Krovven wrote on Oct 8, 2011, 00:16:
Half-Life 2? I seem to recall having my 9800 and having problems with HL2 at launch, which was ironic since there was the whole "developed for ATI" promo.
I switched to an nVidia card shortly after and never had drivers problems again.
No, HL2 ran fine for me, though I didn't get around to playing it until like four months after it was launched. And I may have had an Nvidia card at the time anyway.
I tend to switch between the two based on who delivers the most power for the least amount of noise. And noise was a major issue with Nvidia for quite awhile until the second generation Fermi cards came out, and they apparently finally realized that not everybody enjoys having their card sound like a vacuum cleaner.