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Why don't we have any under water reviews for 780, titan and 290(x)? Why do they waste time on pointless things like this?
     
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post #42 of 91
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I don't get it. So are they trying to prove Tom's Hardware hypothesis wrong or what? The cards are identical.
No actually Toms started with the golden sample debate after their ONE off the shelf card did not seem to perform as well as their AMD sample. Blame them for saying it without more testing and proof.

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Originally Posted by FLCLimax View Post

Nvidia sparing no expense in the FUD campaign. can't blame them frown.gif
Not sure Nvidia is to blame here. Just another ignorant writer devoid of intellectual pursuit and more inclined to inciteful prose.
post #43 of 91
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Not sure Nvidia is to blame here. Just another ignorant writer devoid of intellectual pursuit and more inclined to inciteful prose.

Tom's is to blame. Oh what a surprise, right? tongue.gif

It would be stupid for nVidia to spread FUD about golden samples when they do it too... Payback could do them more harm than the negative press their competitor got.
   
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post #44 of 91
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Why don't we have any under water reviews for 780, titan and 290(x)? Why do they waste time on pointless things like this?

There are plenty of underwater reviews of 70's and Titan's here on OCN. Give it a couple more weeks and there will be reviews of R9 290/290X's.

THEN this whole silly argument will be put to rest.

I just hope that the existing 780/Titan water blocks will fit the 780Ti (and from some early PCB numbers, they should) and the "pecking order" will be known very soon for the the "FPS numbers mean everything" crowd.
post #45 of 91
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Just LOL at the people hating on Sweclockers and claiming they are out to hurt AMD with the article, maybe try reading it. They obviously disproved the claims made by the other site but still the AMD defenders of the realm jump down their throats.
Yeah I read it then I was like the butik ones did the same as the samples and I already started hating just for doing such a test.
Maybe AMD has just that much confidence and only Smoke got a cherry picked one (or got multiple to cherry pick)

post #46 of 91
This thread should be deleted or locked, it's a joke.
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No actually Toms started with the golden sample debate after their ONE off the shelf card did not seem to perform as well as their AMD sample. Blame them for saying it without more testing and proof.
Not sure Nvidia is to blame here. Just another ignorant writer devoid of intellectual pursuit and more inclined to inciteful prose.

Yeah and I think AMD released a statement , something along the lines of they are checking into why some cards aren't performing the way they should, maybe a bad batch? I think it's blown way out of proportion. And more people should take the time to click the link, SWEclockers is not saying anything against AMD in fact they show that there is no difference at all. So TOM'S got a bad card off the shelf and immediately ran with some BS about AMD trying to deceive everyone. Check out some of the tests run by owners on this very sight and you will see AMD did not pull a bait and switch.
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post #48 of 91
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There are plenty of underwater reviews of 70's and Titan's here on OCN. Give it a couple more weeks and there will be reviews of R9 290/290X's.

THEN this whole silly argument will be put to rest.

I just hope that the existing 780/Titan water blocks will fit the 780Ti (and from some early PCB numbers, they should) and the "pecking order" will be known very soon for the the "FPS numbers mean everything" crowd.

I meant reviews done by sites like sweclockers not user reviews. Well ok I found a review of a titan under water but I stopped reading when they topped the oc at 1016mhz core...
     
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post #49 of 91
You guys do realize that Sweclockers is debunking the claim, not making the claim? Sweclockers loves AMD by the way.

I swear, the AMD brigade is quick on their feet.
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The conclusion is that there may be differences between the cards. SweClockers other specimens, however, perform in line with expectations, and hopefully is so extreme variations Tomshardware reports of unusual. The reviewer may well be a victim of a defective sample with as poorly mounted radiator, which on the other hand, raises questions about quality control.

Edited by RagingCain - 11/6/13 at 6:41am
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50% AMD fans claiming the article is trashing AMD unjustly.
45% nVidia fans gloating about how AMD sucks outside of reviews.

05% People who are literate.
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