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why does everyone hate nvida
Because they started lifting the prices up and up.
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why does everyone hate nvida
Because just about every word thats come out the nVidia CEO's mouth lately has been grossly offensive, arrogant, ignorant, and had a childish tone to it; directly attacking AMD/ATi, claiming cpu's are dead, mocking Intels plans to enter the enthusiast graphics card industry "How much faster can you render the blue screen of death?", amongst other rediculous comments which only helped to lower their credibility. Add to this the fact that the 9 series and the 8 series are practically the same chips, bar the 9600gt, and you have a recipe for all the enthusiasts hating you aswell.

So thats why everyone hates nVidia!
    
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post #13 of 29
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why does everyone hate nvida
i dont know but i love nvidia i swear by them i dont care what there corprate bosses say or how they do stuff alongs they keep pumping out good graphics cards that they do its all good price i havent seen prices go up i bought my first 7800GT for £180 around 5 years ago when they first came out then the 7900GT for the same price and now i bought the 9600GT for £120 so i think there keeping up with prices its just other things around them is dropping faster like cpu and ram
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post #14 of 29
Nvidia were too big headed and started 'slagging off' Intel, with a complete disregard for Intels superior size, wealth and RD over Nvidia

Intel now pretty much want Nvidia dead, as you can see by the prohibition of using Nforce chipsets in the upcoming X58 Nehalem boards [At present]

Intel know that, for a good while - AMD will not be a threat to them, so they are happy to assist AMD with their new products, which will inturn create profit from intel via the use of Havok research and development, and the demotion of Nvidia GPU's


Hope that helps =)
    
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post #15 of 29
Tis great news for AMD. They are trying to bounce back and I'm happy with their progress. I look forward to buying their processors for many years to come.
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post #16 of 29
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AMD is between a rock and a hard place. Decision, decisions. To use Havok with intel's permission, or to use physx with nvidia's permission?
PhysX is open. AMD doesn't need NVIDIA's permission to utilize it.

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Because just about every word thats come out the nVidia CEO's mouth lately has been grossly offensive, arrogant, ignorant, and had a childish tone to it; directly attacking AMD/ATi, claiming cpu's are dead, mocking Intels plans to enter the enthusiast graphics card industry "How much faster can you render the blue screen of death?", amongst other rediculous comments which only helped to lower their credibility. Add to this the fact that the 9 series and the 8 series are practically the same chips, bar the 9600gt, and you have a recipe for all the enthusiasts hating you aswell.

So thats why everyone hates nVidia!
Ahhhhh.... you do realize that INTEL claimed that the GPU is out of date first, right? This spat was started by Intel and NOT BY NVIDIA. Jen-Hsun attack on Intel was a RESPONSE to Intel comments the prior week.
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PhysX is open. AMD doesn't need NVIDIA's permission to utilize it.
nvidia owns physx

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PhysX can refer either to a proprietary realtime physics engine middleware SDK developed by AGEIA (formerly known as the NovodeX SDK) or their PPU expansion card designed to accelerate that SDK. Only games that use the PhysX SDK can benefit from the presence of a PhysX card. Games using the PhysX SDK can be accelerated by either a PhysX PPU or a CUDA enabled GeForce GPU. [...]

n February 2008, nVidia bought AGEIA and the PhysX engine and is integrating it into its CUDA framework, which already has multiple drivers for Linux
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nvidia owns physx
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After Nvidia's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, said that Nvidia planned to provide PhysX support in CUDA, many people (including us) thought this meant that Nvidia planned to keep PhysX all to itself. However, the company has confirmed that it's going to stick by its guns, by making PhysX a free API that's available to anyone.

Nvidia's director of product PR for EMEA and India, Luciano Alibrandi, told Custom PC that 'We are committed to an open PhysX platform that encourages innovation and participation,' and added that Nvidia would be 'open to talking with any GPU vendor about support for their architecture.'
http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/60220...-amd--ati.html
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That's my point exactly - they can develop for physx, because nvidia is giving them permission. I used permission rather than licensing because I didn't think money was changing hands.

My point was that they can choose between two competing standards, each of which is owned by a competitor
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That's my point exactly - they can develop for physx, because nvidia is giving them permission. I used permission rather than licensing because I didn't think money was changing hands.

My point was that they can choose between two competing standards, each of which is owned by a competitor
NVIDIA isn't giving permission to AMD.... NVIDIA is giving "permission" for ANYONE to use it. I beleive the PhysX SDK has always been free.
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