Originally Posted by tsm106
Why would I make crap up for? Trying to start an argument? The fact is it is slower. Whatever you may think about the review, this is the take away point.
Per-clock performance is simply irrelevant without taking clock speed into consideration.
The actual take away point of the review is that the 7950 suffers from awful framerate jitter. Such frame rate variances are what TTR focuses on. A second take away point is that, given the games tested in the review, the $299 Zotac GTX 660 Ti AMP! is a better buy than the Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X at stock settings. The second point is less meaningful however.
Originally Posted by Hukkel
I don't get such reviews. I mean when cpus matter we test them clock for clock. But when gpus matter we suddenly use completely different clocks.
They're simply using the stock clocks of these two models. FYI, pretty much every CPU review ever also does this. However, a very small minority compare per-clock performance, and I'd argue that it's not very relevant unless you're pointing out differing architectural approaches.
Why don't they have a decent look at those clocks and max clocks?
Because that isn't the intention of the review. Who are you to say what is of importance to everyone other than yourself? Go write your own reviews. Just because you find that particular subject of interest does not mean that this review is less useful to the rest of us because it excludes your favored topic.
You can say all you want about this website. But their testing method is just an exercise. They do the same thing over and over and over and over. There is more to reviewing than that. If both cards could get to about 1.2 ghz max overclock on air usually then match them 1 ghz vs 1 ghz. Think about things before making conclusions such as this. Tbh reading it you can read between the lines Nvidia made them do this test. Making them conclude the 3rd most powerfull single gpu nvidia card would beat the 2nd most powerfull amd card.
Goodness, what conspiracy theory garbage. A 13 year-old website, The Tech Report, is suddenly going to throw their credibility down the drain? There hasn't even been a change in management to substantiate this.
Had you actually read the article through neutral-colored lenses, you'd see that the entire point of their reviews is to capture frame latency variations, while downplaying average frame rates. The fact that the 660 Ti is portrayed as having a higher average frame rate in this review is largely irrelevant. The fact of importance is that the 7950 fails the smoothness test so miserably.Edited by Homeles - 12/7/12 at 11:08am