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I'm fine with this move by AMD.

I'm not ok with this part though.
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While Nvidia-based systems will be supported, the company won't be able to develop and distribute updated drivers until after each game is released.

In the case of Tomb Raider, I wasn't happy that it took a couple weeks to get everything working correctly.
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Well, I don't think it will make much difference.
It won't.

AMD will have driver optimisations on day 1 while Nvidia will have them a couple of days later. You can play the game fine on day 1 if you have an Nvidia card, just not as well.
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post #13 of 329
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I'm fine with this move by AMD.

I'm not ok with this part though.
In the case of Tomb Raider, I wasn't happy that it took a couple weeks to get everything working correctly.

I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about. With the way Frostbite runs on Nvidia hardware already I can't imagine any problems on the scale of Tomb Raider. I mean heck when the 7970 first came out the gtx 580 was more powerful in BF3.
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post #14 of 329
This is a huge deal for AMD owners. To Nvidia owners i dont think it matters that much. Nvidia comes out with game drivers pretty quick and AMD is lacking in that area still. AMD owners need this until their driver team is as fast as Nvidias.
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This is a huge deal for AMD owners. To Nvidia owners i dont think it matters that much. Nvidia comes out with game drivers pretty quick and AMD is lacking in that area still. AMD owners need this until their driver team is as fast as Nvidias.

I agree with that last statement. It seems like Nvidia is almost always on the ball when it comes to drivers, AMD not so much. AMD has been better now than in previous generations of cards, but even so they still don't have their CF microstutter driver fix out yet and 7970's have been out for what 2+ years?
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So let me get this straight, AMD is actively stopping Nvidia from getting their hands to the FB3 games until after launch?

Which company here was supposed to be the one with good business practices?
 
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Neither? They're in the business of making money. They'll do whatever it takes within the law to do so.
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I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about. With the way Frostbite runs on Nvidia hardware already I can't imagine any problems on the scale of Tomb Raider. I mean heck when the 7970 first came out the gtx 580 was more powerful in BF3.

Considering it says NVIDIA can't develop drivers until after the game is released. I wonder how long it'll take to get optimized drivers?

I don't think TWIMTBP ever did that to AMD did they?
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this practice is utter bs from both sides amd and nvidia. They throw money around to cripple competitors a practice that is bad for consumers, but who is going to stop em?


Now you guys on the Nvidia side will understand what it means when your 2nd in driver optimization. AMD gpu's had to endure this for a long enough time. It has gotten a lot better since the 7900 series with the Never settle era.
    
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So let me get this straight, AMD is actively stopping Nvidia from getting their hands to the FB3 games until after launch?

Which company here was supposed to be the one with good business practices?

Most of these games will be optimized for AMD APUs on consoles anyways, so it makes sense. though restricting Nvidia from developping is kind of a low thing to do ... I'm glad to see AMD getting it's revenge biggrin.gif
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