I am an AMD user too, and I personally want to kick them in the butt. If it weren't for NVidia's gimping of the gaming cards when it comes to compute performance, I'd jumped ship long ago.
Originally Posted by Temlar
the first reason is hidden inside the 3.11 kernel
Originally Posted by entropy
and the second reason is r9 290x.
I won't read the whole thread, but yay for NVIDIA and their users.
Although it'll take much more to make me change my mind about nvidia being little more than a bunch of arrogant a-holes, it's still good news for everyone.
Christmas yet? <eom>
as an AMD user I say: and everybody wins!
Originally Posted by xeekei
I used to build my own gaming rigs... in retrospect, this is a waste of time - unless you're in it for the hobbyist/enthusiastic aspect, in the end it is always more expensive than buying an xbox, nintendo, PS, whatever..... plus, there are titles that are game console-specific that are the most interesting games to play (Zelda, for instance)... will likely never see a port to anything other than Nintendo. Your gaming rig will also be obsolete in about 6 months, while consoles last several years before they are updated.
Originally Posted by TheLexMachine
If you want to play games - buy a console. For work, buy a laptop with integrated GPUs (such as Intel's HD/Iris). Let us stop this dogma that one computer has to do it all and do it best - it shouldn't - unless you're willing to fork over a premium, and most people aren't.
Very good outcome, it will appreciated when they deliver results. They also need x86-mobile support: A Qemu acceleration processor with 70%+ efficiency like Loongson, or a deal with a x86 company with not above 20 million transistors per 3.5dmips/mhz core like a Pentium3 (256k cache). After that they need real Integer and Drystone for their GPUs, because they lose 5 times vs AMD and even a Titan (with a funnel shifter) loses 2x.
Originally Posted by MartinN
While I do agree with you that not one computer has to do it all (necessary), I don't with the rest of your post.
One big reason I never used consoles is because there's no keyboard/mouse support. I didn't grow up with controllers and can't get used to them. Having more control over the hardware and hardware brands you use is always a win.
Furthermore I don't experience the price difference as you do. My last gaming pc I bought back in 2009 for a few hundred euro's. And while I might have paid a more for my pc, in the end I actually saved a lot of money because of cheaper games through steam.
On top of that you always have a strong machine to do your professional stuff on. And I don't can about games like Zelda at all.
There may not be a is-all end-all system for all applications, this does also imply there is no absolute gaming system that serves everybody. That's why we need applications to be cross-platform developed easily. Which is why SteamOS is such a great thing.
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