Guy N said:
Well, its purpose is to sell more cards, but providing a desirable feature that is designed for your architecture and not a competitor's entirely different architecture can hardly be called a scam. nVidia has a big market in using their cards as little supercomputers. They would be delinquent if they did not cater to it. They are under no responsibility to non-customers when they do so.
But I do agree with the principle that it is not a good idea to segment your product so that only users of a certain brand of hardware get the highest performance from it. ›››
I revived this topic, because I am making my research between cards. My old (Gtx 480)card got faulty because of Nvidia faulty drivers with black screens and bsods, so the card freaked out and I got 120c. Thank god I had active warranty. But I lost an amazing card with great compute power for my programs.
Anyways... I am between 280x in crossfire (2 of them) or a gtx780 (single solution). I want to avoid nvidia this time, not because of their drivers, they have good history of making good drivers.. But mostly because Nvidia cut by 80% the compute power of their gpus, just be able to sell their quadros and thats a scam. And they sell us now gpus only for games in crazy prices.
Now if I get a 780, its useless for some programs, while AMD is the best.
Another bad nvidia behavior is what they did with the hybrid physx. Some people bought an nvidia card for physx and used an AMD card as the main. It worked well, till nvidia locked amd cards out. Thats also a scam....
Since a customer decides to use 2 cards from 2 different brands, I think we should have the right to do that, they just didnt used the first pcie slot for the nvidia, lol... Hardware phsx it is? Or a monopoly....
So I may buy amd cards after all, I am dissapointed with them, since I lost my best card and I dont wish to buy an extremly expensive game gpu for my programs, its only for games.
And to defend what I said about the compute power of the nvidia gpus.. Check this review, a 280$ card (280x), wins with double scores, a 600-700$ by nvidia gpu (780) look at the pages 15-16-17... sigh
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