Strange, I had well over 800+ graphics cards since 1988, all my Radeons run fine got three systems all using Sapphire Nitro+ Based Radeons no issues what so ever, As NVIDIA's drivers go they still look like Windows 98 SE and looks don't decide function but in an overall level I had far more issues with NVIDIA's poor quality drivers resulting Black screens at start up or using several browser types Chrome, Firefox/Waterfox / Opera Browser, Internet Explorer even after new reinstalls it was a crap show all over.
The main issue AMD has now is that they messed up the DX11 code after driver 22.6.1, and this is why their latest WHQL driver set is 22.5.1 while 22.6.1 is a Beta but also the llatest driver with good DX11 performance, 22.7.1 and up cause Lightmap render issues, so I just use 22.5.1 and all my games run fine, but agreed fixing this should not take a year and I do understand this can really frustrate people and I get why they go to NVIDIA but then again NVIDIA too has made similar issues, it's all the same imo.
NVIDIA also has this issues as many RTX 30 series owners I am friended to have told me, both are having similar issues, it's strange to see people rant things off especially if it's ATi/AMD< while in the actual reality the problem exists on BOTH sides.
My best NV Experience was in the Quad SLI days with the GTX 295 Red Editions, the GTX 480's, 580's and the GTX 680 SC Sig 2GB's these days were fantastic, yea I miss my GX2 collection that too were fun times :)
Just the time that NV launched a new driver that disabled SLI was very discomforting, a friend of mine that had two EVGA GTX 670 SC's had this and he could never SLI them ever again even if he rolled back. very weird.
AMD Also had their shills though, you won't see me deny that either, I just won't go all in for them, but for me NVIDIA was most troublesome as heir trashy customer support sector goes, it's just bad as they seem to be the most careless types I ever ran in to..
This goes more to the GTX 1080 FTW2 I had, I never got my RAM accepted NVIDIA simply ignored me after 5 days asking me things I told them a billion times, their customer care level is ZERO.
After that I bought a Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64 and Even to this very day this card has been in service for the past 5 years and 8 months without any hardware related issues, it still fulfills all my needs and what not else, just as long I use the 22.5.1 driver which I need for ARK: Survival Evolved with the Play as a Dino mod and 13 other ones.
Also I have two other AMD based builds a Dual 6 Core OpteronDP 2435 D0 with a Nitro+ R9 Fury and a single 8 Core OpteronMP 6140 D1 with a Nitro+ RX 580 Special Edition 8GB GDDR5 and these too run things just fine games & simulations, retro games also run on these quite well, even so I prefer to use my AMD K7 Athlon Classic 700 and the AMD AthlonXP for actual retro games they are more suited for that anyway.
The most people I know and a few hundred of them have Radeons and they too have good experiences, for all I see is that some are not trying hard enough, or they never actually had a Radeon and actually never tried long enough, or are just doing things wrong, it is mostly one of those things.
After all they are production cards and not Engineering Samples cards, cards I had plenty units of, as for the ATi/AMD Production cards I find them robust, very stable and just very pleasant and easy to use.
Here is my gallery of my best cards, not all 800+ are on there but the best ones all top tier models as well:https://www.3dfx.ch/galle...tor_goldleader/prevgas
The cards that gave me the best experience was by far 3dfx, Matrox & ATi/AMD, the best GeForce cards were theGeForce3, GeForce 4 Ti series, GeForce 6800 Series, GTX 295 Re's & GTX 480/580 series & GTX 680 series, yet the most interesting was the GTX 480 Engineering Sample which was a Beta Board a Rev.A2 5009 and a working GeForce LED logo.
The most complicated card I worked with was the 3dfx Voodoo5 5000 AGP x4 32MB Rev.A0 3700, SLI worked fine in 98SE but not in any NTFS OS, it seems there was a bug in the Bios, that didn't address the card to function normally in a NTFS operating system setup, so only single chip worked. when I had the card some others from x-3dfx & VoodooAlert helped me with testing but none of us could really find out what actually caused SLI not to function with NTFS, but after some more research it seemed to bea flaw within the BIOS of the cards, since the 5000 PCI never ran in to this issue and they run under NTFS just fine in single chip as well as Dual Chip.
It took me quite a while to find that out to be honest, the Voodoo5 5000 was also never produced.
Nowadays I mostly do retro rebuilds just far more enjoyable and much less stress, retro games are miles better as gameplay quality goes so for that part yea not missing out much