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I can't wait for the FTC to catch on to those shady "marketing practices"
Explain marketing practices.
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from both Nvidia and AMD i guess biggrin.gif

Absolutely, if NVIDIA is doing something shady, that is breaking FTC rules, the FTC should absolutely go after them.

AMD IS blatantly breaking FTC rules with the way their Advocacy program is structured. It's just a matter of time before the FTC catches on...
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Or cares. The PAID in money/hardware NVIDIA shills are harder to spot because nvidida doesnt have a publicly available roster of patsies.
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Lol, both sides have no shortage of advocates, what matter is it whether they are sanctioned or not?
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Or cares. The PAID in money/hardware NVIDIA shills are harder to spot because nvidida doesnt have a publicly available roster of patsies.

You're right about the cares part. It'll take quite an investigation to figure out who's a part of the AAP. A lot of us have suspicions, but that's all.

The main law they are breaking, is the one that allows them to cover their tracks. Sneaky sneaky.
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Lol, both sides have no shortage of advocates, what matter is it whether they are sanctioned or not?

There's a BIG difference in buying your own hardware, and realizing that you prefer Company A over Company B based on your own experience, and or personal requirements.

Then getting hardware given to you for FREE, in exchange for your "Advocacy".
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Yep.... compensated or employed shills are a big issue. I prefer nVidia due to feature set and personal experience. I have absolutely no ties to any hardware manufacturer .
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What exactly does one do as an advocator? Well that makes it a problem.
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There are plenty of people around who lie and spout nonsensical garbage about both companies whether they are paid or not. I scarcely see the reason for outrage here to be honest. I take everything I read on the forums with a grain of salt and have been here long enough to know whom I can trust and who is just talking out their butts....
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What exactly does one do as an advocator? Well that makes it a problem.

They pretend to be neutral and un-biased, when they are in fact given FREE hardware in exchange for their pro AMD "opinions" on Forums and Social Media.

The AMD Advocacy Program goes against FTC rules, where you must disclose your relationship with the company you're affiliated with.

The moment you get FREE hardware, so you can defend and talk up AMD in forums, IS a problem because your opinion is no longer "neutral", since you are being paid for your bias. These people have made forums such OCN & Anandtech very messy, and are constantly involved in flame wars.

If you don't see a problem in that, I don't know what to tell you.
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There are plenty of people around who lie and spout nonsensical garbage about both companies whether they are paid or not. I scarcely see the reason for outrage here to be honest. I take everything I read on the forums with a grain of salt and have been here long enough to know whom I can trust and who is just talking out their butts....


Well said! +1
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