NVIDIA vs AMD Argument Ends in Murder
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Since the dawn of gaming, fanatics have adopted partisan positions supporting their favourite brand. Whether it be Sega vs Nintendo, PlayStation vs Xbox, or NVIDIA vs AMD, these polarised postures have been the source of much childish bickering and sniping over the decades. But how many of these squabbles have ended in murder?
Old work colleagues Aleksander Trofimov, 31, and Evgeny Lylin, 37, met for drinks in Saransk, Russia on 16th September, 2016. The two Russian friends got into a heated debate about which graphics card was better, AMD or NVIDIA? Lylin praised AMD’s rendering capacity, while Trofimov hailed NVIDIA for making the GPU for gamers. The debate, fuelled by copious amounts of alcohol, took an unsavoury turn, resulting in Trofimov bludgeoning Lyulin twice in the head and stabbing him eleven times to death, according to Russian site Stolica.
As he sobered up, Trofimov decided to try to hide the evidence of his crime. He stripped the deceased of his clothes and put them in a bag with Lyulin’s mobile phone and wrapped the body in cellophane. The drove the body and clothes to a remote lot near Rezinotekhnika. He dumped the body on the lot and threw the bag with the clothes and phone off a bridge and into a river. After Lyulin’s mother phoned Trofimov the next morning to ask about the location of her son, Trofimov returned to the lot to burn Lyulin’s body.
Trofimov was sentenced to a measly nine-and-a-half years in priso, was the Judge an NVIDIA fan?