AMD vs NVIDIA drivers on Windows Vista

Posted on Friday, Aug 10 2007 @ 04:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tech hounds takes a look at both AMD and NVIDIA's drivers on Vista compared to Windows XP. In addition to the obligatory performance review, they also take a look at features and usability of each driver's control panel.

Most driver comparison focus solely on 3D gaming and / or application performance. Why? Well, for one thing, they're easy to do - make sure you use comparable systems / settings, run a few benchmarks with the previous drivers and then the new one and, voila, you're done. Drivers are an integral part of a graphics card performance. No matter how good the hardware is, if the drivers can translate design into performance, it won't work. However, there's so much to drivers than just performance. Stability, compatibility and usability for example. In addition to performance, usability is the next 'easiest' thing to review.

Check it out over here.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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