News that Nvidia has been covering up defects in their 8800 series, and possibly all other cards for the past few years has me extremely frustrated.
It is totally unacceptable that a 300-600 dollar investment should fail within 2 years time.
I use to trust Nvidia, and always have preferred them over ATI for their drivers and OpenGL support. But now my 7900 GT is failing, of which most seem to within a year because of a very common defect (though whether it’s the one the article refers to or not I’m not sure).
Of course normally if you don’t support one company, you go to their competition, in which I would gladly hand ATI/AMD money – if only they didn’t have half-ass support for OpenGL.
What to do when you have to choose between a card thats likely to fail within 2 years or a card that might not even work with the app I use the most?