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AMD Announces VISION Technology, Consumers Gain Clarity in the PC Buying Experience

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AMD today announced a new way to help consumers select the PC that best meets their needs. Working with retailers and PC manufactures, VISION Technology from AMD breaks the model in how PC benefits are communicated. Rather than the traditional model, which focuses on the technical specifications of individual hardware components, VISION communicates the value of the whole system and demonstrates the combined processing power of both the CPU and GPU to deliver a superior visual experience to mainstream PC users. It emphasizes how an AMD-based PC is optimized for video, digital media and content creation activities. VISION guides the industry past the era of CPU-centric marketing and describes the PC capabilities in terms of what can be enjoyed on the system – see, share, create. This helps consumers to make better informed buying decisions.

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I have seen this kind of idea before, it never works...
 
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yeah I agree but AMD might get it right this time it seems like they have a solid plan
 
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well it will be better than the vista rating system that's for sure.
 

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“They want a rich HD and entertainment experience on their PC, delivered by the combined technology of AMD CPUs and GPUs, without having to understand what gigahertz and gigabytes mean.


if you sell pc to the monkeys.... it's ok :) but how many monkeys are in US? (milions...)
 
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This is not the press release I was hoping for from AMD today. Where the info on the 5870?
 
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“They want a rich HD and entertainment experience on their PC, delivered by the combined technology of AMD CPUs and GPUs, without having to understand what gigahertz and gigabytes mean.


if you sell pc to the monkeys.... it's ok :) but how many monkeys are in US? (milions...)
Marketing shit is exactly what AMD needs since day one. :toast:
 
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If this is meant to stop retailers from selling "Gaming" PCs with HD4350s and 8500GTs, I'm okay with it.
 
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yeah true that, this will solve a lot of false marketing problems, correct?
 

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I have seen this kind of idea before, it never works...
I don't think so. This could actually be more successful idea than Centrino. Like, Centrino in multimedia department. :) Especially if it's at least slightly backed up by MS.

yeah I agree but AMD might get it right this time it seems like they have a solid plan
My thoughts exactly.

well it will be better than the vista rating system that's for sure.
Again, agreed on this. MS hasn't had enough marketing involved in this part of Vista/7 OS.

“They want a rich HD and entertainment experience on their PC, delivered by the combined technology of AMD CPUs and GPUs, without having to understand what gigahertz and gigabytes mean.


if you sell pc to the monkeys.... it's ok :) but how many monkeys are in US? (milions...)
Huh, but I think that, this will be particularly meaningful in areas of laptops and HTPC. Especially HTPC. I think that this area has been too much left out, left to enthusiast segment. What I mean is that HTPC solutions need to be introduced to mainstream (market) segment. And I think that this is actually a very good start for AMD. And for us all. :toast:

Marketing shit is exactly what AMD needs since day one. :toast:
Agreed, as above. :)

If this is meant to stop retailers from selling "Gaming" PCs with HD4350s and 8500GTs, I'm okay with it.
Well, I think this is a right step in that general direction. :rolleyes:

Sorry to all for abusing this multipost thingy. :)
 
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this is the type of rating scheme that the average consumer understands and needs. everyone knows what low, medium and high is. I also think this type of branding fits well with AMD's products

for years the CPU has been highly touted and Intel and AMD traded blows back and forth but there isnt really a need for that these days as there is a greater benefit from graphics. AMD has kickass graphics with sufficient CPU performance for everything from basic needs to gaming while Intel is still cranking out garbage IGPs. it seems AMD is finally figuring out how to market this advantage
 
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In fact, I think this should be an initiative from the entire PC Gaming Alliance, and not from AMD alone.

Deceived gaming PC buyers is probably one of the biggest causes of console migration nowadays.
 
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They look like nVidia's "nvision" logos, only red. So it's more about branding and less about quality products these days. Not nice.

How is this suppose to make things easier? If I buy Ultimate will I get a 4650M, 4770M, 4850M or 4870M? Which one? How much VRAM do I get? What kind of VRAM do I get? is it integrated or discrete? Will it play Crysis? (had to include this last one for the alienated people)

It's not about making things easier for the customer it's all about improving their visibility in the market. Why bother making good products when you can copy branding ideas from the competition? Brilliant!

And people think lawyers are bad.
 
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How is this suppose to make things easier? If I buy Ultimate will I get a 4650M, 4770M, 4850M or 4870M? Which one? How much VRAM do I get? What kind of VRAM do I get? is it integrated or discrete? Will it play Crysis? (had to include this last one for the alienated people)
If you buy Ultimate I'm definitely sure you won't get a HD4550, wich is a major step up from what we have right now.
 
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They look like nVidia's "nvision" logos, only red. So it's more about branding and less about quality products these days. Not nice.

How is this suppose to make things easier? If I buy Ultimate will I get a 4650M, 4770M, 4850M or 4870M? Which one? How much VRAM do I get? What kind of VRAM do I get? is it integrated or discrete? Will it play Crysis? (had to include this last one for the alienated people)

It's not about making things easier for the customer it's all about improving their visibility in the market. Why bother making good products when you can copy branding ideas from the competition? Brilliant!

And people think lawyers are bad.
as we used to say in the navy... you are nuking it. you are over analyzing something that is simple. I agree with you that they need to implement this properly by matching the proper hardware to its' respective logo

all of those questions you are asking arent what the average consumer wants to know or even think about- they just want it to work. the fact that you even ask questions like that are an indicator that you are far more familiar with technology so basically you wouldnt be using this branding but rather going over the specs sheet yourself

it is about improving their visibilty by simplifying their product branding
 
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Man, I'm horrified about the way things go. MANY do care about what's inside the PC! I like to look at it, clean it, care for it and dream about the day it will become a virtual interface seamless integrated to me-self :p Computers are big stuff as they grow faster and (soon nano-level) smaller. We be afraid of the cloud that wanna eat us and people that wanna keep the information to themselves. We be wanting shared information!
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this is like AMD Game! but for Laptops and Desktops i think ;)
and i dont think that specs sheet will go away anytime soon you can even check your self in the store lol
 

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This doesn't help any of us out, but it sure helps out the computer illiterate. Smart idea for AMD.
 
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AMD Vision Ultimate = best so tell your friends and family to get a laptop with it
 
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As far as evil marketspeak goes this is not that bad. This seems pretty simple and discernible. Hopefully the hardware configurations themselves will reflect that.
 

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Marketing shit is exactly what AMD needs since day one. :toast:
Exactly, Perhaps AMD would have gained way more market share when they where kicking intel in the nuts if they had done more marketing.:nutkick:
 
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I can't help to notice AMD is coming up with a new badge, while Intel has a new processor. Long Live Marketing.:toast:
 
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Wow AMD is pushing hard this year!
New dual, tripple, quads to 1st 40nm gpu's and evergreen looks promising.
Let's hope they keep this progress up in the coming years!
 
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Wow AMD is pushing hard this year!
New dual, tripple, quads to 1st 40nm gpu's and evergreen looks promising.
Let's hope they keep this progress up in the coming years!
here here, maybee at this pace we'll have an 8 core by 2012 :p