ATI/AMD driver stability
I want to buy a new computer soon and I am a little undecided on the video card. I have a budget of 2000-2500 EUR so I want top notch.
The thing is I will probably keep this system for 2-3 years so stability is the most important thing for me.
The way I see it I can choose between a NVIDIA GTX 280 and the newly released AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2.
The AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 seems a better solution, but...
I and all the friends I know have had problems with ATI drivers (before ATI was taken over by AMD). Constant blue screen, games not working at all and so on.
My question is: is this still the case?
Are NVIDIA drivers better that ATI's ?
Or they are mostly the same?
One more thing. Has the driver situation on linux changed or NVIDIA is still the king?
Thank you for your time.