I'm thinking of getting a HD5970 graphics card. The sheer power is certainly impressive, but after a couple of web searches, I found several forums full of H5970 owners complaining about various horrible bugs. These included "GSOD"s which I assume are like a BSOD only green, odd flickering textures in games, lines across the screen, etc. It seems that a lot of these problems are caused by the second GPU on the card.
So turning off catalyst AI and thus the second GPU fixes most problems. But then what's the point in having a dual GPU card if you can't use the second GPU?
I expect most of the problems are due to the card and drivers being relatively new.
Can anyone who owns one of these cards please post here and tell me if things have improved? Have you had any major problems?
One game in particular which has issues is Oblivion. Also, there were issues getting Antialiasing working in Aliens vs Predator.
Anyway, if someone could update me as to whether or not things are working relatively well now, that would be great.
With the GSOD issue people have been seeing system lock ups with gray colored screens. AMD is aware of this and has been working to get the issue corrected. With the latest driver release, version 10.2, AMD was certain that the issue was fixed. That however did not seem to be correct as AMD users were still having "GSOD" issues as identified by this forum thread I started with questioning users about their 10.2 experiences and GSOD.