Originally Posted by Domino
I'm an engineering student in Electrical Engineering; along side our ethical courses, we hear about this all the time, and the countless (the good ones anyways) engineers that switch jobs whenever they are told to do crap like this. Although I'm switching into Mechancial, call it an educated, and experience, opinion.
And since when do we have biased moderators? Isn't it your job to be moderate? The fanboy comment is unacceptable as well.
How is what he said even biased?
Not agreeing with something you said doesn't equal bias.
I wish it were different but I cannot deny your right as I'm also against the over clocking limitations and not defending that one bit.
I do like to play devils advocate sometimes to think things thoroughly. Looking at their point of view it's a valid point to protect your products. I'm reluctant to think that as long as it's profitable it won't change and if it ends up being the death of them then I fear what the monopoly will be charging.
Personally I found it wasn't the green eyed monster I expected when I switched. I'm enjoying 3D Vision in movies and games. If that should end, I will not hesitate to make the switch again. At the moment their offering is more appealing for my needs regardless of their voltage locking.
I agree in the sense that yeah Nvidia can do whatever they want it's THEIR STUFF. And I even think their products are still good.
My real issue is just that removing features is never a good thing. Even if the 680 was 50% faster then the 7970 while underclocked I'd still have a fundamental problem with this new philosophy. I don't know if it will cause me to go purely AMD from here on out. If the performance is 15% + over the competition it becomes a tough sell to go with the other guy despite any issues I have with their business practices and what I think they think about me. And this is even coming from someone who totally believes they aren't being entirely truthful about this and threatening to withold stock despite saying they just wouldn't extend a warranty. There is just too many people in the vidya card business saying the opposite.