Originally Posted by Durquavian
Well you must be blind or selective in what you see. A great deal of marketing is void of fact or simply a play on numbers. Very few are in fact without flaw. Think about it, better tasting = according to who? Automobile commercials have got to be worst, Toyota, dodge/Chrysler and Volkswagen all have very misleading commercials ( actually Volkswagen used to haven't seen any for them in a while). Besides what kind of marketing actuals aims for pure truth? In this case do you expect AMD to hand out cans with the message "Try out the second best chip"?
The purpose of marketing is to attract new customers simple as that. I doubt "the fixer" videos have attracted new customers, or gotten people to switch from NVIDIA, if anything, it's done the exact opposite.
If your marketing is misleading, and if you're borderline being lied to, those customers will eventually find out, and won't be buying from you again.
Ask anyone who waited for Bulldozer, and bought a 990FX motherboard in anticipation of that chip. Let's just say they weren't pleased, a lot of them went Intel instead, while leaving a sour taste in their mouth.
When I talk about AMD's marketing, I'm talking about overall, they are misleading more often than not. I could give you MANY examples, but that's not what this thread is about. One quick example: I still remember the video AMD had up when BD released, claiming their benches were against a 980X, when in fact they weren't. It took them a whole week to fix their "mistake", they also conveniently disabled the comments for that video when it was running.