Originally Posted by criminal
You lost all credibility as soon as you typed that statement. AMD doesn't care anymore for their customers than Intel or Nvidia.
Lol yeah right, AMD only hires devs just to contribute to FOSS projects and releases all their product datasheets. They also stay with already existing standards, like Freesync to make it easier for the customer.
Wonder why sauerbraten barely runs on a 750Ti using free drivers? Nvidia refuses to cooperate with the nouveau devs and creates proprietary, Nvidia-only technologies like Physix or gsync. Wonder why SLI isn't compatible with any Sapphire motherboards, despite the chipset supporting it? Nvidia is bitter Sapphire only produces AMD cards. Contrary to popular belief, SLI is a purely software-based implementation. They just unlock it depending on which board you're using. This doesn't make them better than EA.
Intel isn't better. According to the Snowden documents, Intel cooperates with the NSA. Their processors include "anti-theft technology". It includes a kill-switch and an onboard remotely accessible OpenSPARC CPU. If you want to access the same documents AMD gives out for free, you must sign an NDA and wait a period of multiple months for reasons unknown. Intel has also been lobying behind some very shady bills in congress (which I won't mention, OCN isn't for politics).
This is why I refuse to buy anything Intel and Nvidia have to offer. They are bad companies that don't care about my rights despite me being a customer. I don't care about 640x480 Skyrim benchmarks where an i5 CPU beats my FX8350 by 8 frames. I want a CPU that can compile my software in a reasonable amount of time, and my FX8350 is far superior in raw number crunching than anything Intel has to offer at the same price point.Edited by Quail - 8/27/15 at 7:02pm