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Does AMD suck or is it just me?

#11NeoBillbinePosted 8/13/2014 9:33:22 PM
SeamusOHassey posted...
I have a Windows 8 HP Laptop with AMD. My biggest problems is it getting really hot(metal build) and occasionally my screen will sometimes dim even though I have it at max brightness. I've done some Googling and most of my results pointed to the AMD Catalyst Control being a root cause.


Why would you buy an HP laptop? You must like rectangular door stops.
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#12TireseasPosted 8/13/2014 9:35:53 PM
redrum187 posted...
SeamusOHassey posted...
I have a Windows 8 HP Laptop with AMD. My biggest problems is it getting really hot(metal build) and occasionally my screen will sometimes dim even though I have it at max brightness. I've done some Googling and most of my results pointed to the AMD Catalyst Control being a root cause.


sounds more like a HP problem than AMD.


Bingo. Intel won't help with **** cooling
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#13SetzeraPosted 8/14/2014 12:10:44 AM
Yeah, I was also going to point at HP. AMD may not be the top brand, but they don't suck to the point of alienation.

HP on the other hand.. I'd be more inclined to rip on.
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#14Tyler_NinjaCatPosted 8/14/2014 2:06:44 AM
The screen dimming when on max is something to do with power I think.
With phones when they start to get hot or something the screen brightness will lower itself so the phone doesn't overheat.

May be the same case with your laptop.
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#15TropicMoon10Posted 8/14/2014 2:12:14 AM
Sounds like the cooling in your laptop was poorly implemented.

Which would be more HP's fault.
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#16Tyler_NinjaCatPosted 8/14/2014 2:33:18 AM
TropicMoon10 posted...
Sounds like the cooling in your laptop was poorly implemented.

Which would be more HP's fault.


Using an HP laptop right now.
cooling on it is poor, at some point the fan on it stopped working then started working again.
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#17AltmadragonPosted 8/14/2014 2:55:32 AM(edited)
It's you... An your laptop could take a little blame.
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#18ThisGuy101Posted 8/14/2014 3:07:55 AM
Clashtonn posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
They have their niche with poor and ignorant people.


He said AMD not consoles.

AMD has a place. It's second place.


That's why my AMD 270x is cheaper than your Nvidia 660 and still performs better in benchmarks.
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#19TimePharaohPosted 8/14/2014 3:10:12 AM
ThisGuy101 posted...
Clashtonn posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
They have their niche with poor and ignorant people.


He said AMD not consoles.

AMD has a place. It's second place.


That's why my AMD 270x is cheaper than your Nvidia 660 and still performs better in benchmarks.


And that's why my 780TI has no equivalent on the AMD side and power aside still smashes your garbage drivers.

Someone has to have the inferior product, it just happens to be you. Accept it, it helps the pain.
#20ThisGuy101Posted 8/14/2014 3:18:45 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
ThisGuy101 posted...
Clashtonn posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
They have their niche with poor and ignorant people.


He said AMD not consoles.

AMD has a place. It's second place.


That's why my AMD 270x is cheaper than your Nvidia 660 and still performs better in benchmarks.


And that's why my 780TI has no equivalent on the AMD side and power aside still smashes your garbage drivers.

Someone has to have the inferior product, it just happens to be you. Accept it, it helps the pain.


Actually, the R9 290x is the 780 ti equivalent. It's $550 compared to the 780 ti's $700, and the 780 ti barely beats it. The 290x DOES beat the baseline 780. Nice try though.
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