Originally Posted by Redeemer
But I should take Nvidia's marketing at face value?
Nope. What you should take at face value is how frequently software bugs come up and how long it takes the respective companies to fix them. Here you have AMD with 3 year outstanding bugs on all 79xx and prior cards that are still not fixed. AMD essentially gave the middle finger to all of those customers. Microstutter in eyefinity/CF was reported by websites in 2012. AMD admitted to the problem. THEY HAVE YET TO FIX IT. Broken promises. Furthermore, see what the marketing of these companies say and what they do. Let's take g-sync for example. Nvidia did not announce it until they finalized the control board, Had monitor manufacturers on board. Had a release date set. Had an upgrade program in place.
Compare this to AMD's marketing for free sync: First, the name "Free-sync" is a clear shot at nvidia. But it isn't free, since eDP doesn't exist on desktop monitors; it requires a variable refresh control module in monitors just like g-sync does. AMD marketing lied to you about "free". Control module isn't free. New monitor isn't free. Then, it requires displayport 1.3. DP1.3 isn't finalized yet and likely won't be finalized until this summer/fall. On top of this, AMD has zero panel manufacturers. Hilariously enough, AT interviewed the demo'ees and they stated they don't know when this is coming to market. They have no plans to product-tize it. So let's review. AMD has no panel manufacturers on board. They haven't designed the control module for monitors yet. They have no release time frame. They have nothing.
See the difference here? Nvidia delivers on their promises more often than not. AMD doesn't. That's the bottom line. That's on top of the fact that AMD's software team is incompetent, heck they have THREE YEAR SOFTWARE BUGS on all 79xx and prior cards. They told me in 2010 to get a MST hub to fix tearing in eyefinity on my 5870 CF setup. Only MST hubs WERENT RELEASED until 2013, and were only released in Europe by Club 3d.
You see where i'm going with this? The correlation here is that AMD cannot be trusted. Their marketers are liars. Nvidia aren't saints, but they at least follow through on their promises more often than not. Nvidia has a plan for g-sync. You can buy G-sync monitors now. Free-sync? It's a marketing stunt and AMD has nothing. No time frame to market. No monitor manufactuers. No variable refresh control module for monitors. Again. You cannot trust a word AMD's marketing tells you. They're full of lies and half truths. History has proven this time and time again. I could name more examples of AMD's marketing being liars if you'd like, but I suspect that would be a waste of time. You know i'm right. HD3D, eyefinity, full of so many promised software fixes that were never delivered upon. AMD cannot be trusted, as I said. So when I see all of this marketing bullcrap about free-sync, I know what's up. I know AMD is full of it.Edited by xoleras - 1/9/14 at 2:11pm