AMD Drivers

kilroy67

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So it's been a long while since I owned a AMD card, actually it was ATI when I did and I used nothing but ATI up until the 1900 XTX. So that said, I want to know how are the drivers currently put out by AMD. I have heard a lot of negative things about them, how do they stack up against Nvidia drivers. I have no problems with Nvidia drivers, and I certainly don't want to try AMD and get screwed. So i'm asking AMD users to give me their honest assessment.
 

travm

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AMD drivers havent been bad for 15 years. Occasional compatibility issues, isolated typically.
I personally haven't had a radeon related driver issue since the 90's.
 

pendragon1

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ive gone from a 7770 to 2x7770 to 280x to 470 to 580 to now a 5700. i only had probs with this past Feb's releases on the 5700. since march its been fine.
 

cybereality

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It's mostly alright. They had some problems with the 5700 XT driver but the major issues were resolved.

The main issue for me was the conflict with Afterburner, but you can do most of those tweaks in the AMD interface itself.
 
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ThreeDee

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ASRock 5700XT Blower style early adopter .. never had any issues with anything since I bought the card off of Newegg. I've been beta testing AMD drivers for the past few months .. and no issues with the beta drivers either as of yet .. granted .. I only play a select few games and watch videos online and off of my Plex server .. normal everyday useage
 
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Ready4Dis

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Enough people have/had issues that I don't doubt they are there, but there are also a lot of people who don't have issues. Just seems when there is a problem, AMD typically takes a while to get it resolved.

For reference I'm currently running:
R9 280X
R9 Fury Nano
R9 Fury
RX 560
RX 570
RX 580
Vega 64

Sadly, nothing newer than the Vega.. but I haven't had a single issue with any of these and all are currently installed/running besides the Fury I just removed this past Monday. I've had other cards besides these, but these are the ones that have been gamed on in the past week in active desktops at my house.
 

noko

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All machines in use, Vega 64LC (Intel 6700K), Vega FE HTPC with Ryzen 1700x, Vega FE in iTX Ryzen 2700, 5700XT AE in Ryzen 3900x => All purring, no issues for last several months. I absolutely love the usefulness of the AMD drivers over the Nvidia ones, pull up the UI right in any game and tweak the OC in real time as you play, set those OC per game, use your phone to monitor FPS, CPU etc without having to have that in your face in your game. Remote picture taker, video recorder as well. Adjust colors in the drivers while in the game, the list goes on and on in how much more useful AMD made the drivers to use over what Nvidia has given. I hate the log in for GF Experience, the adds etc. for the few features it adds. Driver wise I prefer AMD's over Nvidia's, lately over and over again you are seeing the 5700XT (not even the AE) beating the 2070 Super??? WTF, AMD continuing to improve performance while Nvidia does not put in the effort? Nvidia not optimizing on the old GPU's while doing that for Ampere? If Turing was superior to RNDA I would not expect that at all, a 7% lead going into a negative. Anyways many of us laugh or just get sick of hearing about AMD driver problems when many of us have very little issues with them.
 

TurboGLH

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1080ti here, RX 5700 in my sons system. I've had issues with both, his was slightly worse because he was using the 5700 with his VR headset and there were issues a few driver sets. Enough that he stayed on an older set from the end of 2019 until mid year. In normal gaming, no issues of any kind.
 

crazycrave

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Well .. I had an RX 5500 XT installed but pulled the card . reset cmos /added RX 570 and entered the bios to reset everything up on cpu side.. rebooted and the system and driver made the adjustments for the new card.. I did a factory reset of driver without reinstalling the driver as I needed to test the card for a sale once I was back to desktop and driver was open.

Here is the card in action .. afterburner needs to be reinstalled as it was having some issues.. but not the driver


That is a MSI B550m Mortar Mobo with Ryzen 3 3100 in default with RX 570
 
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