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Origin PC dumps AMD GPUs over stability and overheating issues

Posted on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 13:15:58 CEST by

Boutique PC builder Origin PC announced it will no longer offer AMD graphics cards in its computers. The company claims it's becoming NVIDIA exclusive due to "stability, overheating, performance, scaling and driver issues" with AMD desktop and mobile GPUs.
"Primarily the overall issues have been stability of the cards, overheating, performance, scaling and the amount of time to receive new drivers on both desktop and mobile GPUs," said Alvaro Masis, a technical support manager at Origin.

The guys at Game Front did some more digging, and they got Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski to go on record denying a link between this move and Nvidia's Battlebox promotion. The promotion counts Origin PC as one of four participating system builders in North America. Wasielewski told Game Front, "The NVIDIA Battlebox promotion that is currently running with Origin PC and other system builders that work with NVIDIA has absolutely nothing to do with our decision."
Source: The Tech Report



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