No BS Podcast #229: Nvidia Responds to AMD's Allegations (and Shows off Shield Tablet)

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vrmlbasic

Huddy spent years with AMD before that though. That he quit, worked for the competition, and then returned to AMD makes him more credible as far as I'm concerned than he would have been had he been an AMD "lifer".

http://www.maximumpc.com/graphics_guru_richard_huddy_leaves_intel_rejoin_amd_2014

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tcubed

work on your "spot the marketing spot" skills

These guys are so unprofessional and vague in answers it's incredible. Just listen to it again and Huddys interview. You will see they never answered ANY of Huddys actual allegations and more so they actually confirmed indirectly most of them. When they say -I'm paraphrasing but unlike the editors I really do keep the meaning intact -"our job is to make it run the best possible on our hardware" and "We don't let our competitor get a look at it", "You may try to find a contract but they're all confidential and even if you get one is it the condemning one? Is it legit" - None of this makes you think about it? Not to mention the white lie about the source licence: that is a new thing that came up AFTER the scandal? - No, nothing? Fact checking and spotting lies tremor is something you're not particularly good at the rev guy's clearly sweating it out with an evasion at the beginning. The other guy is just a salesman and it shows he has the groins of lying people to the face without a twitch.

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don2041

Sure would be interesting to have some people from AMD on the pod at the same time

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The Mac

That would probably end up in violence..not cool...

lol

Huddy would beat the living crap out of both those nerds...

lol

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don2041

Yes but it would sure be fun to watch.

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tetris42

Wow, I'll have to listen to this later, denying is one thing, but something to keep in mind:

-Richard Huddy made awfully specific accusations for it to come across simply as trash talking. Plus the nature of the contract described sounds a LOT like what I've dealt with working for a game media company before. I've literally seen a company lie publicly through their teeth before when the contract said the exact opposite of what they're saying, along with an NDA.

-It's possible the technical division of Nvidia may literally not know what the legal division is doing with these contracts.

-This was years back, but I remember Nvidia releasing a driver before that degraded the quality of the graphics slightly for more speed, but would temporarily put it back to full when it detected a screenshot being taken. Not that ATI hasn't done some sleazy stuff in the past too, but I'd say the burden of proof is on Nvidia in this case.

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The Mac

uhg, so hard to listen to these guys.

As LatiosXT says, of course htey are going to deny it.

Contracts are never going to show up, as they are legally protected from disclosure.

Im going to have to listen to this in pieces, i cant take more than five minutes at a time of these guys tooting their own horn.

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LatiosXT

Well, of course NVIDIA would claim that.

Really until game developers step out and say something, neither company is correct.