AMD vs Nvidia debate took a deadly turn after Russian man got convicted of murder for killing friend

By Kin Boon on Feb 22, 2017

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Image credit: Deskdecode

PC Master Race or consoles? AMD or Nvidia? Sony or Microsoft? These are some of the common arguments you can find related to the gaming world, as each of us prefers to defend certain brands that we are using, even though it can be a bit childish sometimes. As much as we love to highlight all the strengths of our preferred choice, it’s best for us to debate in a civil manner, or else we risk crossing a line that we’ll regret later. According to Stolica-s.su (translated by Fraghero), 37-year-old Aleksander Trofimov from Russia murdered his friend during an argument over two major graphics card brand, AMD and Nvidia last year.

Trofimov’s friend, Evgeny Lylin used to work together with him in software development, and they met up for drinks. An argument ensued over which brand have better coolers, and under the influence of alcohol, things took a turn for the worse. Trofimov stabbed Lylin to death, and he was arrested three days later.

This horrific case could have been avoided if Trofimov did some simple research. According to PC Gamer, Nvidia is topping the battle for now, although the release of AMD’s Vega might even things out a bit. Whatever it is, however strongly you felt for either brand, or any other gaming preferences for that matter, try to keep the arguments confined to forums.

Trofimov was recently sentenced after confessing to the crime, and he was ordered to serve a prison stint of nine and a half years. We hope such arguments won’t spawn this sort of needless tragedy again in the future.

Source: PC Gamer

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