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ATI cards "struggling" with HD channels in Windows 7
Nice article by PC Pro
Its good to get bad press...
Ive also read that other 5xxx cards blue screen coming out of hibernation in Windows 7... ATI - Sort it out!
no clear card for "gamers on a modest budgets?" that'll be the recession and, correct, not wishing to give Nv a leg to stand on. in this downturn they need clear pricing and clear products. the low and medium products have to be significantly inferior feature wise to make the premium stand out.
all they gotta do is sort their drivers out now! something ATI were berated for yonks ago! AMD do not want this label of "bad drivers"!!!
Not touching until they fix the driver issues
Thanks for the links on driver issues above, it has been sadly informative. If you believe the ATI forums (obviously the number of unhappy users will be high, as happy users don't tend to post) the driver stability has some way to go, especially under Windows 7.
Perhaps in a couple of months.
A 5770 Crossfire will also convert a lot more electricity into noise and is prone to the microstuttering effect. Both is rather undesirable. Additionally the 58XX have better overclocking capabilities.
Interesting to see 2x5770 easily outperforming 5850, and occasionally the 5870 as well, considering 2x5770 costs only 15% more than a 5850, and almost 30% less than a 5870. If you've got the room to spare...
Roll on 5770 X2?