Originally Posted by Woundingchaney
I dont quite remember it being like that, there was a considerable amount of media and consumer backlash over the 970 fiasco and even a class action lawsuit payout to consumers. I owned 2 at the time and got the lawsuit payout as well as a refund from the retailer. Im not sure what level of ostracizing you are looking for, but I dont remember Nvidia getting a free pass at all.
Once the memory pool separation was confirmed the news spread like wildfire amongst the communities and I recall various articles over the issue. Having said this, its not as if there is or ever has been a lot of media dedicated to gpu hardware.
That was only in the US. In other countries, people got nothing. And it is a free pass if people keep buying everything they put out afterwards anyway. If AMD would have done the same with their most popular card (not their low tier garbage like the RX560), many people would not buy AMD again for at least 5-10 years. But nVidia? Nah. Next gen it's fine to buy their products again.
Another example... People are still refraining from buying AMD due to 'bad drivers', even though that was like 15 years ago. THAT is ostracizing. In recent years there were multiple Geforce drivers that could kill nVidia cards
... nVidia never experienced the negative mind share to AMD's level, where people don't buy their cards because of bad drivers. They get a free pass for everything. Even after an article like this
is released, Radeon is still perceived as having worse drivers than nVidia. It's mind boggling.