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I've quoted the first half of the article.

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Originally Posted by Joel Durham Jr. @ ExtremeTech
A certain sector of the gaming industry seems to think PC gaming needs to be "saved." It's dying, it's dead, it's d0med (as users of one gaming message board put it, tongues firmly in cheek). Last I checked, while it's doing rather well, the PC subsector of the video gaming universe it does have its problems.

Intrepid news editor Mark Hachman weighed in on the topic, stating in part that logo efforts as we've seen them so far are pretty much useless. He threw out a suggestion for a logo program that might actually be useful, meaning, of course, that no one will ever take it seriously.

AMD GAME! will not make any difference whatsoever in the PC gaming space. Admittedly, it does integrate at least one good idea: It should circumvent the need for users to know every detail about the guts of their PCs in order to figure out whether or not a game might offer a decent playing experience.

Wait a minute. Wasn't the Windows Experience Index supposed to do that? And what about the PC Gaming Alliance?

It doesn't matter. AMD GAME! will have little relevance because it doesn't address the problems that are holding the PC gaming sector back. ...
Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...129TX1K0000532

I said so in the other thread but no one believed me.
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Do you HAVE to find the news that reminds me of how my rig is a bad investment?
    
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Originally Posted by thejamesman View Post
Do you HAVE to find the news that reminds me of how my rig is a bad investment?
Yes?

Haha AMD, they really need a better CPU than some software thing.
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^

*Is sad*
*Likes AMD, but wont tell his friends*
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Yes?

Haha AMD, they really need a better CPU than some software thing.
I hate it when people say that.

You make it sound like AMD CPU's are not sufficient. Big deal, Intel have got the better architecture this time round. That doesn't render AMD CPU's useless.
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Quote:
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Do you HAVE to find the news that reminds me of how my rig is a bad investment?

Bad investment? You have a good GPU, which is what matters most for general gaming.
Anyway, the concept is not a bad idea on the whole. It at least gives AMD customers knowledge about the PC they're about to get. However, the fact that it's brand specific, makes it useless as a widespread application. Only way it could really work is if AMD increased drastically its market share.
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Want would be more useful would be a label like "NOT for Gaming!". People pay attention to the negative more than the positive.
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Windows Experience Index is a load of crap, your score is that of your lowest part, which means that, say if you have a crappy hard drive, but sli 9800GX2s with 4GB of DDR3 and a QX9650 your score will be like 4.2 or something.

Theres also the fact that it doesn't go higher than 6, which means that my HD 3850 will score the same as a 9800GTX.

At least AMD is taking a step towards telling people what graphics cards are supposed to be used for gaming.

Sure its not a big step, but its not like they're putting $100 million into it...
    
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Want would be more useful would be a label like "NOT for Gaming!". People pay attention to the negative more than the positive.
Yeah and they will go get Intel based PC which have no label and pefroms same as AMD. If they do it with all PC then yes.
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I just like the fact that at least one person agrees with me that Piracy is bad.

It seems OCN likes to support piracy
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