17.6.2 Drivers are Still a Mess

I'm just making this discussion because I'm pretty disappointing with this last few Crimson driver versions that have come out.

I made a discussion previously about 17.6.1 making my GPU unstable and crashing my PC when starting up a game and I wasn't the only one with similar issues are other issues related to these drivers. I thought the problems were fixed with 17.6.2 but overtime I've learned that its pretty unstable as well, it just took longer for it to crash my PC.

 

I've tried rolling back to 17.4.4 but Relive and Freesync some to have some issues for me on this version. Since there is critical update to one of the games I play in 17.5.2 so I decided to to install 17.5.2 but without Radeon Settings because it seems like the frame timing issues in Freesync are connected to that. I figured this out because with Radeon Settings uninstalled (Freesync still enables, I can tell with how smooth the game still is when games drop below the 60Hz of my screen) all the framerate issues are gonna with games in borderless fullscreen mode and exclusive fullscreen modes.

 

What I want to know is, are all these issues with the drivers, Freesync, Relive and that power efficiency mode known and recognized issues with AMD that they will be working on this fixing soon??

 

I ask this because I was planning on buying RX Vega whenever they release and seeing how these last few drivers releases have been a buggy mess, I really don't feel safe dropping that money on that high end AMD GPU when then one day I can get a driver version that's suppose to fix some issues with a game or some program but it just ends up breaking everything else. I know this can happen with any hardware but it seems like, as of now, there is more of a probability of this happening with AMD GPUs.

 

Before I've started buying RX 400 GPUs I was a long time with Nvidia since the Geforce 8800GTS 320MB. I think I might have bought a couple Radeon 4870 somewhere in that span of time but I don't remember haven't a great experience dealing with the drivers back the with those cards either. The Nvidia drivers through all that span of time have been the for most part great and released more frequently and consistently. I never was really afraid of running into stability issues like I am with these AMD GPUs. The only reason I've went back to AMD is because recently I like how AMD has done a 180 and been releasing some great hardware with good features, being very competitive. But if the driver support continues to be unstable like this and the great features that they created being unusable, I really don't want to have to deal with this.