Micro Center apologizes for insulting AMD graphics cards

Ludak021

Posts: 526   +383
RDNA2 cards can‘t do RT ? That‘s new for me

Other than that, the same thing would happen to customers expecting a meaningful performance uplift from reBar on nVidia GPU or any features on a GTX 1xxx series nVidia GPU.

There is a minimum research customers need to do but that does not excuse misleading statements or outright lies from stores.
You cant enable option that relies on tensor an RT cores, no. That's all I meant by my comment. RT in games menas nothing to me, and everything to a next person so...FidelityFX is supported in less games than DLSS.

Naturally, I thought we are comparing 6xxx AMD and 3xxx nVidia cards.

edit: Other than that, I agree with your observations.
 

NeoMorpheus

Posts: 883   +1,670
Says the one heavily invested in nVidia stock.

The fanaticism of nVidia apologists is through the roof. This comment is a blatant lie, and AMD didn't deserve it, and especially the customers of Microcenter didn't deserve it either.

I truly hope that AMD can do to nVidia what they did to Intel. At least with Intel, the trashing was somewhat warranted. With nVidia, AMD gets trashed even when they do the right thing and have good products. A lot of people need to be put in their place, because they have lost sight of what is important and what isn't.

Besides placing MC on the sh!t list and giving the middle finger to the nvidia fans downvoting the same comment on reddit and other places, I leave this, meanwhile I wait for the arrival of my new rx6900xt (got it last Thursday at msrp at AMD.com)

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Skjorn

Posts: 624   +477
This is so unprofessional for a retailer to say. If I were a manufacturer I wouldn't want to supply them after reading utter made up rubbish like this.
Wouldn't hurt you anyways since your cards weren't selling before this "slander". I can walk into my MC right now and buy AMD cards cause they don't hardly come off the shelves to the register.
 
To be honest you can't really go wrong with either there both within like 5ish% of each other with rt disabled. RT Nvidia still has a lead dsll is a bit more mature then amd. That said where talking maybe sub 10% performance differences
 

Irata

Posts: 1,666   +2,797
Wouldn't hurt you anyways since your cards weren't selling before this "slander". I can walk into my MC right now and buy AMD cards cause they don't hardly come off the shelves to the register.
So why was AMD constantly blamed for the GPU shortage then ? Judging by many comments, it‘s AMD‘s fault for not making enough GPU and now it turn out no one wants them in the first place ?

Note: Wouldn‘t buy either RX 6000 or RTX 3000 at the current crazy prices as you either have to desperately need a GPU or be stupid to buy at those inflated prices.

So if one brand still sells out even though cards are 2x+ msrp, what does that say about its customers ? At the least that they‘re asking for Turing prices (pre RDNA launch) to become permanent.
 

Badvok

Posts: 323   +163
Ooops - somebody hasn't used an AMD card for a while. I wonder if they were referring to the old Catalyst drivers etc? AMD cards back then were more hard work than nVidia and it took a long time for the drivers to catch up, but they are fine these days. My trusty Radeon 9800 Pro whilst a great card definitely needed some finagling at times!
Hmm, maybe time to give them another chance then, I haven't touched them for years because of the driver headaches. Although my Office PC is running an old FirePro which Control Centre no longer supports - classic AMD situation - prompts you to install updated driver which you do, only to find it no longer supports the card you are using.
 
AMD lets you tweak more settings when it comes to overclocking & that's the only place I ran into more instability in comparison to NVIDIA. NVIDIA OC tuning is pretty locked down. If you just plug & play both are about the same.
 
"repasting and cleaning every year or two"

LMAO!!! That's what it meant by maintenance?! You mean the 12 people on the planet that actually do that? Is it an AMD thing?
I have never repasted a GPU... because they don't need it. Unless it's shoddy paste. Does AMD use shoddy GPU paste?

This whole story is weird. Are we sure it isn't April 1st? Microcenter has been around forever, which makes this story so much more confusing.

The best part is that modern AMD cards (at least reference) don't use paste at all, they use durable carbon/graphene pads that don't need to be replaced ever.
 

hahahanoobs

Posts: 3,604   +1,712
The best part is that modern AMD cards (at least reference) don't use paste at all, they use durable carbon/graphene pads that don't need to be replaced ever.
I just go by what I hear and don't hear.
Thermal paste is probably the most boring computer "part", because it's really already doing the best it can. I'm still using AS5, because I haven't seen another paste that is noticeably better or is the difference between one clock to the next. Next time I need some I might try something different, but that would be purely out of curiosity.

I don't know or have heard of anyone since 2006 that NEEDED to re-paste a GPU under normal use including overclocking with stock cooler. Could it help after a couple years? Sure, but if it was really worth doing it, all the techies would be doing it. If it's bad paste after 2 years, then that's a QA issue.
 
Sounds like Isaiah Mayersen is more offended and outraged (typical liberal) than AMD ever was! LOL Obviously Isaiah is an AMD fanboy writing out his "outrage" for Techspot. Makes me think less of Techspot, not that I've ever thought much about them before anyway. This article showed up in a Micro Center search.

What was said on Micro Center post was 100% true and factual. AMD does release drivers more frequently than Nvidia does due to needing more maintenance and up keep, again, like what was said in the post. Nvidia drivers seem much more stable.

I have both AMD and Nvidia gpus, so I'm not a fanboy. I see both good and bad with Intel, AMD and Nvidia. Because I don't allow personal feelings to interfere with my opinions the way most everyone else does, I'm able to stay objective. Once personal feelings jump into the equation, bias follow pretty quickly. That's what we see here with Isaiah's rant. LOL