/ATI cards I have owned have been low maintenance troopers that played anything I threw at it. 

What's happening with the R9 290 is not typical. I also own a 6970 and two 7970s in CF which are hassle free and just work. I expect the R9 290 to get there as drivers mature. As it stands, my R9 290 is working fine right now. 

 

 12/07/2013 09:26 PM
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what's the deal with the 6990 and 6970s??

 12/08/2013 01:21 AM
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it was the same setup i had before my 3 7970's and they worked fantastic



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