Originally Posted by Mand12
Quite a lot of people know they're lying, because, you know, there's direct proof that what they said was false and that they knew that what they were saying was false.
just as hard at the "nvidia loves competition" line, but that's somewhat to be expected. AMD, on the other hand, is lying about things of technical substance.
Product isn't out yet. It's been discussed at length, but so far there's just no proof that FreeSync is vaporware. So far FreeSync seems to be going the route of bringing variable refresh based on the method we currently see in laptops using eDP which is proven technology. I'd save these kind of accusations for release day.
Originally Posted by Scorpion49
So, uh, why did AMD rush to bring something out only after Nvidia announced it and showed working versions of it? I mean, they're the kind, caring company that just wants to give you the best for free right?
Tons of reasons. Because people want it, for one. And the longer G-Sync is on the market, the stronger that propriety product will be. Most people who have a G-Sync monitor (and not and Adaptive Sync monitor) won't want to spend money on a new monitor to switch from NV to AMD.
And no, AMD's not a loving caring company that just wants to give you the best for free. AMD's belief is that they can earn your money by legitimately doing things that are good for you as a hat-tip to your intelligence as a consumer. (They're wrong.)
The work with OpenGL didn't earn them many customers; Mantle forced DX12's improvements that'll probably follow shortly after Mantle's release from beta (most NV customers see this as a personal victory because it'll make Mantle less relevant, not because they reaped benefits from AMD's open-source endeavor.) Freesync, if it makes G-Sync redundant and brings an open standard for all of us, will probably have little impact on AMD's public image (so far it's mostly negative.)Edited by Mookster - 9/2/14 at 6:15am