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[pcgamesn] (AMD UPGRADE ADVISOR) - AMD Adrenalin 2019 update: the top three features to try right now

Not sure where to put this, because its really software and AMD. So i'll try putting it in here. I haven't seen or heard much about AMD upgrade advisor in fact, i didn't even know it existed until today(i know i am behind the curve by a long shot). I was helping a friend with some settings in a game profile in AMD adrenaline UI. I noticed before these silly green star symbols but never payed any attention to them. I haven't seen it discussed either so trying to bring it to the front for discussion.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd-adrenal...es-performance
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https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/...ftware-advisor

Without going over same thing AMD states ill just quote them:
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Upgrade Advisor
Analyzes your PC for minimum and recommended game compatibility*

Tells you whether your system meets the minimum and recommended hardware specifications for your games—and offers suggestions for hardware upgrades if needed.
So that's fine and dandy right? However i feel its a bit misleading because, my system meets "requirements" but yet its still showing recommended upgrades.


So yeah, buy our best cpu/gpu for your platform is recommended? It gets worse if you click on the recommended upgrade it sends you to to Amazon for purchase..... Does this feel a bit too much like advertising built right into the driver?

How do you feel about it? Nothingburger? Thoughts? Ideas?

Edit: Also Mods if this is not newsworthy please feel free to move to section you feel needed, thank you.

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Tells me to "upgrade" to a 5700 XT, I won't be touching it ever again.

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Quote: Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer View Post
Tells me to "upgrade" to a 5700 XT, I won't be touching it ever again.
Maybe its newest offering instead of best lol.

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Maybe its newest offering instead of best lol.
I'm going to report it is a bug, I'm sure they'll fix it.
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I don't see an issue with it but ok!! whoooo!! they so sensitive!!!!!

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I don't see an issue with it but ok!! whoooo!! they so sensitive!!!!!
Cool, let me point somethings out though.
1. The amazon link for 3900x is a bad idea because its impossible to get except through scalpers which is all you see when you click it.
2. Why recommend a 500$ 12core/24t cpu for gaming when an 8 or 6 core of same gen is really just as good or very close. (why not recommend top of the line threadripper too?)
3. How much information is sent back to AMD if any, How is it making recommendations? Does it store data locally or is it reporting back somewhere and parsing to make recommendations?
4. What's next a animated paperclip avatar to tell you you should upgrade(automatic ads or links) so you don't have to fumble through UI to find recommendations....(give an inch they take a mile)

I mean didn't Microsoft get a lot of flack for tactics like this?(onedrive adverts in file explorer) I have a feeling if more people check this on their system its recommending top end stuff(AMD brand). No middle ground stuff here. I mean what if i only played DOTA do i need 12cores and 16 threads for that too????

I realize this might not be a big deal for tech enthusiasts since we keep up with hardware. However if you read what they say this is for "timmy the gamer".

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I'm going to report it is a bug, I'm sure they'll fix it.
9900k vs 3900x for gaming, is not an upgrade not even a side grade really .... obviously VII is better than 5700xt. So yeah this looks more like a in driver advert to me. The idea of a game requirement checked is cool, but this is not doing just that.

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This is quite shady. Surprised somebody important didn't quash this internally


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If you click on the down arrow it shows other options. I didn't think much of it. If they "both meet recommended requirements" it's not that bad. But instead of the "Recommended" it should say upgrade option. If you already installed a game, you probably know if you can run it or not.



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It's not a driver, it's a control panel. You don't have to install it.
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It's not a driver, it's a control panel. You don't have to install it.
then BAM!! the answer! gosh why are people so trivial i mean, i see it in amd control panel and completely ignore it.

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