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GPU-Z on Steam?

Would you like to see a free Steam version of GPU-Z alongside the regular one?


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Just a general observation for everyone: I can understand @W1zzard not wanting to do this without a clear payoff somewhere, because of the extra maintenance overhead etc, but I can't understand why users wouldn't want more free options and are so vociferous against it. Remember, my proposal was to have it in addition to what we have now, not replace it. It's like turkeys voting for Christmas. Bizarre.
Bizarre is putting [insert non gaming application name - not just gpuz] on Steam just so it can be updated.

Again, the idea of an auto update is good. I wish a checkbox was possible... even with UAC. The idea of Steam having it to do so... not a good idea (yes, even if it's in addition to). It seems clear that if laziness isnt the reason one doesnt upgrade, then that same user doesnt really NEED to update and keep it updated, which was the point, in the first place. If a user wanted and needed to keep it updated, they wouldn't let it fall behind several versions. Besides, were still waiting for you to overclock that 2500k and retest your gpus from several months ago to show you how it was holding back those gpus...so, it doesnt surprise me in the least things like this also do not get updated. :p

You asked how popular that was and 2/3 say no. Overall the idea was not accepted by the author, nor an overwhelming majority of poll respondents. It is what it is. :)

Im curious, why do you 'call' W1z back into this in your post?
 
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What's the purpose ?
 
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Guys, by using Windows 10 you are in fact using Windows Store anyway (behind the scenes), so even if you avoid it, it is there. :)
I'm fine with the store being there, as long as I don't have to look at it or use it :)

Same with Steam, actually. I buy my keys elsewhere, activate, click the game, and play. Steam's just a launcher like there are so many. Whether I click a launcher or a game icon is the same to me.

But the most interesting point made in this topic I think was the W1z himself: why jump through hoops to not gain a thing.
 
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If GPU-Z was my software I'd want to keep it on my website that collects advertising money when people come to download it and I'd hope maybe they would also check out my articles and reviews that are also sponsored by advertising.... I definitely wouldn't want it on another service that avoids my advertisers for anyone's convenience.
 

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Bizarre is putting [insert non gaming application name - not just gpuz] on Steam just so it can be updated.

Again, the idea of an auto update is good. I wish a checkbox was possible... even with UAC. The idea of Steam having it to do so... not a good idea (yes, even if it's in addition to). It seems clear that if laziness isnt the reason one doesnt upgrade, then that same user doesnt really NEED to update and keep it updated, which was the point, in the first place. If a user wanted and needed to keep it updated, they wouldn't let it fall behind several versions. Besides, were still waiting for you to overclock that 2500k and retest your gpus from several months ago to show you how it was holding back those gpus...so, it doesnt surprise me in the least things like this also do not get updated. :p

You asked how popular that was and 2/3 say no. Overall the idea was not accepted by the author, nor an overwhelming majority of poll respondents. It is what it is. :)

Im curious, why do you 'call' W1z back into this in your post?
I think we're agreed on the auto update, at least. Still don't get what people have against an extra option, but hey, whatever. If there was a compelling reason for it rather than just a bit of convenience, I'm sure W1z would do it.

You'll be waiting a long time for that overclock and benchies I'm afraid, so best to forget about it. If it hadn't been for the money, I'd have upgraded to the 9900K now anyway - finally a CPU worthy of upgrading my still-snappy 2700K to as it's a fair bit faster and has twice the cores. A nice RTX 2080 Ti and one of those lovely 27" 4K G-SYNC monitors to top it off would be grand. A lot of grand. :laugh:

I felt the post was sorta significant and wanted to make sure he saw it. Nothing much in it really, I almost didn't tag him. Don't read too much into it.
 
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I'd like to know how popular this idea is, so people please vote in the poll.
Voted No. W1zzard is a busy enough person to be bothered with maintaining GPU-Z on yet another platform. It's really not that difficult or inconvenient to check TPU for an update once in a while.

I think we're agreed on the auto update, at least.
There's no need for auto-updates. Wouldn't allow it through my firewall anyway..
 
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There could be a DLC for us who would like to support developing it. No need to have any bonus features.
 

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If GPU-Z was my software I'd want to keep it on my website that collects advertising money when people come to download it and I'd hope maybe they would also check out my articles and reviews that are also sponsored by advertising.... I definitely wouldn't want it on another service that avoids my advertisers for anyone's convenience.
Sorry, meant to reply that I think that's a sound business reason and I would do the same. Great minds think alike! :p
 
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