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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review by TPU...Not

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OK, I can see why you want to keep the article up and I don't have an issue with that.

In that case, it just seems prudent to me to put a short update to say you got the card in the end (with a review link) and perhaps a little background on how this came about.

Just my 2 cents. :)

I think this is a very good idea! This keeps it historical, and also would point to the review link for people arriving from a search at this article.
 
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Of course, keep an epic thread like this.

Some replies in this thread were hilarious and over the top. Like I said before this this thread, so much rage over a card. lol
 
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Of course, keep an epic thread like this.

Some replies in this thread were hilarious and over the top. Like I said before this this thread, so much rage over a card. lol
not so much over the card, as it is, a HUGE deal about how companies interact with reviewers and it's a HUGE deal.
 
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and the upcoming architecture Zen won't be even realized. While some analyst suggest that AMD isn't going to last till 2020, it's kinda bleak for their future if they stop relying on old chips that is being used over & over with very tiny improvements... Hopefully they're putting everything they have on Zen or else they'll get wiped out of the IT world for good.
 
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and the upcoming architecture Zen won't be even realized.
As far as I am aware, Zen's design has been completed.
I would be more concerned with follow on projects and the custom ARM K12 which would now seem to be in a state of limbo. I can understand that Keller would leave after completing what he signed on to do - which turned out to a much smaller job than it originally entailed thanks to the shelving of SkyBridge and K12's lack of priority, but for Keller to leave without AMD naming his successor poses a question of maintaining chip design momentum. All Zen does is get AMD back into the race, but they still need competitive successor designs laid down almost immediately to avoid falling (again) into the trap of platform stagnation.
 
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Hopefully the Zen architecture WILL help AMD get back in the race... coz seeing them on the losing end seemed like a hollowed victory for Intel & Nvidia...
 
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Sorry for bringing up this thread, but reading this article from KitGuru did remind me this thread

KitGuru apology regarding AMD DDR4 memory news story | KitGuru

KitGuru was at "war" with AMD this summer for not getting a Fury X card. They posted an article attacking AMD directly, but they where totally blasted by readers in the comments section. They ended up banning posters and they also created a couple of accounts at Disqus to help defend the site's opinion, or at least that's what looked like, with accounts only having a few posts in certain articles about their differencies with AMD, accounts that stopped posting afterwards.

Months passed, and probably they found common ground with AMD. They even took a Nano to review, something that I wasn't expecting.

Yesterday they posted an article with some negative comments about Radeon memory and today they are at full damage control apologizing for those comments in every way known to mankind as you can see in the above article.



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