Originally Posted by CULLEN
Well AMD are basically to blame for it, and insane fanboyism. AMD tend to over promise products and fail to deliver.
But this is also OCN.net, disliking a company, product or even color is apparently logical for some of the members.
Do you like Apple? False! The only thing to use is anything but Apple! Except for Windows because they are evil! And not Linux either because you gotta be able to play games. Boo on Apple!
Say you need a cheap desktop solution with fair iGPU performance? A10 7850K seems like a good choice, about $150 and can run some modern games eh? Wrong again buster! Intel's $365 processor i7 5775c is the only solution.
I'm not sure what you're saying here.
NV has been using skewed, counter-intuitive, twisted benchmarks to generate misleading hype for just as long as AMD. So has Intel, so will every corporation until the end of time.
suck for more reasons than I can count, Microsoft is
turning it's back on consumers after a lifetime of directing it's malevolence solely at competitors, and Linux does
lack support to a point where it's almost impossible to enjoy using it.
I'm all for advising consumers to stop incorporating their favorite brands into their personal identity, but most of these things you seem to be calling biases are actually completely true and have nothing to do with fanboyism.
And the hype is not just hype. It's optimism. People want Zen to succeed because they recognize there is a monopoly at play and it's causing extreme stagnation and unnecessary price gouging. They're not necessarily acting as fanboys because they have a bias towards AMD; they could just recognize that the demise of AMD is becoming a real possibility, and that demise would ruin the enthusiast PC market as we know and love it.. because the government really doesn't care about monopolies and will do nothing to stop them from happening. Big corporations are more flexible when it comes to things like backdoors for the NSA, big data sharing as per S.754 - Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, and the lovely process of having lobbyists buy your attention.
Some of us just don't want a world where AMD couldn't compete with NV / Intel with a 5 billion dollar annual budget, and died because 5 billion in annual revenue wasn't enough to compete with the combined 60 billion in annual revenue of Intel / NV.
That's not faboyism; that's recognizing how things will play out if AMD can't gain ground. Wanting AMD to succeed is not about having a meaningless fan bias. It's about having a bias between the choice of monopoly and dichotomy. And while dichotomy still isn't a great option, it seems a hell of a lot better than an Intel / NV monopoly.