Originally Posted by ToTheSun!
"I'm just one guy" is how all change in the world begins.
What a strange notion. It is one thing to feel and think it. It's another to share it in a public forum.
"I hope AMD manages to JUST ABOUT START to get success so I can go ahead and help them lose it as soon as possible."
One of us is being honest.
I hope AMD does well but I have no expectation that they will have the better gpu upgrade for me this upcoming gen. They may have a better upgrade for a great many though. That comes down to hardware being upgraded, uses and prices.
How would not buying what I want change that? What If I bought 2 big Navis and a 3080ti, would that lower prices for anyone? Would it bring just enough funding that AMD would budget for better drivers for all games?
Complaining works better for that.
Some reason Nvidia still keeps getting better while on top. The gap has just keeps widening. I could support that as well. Given the chance, I feel like I could make a concession to a gpu manufacturer with more potential whose gpu program is on more shaky footing - Intel.
AMD hasn't been significantly raising the bar for graphics performance since early GCN and shows little inclination to do so. They are already have success with the consoles and midrange. What would the future be like if the ones striving for excellence lost and those striving for mediocrity took their place? With CDNA coming out, you can't complain about them not having the resources for bigger RDNA either. They showed CDNA will get done and if bigger RDNA doesn't, then it wasn't a high enough priority for them.
I'm not going to make a personal sacrifice to punish excellence in order to support mediocrity for the masses. I'm going to take a stand and either buy the Intel underdog that wants to make a statement, or Nvidia the consistent and ongoing leader in gaming performance and innovation. Because I want to support better graphics for everyone. (myself included)