Originally Posted by xoleras
Allyn-PCPer sounds like he would make a REALLY objective reviewer! Not.
First, I'm not a video card reviewer, so I personally buy the video card that seems better to me at the time, based on others reviews. I have no qualms about 'jumping ship' if a new generation shows a clear advantage over the brand I was previously using. Over the years I've toggled back and forth between Intel/AMD and ATI/NVidia.
When it comes to an actual review, I post facts and then speak to them, plain and simple (just as most reviewers do). When it comes to forum posts with people impugning on the motives of a reviewer despite the facts present in their review, fueled by company-branded tweets pointing to an article that is an all-out attack on something that makes their own product look bad, that's when I start siding against those bashing honest people when they should instead be taking the time to understand the facts and reading past PR spun BS. The part you guys don't get to see is all of the silliness that companies pull behind the scenes when they are being called out on something they thought could be swept under the rug. If AMD/NV were flipped in this situation, it wouldn't matter, and I'd be just as pissed.
If the product continues to perform badly, the reviews will reflect that. If it performs well, the reviews will reflect that, too. As far as I know, none of us have seen the supposed NVidia throttling issue, nor can I find any reports of it in the comments of any of our NV-specific product reviews. Generally we won't publish on things we can't confirm ourselves, which would explain the lack of a piece on this issue. Sounds like a great story actually. If you passed us some actual links / proof / detail on what's needed to reproduce the issue, we'd probably write something up about it.