AMD finally getting some better dev relations?

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From the link said:
With that in mind, AMD's Nigel Dessau kicked off what AMD calls the Gamer's Manifesto, basically that AMD will put gamers first. It has a few major points, drive innovation, industry standards, committing to PC gaming, continuing education, and developer support.
If Consoles become more PC-like, how will this affect AMD/ATI's market position?

Is there anything AMD/ATI can do to make Gaming PCs more attractive to the average consumer?
 
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If Consoles become more PC-like, how will this affect AMD/ATI's market position?

Is there anything AMD/ATI can do to make Gaming PCs more attractive to the average consumer?
I think we're kinda dependent on the games market. WoW has gone a long ways for this.
Most other games people would rather play with a controller. FPS and RTS is about the only thing I want to play on PC, controller good for everything else. When I play a game on a console though I do miss my 60fps on my computer though :(
 

Kuzi

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Taylor was introduced by saying that Gas Powered Games added Eyefinity support to Supreme Commander II in less than a week. Chris shot back that it was far less than that, probably a few hours getting it up, and a day or three tweaking things like where menus went, and other minutia. He went on to show a video of a single 5870 running Supreme Commander II across three monitors.
So it only takes a few days to get Eyefinity support up and running.
 

brybir

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So it only takes a few days to get Eyefinity support up and running.
Seems to be in certain games it is a minor tweak. Some other games are probably a bit more involved. Think a racing game vs a game like Supreme Commander where in Supreme Commander you are just stretching the field horizontally over more pixels and tweaking menu placement, vs a racing game where you are trying to an immersed effect of things that are not normally on the main screen.


I really hope that eyefinity takes off. I am about a year off buying a new rig and when the time comes I plan on a 3 monitor eyefinity setup. Hopefully by then I can pick up some decent priced displayport monitors and a good graphics card for about $800.
 

sandorski

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Turn around is Fair Play. This is AMD's chance to put Code in Games that uses Fermi to convert all Graphics into ASCII code Output. With a message on the screen, "You ASCII for it!"

It will be epic.
 

GodisanAtheist

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This is nice to see. Rather than get all stuffy about the way Nvidia conducts business I've always felt a little put off by how distant ATI seemed to be in the dev relations department. You could throw a stone and hit half a dozen TWIMTBP titles, while a meteor'd miss any AMD branded games.
 

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