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Geforce Experience is useful. Kinda.
For example Shadowplay is very good.

But this change is so unecessary and stupid. Atleast for the consumer, for Nvidia its freeeee data!

Pretty much like Linus(TechTips) said one reason they can do it is because nvidia has 80% marketshare. Thats not good!
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Originally Posted by Pandora51 View Post

Geforce Experience is useful. Kinda.
For example Shadowplay is very good.

But this change is so unecessary and stupid. Atleast for the consumer, for Nvidia its freeeee data!

Pretty much like Linus(TechTips) said one reason they can do it is because nvidia has 80% marketshare. Thats not good!
Ahem... they don't have 80% market share.
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Ahem... they don't have 80% market share.

You're right the latest stats we have have from Q2, are @ 82%.
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Ahem... they don't have 80% market share.
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47105_06_amds-gpu-market-share-drops-again-even-release-fury_full.png

Is that not trustworthy?

Of course the share will be different if you look for example in the data from steam but that includes all gpus. New and old.
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You're right the latest stats we have have from Q2, are @ 82%.
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So we are talking quarter market shares ? How about the current % of nVidia/AMD OWNED cards, not sold ?
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47105_06_amds-gpu-market-share-drops-again-even-release-fury_full.png

Is that not trustworthy?

Of course the share will be different if you look for example in the data from steam but that includes all gpus. New and old.
Thats the point. We look at all owned GPU's as market share, not a quarterly sold GPU's.
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So we are talking quarter market shares ? How about the current % of nVidia/AMD OWNED cards, not sold ?
Thats the point. We look at all owned GPU's as market share, not a quarterly sold GPU's.
I really don't know what you're getting at, they have over 80% total marketshare right now. Cards bought 5 years ago may not even be used today.

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Now, let's get back to the whining over having to provide an email.
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Honestly, I have no idea how long I've had GFE installed as I never use it, I just wanted to see how much RAM it used, someone said it was over 600MB.

Also, I seen some really long whiny posts here, I bet it took longer to write those posts, then it would take to create a dump email address from Gmail. I have a few email addresses that are used strictly for this type of purpose.


Now, why am I not surprised to see you, 2010rig, jumping in to defend this on Nvidia's behalf. rolleyes.gif

I am sure there will be other usual suspects who will be piping in all over the net soon enough. tongue.gif

As to the long whiny post, yeah if I am spending my money and buying 6-7 Nvidia gpus, I am going to express my displeasure with this boneheaded move. You don't like it, don't read it.

Besides, it's not a whine, it's a commitment that I am making never to buy a discreet Nvidia gpu, if this locking down occurs. No one Cares about what I buy or not, and nor do I give crap about what you got or wanna promote, but if sonmeone reaches into my pocket by limiting what I already paid for, I do have a problem with it. mad.gif
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I wasn't referring to you, but ok, if the shoe fits wear it.

I'm not defending this move, I've had gfe installed for a while and never use it. My games run fine without it. But on the flip side, how hard is it to register with a fake email address?
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Also, I seen some really long whiny posts here, I bet it took longer to write those posts, then it would take to create a dump email address from Gmail. I have a few email addresses that are used strictly for this type of purpose.

Create a dump email? Having to do this to use the hardware you've bought is acceptable to you?

Why should anyone ever need a dump email?
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Create a dump email? Having to do this to use the hardware you've bought is acceptable to you?

Why should anyone ever need a dump email?

Since they don't want to use their personal email in fear of receiving SPAM, though there's no evidence to support that NVIDIA spams people.

I actually have 3 different emails that are used to sign up for different things, where I don't want to be bombarded in email from. Tons of sites and services require a name and email. It's nothing new.

Like I said, I seen some really long complaint posts ITR, less time could be spent on setting up an email address. wink.gif

This is coming from someone who has built email lists since 2002.
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