Originally Posted by jezzer
Unbelievable! They should do it like Nvidia did it, just pick one random from a pallet and send that to reviewers!
How is an outright lie with an elaborate deception better? Either A) the card he picked was not random and it was a pre-chosen card to be picked from the stack or B) the whole pallet was binned ahead of time and every card on there was a "golden chip". No one else gets 2,115 MHz on any old card, nearly all of them including AIB custom versions top at 2,050. Nor do any of the other cards run at 67 degrees under any normal conditions at anywhere close to those speeds. Further, the Nvidia chip did not throttle during the test running during the demo, which means it had something else special done to it, as all retail cards people have gotten have throttling problems on the reference cooler after just a few minutes. Nothing about that "random card off a pallet" demo was truthful.