If you compare the quality of 3d audio before vista and compare it with current games its obvious something went wrong. Sure we have a lot more CPU power but games dont use it for sound.
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TrueAudio is an interesting technology IMO. While graphics improved every year the sound is actually worse now than in the XP era. Im kinda optimistic that games will use this technology, since its pretty much the same chip as in PS4. If this was an AMD only technology then i would expect it to be used in as many titles as GPU physx is used in. Pretty much useless. But since its also in PS4 im looking forward to games with better sound.
Offered at JUST 700 dollars. Nice try anonymous Nvidia.
Im just dying to replace my 29" IPS monitor with an overpriced 23" TN monitor that only works on nvidia cards.
Never had any problems with AMD drivers and ive used their cards since radeon 8500le. Ive also had Nvidia cards in my machine and also didnt have any major problems.
Sure sometimes drivers will give you problems but to say that one company has consistently better drivers is nonsense. At the moment i have no problems with my hd7850, hd4870 and even my nvidia ION HTPC system stopped giving me problems after two years of "fun" (HDMI related).
Supports and requires are not the same thing.
What influx of gamers switching to linux?
Even if all the games i own would magically work on linux i would still prefer windows. Even something like ubuntu is far from user friendly.
Cant say about the other four but im ecstatic.
Im not getting any crashes on my win8/AMD machine. Have you tried upgrading your motherboard BIOS? There were some problems with old BIOS versions and the 7xxx series when going to sleep mode.
Only if you are running something like furmark 24/7 for the whole year. Most games will not even remotely stress the card so hard. Your card will mostly be in idle most of the time and in the case of new AMD cards they can even go to deep sleep when not in use and only burn 3W (useful for 24/7 machines such a s mine).
It works. A colleague of mine ported our android banking application to playbook in an hour and it worked. Making it work on all billion versions of android is another story
Thats because android has free apps. Why buy a paid app if there are good free alternatives available. I like my playbook but the selection of apps is a bit pathetic. At least we can convert android apps so its all good
Angry Birds is available on playbook so i guess its going to be available on Bb10 as well. Only angry birds star wars is missing.
Sometimes you get a faulty card. It has happened to me a couple of times. Nothing to do with the chip itself. Im running a hd7850 and didnt run into any of the problems you describe.
You do know that 7970 GE is faster than nvidias gtx680. Thats hardly what i would call not competing in the high end. Their CPUs on the other hand need some work