Originally Posted by iamhollywood5
AMD has been a bit better as of late but they honestly had it coming, due to their history. I'm no Nvidia fanboy, I've literally only ever had Radeon GPUs in all my builds and a few AMD CPUs, but I wont deny that they have frustrated me to no end with driver issues and other hassles and unreliability due to low quality silicon and other low quality components. AMD has almost become synonymous with "stutter" in my book while it seems most people consider Nvidia to always been the smoother experience, and the company more likely to release a product that works exactly the way it's intended to and advertised to on day 1.
Maybe this will be another push to step up their quality?
Yet in my experience with both AMD and nVidia (Going as far back as an nVidia Vanta TNT2 16MB to my HD7950) they're both not perfect...Sometimes nVidia is worse, sometimes AMD is. At this point in time apart from a few laptop related bugs (Enduro) and left over frame pacing issues as far as I can tell, they're practically equal.
Originally Posted by frickfrock999
But, I will admit. I have been seeing some HORRIBLE
flickering gray lines all over the screen sometimes when playing flash videos.
I'd be more likely to blame Flash there than anything else given that I've had some of the most random bugs with it in practically every PC I've used/built regardless of drivers, brands used, stability, etc.
Originally Posted by ikjadoon
Also, people thinking that NVIDIA paid Origin for exlcusivity:
Intel did EXACTLY that to AMD with Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo, and NEC in the mid-200s when AMD's CPUs pummeled Intel's CPUs. And you know what? Intel was fined in the BILLIONS.
So, either Origin has data and can support that in a legal case OR they will be paying huge fines. Source: http://money.cnn.com/2010/07/23/technology/dell_intel/index.htm
Intel's fine was for much more than this...It was also kept on the down-low with much bigger OEMs selling slower, hotter running and more power hungry Intel CPUs, this is completely different as there's already plenty of people who still think AMDs drivers are actually worse than nVidia's, both companies products are good in their own ways (Pentium 4 vs Athlon64 left the Pentium 4 with very limited benefits...Compare that with GK104 vs Tahiti, both are great GPUs) among other things. It's pretty obvious that if nVidia is paying Origin PC to say this and not use AMDs cards, they could get away with it much more easily.
The fact they said AMD cards overheat proves that it's either something they're doing wrong or nVidia's hand is in this...If my card is overheating at ~74c load, then I'd hate to see what they thought of Fermi. (My GTX 470 on its stock cooler never loaded below 90c.)
And they're using 20 years of experience to show they know what they're talking about...That proves nothing, I know people who have way more experience than that who know bugger all about modern computers. Not saying their staff are dumb or anything, just that once you've been using PCs for a few years experience becomes irrelevant for building and maintaining gaming PCs because there's only so much you can learn.