Had the new GTX 960 and PSU a couple of weeks now and I can honestly say I couldn't be happier with them both. MY PC is finally super silent after years of putting up with a horrible noise due to a PSU that just wasn't up to the task and every game I play outside of Just Cause 3 runs like an utter dream. Ironically after looking forwards to it for years I now couldn't even give a damn about JC3 I'm enjoying playing others games too much instead.
Rise of the Tomb Raider Lost PlaneT 3 Dirt Rally MGS Rising Metro Last Light Black Ops III multiplayer
All working as they should at 1080p and a solid 50-60fps on high or max settings. A part of me wishes I had switched over to Nvidia years ago alas I have now and there's no looking back. I feel I can finally look forward to new games without the dread I used to feel at least.
Its a shame though, AMD are clearly struggling to put out a line of products that offer reliability to customers like Dave. I know he is unlucky somewhat but still. I think their gear is probably fine but its the driver support that's letting them down.
NVidia and AMD have both bad their fair share of dodgy drivers over the years. I think Dave is just unlucky, I ran with AMD cards for years and never had a single issue. The only reason I switched when I bought my 980 Ti was because the top tier AMD offering at the time wasn't up to scratch. But now the 390 Fury range is out and offering a decent competition.
I don't think there's a great disparity between the two brands at moment. It's just down to personal preferences and which horror stories you hear.