Originally Posted by Durquavian
Actually I made a point in another thread that I feel I can make here too. If you complained about a driver or the clocks that were used on an Nvidia card in the last few reviews and well we all know who did then you don't get the right to complain when someone else does the same on the other side. I stand by my claim all reviews basically suck for us because we always get far better results.
Do you really feel guru3d is doing anything underhanded? Honest question. I just don't see it. They've been around forever. Now, if a review site intentionally screwed with boost settings by disabling it, or tried to paint a reference 290X in a bad light by using only quiet mode, I may not always agree but anyone arguing underhanded-ness would have a point. HOWEVER. I simply don't see it at guru3d. Do you? Just curious. Honest question. They did not do anything to manipulate either side, ever, and they've always been fair to both sides with no bias as far as I can tell. They give awards to both brands. I just don't see anything underhanded there, like I said, they tested the latest drivers for NV which fixed the 4k performance bug. That's my only point.
Do not get me wrong. That isn't a knock against the 290X. Clearly it's an awesome card for 4k and very close to the NV offerings. I haven't seen 4k @ Mantle though, which i'm still curious about. I'm guessing that 4k is still considered "exotic" and costly hence why it hasn't been tested in BF4 Mantle thus far. I dunno.Edited by xoleras - 3/6/14 at 6:41pm