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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

I have consistently defended TH against the mindless anti-toms bashers, but you know what? It's write-ups like this that give those people credit. First off, the title of the article is sensationalist, as the results clearly showed that AMD was not trading IQ for performance.
But this was the best part:
And this made me laugh:
Probably for the reason in the first quote above. And look at how blown-up and pixelated you had to make your screen cap portions to show people a difference. Take that, shrink it back to the native image resolution, and put it into a motion shot and no one would notice a difference. That's why you can use things like blurring to compensate for high-demand texture rendering during fast action shots and the user would never know the tricks you pulled in quality of textures.
And I significantly doubt the effect this guy had on AMDs decision to release an updated driver. They're new cards with new games and new drivers--takes a while to get the bugs figured out. I don't see what about this was some big investigative journalism piece.
The best part of this is laughing at how pixelated the screen caps they're showing as "proof" of this quality difference. rolleyes.gif If anything, the best argument you can make to support your claim is showing native-res images side-by-side. If no one notices a difference then all you've accomplished is wasting everyone's time.

So much this.
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yeah but that is a forum for die hard fan boi's he was walking into the lions den covered in steak. he never had a chance. as if any amd fan boi's would agree with him
altho i do agree it was sensationalised the poor bloke just had a quiet week and needed an article asap lol

Poor bloke indeed
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Good on Tom's in all honesty. They found a problem, brought it to AMD's attention, issue is being resolved. If it hadn't been pointed out, maybe it would never be fixed. While it's a minute, and not incredibly noticeable, it's still a degradation to image quality that is being repaired with no hit to users. Good on AMD too.
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Have you not heard they are die-hards?

my point presicely this guy had no chance goin in there tryna justify himself even if he proved them flat out wrong they wouldnt believe him smile.gif

oops
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some idiot from tom's came over to amdzone and had a meltdown after only a couple posts.. biggrin.gif:D:D

That thread -.- omg
    
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I'm obsessed with IQ settings and I never noticed this. Interesting though I guess.
    
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Does Tom's Hardware trade quality articles for quantity? wink.gif

LOL. Difference between your question's answer, and the answer in the linked article is that the answer to your question is "hells yea."
    
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Nvidias current flagship didn't surpass the 7970 as much as anticipated.
Nvidias stuck in a rut waiting for 28nm to mature so they have no additional competition for the rest of amds line up.
So...
These little conspiracy theories will pop up to make green team feel better...thumb.gif

Sounds like you've got a little conspiracy theory of your own as well.
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So will AMD be reducing GPU prices soon then? Not because of this (fixed) issue but supposedly they'd do it when the Nvidia cards come out
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THG is in the gutter again.
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