InBlack wrote on Nov 4, 2011, 05:59:
AMD is pretty safe from defaulting, their processors might not be the best in the top end, but they cover the budget sector pretty well.
While this may be true on the "price/performance on the very low end", the real proof is "performance per clock"... and in the age of multi-core "performance per clock on a single core".
Athlon spanked the Pentium 4 for it's entire time span in "performance per clock". I had nothing but Athlon CPUs back then. Then the Core 2 came out, and Intel has spanked AMD CPUs in "performance per clock on a single core" ever since. So, you see I don't care which company has the better product... I'm buying the better product... because it really does translate to "better bang for the buck in the long run".
Then Bulldozer comes along and they lengthen the pipeline (which was Intel's big mistake in the P4 era) and get even worse results. WELL DUH! You don't have to be a processor engineer to know that was going to fucking happen!
It's almost as if AMD wants to fail. They're not happy unless they're operating at a loss for the year.
shihonage wrote on Nov 4, 2011, 00:23:
After they bought ATI, ATI drivers fell in quality, and the videocard hardware went shoddier.
I don't know how true this is. I will agree that the driver quality fell some, however, in this age of "console ports", and with ATi and nVidia having to "shit out drivers" to get a NEW game to run right... I'm like WTF? This is supposed to be the other way around!!!... a game needs to work right with the latest released drivers BEFORE they launch the fucking game!
So, I mainly blame the Games Devs for this situation. (Including the so called "Mighty Carmack")This comment was edited on Nov 4, 2011, 09:29.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!