A WHILE BACK, Microsoft released some crash data for the Broken OS and Nvidia was held responsible for about one in three Vista crashes.
Since that time, Vista still is malware filled, but the proportions of the crashes have changed.
The latest numbers we have seen are a graphics-related crash report from June, direct from Redmondia.
Back in April, Nvidia was responsible for about 30 per cent of all Vista crashes, with Intel and ATI coming up with about nine per cent each in the early days. The crash report is on P47 of the PDF here, with the article it came from here.
The numbers for June concentrate on crashes caused by graphics chips. According to the Vista RTM OCA - IHV breakout, Nvidia is still responsible for 48 per cent of them, a sneeze away from half. Intel has regressed to 31 per cent, no shock considering its driver woes of the last few years, and ATI picks up the rear at 19 per cent. 'Other' is sitting at two per cent, they should feel proud of the job they are doing.
What this tells us is that Nvidia drivers blow less than they used to, but are responsible for about half of the GPU related crashes out there, rounding error away from Intel and ATI combined. For the fanbois out there touting the stability of Nvidia drivers and continually trashing ATI, first learn to count.
Once that heartache is over, think about this, since the Broken OS was released, ATI has has been responsible for, at worst, 2.5 times fewer crashes than Nvidia. µ
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