Originally Posted by Element
Decisions are all about opportunity cost. The opportunity cost of choosing the NVIDIA over the ATI is less performance; The opportunity cost of choosing the ATI over the NVIDIA is stability... So it boils down to choosing the NVIDIA if you want driver/software/game stability or if you want performance which the ATI obviously wins in benchmark comparisons...
What’s Wrong with ATI Stability?
I have 2 boxes one runs a GF3 the other R9700 I have had no real problems with either of them. Both cards do what it says on the packet, as advertised.
ATI had driver issue a while back but they seem to have (so far) learnt and grown from that.
I honestly think both there drivers are on par on stability. The cards should be judged on speed and visual quality... ATI Owns this round, Things may change with the GO5700 we will wait and see but the best card available at the time will be in my new lappy. What that will be remains to be seen.