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  1. GiB is a very useful unit. The only problem is...

    GiB is a very useful unit. The only problem is using the same notation (GB) for two different units.
  2. Why would they spy on Win 10 users but not Win 8...

    Why would they spy on Win 10 users but not Win 8 or Win 7 users? All I can think of that they might use differently is using that new search bar thing like Google does, but... everyone's basically...
  3. The MMO market is moving from monthly...

    The MMO market is moving from monthly subscriptions to microtransaction nickel-and-diming anyway, especially the casual end of the market, and every indication points to Microsoft doing the same....
  4. Windows 10 is free for anyone with 7 or 8, so......

    Windows 10 is free for anyone with 7 or 8, so... yeeee.
  5. Cryengine and Frostbite both support Mantle, as...

    Cryengine and Frostbite both support Mantle, as do several games on other engines. That's a lot more adoption than was predicted.

    DirectX 12 is perhaps not disruptive enough to really be called...
  6. Not really. DX10 was about adding graphics...

    Not really. DX10 was about adding graphics features, but devs ignored it because the consoles only supported DX9. DX12 is mainly about improving performance and making development more console-like,...
  7. It's already confirmed that graphics cards all...

    It's already confirmed that graphics cards all the way back to the Fermi architecture support DirectX 12. It doesn't require any new hardware or firmware, just the API and drivers.
  8. They can at least choose who they themselves sell...

    They can at least choose who they themselves sell directly to.

    And these EU rules may not always be easy to enforce, so they can probably bend them a little here and there anyway.
  9. No. You were just asserting they had that right....

    No. You were just asserting they had that right.

    As for what they're doing, I think the right thing to do is let the end user, who purchased the game by legitimate means, keep their game, and go...
  10. Doesn't matter. The decision makes it clear that...

    Doesn't matter. The decision makes it clear that it is not legal to block others from reselling software license keys.
  11. Here...

    Here you go:
  12. EU forbid, actually. Anyway, Ubisoft is...

    EU forbid, actually.

    Anyway, Ubisoft is certainly running an effective campaign. They'll soon replace EA as the prime evil of video game publishing.
  13. Graphics cards all the way back to the Geforce...

    Graphics cards all the way back to the Geforce 400 series support DirectX 12, so there's no particular reason to upgrade for the API.
  14. Could end up like that silly Intel class action...

    Could end up like that silly Intel class action lawsuit. Took so long in the courts that they couldn't require people to prove they'd bought the hardware in question, so basically anyone (in the US)...
  15. Actually, for the most part they did. That's how...

    Actually, for the most part they did. That's how the binning process works in practice. Not all the chips that turn into GTX 970s had defects in all the parts that were cut; in fact, a significant...
  16. They say the system was swapping, so the VRAM...

    They say the system was swapping, so the VRAM usage number is irrelevant - performance is wrecked regardless of the GTX 970 VRAM issue.

    In fact, the VRAM usage number in general is deceptive,...
  17. Baked-in benchmark (=bad), and they don't land in...

    Baked-in benchmark (=bad), and they don't land in the relevant VRAM usage area - between 3.5GB and 4GB. Between 4K Very High and 4K Ultra, they go from less than 3.5GB to more than 4GB, which means...
  18. There was no other benchmarking that said there...

    There was no other benchmarking that said there was no problem. The problem isn't that people were wanting it investigated further before drawing conclusions, the problem is (some) people straight-up...
  19. The driver will absolutely let an app actually...

    The driver will absolutely let an app actually use the 0.5GB chunk of VRAM, and it absolutely has an effect on performance when that happens.

    That situation is just quite rare with current games...
  20. A single data point? This was a benchmark that...

    A single data point? This was a benchmark that confirmed the issue on every card tested. Now some were going "ooh, bad benchmark", but nobody had any reasoned criticism to bring against it. For good...
  21. Of course. Only fanboys were trying to handwave...

    Of course. Only fanboys were trying to handwave it out of existence. Gonna be hard after Nvidia confirmed the problem.
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    Turns out the GTX 970 actually has less hardware...

    Turns out the GTX 970 actually has less hardware resources than Nvidia said at the launch. 56 ROPs instead of 64. Not that it really matters to performance. The memory issue apparently reduces...
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    I don't have a GTX 970, so I can't test anything....

    I don't have a GTX 970, so I can't test anything. But it's clear that the cut went a little deeper here than expected. It's a blemish on the GTX 970's record, but it's not like the card is ruined. As...
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    Cherrypicked games, only FPS and no frame time...

    Cherrypicked games, only FPS and no frame time numbers?

    http://i.imgur.com/ulOcZU1.jpg
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    No it hasn't. Just some dumb people getting...

    No it hasn't. Just some dumb people getting spurious data from running the custom benchmark wrong, or saying it's probably bogus because it hasn't been confirmed independently.

    If it was debunked...
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