AMD to Celebrate 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Festivities to be commemorated with special guests, never-before-heard stories and new product announcements. AMD today announced that it will webcast its 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming  commemorat...

    AMD to Celebrate 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming
     
  2. Extraordinary

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    30 years eh.... and we're still waiting for a stable driver :D
     
  3. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    How about lowering prices and all those gpus to make people buy more of them? Would almost consider going for cfx if the cards were cheap and not too hot ;)
     
  4. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Ill skip it if you dont mind, i find their presentations super boring, ill rather read the highlights that hilbert will post :D
     

  5. War child

    War child Master Guru

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    This one time at GPU Camp...

    We heated our hotdogs with a 290x in Crossfire...
     
  6. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    And the marshmellows started to burn in no time...
     
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    So true.. I ain't even bothering no more, using some old beta till 870 comes out :D
     
  8. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    You want AMD graphics cards, at the point they have reached right now, to be cheaper? What pricing are you thinking of exactly.
     
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    AMD cards are cheapest card in the market,
    The only way for it to cheaper still is for Nvidia to be cheaper, which will never happen.
     
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    Yeah, well, that's probably not going to happen with either of them. Or with drivers of good sound cards.
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    My 7950 does perfectly fine with the 13.12cats. My R7 240 is doing just fine with the 14.4cats.
     
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    Well 13.12 is stable enough if you don't mind the lack of mantle. They have really dropped the ball on the 14.x drivers. The miniscule release notes and lengthy time between the beta releases makes me think they have 1 person working on these and they are part time.
     
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    I know, my 290 does fine on the 14.4s too, just continuing the ongoing madness of 'Where's the next driver release' we seem to have
     
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    The "Related Stories" section at the bottom holds no small measure of irony:

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  15. xIcarus

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    Fix title, should be "ATI to Celebrate 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming".
    Trololol :D.

    On a more serious note, amd didn't see 30 years of 'graphics and gaming', but merely 8 years. They acquired ati in 2006 iirc.
     

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    I so much loathe PR. Why oh why did nVidia have to start all that bogus "Chief Scientist" crap so many years ago...? Now, AMD has jumped on the phony PR bandwagon, too. "Scientist"....:bang:

    I guess people are just getting dumber or else I'm just a lot wiser (definitely older, so maybe that's the problem--when you get older you really do get a bit cantankerous and you lose a lot of your tolerance for marketing BS), but the truth is I've never liked nVidia PR--I've always found it childish and condescending. It's kept me away from their products (with a couple of unfortunate exceptions) since the days of my 3dfx V2/V3/V5.5k. (I've been a *happy* ATi customer since my R300 in 2002--we won't discuss the pre-ArtX ATi products that I always had to return.)

    AMD, like Microsoft, doesn't need to "reinvent its image" with all sorts of cool, empty buzzwords that at the end of the day don't mean a thing. What both companies need is products, products, products--and good ones of the kind their customers want to buy. I'm pretty sure that calling Richard Huddy AMD's "Chief Gaming Scientist" won't sell a single, solitary AMD gpu.

    Couldn't they have come up with something a bit more original than borrowing nVidia's hackneyed old line? It's not apparent they thought that one through...Ah, well...See? I'm just an old curmudgeon....
     
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    I was mildly excitedly tuning into this event last Saturday...and then I checked the date...
     
  18. Fender178

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    Man 30 years. I remember owning an Amd 486 dx 4 120 based machine and damn that 486 was a beast for its time.

    As far as CPUs go yes AMD has been around for 30 years. As graphics go not even close.
     
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    It's obviously about ATi, which was founded in 1985...
     
  20. sykozis

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    AMD has been around since 1969. ATI (now the AMD Graphics division) has been around since 1985. AMD is 45 years old. ATI would only be 29 years old, not 30.

    @waltc3 - "Chief Gaming Scientist" is probably a better title for a job position than "Chief of lies"....
     

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