QA Consultants find AMD's graphics drivers to be more stable than Nvidia's after head-to-head testing

Nvidia's drivers failed two times as often during stress testing

QA Consultants find AMD's graphics drivers to be more stable than Nvidia's after head-to-head testing

QA Consultants find AMD's graphics drivers to be most stable

QA Consultants, an independent provider of software quality assurance and testing services, has released a report which has found that AMD/Radeon offer the most stable graphics drivers. 

This testing was conducted over a range of twelve GPUs, six AMD Radeon (3 Gaming + 3 Workstation) and six Nvidia (3 Geforce and 3 Quadro), each of which was tested for twelve days using Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) to determine which graphics card manufacturer offered the most stable graphics card drivers. 

During these tests, AMD's graphics hardware passed 93% of all tests while Nvidia's graphics cards passed 82% of the scheduled tests, showing that AMD's WHQL drivers are more stable than their Nvidia counterparts. Nvidia-powered systems failed over two times as often as their AMD-powered counterparts.

This testing was commissioned by AMD and conducted by the third party experts at QA Consultants, who have previously worked on over 5,000 testing and consulting projects from clients that include the US and Canadian Governments as well as a range of healthcare, insurance, retail and telecommunications companies.     

    Commissioned by AMD, QA Consultants used Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Lab Kit (HLK) to conduct a 12-day head-to-head test comparing AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers. The test compared 12 GPU’s, six from AMD and six from NVIDIA, running on 12 identical machines. All machines were configured with Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Both gaming and professional GPUs were equally represented in the testing. After running for 12 days of 24-hour stress tests, the aggregate of AMD products passed 93% of the scheduled tests. The aggregate of NVIDIA products passed 82% of the scheduled tests.


QA Consultant's test results are available to view here. Testing was conducted on twelve identical machines over twelve days on an isolated network. 

You can join the discussion on QA Consultants proving that AMD's graphics drivers are the most stable in the industry on the OC3D Forums.  

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Most Recent Comments

16-07-2018, 14:06:34

Must. Not. Laugh.Quote

16-07-2018, 18:56:03

I believe it. I've only ever had 1 issue with AMD drivers and it was my fault.

Since turning to nvidia I have had 3 and pretty much always has to do with Chrome.Quote

16-07-2018, 19:12:28

Joking aside, I'm in the same boat

Only time the drivers 'crashed' on my 480 is when I OC'd the core too much using WattMan and it reverted back to stock. However with my 780s I had occasional driver crashes depending on how demanding the game was and how long it was running. But I distinctly remember GeForce Experience being totally horrible for driver updates and screwed my system up so bad I had to reinstall Windows. Even the Display Driver Uninstaller couldn't helpQuote

17-07-2018, 01:13:27

I blame the driver of AMD that I had massive fps drops and low fps overall when I got my HD5670 to replace my 8600GTS and the ATi should have around 1.5x the power........

But, with my 770, every CoD crashed from time to time because the driver crashed and thought my GPU got removed from the rig *facepalm*. Had no such issues with the 1070 yet. So I'm on nvidia's side.Quote

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