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If you look at this test on Whiterun and then the 660TI review the 7950 loses 7 average fps?
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If you look at this test on Whiterun and then the 660TI review the 7950 loses 7 average fps?

That review was with a 7950 Boost, this one is a normal 7950. They mentioned it in the review.
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That review was with a 7950 Boost, this one is a normal 7950. They mentioned it in the review.

The Sapphire card they tested is 25mhz ABOVE the boost max of 925....
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The Sapphire card they tested is 25mhz ABOVE the boost max of 925....
Which has zip to do with frame latency. Which is the whole point of the review.
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Which has zip to do with frame latency. Which is the whole point of the review.

Yes it does.... If a higher clocked card is suddenly getting LOWER FPS than a previous test that could mean something is wrong with the card or some other issue.
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The Sapphire card they tested is 25mhz ABOVE the boost max of 925....

You're right - I read that wrong the first time through.
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Yes it does.... If a higher clocked card is suddenly getting LOWER FPS than a previous test that could mean something is wrong with the card or some other issue.

Or there is a driver problem - which is what they kind of imply. Be interesting to see what AMD says about it.
Edited by Forceman - 12/11/12 at 11:29pm
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You're right - I read that wrong the first time through.
Or there is a driver problem - which is what they kind of imply. Be interesting to see what AMD says about it.

Driver problems go under "or something else." wink.gif

Everyone else is getting about a 7% increase with their 7950's where as here they are getting less fps and more frame latency. What happens when they go back a driver version? That would be interesting to see.
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Everyone else is getting about a 7% increase with their 7950's where as here they are getting less fps and more frame latency. What happens when they go back a driver version? That would be interesting to see.

Yes, they should have added that to their new test.
Edited by Forceman - 12/11/12 at 11:29pm
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You're right - I read that wrong the first time through.
Or there is a driver problem - which is what they kind of imply. Be interesting to see what AMD says about it.

Driver problems go under "or something else." wink.gif

Everyone else is getting about a 7% increase with their 7950's where as here they are getting less fps and more frame latency. What happens when they go back a driver version? That would be interesting to see.


Obviously TR has issues and I'm not sure it's all technical/drivers. From the other thread. Honestly, if you saw that frametimes jumped 5 fold, would you not consider it an issue? When Motortrend test cars, would they continue testing and publish with a test mule that is misfiring and consider it indicative of retail performance? MT would get the manufacturer on the line to provide a proper test mule, and not go ahead and publish bad data. It does nobody any good.

SO why would they knowing post bad data. Why does the 7950 from months ago show no frametime issues but suddenly it's off the map now? Hmm...

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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

You're not even paying attention? Do you not see a problem with the consistency below? rolleyes.gif


TR junk review today - by Scott Wasson — 4:34 PM on December 4, 2012




TR old review - by Scott Wasson — 8:00 AM on August 16, 2012




What happened between August and December? Hmm...


by Scott Wasson — 11:01 PM on September 26, 2012

http://techreport.com/blog/23638/amd-attempts-to-shape-review-content-with-staged-release-of-info
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The only game that is the same in both tests is Skyrim, and all the cards lost FPS there.

660TI actually gained 1 fps in that test. tongue.gif
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