Originally Posted by lordzed83
I know and thats why reviews are crap nowadays.
How many of them have Re-Review after few months when bioses and drivers are fixed up ?? 1-2 ?? Does it affect sales ?? NO cause when someone types in google motherboard test he will be bombed with day 1 resoults and on that he will decide on purchase. Tell me I'm wrong ??
reviewers in gerneal dont even know when they should revisit the product. the best example is vega. vega non ref cards were all suck because of the previous amd drivers only favoring ref design cards. the non ref vega cards were very difficult to reach 1500mhz stable at that time while reference model can get 1600mhz very easily. and it took amd almost half a year to finally launch a driver with normal support to non ref vega cards.
amd/gpu vendors in general of course wont tell you the bios/driver is still broken, and keep saying everything is fine and getting better. reviewing prodcuts takes lots of time (and money), cant expect every reviewers keep re-reviewing every time when new bios/driver is out, unless they are paid to do so.
this time some oc experts suggest maximizing new ryzen performance by not using traditional oc method (locking all core at the same frequency) but start playing xfr2.0 with pbo to achieve higher single thread performance (which ryzen really needs this).
its probably a new changes on the bios to some reviewers that this changes require times to test out and learn from that, without experts/insiders advice, it is a realy pain to try and error given limited time.
the asus exclusive performance enhancer really helps to implement the xfr2.0 & pbo in a super easy way. go check other vendors bios and you will see how hard for end users to understand how to tweak the settings to get xfr2.0 plus pbo to work properly.