Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by entropy13, Sep 27, 2012.
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Not seeing the problem here, there are NDAs and such other regular formalities in the trade. TR is free to not abide by them if they choose but of course that'll cost them in the form of AMD not considering them for review samples, invitation to events and such. There are consequences just like when you break any other contract (because that's what NDAs ultimately are).
His concerns seem to be red-herringish grand standing to me.
If AMD wants to limit what information is released prior to launch, then that's their call. It's not like they're going to limit what information is published in full reviews once the NDA's lift. This tactic might cost them some initial sales while all of the reviews are posted and digested, but it's not like they're being shady.
AMD already said that they were pulling out of the enthusiast market, so I assume these CPU's will perform accordingly.
Go ahead and "stay independent" by not publishing a full review until AMD allows you to, which is the same exact time AMD allows everyone else to.
AMD never said that.
Piledriver, Steamroller, and Excavator will have enthusiast desktop parts.
Keep in mind, something doesn't have to be #1 in the benchmarks to still be enthusiast.
That's a nice theory.
since the email refers to PREVIEW information released, every single bit of it is bang on and fair enough, damn intel fantards trying to make a Drama out of nothing, Amd mearly want some info held back untill release day, fair enough.
My bad. I assumed when it was announced that they weren't going to compete with Intel on performance, they were saying they were pulling out of the enthusiast market.
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