[mythtv-users] Does video card brand matter? VDPAU
beww at beww.org
Thu Oct 29 22:05:26 UTC 2009
On Thursday 29 October 2009 16:01:49 R. G. Newbury wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
> > On Thursday 29 October 2009 15:34:15 Robert McNamara wrote:
> >> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 2:31 PM, aaron <memoryguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 17:28, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >>>> nVidia often uses scantilly-clad females on their GeForce series of
> >>>> cards, but, interestingly, they never use such images on the Quadro
> >>>> series. I think there is some sort of lesson there.
> >>> Yeah... don't bother keeping the box if you buy a Quadro ;-)
> >>> aaron
> >> In fairness to nVidia, they provide the chipset, the manufacturer
> >> (ASUS, Chaintech, etc) are responsible for the scantily clad
> >> marketing. Check out the nVidia web site, it's quite professional.
> > Good point, but a lot of the graphics include copyrighted nVidia stuff,
> > so they are at least acceding to that sort of campaign.
> > ATI does the same thing, probably because they are targetting the same
> > demographic.
> > I just feel insulted when a vendor thinks that such imagery will convince
> > me to purchase something.
> > But, as I said, it must work or they wouldn't continue to do it.
> I really think that it is more that there is no evidence that it does
> NOT work, and so they continue to do it.
> Because seriously, when adolescent males are buying gaming hardware,
> they are MUCH more likely to have pored over the reviews and know
> EXACTLY what the different specs are for the boards they are looking at.
> At that point, it is probably a matter of ...well that one is 10% slower
> for $125 less....Hmmm??
Some of the reviews he may have pored over are highly questionable. I saw one
once where a user said that he had greatly increased his frame rate by moving
from a 400 watt to a 500 watt PSU. Hmmm...?
> Now it IS possible that aforesaid a.m. will keep the box, proudly
> displayed on a bookshelf *because* it has the aforesaid scantily
> clad...etc. on the front.
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