ATI/Counter-Strike 2 Bundle?

Counter Strike 2 to be bundled with X800PRO-XT on the Inquirer (thanks Stoo) has more on their rumor of another ATI/Valve bundle deal, even as gamers with previous generation ATI cards wonder what video card they will be using when their Half-Life 2 bundle is eventually fulfilled. According to the report, this is a scenario that could possibly play itself out yet again: "For their side, ATI partners are not comfortable to go for one more bundle as there is still no game available. Summer could well mean the end of summer rather than the beginning and it will still take some time to finish Counter Strike 2. This might easily put ATI in a position where it has another card, the R480, before the piece of paper can be exchanged for the real thing."
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You mean there track record for incompatability with many games, OpenGL specificly. There driver problems, there hardware incompatability etc?

I'm not flaming you. I just think people put way to much stock into ATI's cards. Yea better performance (compared to the 5x line of nvidias Geforce FX's) but I personally don't think it's worth the trouble some people go through to get there ATI cards to work right with every other new game they buy.

Especially I don't get Valves decision to go with fp24 instead of 32. I mean they knew obviously that nVidia doesn't support it, and dispite what ATI fans would suggest, they basicly decided they didn't care on the vast majority of people who are going to play the game (There own Steam survey taken by over 50'000 people says the number of nvidia users over ATI is a 2:1 ratio). I just don't get the decisions. It doesn't make sense.. unless of course ATI is lining there pockets.

I do admit, I've been a hardcore nVidia fan since 3dfx went under. So perhaps I'm biased ;p. Still, I don't see why people go with ATI. 10fps boost in exchange for almost 100% compatability with every game I get out of the box.

And yes.. I know all about the way nvidia and ati line the pockets of most devs and use logos and such. I wasn't born yesterday. I just am pissed since valve is clearly supporting ATI.. even though most gamers still aren't using them.


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