Saturday, November 17th 2007

NVIDIA Claims AMD Cannot Play HD Content; AMD Rebuttal Shows Otherwise

At NVIDIA's recent Editors Day, NVIDIA tried pretty hard to show just how awesome they think the 8800GT is. To do this, they took two computers, put an 8800GT in one, a 2900XT on the other, paired both to a 30" HP monitor that runs at a native 2560x1600 resolution, and tried to get both to play an HD-DVD. The 2900XT, according to NVIDIA, could not play any HD content, and was limited to 1920x1200. The incriminating slide is below. However, AMD was very prompt in their rebuttal. While the 8800GT can display HD content in a resolution higher than 1920x1200, none of the other 8800 cards can. The 8800GTX and Ultra, which are more powerful than the 8800GT and much more expensive, are limited to single-key HDCP, limiting the resolution and playback to 1920x1200. AMD then put an HD-DVD in the drive of a test system with an HD 3850, plugged it into a monitor capable of displaying a 2560x1600 resolution, and watched the movie in full screen with full hardware acceleration. AMD was also able to achieve full-screen playback on a test system with 2 HD 2900XTs.


Source: The Inquirer
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86 Comments on NVIDIA Claims AMD Cannot Play HD Content; AMD Rebuttal Shows Otherwise

#1
nflesher87
Staff
lol looks like nvidia's feeling the 38** release and getting a bit defensive :laugh:
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#4
[I.R.A]_FBi
anything to get a rep?

for shame nvidia.
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#5
KennyT772
The 2900's lack UVD therefore, no hardware acceleration. A 2600 or 2400 can do it with ease.

In short, nVidia is a dumbass just trying to deface ati.
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#6
nflesher87
Staff
by: KennyT772
In short, nVidia is a dumbass just trying to deface ati.
:nutkick:

:rockout:
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#7
Cold Storm
Battosai
I wonder if Nvidia needs to go back to grammer school and learn how to read again? Or, how about tech school and ability to know what "specs" mean?
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#8
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Can someone send their Mom over here to make the kids play nice together?
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#9
jpierce55
The thing is the 8800 is really a great card and at the original release price smokes the 3870's but now the price is hiked and Nvidia has some competition.
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#10
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Kreij
Can someone send their Mom over here to make the kids play nice together?
agree

This is really a stupid move by nvidia.
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#11
intel igent
by: KennyT772
The 2900's lack UVD therefore, no hardware acceleration. A 2600 or 2400 can do it with ease.

In short, nVidia is a dumbass just trying to deface ati.
Nvidia's sales tactics are horrible ive seen them doing this kind of shit for the last few years. ever since the radeon 9x00 series of cards (from wat i remember)

that is one reason i WONT buy Nvidia. the other, they SUCK.

:toast:
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#12
Cold Storm
Battosai
They just know what ATI can do. so now they are wanting to try and tell the people, unlike us, that just look at ads, that Nvidia does this... Then you get some people that go to the "geek squad" for help on it and they don't even really know whats going out... But soon they will see how a simple ad can really hurt them in the long run...
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#13
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Nvidia has decent products. I don't realy know why they feel they need to stoop to this kind of product bashing. It just makes them look juvenile.
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#14
Chewy
This is the reson why I dislike Nvidia.. but thier 8800series rocked.. its just like apple thing in my sig, but worst since its a complete lie as nv is notorious for.
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#15
Cold Storm
Battosai
I believe that its to make people who don't know what to look for a reason to buy theirs... a person that knows that they need to get a new GC because of the new games and are looking for one right now, they see this and just go for Nvidia.
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#16
SK-1
by: Cold Storm
I believe that its to make people who don't know what to look for a reason to buy theirs... a person that knows that they need to get a new GC because of the new games and are looking for one right now, they see this and just go for Nvidia.
Once a gamer is in this upper eshilon of hardware,...they generally know, to a degree, what is going on.
I do diligence on anything electronic the 100.00 and up range.
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#17
KennyT772
But how many people who buy alienware, VM, XPS, know whats really going on? This is who this is aimed at. Not us.
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#18
intel igent
by: KennyT772
But how many people who buy alienware, VM, XPS, know whats really going on? This is who this is aimed at. Not us.
yup.

the "sheeple"
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#19
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: SK-1
Once a gamer is in this upper eshilon of hardware,...they generally know, to a degree, what is going on.
I do diligence on anything electronic the 100.00 and up range.
oh yeah, I agree with you 100%. But there are people out there that just play Farcry and FEAR that see Crysis and want that... Buy Crysis and can't play it so they see an ad like this and just goes for one thing.
But, people like us, go and spend 3 to 4 days, 1 to 3 weeks to look and see which ones to get. Then when we do even find that, that still means 4 days to find the right price... Not everyone that plays games believe in looking at all the possibilities.
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im all for a dumbass company shooting themselves in the foot. ATI said the 2900XT couldnt display full content at resolutions that high, they didnt incorporate UVD. DUH~
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#22
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I don't believe that this kind of thind is for the "sheeple". They are the type to just buy a pre-built system at the advice of the sales person and never bother to look up specs and features of the hardware that they are buying.
Nvidia is aiming this at the people who are digging into the nuts and bolts of their hardware.
Sad to say, their target audience already knows what the hardware will do.
Maybe Nvidia needs to come here to TPU and lets us write their promos :D
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#23
Fragman
And without NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder that you have to buy the hardware HD doesent work if it warks at alle i takes ome time to make PureVideo work on a computer if you can get it to work there ar a flood of post on nvidias forum about purevideo not working....
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#24
X-TeNDeR
I don't like this kind of marketing. so they might catch some customers, but in the end, it just looks bad. [fanboy]AMD FTW![fanboy]
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#25
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I don't consider myself an ATI fanboy as I have owned Nvidia cards and they have run well.
The problem is that I have had so many issues with Nvidia drivers that I don't buy their hardware anymore.
ATI also has issues, but out of the box, their hardware and drivers are more stable and I have less problems.
My pair of 1950s run flawlessly.

So ... ATI FTW!
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