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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics 69

Posted by Soulskill
from the can't-we-all-just-get-along dept.
crookedvulture writes "In an article published by Forbes earlier this week, AMD lashed out at NVIDIA's GameWorks program, which includes Watch Dogs and other popular titles, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV, and Batman: Arkham Origins. Technical communications lead for PC graphics Robert Hallock alleged that GameWorks deliberately cripples performance on AMD hardware. He also claimed that developers are prevented from working with AMD on game optimizations. The Forbes piece was fairly incriminating, but it didn't include any commentary from the other side of the fence. NVIDIA has now responded to the allegations, and as one might expect, it denies them outright. Director of engineering for developer technology Cem Cebenoyan says NVIDIA has never barred developers from working with AMD. In fact, he claims that AMD's own developer relations efforts have prevented NVIDIA from getting its hands on early builds of some games. AMD has said in the past that it makes no effort to prevent developers from working with NVIDIA. So, we have another round of he said, she said, with gamers caught in the middle and performance in newer titles hanging in the balance."
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AMD and NVIDIA Trade Allegations, Denials Over Shady Tactics

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  • by exomondo (1725132) on Wednesday May 28, 2014 @05:46PM (#47114267)

    If you want to talk about black box shit, look at mantle, AMD locked tech, amd claims its open yet you can't download the source any-fucking-where. They claim its closed cause its beta which is pure marketing bullshit. AMD is just as guilty even more so then nvidia for anything.

    It's not just the source, you can't even get a binary or an API spec or API documentation anywhere.

  • by exomondo (1725132) on Wednesday May 28, 2014 @05:48PM (#47114297)

    Their focused on working with devs to get GameWorks shit integrated into the source code.

    Just like AMD are doing with Mantle.

    Yet nVidia expects us to believe that AMD is not disadvantaged by now being unable to see source code. It's your typical nVidia anti-competitive bullshit.

    Obviously that's untrue but it's hard to have sympathy for AMD when they are doing exactly the same thing with their Mantle API.

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