Originally Posted by ToTheSun!
Having read that reply chain, I can confidently say I know what rock bottom looks like.
It's also pretty cringy that he thinks he's relevant enough to be playing the followers card.
Originally Posted by Mahigan
"Real Tech Journalists", there aren't any. Real tech journalism died when Anand left Anandtech and Tom left Tom's Hardware. Ever since then, we've had bought and paid for content with many in the so-called "Tech Journalism" arena joining and leaving large tech companies, who've they've given positive reviews, like a revolving door.
Linus, GamerNexus, etc are also not real tech journalists. GamerNexus is better than most though (I'll give Steve that much).
Many have no idea what it used to be like prior to the rise of social media. When tech was tech and it wasn't all about "Gaming" (which is only a tiny part of tech).
Your opinion of these channels and websites doesn't change the fact that they chose not to peddle clickbait leaks. Also, if you want to get into biases- Jim has one of the hardest pro-AMD slants of any tech youtuber lol. At least channels like Linus, GamersNexus, Pauls Hardware, Jays2cents etc. have openly criticized both sides of the fence on countless occasions. You are now witnessing the only time Jim has called out AMD, and it wasn't because of a mistake they made, it was because their product stack didn't match some back alley napkin info he was trying to sell as actual information. AMD did not lie in order to garner attention or make money, Jim did, and he's trying to blame AMD for it... Which leads me into your next quote.
Originally Posted by Mahigan
Of course, because from what I've seen so far... many folks don't know how the tech industry works and that's mostly because of the fact that we have poor tech journalists. Decisions on final clocks etc oftentimes end up being made right before the product is announced. Internally, companies will change their minds as engineering testing unfolds so you might get a company, like say Intel, internally discussing a Core i7 product with 4 cores at 5GHz only to then release it at 5.2 or 5.4GHz depending on the market competition at the time. Even the core counts change as well as the TDP (as more engineering samples are tested).
Jim reports that information. It changes from day to day, week to week. At the time Jim reported his findings, the Ryzen 3000 series probably did conceptually match what he reported. AMD changed their minds. Why? Most likely had to do with the yields, pricing AMD are aiming for and the competition from Intel.
Just look at say the Radeon 2900XTX, ATi had clock speeds they were aiming for and performance figures they were aiming for. As the GPU went through testing ATi realized that this part required too much power, produced too much heat and could barely hold a candle to what nVIDIA had. Result? Cancelled. AMD were also testing a dual GPU Fury card (there are rare engineering samples around) but they were never released or how about the infamous 3Dfx Voodoo 5 6000 128MB?
Jim did nothing wrong. Those attacking him are ignorant as to how the industry works imho.
Knowing that specs like naming, clock speeds, pricing, core configurations etc. are all subject to change right up until the final hour, is it really worth reporting about until the company announces the product? Those are basically the most important details to consumers, and Jim was standing on his soapbox claiming to have the answers almost 6 months ago, of course people were going to pay attention to him. It was an opportunistic move. There have been many false prophets before him, and many are sure to follow. Considering how he is treating people now that the truth has come out, I think people are delusional to give him the benefit of the doubt about anything he says or does.