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AMD Pulls Hysterical Cape Verde Marketing Stunt

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Reviewers who have probably received their AMD Radeon HD 7700 series samples by now, were taken aback when they found a prescription medication bottle in their packages. No NVIDIA-styled Press Deck booklet, or even former-ATI styled Ruby doll, but a medicine bottle, which reads "Verdetrol". The label directed them to insert the blue capsules inside it to the heat vents of the graphics card, when benchmarking, so it "acts as a performance enhancement".

    The point in all this? Apparently AMD's Radeon HD 7770 features 1 GHz core clock speed out of the box, making it the first GPU ever to do so, and AMD wants to make a song and dance about it. What's more, AMD will use a special branding called "GHz Edition" to mark all its future SKUs that come with 1 GHz (or more) GPU core clock speed, indicating that AMD has more SKUs in the pipeline with ≥1 GHz core clock speed. It doesn't stop with this hysterical medicine bottle thingie, no sir, AMD even set up a teaser site dedicated to "Verdetrol".

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    Source: LegitReviews
     
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    Verde is spanish for "green". :D
     
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    Troll the Green company? lol what?
     
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    Exactly! :laugh:
     
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    I love the Canada shoutout on the bottle, Markham Ont FTW !!
     
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    For external use ONLY (Let's not get weird) :roll:
     
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    What is this exactly?
     
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    Someday, on antiques roadshow...

    Green stuff will prolly turn to green pus by then...darn!
     
  9. Live OR Die

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    How about releasing some new drivers to fix the bugs before making lame crap.
     
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    Hey wait...those are jellybeans!!

    Ooooo I want one now!! I want to see what AMD tastes like!! :D
     
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    :roll::toast:
     
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    AMD, im F*cking taking my hat off for this thing.

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    And what does Cape mean? o_O
     
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    vampire clothing.


    green vampire jellybeans.
     
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    In the last few monts AMD/ATI (i still call them that) definitely wins in the PR battle.
     
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    AMD need to inject some of that medicine in there CPU line.
     
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    It also means green in italian :D
     
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    not to be confused with the french word 'merde' which i believe is how they say 'fosters beer'
     
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    You're thinking of "pisse de l'eau"
     
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    this is what we need......

    THAT is creative marketing at its best.....

    not just some BS numbers!!!!

    thank you amd!!!
     
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    Sucking the life out of Nvidia? :roll:

    Now if only they could manufacture blue jellybeans and recoup some of these snowballs they started :banghead:
     
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    AMD Viagra " When all else fails "
     
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    I was talking about their website "Verdetroll" = "Greentroll". Also (E)nvidia is spanish for "envy". They're just playing mind games. :)
     
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    As a pharmacist this is just brilliant to me. Made my day.:laugh:
     

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