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  • MikeMurphy - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Compatible with Steam? Reply
  • barleyguy - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    The screen shot has Steam games in it. Reply
  • Tetracycloide - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    The point earnings or the discounts? Yes on both counts. Reply
  • The Von Matrices - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    How does $5 million compare to AMD just doing the testing itself? After all, NVidia has its own staff that tests games to find optimal settings for Geforce Experience. Reply
  • edzieba - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Likely a lot cheaper for the range of setups accessible by tapping consumers compared to in-house testing (with an added bonus of getting a de-facto installation survey).
    What worries me is that it implies that AMD /doesn't actually have/ a permanent testing regime for even a few combinations of cards, processors and chipsets. With the (now rectified) ball-drop over frame rating performance, I'm less confident in AMD being able to pick up potential issues before release than I am with Nvidia.
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  • Morawka - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Nvidia dont use staff for optimal settings, they use GRID, which is a array of tons of computers with tons of different gpu's inside.

    Or they could all be GK100's and software shuts certain cores off to mimick lower binned cards.
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  • capawesome9870 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    the one thing it needs is a ShadowPlay Like feature. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    I use just use DXtory while I wait for Valve to release something that works better - not that DXtory is bad, it's fantastic, just a bit complex. Shadowplay can't come close to the picture quality. Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Does seem inevitable that what Geforce Experience and Raptr AMD Edition are doing could just be done much better by Steam itself. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Indeed, given the level of hardware/software detail surveyed by Steam, they are in the best position to meet most users' needs. I removed GeForce Experience since it specifically targets 40-60fps as the acceptable range when modifying graphics settings. I had to go back and manually reconfigure all my games after installing it the first time, since I aim for 100-120fps on my CRT. GFE (or Steam or GEA) would win me over if it could conform the settings to automatically hit my desired frame rate. Reply
  • chizow - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Looks like a way for AMD to revive it's recently dormant Gaming Evolved program while driving more people to use it's own version of GeForce Experience. I guess that is the downside of forcing people to use a 3rd party software (Raptr) that they don't really want to use, unlike GeForce Experience which is virtually seamless/unbiquitous in Nvidia driver packages. Reply
  • Dalonely - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Sounds good but unintended consequences prevent me from participating. I presently have a GTX 560ti-448. I like to upgrade gpu's every 3rd generation. The reviews made the R280x my next video card. crypto-mining ended that when retailers bumped the card $100 plus. So now I've been looking at GTX770 cards. If I can get one closer to $300 rather than around $350. Will AMD sell me a R280x for the msrp price? Reply
  • kwrzesien - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    I'm looking to upgrade my GTX 460 1 GB to a GTX 770, and waited to see if the new AMD cards would maybe bring prices down. No luck - the card I'm watching has just gone from $345 to $375:

    EVGA 770 SC ACX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...
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  • mfinn999 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Yet another article about a piece of software with no link to the software itself: http://raptr.com/amd Reply
  • ShadowViper - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    What was failed to be mentioned in this article was the fact that the app used for the program is spyware. Also what was missed is there was a soft launch of the program back in December. Those that participated back in December have been lied to and defrauded. As many of us were about to have enough points to earn 60 dollar games, such as BF4, Thief and Titanfall, AMD/RAPTR removed those points to roughly 1/6 of people had. It has even gone as far as being stated that AMD was not involved. What is really sad is how many people of the gamer community take the blatant lies and thank them stating such things as "its better than nothing". Even right now the points rewarded are ambiguous and not even clearly defined. The whole program is a scam and its said how much coverage they are getting and non of the journalist are looking deeper into the program before reporting them in a positive light. Reply
  • SolMiester - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Yip, yet another Beta product from AMD..Nice reward for those that lost most of their point eh?...LMAO...AMD management yet again failing to get it right! Reply
  • hpglow - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Wait AMD isn't giving you free money? They actually want something in return? I don't install crap like that but it sounds to me like your crying over getting stuff for something you would do anyway...play games. I think you ar going to have trouble finding a shoulder to shed your self entitled tears on. Reply
  • SolMiester - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Wait, what?, you think he is crying because AMD put spyware on his system, while he generated points for prices only to have AMD remove most of his points?. Do you understand what a loyalty program is?.Well the poster does, and was then ripped off...This isnt about something for nothing at all....Its about AMD shitting over it consumers......again.... Reply
  • ShadowViper - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Sad thing is how many people think its crying over "free stuff.

    Free is giving me something for nothing. They asked to use my system, my time, and effort in return for the points. After I had committed over 350hours they only honored 12. That's a scam, and they knew they were going to do so, committing fraud. They created the terms and conditions, I honored my end of the contract by performing, they however did not honor their end of the arrangement.

    http://raptr.com/sorako18/news/52b374db1de88442fe/...
    Is the announcement we received within the community.

    They then committed fraud/lied to us here-
    http://raptr.com/sorako18/news/52e6ff5183eb17b697/...
    and here:
    http://raptr.com/sorako18/news/52f5874964a58db341/...
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  • ShadowViper - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Sorry if this double posts, as I don't see the post anymore.

    Most are missing the fact that this program was released to a limited few of us in December-
    http://raptr.com/sorako18/news/52b374db1de88442fe/...

    They then committed fraud/lied to us here-
    http://raptr.com/sorako18/news/52e6ff5183eb17b697/...
    and here:
    http://raptr.com/sorako18/news/52f5874964a58db341/...

    Notice how the original launch is called a Soft Launch and clearly shows the offer made and what was needed to achieve the earnings and rewards.

    They second two links they are trying to confuse people by now calling it a BETA, the raptr application was stated to be in a beta and still is in Beta, but the rewards program was not launched as a beta back in December again refer to the first link.

    The second link even shows that they were aware of issues, and instead of stopping the program and making their adjustments they choose to allow the program to run longer having users spend up to 6 hours a day using their app with full intent of changing the terms to a huge advantage to themselves, fraud. This also happened 1 week before the store even opened denying us the chance to spend the points we earned in the original offer before they deducted us those points.

    In many threads raptr employees tell the community that it was a beta and compare that to how MMO's run their beta's saying how they could of deleted all the points and we should be glad we kept some.

    They also in that last link state that this was not AMD, yet the first link and everywhere on the web its listed as AMD's Program.

    I don't know what's more upsetting that companies can treat their consumers this way, or that gamers take the lies and thank them replying "its better than nothing".
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  • xsandman32 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    Looks like Steam + GeForece Experience + Origin's advertisements. Reply
  • ericore - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - link

    AMD is resource strained.
    If AMD is able to gather a large data set from a large number of users, optimized games would be officially pooled from this rather than arbitrary or aristocratic means .
    It's also a good marketing ploy for gamers (choose AMD, only AMD let's users choose which game they optimize).
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  • njdss4 - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - link

    Just checked this out, and it seems like you earn points so slowly that it would take months, if not years, to earn anything noteworthy (like a video card). You'd have to be on the Raptr forums posting a LOT, playing games hours a day, using the optimization feature on everything, and even then you won't get much.

    Combine that with how Raptr 'recalculates' points whenever they feel like it, taking away thousands of points from people for no reason other than they don't want to give out the prizes they promised, and you've got a recipe for wasted time, bitterness, and disappointment. Avoid.
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  • 2GStyle - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - link

    While they did recalculate points they also said that the rewards program was being changed. You could have used your points prior to get other things but not using them switched them over to the new program. I never understood why someone could complain about something listed as beta and a banner saying it was subject to change. I honestly think they are being generous since they didn’t wipe the points system and they are offering bonus points currently to make up for the recent change. In the end you are still recieving "free" points and no one is forcing you to use the program. Reply
  • ShadowViper - Thursday, February 20, 2014 - link

    Actually couldn't use them prior since the store was never opened. They led us to believe that in dec (no mention there that they were going to take points away and also no mention there that it was a beta program) that what we earned we would be able to spend at the store when it opened.

    Check page 2 of the comments all the information that they provided is listed there with the links I provided.
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