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View Poll Results: In your opinion, what do you think ATI should focus more of its attention on?
Drivers 32 48.48%
Graphics Hardware 7 10.61%
Developer Relations (send free hardware to game devs for example) 19 28.79%
Public Relations (sponsored events, contests, more interviews, etc) 5 7.58%
Technical Support 2 3.03%
Other 1 1.52%
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Old Jul 5, 2002, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default ATI should focus on ...

I'll let the poll speak for itself.

I voted for "Developer Releations" myself since I think that 90% of the problems people have with their ATI graphics cards are mostly due to developers who develop games primarily for nVidia technology. It seems that when they make a game they optimize for nVidia and if it simply works on anything else then that's ok.
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Old Jul 6, 2002, 12:14 AM   #2
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you dont have a option for drivers AND technical support becuase they are so closely connected...you could say the same for devloper relations AND driver support, but what cha ganna j00?

on another note ATi did infact send a whole lotta cards out to people (mostly reviews tho) w/ the 8500.
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Old Jul 6, 2002, 12:17 AM   #3
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yeah I'm sure they do all those things, I really mean what they should do more of
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Since we have yet to see how the R300 launch is gonna go, i voted for drivers.
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Old Jul 6, 2002, 12:04 PM   #5
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Dev relations is very important. I'd really like to never again see a giant "nvidia" logo at the start of a game.

If dev's start developing with ATi cards in mind from the start (most develop for nvidia, then start working on compatibility for everything else), ATi would have to do less hacking around in drivers to get games working right.
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It's a hard choice between developpers relations and public relations. From what I've seen so far, they should boost on those two.

Looks like they're finally on the right track for drivers, so I won't choose this item.

My own constatations are that NVIDIA commercial ads far outweight ATI's. Also, the general user looking for a card will go to GeForce first 'because he heard they were sooo cool and powerful and ATI was sooo bad' (bad driver reputation sticking to them). What's more GeForces are so expensive they can only be better, from the same general user POV... I see that everyday around me.

The one making more noise gets more attention.

Not to mention of course GeForces are flooding the market litteraly, with a good dozen third party board makers using NVIDIA chips, all together in the fray. ATI is doing that also, but has a long way to go before they can reach the same level.
And well, with so many game developpers focusing on NVIDIA products because they can get them easily from the manufacturer, what do we have to expect...?
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I couldn't agree more, borg1701g.
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Old Jul 6, 2002, 11:34 PM   #8
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i say public relations..

the fact that option no1.(drivers) is winning shows that..

people still think of ATi as bad drivers and pwnd by nvidia ..
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