Third party audit suggests AMD drivers are the most stable

Credit: AMD

QA Consultants have released a new report that suggests AMD has the most stable driver in the graphics industry.

AMD Systems passed 401 out of 432 tests while Nvidia Systems passed 356, equivalent to a pass rate of 93% for AMD and 82% for Nvidia.

QA Consultants tested six of AMD’s most popular graphics cards at the high, medium and budget price points, from both the Gaming and Workstation lineups against competing Nvidia GPUs. These included the Radeon RX Vega 64, RX 580 and RX 560 for gaming, and the Radeon Pro WX 9100, WX 7100 and WX 3100 for workstations, using drivers Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.1 and Radeon Pro Software Enterprise 18.Q2, respectively.

QA consultants conducted a four-hour CRASH test on each GPU consecutively, six times a day for twelve days. Completing each test was considered a pass, and the overall stability score was determined from the total number of passes divided by the total number of attempts.

According to AMD's Andrej Zdravkovic, the takeaway here is that "driver stability is a consistent priority for AMD and our engineering team is dedicated to testing and refining each new update to ensure users can depend on their Radeon cards."

"With the results of the QA Consultants report, we’re pleased to see the results of that commitment to stability that we’ll continue into the future of Radeon products."

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