Be interesting to see how this plays out. From what I've heard from the people involved the program simply doesn't limit a company's ability to produce graphics cards with the competition's GPUs at their heart, nor does it punish them for doing so, so I don't see how it's meant to affect consumer choice. Maybe I'm being naive...
Spot on, only their employees seem to have the self-respect and determination to demand more and for their employer to comply with the law.
Yeah seriously, always have to love when we do something worse now than we did in the past.
Now that's not true, from the late 90s until about 2001, Windows gaming was a priority for Microsoft and they made a decent push forward with DirectX, publishing titles like Age of Empires, Mechwarrior 4, Freelancer, Dungeon Siege, etc.
Once they rolled out the Xbox, that all stopped and it became a period of about 15 years of acting passive aggressive towards Windows gamers.
That's a good point, actually... those were some awesome titles. Such a shame they've forgotten their heritage
Nvidia teraflops are not the same as AMD teraflops. Compare the reported teraflops of say, the GTX 1060 and the RX480, and then compare their gaming performance.
A GTX 680 would still trade blows with an RX480, which is faster than the PS4 Pro by some way. It's not just down to GPUs either, consoles have very weak CPUs and slow hard drives which really puts a bottleneck on game world streaming and is usually the reason why frame rates are often locked at 30.
Red Dead Redemption 2 would be popular if nobody wrote a single article about it, so why would anyone pay us? We write about it because the vast majority of our audience cares. As for there being no PC version - we're taking an educated guess that's backed up by solid rumours.