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Surprisingly AMD Graphics Drivers Are The Most Stable When It Comes To Stress Testing

QA Consultants have published a study in which AMD and Nvidia hardware was tested. The hardware remained the same except for different graphics cards that were used and the suitable software and drivers that were needed in order to run the different graphics cards. The results showed that AMD graphics drivers were more stable than those of Nvidia.

12 systems were configured with the same hardware for these test and the system specs are listed as follows:

  • Intel Core i5 8400 CPU
  • MSI Z370-A PRO Motherboard
  • ADATA XPG Z1 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Corsair CX Series CX750 PSU
  • Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD

Different graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia were used. These not only included gaming graphics cards but professional graphics cards as well. The cards that were used for the tests are listed as follows:

AMD GPUs Nvidia GPUs
RX Vega 64 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
RX 580 8GB GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
RX 560 GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB
Radeon Pro WX 9100 Quadro P5000
Radeon Pro WX 7100 Quadro P4000
Radeon Pro WX 3100 Quadro P600

The methodology behind the test was simple. There were 432 tests scheduled for each vendor. This represents 12 iterations of 6 executions of CRASH per GPU, across 6 GPUs. During the testing period of the system crashed or hanged, it was considered as a fail. If not then it was considered to be a success.

The results show that AMD graphics drivers were more stable than those of Nvidia as the AMD systems had a pass rate of 92.8% while the Nvidia systems had a pass rate of 82.4%. While this might not seem like much of a difference when you look at the results in percentages. Look at it this way, out of the 432 tests on the AMD systems only 31 failed. Out of the 432 tests on the Nvidia systems, 76 failed. So you can see how big of a difference this is.

In other news, the AMD Vega 64 gave tough time to the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti in Battlefield V benchmarks. AMD also talked about the next generation of consoles and what would be needed in order to run games at true 4K.

Let us know what you think about AMD graphics drivers being more stable as compared to Nvidia.