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Again apologists by the droves which will give corporations and others further licence for unfettered misrepresentation.
 
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Again apologists by the droves which will give corporations and others further licence for unfettered misrepresentation.
As long as all the cards can meet the same profiled clocks as the samples given to reviewers, I wouldn't call this misrepresentation. I'd just call it being a tad deceptive about ensuring reviewers use the highest clocked profile.

The same power consumption, performance, and temp/fan ratio should be representative of the final product. If there are descrepencies there, we're talking about a whole different thing; but Techpowerup isn't saying that at all.. so I wouldn't go looking for blood quite yet.
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If the software is right there in the box and this isn't some special cherry picked card with special settings then I don't really see what the problem is. If the reviewers were proficient at their job they would have tested these cards with all three settings, it's obvious now that they aren't, which is probably why they sent them cards set to high.

This is akin to someone sending out a 290x for review with it set to Uber Mode instead of Quiet Mode isn't it?
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post #24 of 100
As long as 100% of their cards can maintain that clock it's fine. Noise and temperatures are tested on the same OC too.
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So,they sent "Throtle Edition" to review.
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So,they sent "Throtle Edition" to review.

No, but nice try.
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Kudos to TPU for being open and honest - hopefully they don't receive backlack from Nvidia / AIBS in for the form of no more review samples / no more ad spaces for making a pro-consumer decision.
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The only thing i gather from what TPU is that "all us journalist are doing a crap job and are not reviewing stuff properly".

Seriously any decent review should have INFORMED the consumers that you have 3 profiles to choose. Not just plug the card in run a few tests and read the box, which is apparently what most if not all are doing.

When people reviewed the 290x it was clearly pointed out that the card has a normal mode and a throttle mode. Its the same thing here but its not a physical switch its a software toggle.
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Kudos to TPU for being open and honest - hopefully they don't receive backlack from Nvidia / AIBS in for the form of no more review samples / no more ad spaces for making a pro-consumer decision.

The pro consumer thing to do would have been to review the card properly in the first place.
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because one step boost will make any difference

It's probably around a 10% OC if my 290 is anything to go by.
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