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post #31 of 41
The simple fact is that when I'm in the market to buy new hardware. I have no brand loyalty just performance loyalty. I go with the fastest brand. So if ATI is ahead that's what I will go with, if not I’ll go with option #2.

I used to be a huge AMD freak, but when the C2D came out in my eyes they were just blowing the competition away. Thus my last couple processors have been Intel instead of AMD.
post #32 of 41
Good for AMD, wonder how nVidia plans to counter.
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post #33 of 41
How come we don't have any AMD/ATI fannies posting their opinions?
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post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by RayvinAzn View Post
If AMD has a lead over Nvidia at most price points like they have in the past, and the best mainstream and enthusiast chipsets from AMD and Intel all support Crossfire only, that's not going to generate a lot of interest in Nvidia. Even if most people don't actually go with a dual-GPU setup, it's the possibility that will sway people who are on the fence between two identically priced cards. And by "held under" I mean that AMD could do to Nvidia what Intel is doing to it - they're a bigger company with more factories, and some aggressive manufacturing process drops and good scaling across multiple cores could leave Nvidia with nowhere to go.

Of course, this is the last thing I want to happen - we need both AMD and Nvidia to keep our current graphics market as exciting as it has been, and if either company eventually goes under, we're the ones that are going to feel the pinch.
You bring up a valid point, the only thing is that if you create your processor to not support a certain GPU you are cutting yourself out of the market for no reason. Kinda dumb!
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post #35 of 41
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You bring up a valid point, the only thing is that if you create your processor to not support a certain GPU you are cutting yourself out of the market for no reason. Kinda dumb!
Eh? The chipest only affects SLI/Crossfire setups, not single GPUs. And Intel won't think of it as cutting themselves out of a certain market, they'll think of it as cutting out one competitor from a market they want to enter themselves.
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post #36 of 41
seems to me like intel is making a bigger push into the GPU market. this might cause an AMD/Intel only market in the future. time will tell.....
   
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post #37 of 41
I think this is great, actually. SLI needs to open up like Xfire is. Go intel, stick it to nVidia!
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Originally Posted by kkbob33 View Post
seems to me like intel is making a bigger push into the GPU market. this might cause an AMD/Intel only market in the future. time will tell.....
AMD and Intel working together is scary as it is.
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post #39 of 41
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! come on intel and nvidia get with it. i will not go to AMD just so i can have my SLI. i will not. we all need to write them letters and tell them to get along so we can all be happy. i mean hell i was looking foward to have my cards with the new quads when they come out. i was even going to get the 790i for that reason. now they can kill over and die.
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! come on intel and nvidia get with it. i will not go to AMD just so i can have my SLI. i will not. we all need to write them letters and tell them to get along so we can all be happy. i mean hell i was looking foward to have my cards with the new quads when they come out. i was even going to get the 790i for that reason. now they can kill over and die.
Just buy AMD graphics then. Right now AMD has the price/performance anyways.
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