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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
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.
"This time around"

You mean like multiple years, and what, 2 generations of AMD CPUs?
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post #12 of 54
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Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
"This time around"

You mean like multiple years, and what, 2 generations of AMD CPUs?
Fair enough, but that wasn't my main point

And AMD did dominate for a few years, no one was saying Intel failed at life

My point is, they only really loose out in artificial benchmarks. They are still capable of gaming, they are still capable of anything an Intel CPU can do. That hardly makes them suck.

But anyways, on topic
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post #13 of 54
90% of the people who posted in the thread said that this was a good idea.

I still think it's foolish. It's AMD's poor attempt and getting a tiny bit more of the market.

The only people it'll help are the technologically inept and non-computer users who are buying games for other people.

***EDIT***
Yeah, and I forgot about the Experience Index courtesy of your friends at Microsoft. Different name, same stupidity.
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post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by Perry View Post
The only people it'll help are the technologically inept and non-computer users who are buying games for other people.
...which is 90% of the market.
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
Only way it could really work is if AMD increased drastically its market share.
That wouldn't work either unless the changes noted in the article (and the articles linked to from the main article) are implemented.
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I guess I'm an optimist. I secretly hope that only 10% of home computer users will know a hard drive from their as...uh....you know.
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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.
Good point!
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post #18 of 54
http://game.amd.com/us-en/amdgame_te...tions.aspx?p=1

That made me laugh... very very hard...

If you take a look at the AMD Game Ultra configurations;

System 1 and 2 have big hefty 850watt PSU's... For what?

System Processor AMD Phenom 9650
System Motherboard Model Sapphire PC-AM2RD790
Total System Memory 2GB
Memory Mfg. Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400C4
Video Card 1 Model Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512Mb

That won't need 850 watts? Not even if you overclock that AMD to 5Ghz O.O (which I'll never believe anyway).

And then the third system came through my retinals...

System Processor AMD Phenom 9650
System Motherboard Model Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6
Total System Memory 4 GB
Memory Mfg. Aenon PC6400 4 x 1GB
Video Card Model ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

Now for that I can live with the fact if they would've picked the 850watt PSU... But what did they do? They entered a 450 watt BeQuiet PSU!... For a Quad system with CF card! Somehow that doesn't add up >.<

It gets worse because they did list a 1010watt PSU for this right after that in System 5:

System Processor AMD Phenom 9650
System Motherboard Model ASUS M3A
Total System Memory 2 GB
Memory Mfg. Kingston DDR2 PC6400 (1GB x 2 Dual Channel)
Video Card Model Sapphire Radeon HD 3870

Also, in system 4: Total System Memory AMD Phenom 9600+ Black Edition...
What's that about? New socket from AMD? "RAM-socket" ?



Now I can go on and on about that page about the PSU's... But you might as well take a look and laugh at it yourself xD

Seems like AMD failed in this one... The only good processors they ever made were the low-end single core ones (compared to the low-end intel single core ones).
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post #19 of 54
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
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.
This IS OCN, so yeah, pretty useless right now....
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post #20 of 54
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This IS OCN, so yeah, pretty useless right now....

Useless how? You can still overclock the chips. You can still improve their performance. How exactly does that make them useless?
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