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Terry Makedon WON'T Be Catalyst Maker Anymore.

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I've never ever had a problem with the drivers (I've also never Crossfired ), but looks like he'll be moving onto something else.

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"Will be changing jobs within AMD in 2 weeks. Catalyst has been a great ride for me with alot of ups and downs."
Just posted a little while ago from his Twitter page. Link: http://twitter.com/catalystmaker
    
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post #2 of 13
mostly downs for me. so good riddance lol
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about time amd got their act together and stopped making broken drivers. they shoulda done this years ago
Hehe xD
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Hehe xD
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post #4 of 13
Perhaps he got tired of dealing with their engineer's BS?
Edited by solidsteel144 - 12/18/10 at 12:55am
    
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Definitely good riddance, I got my 580 today and to my surprise all of my games, even FFXI, work with the newest drivers, certainly not the case with my ole ATI 5970 which was a great piece of hardware with shameful drivers.
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post #6 of 13
About time!!!
I hope AMD replaces him with more knowledgeable programmers.
I really want to use my 5970s to its full potential.
I can't believe it I'm still on 10.5a
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post #7 of 13
Its not the man that's the problem. AMD has a virtually non-existent dev team. nVidia simply has more engineers optimizing their drivers and working with developers, so you get a better product.
    
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post #8 of 13
I'm just going to leave this here.

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Originally Posted by catalyst maker View Post
Hey Eastcoast - just wanted to jump in and clarify a misconception I see alot on these (and some other ahem*overclock.net* ahem) forums. I dont manage the Catalyst engineering or development team. I am not even in the same organization that does programming or code on the drivers. I am/was in the product management team which basically means that I would work with (or usually fight with) the engineers to get new features in the drivers, or get bugs fixed, or push for performance where it is needed.

I actually usually spend alot of my time at home after work and on weekends scanning forums and seeing what people are complaining about and making sure that the engineers were aware of issues people were seeing.

Anyways, hope that clarifies what I really used to do. I do understand that people find it convenient to associate a name to any issue they may have with their hardware, but the reality is that not that simple. There are multiple hundreds of people working on the engineering team and I hope they continue to improve things constantly without me having any involvment on GPU software any more.
    
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post #9 of 13
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Interesting and a bit misleading. Seems like he was just more than that from his posts I've been following (especially his username on there), thought he was one of the higher-up guys.
    
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by solidsteel144 View Post
I'm just going to leave this here.
It's what I said a million times. He was a suit, a "face" if you will. Nobody here is privy to insult him or his work, as it seems like the good majority of you used this "face" as a martyr for either faulty drivers or your own inability to manage drivers on your system(s).
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