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  • #71
    some people are fanboys.

    and some people see the truth. The truth is for the last couple of years Nvidia tried everything to shaft people. Renaming old cards. Bumpgate. Drivers crippling performance on certain configurations. Putting hard work into PhysX to make it as slow as possible on a modern CPU.

    Why do people still give money to this corporation?

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    • #72
      Seriously, think about it. There are millions of examples where companies don't develop for their competition. Look at AMD for example with their overdrive utility. Can you use it on anything but a AMD platform? Nope. Does it have the capability, you betcha.

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      • #73
        Originally posted by energyman View Post
        Renaming old cards.
        AMD does this too. As well as Intel.

        Drivers crippling performance on certain configurations.
        See above about Overdrive.

        Putting hard work into PhysX to make it as slow as possible on a modern CPU.
        There is no benefit for them to do so so why would they. Does Intel optimize any of their products for AMD procs? Nope Does AMD optimize for Intel Procs, nope. Does ATI opimize for Nvidia cards. Nope.


        Why do people still give money to this corporation?
        Because they make products that work.

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        • #74
          Here is another great example of AMD crippling their software.

          http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AMD...ntel,6883.html

          This isn't even an example of not updating code. This is a hard restriction purposely put in there.

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          • #75
            While this thread is spinning to offtopic land (apparently now it's venturing into Windows software), alacritypc supposedly works for this kind of stuff. You don't need to rely on software provided by your CPU/GPU manufacturer for shutting down processes.

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            • #76
              Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
              While this thread is spinning to offtopic land (apparently now it's venturing into Windows software), alacritypc supposedly works for this kind of stuff. You don't need to rely on software provided by your CPU/GPU manufacturer for shutting down processes.
              Oh I could probably provide you proof of 20 or more so applications just off the top of my head where other companies have actually crippled support for solutions outside their own. I'm not talking about lack of development for the competition but purposely crippling the software to make it run exclusively on their hardware despite the competition having the same capabilities with 0 needed code changes other then removing the checking of to see if their hardware is installed.

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              • #77
                Not the same capabilities. Part of what the software does is handle overclocking of AMD CPU's and ATi GPU's. This obviously can't be done if you have Intel CPU and Intel/nVidia GPU.

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                • #78
                  Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                  Not the same capabilities. Part of what the software does is handle overclocking of AMD CPU's and ATi GPU's. This obviously can't be done if you have Intel CPU and Intel/nVidia GPU.
                  LMFAO. Bullshit. NVCC and Overdrive make the EXACT same calls to the processor.

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                  • #79
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    LMFAO. Bullshit. NVCC and Overdrive make the EXACT same calls to the processor.
                    Making softare for a consumer to run a competitor's chip outside of its specs is generally frowned upon.

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                    • #80
                      Originally posted by mirv View Post
                      Making softare for a consumer to run a competitor's chip outside of its specs is generally frowned upon.
                      It's not even the competitors chip. It's AMD's processor, and they even licensed the capability to Nvidia.

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