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2. Sell SimCity for $50

After all the brouhaha, finding anyone willing to shell over $50 for it might be a tad more difficult wink.gif
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I find it a tad amusing that AMD was bold enough to bundle a terrible game. Maybe EA offered Simcity at a bargain price knowing how crappy it was, and hoping to bait more people into the always connected servers and Origin.

And speaking of Simcity: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/04/simcity-nissan-leaf/

This says it all:
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So always-on connection, server failures that wipe your progress, AND ads in your face in a game you paid for.

Will someone just pull the plug on this pile of fail?

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Or better yet.... If AMD is willing to bundle a $60 game, how about a steam wallet coupon, then we get to pick which game we can play at 15 fps on our new APU.

Sir, I think you mistaken the APU for an Intel HD 2000/3000, or you attempted to play Planetside2 (which is extremely CPU dependent), or you used the Z60 Hondo APU for heavy gaming.
Edited by A Bad Day - 4/5/13 at 5:03am
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ahh, this is pretty awesome...was just about to build my dad an a10 system.
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Or better yet.... If AMD is willing to bundle a $60 game, how about a steam wallet coupon, then we get to pick which game we can play at 15 fps on our new APU.
Except they're not paying $60 a game. They're probably paying less than $15-20 per copy. EA believes they'll make up the difference in DLC and new Origin customers. Giving you a $60 steam coupon would require either A) negotiating with every single developer on steam or B) actually paying $60 per copy and killing their profits.
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I find it a tad amusing that AMD was bold enough to bundle a terrible game. Maybe EA offered Simcity at a bargain price knowing how crappy it was, and hoping to bait more people into the always connected servers and Origin.

And speaking of Simcity: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/04/simcity-nissan-leaf/
Except, despite its extremely overplayed problems, it's still a fun game? It wasn't a bargain price, it's a rather standard bulk discount. And really, complaining about a free OPTIONAL DLC is nothing more than complaining for the sake of complaining.
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Not this AMD user excuse of "if you haven't owned it, you don't know how fast it is yet, even though reviews have been published all over the net" I heard that many times during the bulldozer release, Give it a break. If you want to get over 30FPS with the fastest APU (still not smooth at all) In any somewhat recent game you need to either lower the resolution below 1080p or lower the settings to the lowest with no AA, or both.
Just facts. Some facts hurt when you're emotionally attached.
So if I have facts, I am emotionally attached?

You seem emotionally vindicated. Please present your facts that go against the general consensus.
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So if I have facts, I am emotionally attached?

You seem emotionally vindicated. Please present your facts that go against the general consensus.

He's making a valid point though.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/trinity-gaming-performance,3304-6.html

If you want the game to be playable @1080p, you HAVE to turn down the settings.





Even on Low spec, some games are unplayable.



Want to play on high settings? Here's the result.


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The situation is even worse in Crysis 2. There’s no point in belaboring this. The DX 11-based title is famous for its massively taxing load. Even AMD admitted going in that the game would crush any of the integrated graphics solutions we threw at it. So, we knew it would be bad. But how bad? Let’s just say we’d like to revisit this test in three or four years. Perhaps by then, Crysis won’t crash on its first load attempt under Intel’s integrated CPUs, as it did on both chips for us.

AMD is including SimCity because it “offloads a significant amount of the calculations to EA's servers” in order to play the game. ( Get it? lachen.gif )
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Blah Blah Blah.

OCN... I'm disappointed in you. Where are the digs? Like...

"Oh, great. A new chip much like the game it's bundled with... can't support the user."

Okay, your turn... GO!
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Not this AMD user excuse of "if you haven't owned it, you don't know how fast it is yet, even though reviews have been published all over the net" I heard that many times during the bulldozer release, Give it a break. If you want to get over 30FPS with the fastest APU (still not smooth at all) In any somewhat recent game you need to either lower the resolution below 1080p or lower the settings to the lowest with no AA, or both.
Just facts. Some facts hurt when you're emotionally attached.

Facts that came from an orifice that will remain unnamed? Cite sources broskie, especially since the reviews say you're WRONG. thumb.gif Its better than any intel onboard GPU, and its not meant to be powerful its meant to be low power, low heat, low cost. You know, the kinds of things consumers care about minimizing.

EDIT: If anyone here is expecting APUs to catch dedicated GPUs anytime soon, I'd bring a book.
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He's making a valid point though.
His second post does, his first doesn't.

I think it's ridiculous when people expect a $130 APU to perform the same as $300+ CPU and GPU combinations. Or if you are a person that believes a story and game play can only be experienced at max detail.

However,
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Memory AMD/Patriot 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600, AP38G1608U2K @ 8-9-8-24 and 1.65 V

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/trinity-gaming-performance,3304-4.html

Bump all of those benchmarks 33% with 2133Mhz. I game on my Trinity HTPC with my girlfriend all the time, no game has been unplayable.
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His second post does, his first doesn't.

I think it's ridiculous when people expect a $130 APU to perform the same as $300+ CPU and GPU combinations. Or if you are a person that believes a story and game play can only be experienced at max detail.

However,
Bump all of those benchmarks 33% with 2133Mhz. I game on my Trinity HTPC with my girlfriend all the time, no game has been unplayable.

I was strictly referring to the clarification part of his posts. wink.gif
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