Which brand of videocards has the most errors? Example, driver malfunctions, crashing..etc
ATI or Nvidia?
I wanna know so I can get my money's worth
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
AMD Athlon II X3 440 30 °C
Rana 45nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Emaxx Technologies, Inc EMX-MCP61D3-iCafe (CPU 1) 33 °C
ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 50 °C
156GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AABB-56PUA0 ATA Device (PATA) 43 °C
ASUS DRW-2014L1 ATA Device
AMD High Definition Audio Device
most errors are due to faults of the manufacturer that puts the board together (faulty caps, bad power management, insufficient cooling, etc.) Both AMD and nVidia are great and fairly evenly matched at the moment. Both sets of drivers are fine. Perhaps check out some more gaming oriented sites to see which cards perform best for the games you intend to play, and if you are going to do any production work (especially using Adobe software) then you should use nVidia as it will take advantage of CUDA. Outside of that it is a fairly level playing field at the moment.
both amd/ati and nvidia have their good and bad cards. you can get the best performance for money from both brands.
imo nvidia has superior driver support and app support for their cuda and 3d technology. amd's got better power efficiency and their cards excel at tasks like bitcoin mining.nvidia cards generally oc better. amd cards score high at hqv benchmarks (its a benchmark for hd video playback), so on.
it all comes down to your preference and budget.
at your current display resolution the games you play might be more cpu-bound than gpu-bound. most games shift their workloads to gpu at higher res like 1080p and higher.
^ What Caeden and Rolli said..... but , I will disagree about the driver issue in one respect. I won't to a build w/ 3 ATI cards in CF ...... and with just two cards, it's no secret that nVidia has historically and still maintains an edge here tho the gap i now slim.
I like the ATI cards better in the lower price segments and the nVidia cards from $200 on up. The best "pound for pound" card made today IMO is the factory OC'd 560 Ti.
Hi resolution .... on 2560 x 1600 monitors, ATI has the edge.
On video editing and other CUDA enabled apps, nVidia stands alone
For Graphical extras, gotta give kudos to nVidias PhysX ... ya might not miss it, but once you have enabled it in a game, as the THG article said, you will NOT turn it off, as long as your card can handle the load.