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They mentioned briefly in the first article that they replaced the 7950 Boost with an olde regular 7950 and they experienced the same issues with frame time.
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Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post

They mentioned briefly in the first article that they replaced the 7950 Boost with an olde regular 7950 and they experienced the same issues with frame time.
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We wondered about the possibility of a problem with our Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X card or its Boost BIOS causing the slowdowns, but swapping in an older, non-Boost Radeon HD 7950 card from MSI produced very similar results.
GG. This review is legit.
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The only thing that TR hasn't tried is to use older pre-12.11 drivers right?
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Ok here's what they need to do. Make a 3 hour un edited video that includes driver rollback, different card, different system, and what ever else that can be used against them. That is the only true way to show that they are unbiased. All we have right now is their write ups.
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Ok here's what they need to do. Make a 3 hour un edited video that includes driver rollback, different card, different system, and what ever else that can be used against them. That is the only true way to show that they are unbiased. All we have right now is their write ups.

They posted a high-speed camera video of the test itself. At some point you either have to believe them or not - you can broadcast a video from the moon and people will still think you faked it, so they'll never convince everyone.
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The only thing that TR hasn't tried is to use older pre-12.11 drivers right?
Well, they kind of already have. The initial 660 Ti review was done against cards running catalyst 12.7. It's the only real variable left.
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They posted a high-speed camera video of the test itself. At some point you either have to believe them or not - you can broadcast a video from the moon and people will still think you faked it, so they'll never convince everyone.

All I saw were they gameplay videos if that's what your talking about. I did see some stuttering but that could have easily been youtube screwup or fraps losing it again or they did it on purpose. Also if your broadcasting from the moon then that would be fake.... tongue.gif

Edit: nvm I see the highspeed comparison...
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post #108 of 452
This is surely a driver problem or the card they used was faulty.
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Ok here's what they need to do. Make a 3 hour un edited video that includes driver rollback, different card, different system, and what ever else that can be used against them. That is the only true way to show that they are unbiased. All we have right now is their write ups.

Which have a 12 year track record.

I really doubt TR is out to get AMD, though, if you're an AMD fan, and are familiar with this article, conspiracy theories may run through your head.

Maybe, just maybe, they are reporting the factual numbers they are getting, and perhaps the problem lies elsewhere. ( Drivers? Since a bad card has been ruled out )
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This is surely a driver problem or the card they used was faulty.
Cards, as in more than one. They got the same/similar results with another, non-boost 7950.
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Which have a 12 year track record.
I really doubt TR is out to get AMD, though, if you're an AMD fan, and are familiar with this article, conspiracy theories may run through your head.
To me, that just gives Wasson even more credibility. If he flips over something silly like that, what would he do if Nvidia was blatantly trying to skew their results?
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