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AMD responds to NVIDIA's IQ complaints

AMD respond to image quality concerns

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm CST (0 mins, 49 secs time to read)

When things get hard (not being able to supply stock for a popular card) tactics change - things get nasty. There have been complaints of AMD lowering Image Quality in certain games to gain extra frame rates (and in turn, making their cards seem like they're performing better than the competitions cards).

AMD responds to NVIDIA's IQ complaints |

But, most people either forget, or remember back in 2003 NVIDIA pulled the same stunt by tuning drivers to perform better in benchmarks.

A representative from AMD has stepped forward to set the record straight. AMD denies any accusations and underhanded tactics and has reaffirmed it's commitment to the PC gaming community. The rep who stepped forward also pointed out that the default IQ settings in the Catalyst drivers had recently been revisited and they were what AMD deemed "on-par" with NVIDIA's default IQ settings.

The statement pointed out that AMD takes "great care in determining the default settings of Catalyst drivers" and that the current defaults "deliver a very good gaming experience".

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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