Originally Posted by Homeles
Irrationality has no place here. You're spouting nonsense; pardon me for calling you out on it.
It doesn't make yours the truth either. Seriously, how many people do you think would legitimately believe that Nvidia forced their hand in this? The idea is completely ludicrous.
That's fine, and I agree that headroom is important to note. That has nothing to do with what's been exposed here. Do you know how time consuming it would be to expose every pro and con of an architecture? I'd imagine it'd be quite arduous.
Just because your idea of a fair and balanced review differs from theirs does not mean that they are biased. Let's take a look at what you're wanting here:
- Vsync — is it a requirement for reviews to use vsync to avoid bias?
- Triple buffering — is it a requirement for reviews to use triple buffering to avoid bias?
- Third party software — how much handholding is necessary for AMD to be painted in a good light here? Hold on guys, they didn't run Game Booster, their results are invalid! What a childish request.
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence, You have no argument.
We can go on like this forever. Yours is not the truth, mine is not the truth. Not really argumentive. It is not uncommon for a publisher or manufacturer to pay for review outcomes. Perhaps you like to think the world is like fluffy bunny but money is the boss of this world. Happens all the time in various hardware and gaming reviews. So ludicrous is not a word that is even possible to use in this situation. Choose your words better.
Your opinion is as much nonsense as is mine. So please don't call mine nonsense when you're doing the same. Quite hypocritical.
No one is asking to exposre the architecture. You are making this discussion into that. These are two cards. If one is clocked on 10/12th of its potential and the other one is clocked on 9/12th of its potential you're doing it wrong. Just because a reference model is clocked a certain way doesn't mean the entire line up of that card is better or worse. Because that is what the review implies.
These two cards might be very close to eachother. The reviewer begins the review saying that. This means you have to be carefull of how you approach the testing. And he should have taken clockspeed into consideration. Especially stock clockspeed compared to average overclocking clockspeed. if both cards are known to be overclocked using that stock cooler to about 1150 or whatever then tou need to also make the clockspeeds even now. if the 660ti would OC to 1400 and the hd7950 to 1100 then this review would fall into place much more. No need to dig into the architecture at all. All you do is comparing apples with apples and not with oranges. That is all anyone could ask for.