That is a good question. If they do does that mean nvidia publicly bull shitted about canceling it and lied to everyone. We shall see.So will Asus still be moving forward with the AREZ branding of Radeon cards?
May be they they are expecting AIB's to just continue lol. That would be some crazy shit, unofficially canceled and officially active. ROFLSomeone on the Nvidia blog post comments asked if Nvida was going to give refunds to all the vendors. AIB's completely changed the way they market their brands to suit this bastard program and now Nvidia pulls the plug on all that investment.
Already did when I first read about GPP here. For a tech site to keep writing when someone as big as Nvidia ignores them as far as press releases and review samples is admirable and something I want to support.Thanks, Kyle, for being our advocate!
Now, pile onto Patreon, people!!!
I'm glad Kyle was able to out nVidia and get enough informed outrage going against nVidia so they were forced to drop the program rather than send it through the courts. Waiting on the courts to get through the whole process would have taken years and the program would have been in force during that time. It would have caused irreparable harm to AMD.Wow. Didn't expect them to just cancel it. Good deal, although I would have liked to see them get smacked down in the courts a la intel.
The optimist in me wants to think they learned a lesson but the realist wants to agree with you... something quieter and harder to detect. Shadyness doesnt go away it just scurries under cover till the lights go out again and then they will be back.The cynic in me still thinks Nvidia will still try to pull something else, but hey, a victory is a victory, and we can use all the victory we can get as consumers.
This is where things get tough as an informed and experienced consumer. Obviously GPP was only good for nVidia and I hate when companies pull these stupid tricks. I bought a pair of nVidia FE 1080 Tis from nVidia at launch at MSRP and they've been brilliant cards. It would be dishonest for me to say that I wasn't happy with the purchase. As long as nVidia can supply parts like 1080 Tis at reasonable prices, I'm gonna by from them even if I don't like the stupid tricks.Personal note:
Still not buying shit from Nvidia.
Lots of people have their beef with large and powerful corporations and it is often deserved. GPP was a bad thing, I have no question in my mind of that. When I look at the tech that goes into building a powerful gaming rig these days, nVidia, Intel, Microsoft, it's kind of hard to take all of those political considerations in account and actually play games on PC.The only problem I have with all of this, is that people that buy NVidia will use this as an excuse to continue buying NVidia because they aren't "currently" evil.
I would suggest to you that there was more of that going on than you think.This whole thing really gets me thinking. There are a few other top tier tech websites that must also have the connections to know what NVIDIA was pulling. They must have known what was going on, yet said nothing. Only Kyle had the guts to tell us the truth.
How am I supposed to trust reviews and commentary from these other websites, when they obviously won't say anything that might cause NVIDIA to cut them off? Well, the answer is: I don't trust them. Not any more. Hats off to you, Kyle.