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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Paul and Dave chat about the new Intel Optane SSD 905P and WD Black NVMe SSDs, LG’s G7 ThinQ Android phone, Dell’s Inspiron Gaming desktop PC, a killer new custom-built gaming desktop from Maingear, NVIDIA putting a bullet in GPP, and reveal the winner of our AMD and Corsair Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway! Show Notes: 03:10 - Intel Optane SSD 905P Review: Seriously Fast Storage For Enthusiasts 12:26 - WD Black NVMe SSD Review: Affordable With Great Write Speeds 21:22 - Hands-On LG's G7 ThinQ: AI-Infused With A Super-Bright Display And Big Sound 33:02 - Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 Review:... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP) has garnered a lot of controversy over the past two months, with claims of anti-competitive behavior including restrictive contracts that have to be signed by OEM and AIB partners, and allegations of supply restrictions for those that don't sign on the dotted line. According to NVIDIA, the company originally created GPP to "ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU platform and software they’re being sold." NVIDIA's John Temple went on to add: [The] program means that we’ll be promoting our GPP partner brands across the web, on social media, at events and more. And GPP partners will get early access to our latest innovations,... Read more...
Earlier this week, AMD took the gloves off and finally addressed the reports that NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP) has been causing upheaval in the graphics market. The blog post centered on giving gamers more choice with respect to gaming hardware and took a few shots at NVIDIA with respect to a "gamer tax" on its proprietary adaptive refresh technology like G-SYNC. For the most part, the blog post, which was written by AMD's Scott Herkelman, tried to get its point across by not leveling too many specific accusations against NVIDIA. In fact, NVIDIA wasn't even called out by name, but we all knew exactly who Herkelman was talking about.  However, that was a corporate-backed... Read more...
Updated 4/17/2018: The article below has been updated with a video from AMD which it hopes will drive its point home. If you've been following the graphics card market during the past few months, then you know about NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program, or GPP. AMD is going on the offensive against GPP with a new blog post entitled, "Radeon RX Graphics: A Gamer’s Choice" that was penned by Scott Herkelman, General Manager of Gaming. But before we delve into the blog, we need to provide a little bit of background on what exactly GPP is and what it hopes to achieve. NVIDIA says that GPP has been "designed to ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU platform and software they’re... Read more...
There have been some interesting developments brewing in the GPU industry, involving graphics powerhouse NVIDIA. The company is drawing controversy for its GeForce Partner Program (GPP), which some are saying parallels anti-competitive tactics taken by Intel (at the detriment of AMD) a few years back. First, what is the GPP? According to a recent NVIDIA blog post, GPP is "designed to ensure that gamers have full transparency into the GPU platform and software they’re being sold." NVIDIA's partners are free to join or leave the program whenever they choose, and membership entitles these partners (i.e. add-in board manufacturers and system OEMs) to a number of key benefits. "So the new... Read more...