Originally Posted by Mopar63
Now first let me say I understand the Youtube reasoning but I think this is also the reasoning. Now hear is my question for you, if you cannot detect a stutter does it matter?
Now consider my question for a moment without fanboy glasses or anal retentive thoughts when it comes to performance data. I mean if you are playing a game and you do not see a stutter but the data shows there is a stutter does the stutter really matter?
Now does this mean the stutter should be ignored, of course not but I think a lot more is being made of it than needs to be. For example I have spoke to many people that are not buying dual card setups but this data to them seems to be relevant, despite the fact that the data shows in single cards the issue is not there.
I think we are taking a small pot hole and trying to turn it into a giant sinkhole.
there are two "sides" to look at this.
objectively: the problem exists and ought to be addressed and fixed so to provide better quality of support for the product now and in the future
subjectively: the problem exists but since it is not an issue with me at this time
there is no reason to fix it.
so what are the consequences of either point of view?
when it comes to problem solving, it is always better to be proactive, solving an issue before it becomes a problem, than tertiary, waiting until it is an issue. its far from just being a PR move because it takes much less resources and time to fix it before it gets out of hand than to wait until later. as much as it isn't productive to make a mountain out of a molehill it is also undesirable to bury your head in the sand.
the answer is right in front of us; take a look at nvidia whom was aware of the problem and took steps to fix it. now look at AMD who wasn't aware so they didn't address any issue. prior to the new metric of "frame time" measurement was introduced most users were aware that a SLI setup produced less stuttering than a Xfire setup. now that there has been empirical evidence showing such
, it is forcing users into an undesirable dilemma:
do i buy an AMD card which is better in single card usage but has problems if i want to upgrade to a Xfire setup? or do i buy nvidia which lacks in single card usage but has better SLI performance?
AMD addressing and fixing the problem, whether it is an issue for all users or not, will solve that dilemma.
(edited for typos)Edited by looniam - 4/1/13 at 8:35am