AMD-sponsored study claims AMD GPUs are more stable than NVIDIA's

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 17 2018 @ 11:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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There's a belief among a large fraction of gamers that AMD's graphics drivers are (or were) not as stable as they should be. In effort to combat this perception, AMD hired QA Consultants to compare the stability of its graphics card drivers with those from NVIDIA.

Under the test, three consumer and three professional cards from AMD, as well as six comparable models from NVIDIA, were tested for 12 days of 24-hour stress testing using CRASH from the Microsoft Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK). No real-world games or professional rendering software were tested, so the results should be taken with a grain of salt.

Under the test conditions, QA Consultants found that AMD's video cards were more stable than those from NVIDIA. Surprisingly, consumer cards scored better than workstation parts. AMD GPUs passed 93 percent of tests, whereas NVIDIA products passed 82 percent.

AMD commissioned study on GPU stability

You can check the full whitepaper over here (PDF).

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