Turf wars: Origin (EA) vs Steam (Valve)

EA is known globally for the high quality and immersing games it rolls out like Battlefield and Crysis, and for the legendary “E – A sports, it’s in the game” tagline at the beginning of each of its sports based games. They are, however, known also for the first class bullsh*t that they produce that unites gamers of the 3 clans, Xbox, Playstation and PC, in hate against the EA oppression as it forces Origin, day one DLC and online passes down our throats.

There is not a single PC gamer that I have ever met who would choose Origin over Steam. But the question you will be asking is why? If you want a quick answer from me without any real explanation, I’d say, “because EA,” But since this is part of my ‘turf wars’ series, my favorite thing to write about, and that I haven’t been posting much lately I think I’ll go into more detail.

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Turf Wars: AMD vs Nvidia – CUDA cores and OpenCL explained

My post on Mantle API rounded up a few comments about the whole AMD vs Nvidia…so here you go…

In the computing community there are everlasting turf wars about which brand is better, whether it’s Mac OS vs Ubuntu, Firefox vs Chrome or AMD vs Nvidia. In most cases, it’s purely down to preference, but in some it’s not and in the last of my examples, AMD vs Nvidia, it’s not.

AMD and Nvidia are the two titans of the GPU world and each come with a large and relentless fan base. If you go up to any PC gamer and simply say, “AMD or Nvidia,” I’m sure they’d be able to bore you to death with some story on which they prefer and why. The usual spiel is, “Nvidia, because it’s more powerful,”and this is partly true; but every task has a tool that is most suited to it. For example, you wouldn’t mount a picture on your wall using a sledgehammer; you could, it just wouldn’t be the best choice.

As a general rule of thumb, AMD tend to be less expensive than Nvidia, though this does not in any way mean that AMD don’t do high power cards, a quick look at the Radeon HD 7990 will prove this to you pretty damn quickly. Ultimately, if someone asks you which you would recommend and you don’t reply with, “what do you want to use it for?” then you’re wrong.

AMD Radeon HD 7990

AMD Radeon HD 7990

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