[QUOTE=xtacydima;2090941]The thread indicates that this will be used as a Windows based server. Although the linux based dirvers you had been using fine for years now might be great for a unix\linux system, Windows may not be as kind, and it is a factor indeed to consider.
On another note:
I would suggest to go ATI they have known stable catalyst and MS based drivers, nvidia is a bit too risky for servers imo, especially if it is business/production dependant.
Further, what is the budge allocated for this, and what is the primary purpose of this server, graphics are usually not a large concern for servers as they are workhorse machines powered by as much CPU and RAM power one can afford.[/QUOTE]
considering that Windows drivers are developed by nvidia inhouse and linux drivers are done by programmers in their spare time, it would take a lot to suggest that linux drivers would somehow be superior in quality compared to windows drivers.
I don’t know why anyone considers ati’s catalyst drivers to be stable. there have been plenty of people who have had issues with the ahci implementation (or lack thereof).
If you consider nforce chipsets unstable, then ati chipsets are no better.
best to stick with professional level chipsets on server class motherboards if you want completely stability.