Originally Posted by OverclockerFox
One board released by ASUS is not the same as support built into the CPU and chipset. Are you unaware that third-party solutions are not preferred to first-party ones, by most people who know hardware?
Secondly, this is a community where people /do/ count and obsess over each frame per second, and each extra mhz they can squeeze out of their machinery. So yes, it is worth mentioning, even if it's not perceptible without testing. FOR EXAMPLE, if you're trying to overclock a mid-end card so that it can cope with a technically demanding game, it /might/ make some difference, it it's, say, the difference between 27 and 30 frames per second, between the overclock on the card and the slight speed boost of PCI-E 3.0.
I'm sorry, that went over your head. I shall try to be more literal in my replies to you in the future.
and.... what was that sound? Was that the sound of a 4-core owner trying to make fun of me?
It's hardly a "crippled system". Half-built, maybe. I prefer not to waste money on intermediate parts, except if I really need to. Like this board that can host more items and overclock better than that postage stamp I was on before.
Did you just describe consoles as "next generation systems"? Wow. You really know absolutely nothing about hardware, do you? If you had been following the news on the new round of consoles, you'd know their hardware is maybe somewhat equivalent to a low-end PC. Hardly next-gen. Please explain in detail how you would consider them "next-gen".
Now as to the OP article, this just seems like more AMD marketing fluff. The article says nothing in detail about what this "unified gaming strategy" is supposed to be. It just seems like AMD is bragging about how its' hardware is in the two new consoles, under the guise of suggesting that this will make porting games easier.