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AMD Embraces Gamers With AMD Rewards Program
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Default AMD Embraces Gamers With AMD Rewards Program - 02-19-2014, 08:16 | posts: 17

It seems like this is AMD's equivalent of Nvidia's GeForce Experience but we'll see.

http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/amd...s_program.html
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 10:34 | posts: 3,882 | Location: Finland

it's been there for a while and it works just like that geforce experience. tho I'd rather not use it.
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 11:23 | posts: 2,131 | Location: Ireland

AMD have the best development method ever. They wait for Nvidia to come up with an idea then they steal it. Genius!
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 11:42 | posts: 7,492 | Location: GTA, Canada

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AMD have the best development method ever. They wait for Nvidia to come up with an idea then they steal it. Genius!
If they were like other companies are these days they'd patent nVidia's ideas then sue them.
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 13:23 | posts: 3,770 | Location: Sweden

pretty sure both amd and nvidia have 'embraced' gamers...you know, considering they're behind all the graphic cards?
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 13:44 | posts: 20,446 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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It seems like this is AMD's equivalent of Nvidia's GeForce Experience but we'll see.

http://www.rel...dtech.com/news/2014...wards-program/
Second time you are plugging that site, you wouldn't be sneaky advertising it would you ?


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Default 02-19-2014, 13:46 | posts: 16,053 | Location: US East Coast

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AMD have the best development method ever. They wait for Nvidia to come up with an idea then they steal it. Genius!
Except that nVidia didn't come up with it....


   
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Default 02-19-2014, 16:02 | posts: 300 | Location: London UK

was a member from the beta days then last week they changed the rewards system and points, everyone lost 2/3rds of thier points accumulated. I was on 10k almost. That got reduced to 3k, not a happy bunny ;( most of the goals to get free things are almost unobtainable unless you spam there forums/ stream on twitchtv, and optimise games according to the community settings (which was always way too low for my setup.) I now need to play until im 50 to get anything worth something for free. SO I uninstalled. some people say they were mining data off the community with such an enticing free rewards system (id like to think they were wrong) but alot of people have unistalled also.
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 16:17 | posts: 5,231 | Location: Everyday Rain Florida

I thought this has been out for a long time? I remember winning a few games last year lol.. I guess I was using the beta then.
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 16:29 | posts: 228 | Location: at Bill Gates Dog House

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AMD have the best development method ever. They wait for Nvidia to come up with an idea then they steal it. Genius!
Your comment is Genius......not!

Nvidia canīt create new technologys without failing. At last we can say we have good luck if AMD comes and make open Standarts for all.

Look at 3Dfx, they havent any good words about their technology, but they was the first one buy it.

Look at Agaia, the Game industry and Nvidia laughing about their physic technics which noboy needs, but see who was the first one buy it.

Look at GPU Compute, ATI did the first step with Apple for going to OpenCL, soon we saw Cuda.

Look at G-Sync, they sell expansive Hardware for crappy TN Displays, look who make a open standart without extra Hardware for every Monitor which have Displayport 1.3, doesnt matter if use IPS, PLS or MVA Displays, thx AMD.

Who buy Uli for doing Chipsets for Mainboards?
Who buy Hybrid Graphics for Mobile Device?
Who buy Portalplayers for makeing Tegra chips?
Who buy Mental Image GmbH for Raytracing Technology on GPU Rendering?

Nvidia did.

so GTFO

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Default 02-19-2014, 20:51 | posts: 102 | Location: Netherlands

I had it installed for few days its annoying as hell. Already have steam don't need another program running in background that involves games.

But AMD FOREVER!!!...no Nvidia in my rig EVER!!!
   
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AMD FOREVER!!!...no Nvidia in my rig EVER!!!
The fanboy is strong in this one!

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Default 02-19-2014, 22:36 | posts: 4,174 | Location: MI, USA

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But AMD FOREVER!!!...no Nvidia in my rig EVER!!!
Hope you are rich. I heard the miners are making the prices high
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 22:43 | posts: 2,131 | Location: Ireland

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Your comment is Genius......not!

Nvidia canīt create new technologys without failing. At last we can say we have good luck if AMD comes and make open Standarts for all.

Look at 3Dfx, they havent any good words about their technology, but they was the first one buy it.

Look at Agaia, the Game industry and Nvidia laughing about their physic technics which noboy needs, but see who was the first one buy it.

Look at GPU Compute, ATI did the first step with Apple for going to OpenCL, soon we saw Cuda.

Look at G-Sync, they sell expansive Hardware for crappy TN Displays, look who make a open standart without extra Hardware for every Monitor which have Displayport 1.3, doesnt matter if use IPS, PLS or MVA Displays, thx AMD.

Who buy Uli for doing Chipsets for Mainboards?
Who buy Hybrid Graphics for Mobile Device?
Who buy Portalplayers for makeing Tegra chips?
Who buy Mental Image GmbH for Raytracing Technology on GPU Rendering?

Nvidia did.

so GTFO
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Default 02-19-2014, 22:48 | posts: 6,856 | Location: Urban`Jungle

That nvida can't create much, so they rather buy and make closed standards.

Which I understand to a point, but to see crippling on purpose and disabling stuff is kinda funny xD
   
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display port 1.3 hasn't been implemented yet
   
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Default 02-19-2014, 23:01 | posts: 17,818 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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I have no clue what you are trying to say.
you actually read the entire post? I gave up after a few lines.
   
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Default 02-20-2014, 00:06 | posts: 16,053 | Location: US East Coast

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I have no clue what you are trying to say.
He's saying, exactly what NVidia has done.... NVidia is much like Apple. They buy a company or an IP portfolio, then claim to have invented said "tech".

PhysX came from the Ageia.
CUDA came from the University of Utah's Computer Science department. (I posted sources for this several years ago.)
G-Sync came from the VESA standard. NVidia just chose to enable it through proprietary hardware instead of supporting an existing standard that they can't sell licenses for. (It's all about the money.....not the customer).

NVidia has little, if any, real concern for the customer. Everything they do is strictly for profit. If it benefits consumers, it's by accident. This does in fact have it's upside for consumers. Just look at the cards NVidia releases.....


   
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Default 02-20-2014, 00:46 | posts: 3,714

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NVidia has little, if any, real concern for the customer. Everything they do is strictly for profit. If it benefits consumers, it's by accident.
Just like AMD then.
Take a guess which company has better legacy and/or open standard support.




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Default 02-20-2014, 00:52 | posts: 17,818 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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He's saying, exactly what NVidia has done.... NVidia is much like Apple. They buy a company or an IP portfolio, then claim to have invented said "tech".

PhysX came from the Ageia.
CUDA came from the University of Utah's Computer Science department. (I posted sources for this several years ago.)
G-Sync came from the VESA standard. NVidia just chose to enable it through proprietary hardware instead of supporting an existing standard that they can't sell licenses for. (It's all about the money.....not the customer).

NVidia has little, if any, real concern for the customer. Everything they do is strictly for profit. If it benefits consumers, it's by accident. This does in fact have it's upside for consumers. Just look at the cards NVidia releases.....
Have you seen the prices of 280x 290 290x now? Well above msrp. And before you say its the retailers jacking up prices, is there any proof that it just the retailers and not a combo of amd and the retailers? I would venture to say that profit is a goal of both companies.
   
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Default 02-20-2014, 01:08 | posts: 25,764 | Location: Hampshire UK

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Have you seen the prices of 280x 290 290x now? Well above msrp. And before you say its the retailers jacking up prices, is there any proof that it just the retailers and not a combo of amd and the retailers? I would venture to say that profit is a goal of both companies.
Prices are normal, see below.

It's the retailers. People are panicking and paying insane prices for used 79xx and r9 280+. retailers take advantage of this, it's a legitimate, 100% normal, everyday procedure. if something is flying off the shelves, prices go up. nothing new here. Proof below, see various "mining" cards for normal prices

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-s...treams-dp-dvi-
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-a...i-d-hdmi-dport
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-m...048-streams-hd
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-m...dport-dvi-hdmi
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-x...560-streams-dp
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-g...ms-dp-dvi-hdmi

If the prices that some retailers are charging were reflecting a new, high AMD RRP, these respected etailers wouldn't be selling 280x/290 for normal prices. It is the retailers. Simple as that.

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it's the retailers. People are panicking and paying insane prices for used 79xx and r9 280+. retailers take advantage of this, it's a legitimate, 100% normal, everyday procedure. if something is flying off the shelves, prices go up. nothing new here. Proof below, see various "mining" cards for normal prices

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-s...treams-dp-dvi-
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-a...i-d-hdmi-dport
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-m...048-streams-hd

Okay then explain why the 680 at launch did not increase in price nor did the PS4 or XBone. All sold out of initial stock within a day or two all sold at MSRP at major retailers an e-tailers. Supply and demand is not the reason here. Greed is. AMD and Nvidia are both companies that survive off of profit. AMD does not give you a GPU out of kindness and humanity. They see an opportunity and pounce on it just like Nvidia.

If AMD DID NOT CONDONE SUCH PRICING THEY WOULD PULL STOCK FROM THE RETAILERS.

Edit: You links are easily explained. They are old stock brought in at old MSRP.

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That nvida can't create much, so they rather buy and make closed standards.

Which I understand to a point, but to see crippling on purpose and disabling stuff is kinda funny xD
So who created fermi, Kepler and maxwell? Your inner AMD fanboy is showing again.

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lol @ that before and after image.
   
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Default 02-20-2014, 01:22 | posts: 17,818 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Eclap I was referring to us prices when I quoted syk as he is from the USA. Titan black is sold out at its msrp of about $1000 and sells for that much why aren't the retailers selling it for say $1200 as they are flying off the store shelves?
   
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