AdoredTV had a very fascinating and in-depth look at how with the upcoming patch 1.3 in Fallout 4 and how nVidia's performance is now below that of AMD GPU's. For example the author states when Fallout 4 came out the Fury X was losing to the 980 Ti:
But now with the newer patch AMD was able to optimize their GPU's despite it being a Gameworks title and essentially working blind as nVidia has prohibited them from seeing Gameworks code they are now somehow was able to optimize for Fallout 4 and the Fury X is now pulling ahead of the 980 Ti by a significant margin.
What's even more troubling is that thanks to Gamworks performance is actually worse now then before and is especially hitting Kepler owners (GTX 6XX/7XX) series who play Fallout 4 who sees an astonishing level of performance decline.
As you can see GTX 9XX series is losing performance with the Kepler series being hit hard with the GTX 780 Ti, Titan and GTX 770/680 is now losing performance by 30% whereas AMD GPU saw performance increase of of 24%-30% with the Fury X is getting an astonishing 30% boost in performance. Which is pretty significant even when compared to an overclocked 980 Ti.
The author puts the lack of optimization of nVidia GPU's to what he calls nVidia's "planned obsolescence" where as he later points out when Pascal comes out and the benchmarks for Pascal come out the owners of the GTX 7XX or the GTX 9XX series will only look at the benchmarks of Pascal and compare that to their current GPU's so if nVidia can gimp or not optimize their current GPU's it will give them more incentive to buy new GPU's where as they will completely ignore the fact that AMD GPU's had significant improvement in performance as when they launched. As the author points, nVidia obviously won't optimize for Fallout 4 anymore and don't give a damn if the performance decreased by 35% as they want people to buy their next gen Pascal GPU's.
Other channels like TechAvenue have also pointed this out:
This also happened with the previous generation where the R9 290X was behind the 780 Ti but later on it's ahead of the 780 Ti so people who brought the 780 Ti for $150 MORE got screwed.
Unfortunately, as the author points out no one is going to look up this information from a small Russian website like GPUGuru or channels like AdoredTV and TechAvenue. Mainstream sites like Anandtech or Tom's Hardware aren't going to re-bench their games again and compare it to when said GPU's launched and actually do an analysis where it will show this kinds of things and the effects of Gameworks on older/current nVidia GPU's as well as older AMD GPU's.
So, what do you guys think? Is the author right about nVidia is intentionally throwing current GTX 9XX and especially 6XX/7XX series owners under the bus so current nVidia owners buys their upcoming GPU's?