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I was wrong - Polaris 10 October launch

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I haven't been around much for the last three weeks as I started a new job and haven't had much time for forums, but I'm online now.

So, turns out my Polaris 10 in October story was wrong. Very wrong. I don't know how or why, I don't know if my source was fed incorrect information to finger himher out or if *I* was fed incorrect information, or even if the information was correct but incomplete (I've heard that AMD has potentially changed fab for Polaris 10 away from GloFo - haven't had time to even look into it so no comment there, it could also be that it's Vega coming in October and the story had nothing to do with Polaris 10 at all). Heck, with current reports of the architecture topping out at 1,400 MHz maybe AMD swapped fabs and rushed the launch, who knows. I haven't had time to look into it at all and won't for a while still, it'll be a few more weeks before I'm settled in comfortably at work.

This was the first time I've leaked a story from said source, and I won't be using him/her again regardless of previous correct information as this was a pretty major thing to get wrong.

Point is, although I firmly believed the information given as that particular source has been correct several times before, it was me that pushed the story hard and not him/her. Over here (http://www.overclock.net/t/1599950/guru3d-polaris-validation-failed-might-launch-in-october-now/90#post_25154222) I agreed to an infraction if it turned out that the October launch was incorrect and I haven't forgotten. Mods do what you deem necessary.
post #2 of 31
Good of you to man up and admit you were wrong. Most would tuck tail and run. Maybe this will help everyone to do ample research before posting unconfirmed news from here on out.

Glad you were wrong, though tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by comagnum View Post

Good of you to man up and admit you were wrong. Most would tuck tail and run. Maybe this will help everyone to do ample research before posting unconfirmed news from here on out.

Glad you were wrong, though tongue.gif

If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. No point running away from it wink.gif

I was absolutely certain my source was accurate, but as it turns out that wasn't the case. I mentioned there being more than one reason for the delay, I'm now certain I'll never mention that other reason as I have reason to believe that it was to trace my source.

Anyway, the nature of the information doesn't allow research to be done. This isn't the sort of thing you can call AMD about to fact check. In future I'll be less "This is how it is" and more "I've been informed / I have reason to believe."

As a miner I'm also glad it turned out to be wrong thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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I salute you. I'm continually amazed how many people cannot admit when they've made a mistake, but I'm glad you did. Now to put your source so we can punch them in the wiener.
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Very brave from you smile.gif
Nit all people around here would have admit their errors thumb.gif
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Kudos to you sir! You have my respect regardless of the incorrect info.
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Fair play, thanks for stepping up. That said the 'October is coming' bit has a life of its own now but it's just good fun, no animosity whatsoever. :cheers: 

     
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I tend to agree with the sentiment of others in this thread. I know you had said you'd take an infraction if you were wrong, but this thread negates the need for one IMHO.
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Just curious - what do you make of all the trash coming from HardOCP?

Could there be former employees feeding trash to Journalists for out of spite?

Someone mentioned that Kyle may be looking for a position within Nvidia - personally, this appears to make some sense to me as he took major risks with his credibility when he made those recent editorials about AMD.
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Just curious - what do you make of all the trash coming from HardOCP?

Could there be former employees feeding trash to Journalists for out of spite?

Someone mentioned that Kyle may be looking for a position within Nvidia - personally, this appears to make some sense to me as he took major risks with his credibility when he made those recent editorials about AMD.

I can say with 100 % certainty that no former employees were involved in the incorrect information I was fed as it came from current employees of... Let's just say a company. I'm fairly confident that a leak is being hunted at the moment so I'm not keen to elaborate any further than I already have.

As for Kyle, the poor dude went off the deep end years ago.
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