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News MSI defends GTX 1080, 1070 review sample BIOS hack

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 22 Jun 2016.

  1. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Doesn't Nvidia's last couple of versions of GPU Boost make any advertised stock clocks kinda redundant, anyways?

    Also, most reputable reviewers would dedicated a section to clocks and over clocking - if you can't figure out (and make it known to the readers) that a card is going above it's base specification (that you should have made notes of at the beginning of a review) at that point, you're either not paying enough attention, or know full well but keeping it quiet...
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    It would be nice if GPUs, motherboards or whatever could just be picked at random from batches designated to go to retail outlets.

    How practical that is I don't know.
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    But then how do you show it off at its best possible state???? :lol:
     
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  4. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This has sort of happened before in a few very odd and specific circumstances. It's not very practical due to stock control apparently.

    And this. I don't know much about the politics of reviews as I tend to be too blunt with company reps and it's not part of my job but
    *Checks with lawyers :geek:
    purely from an officially uninformed but logical thinking person it wouldn't surprise me if reviewers get the best of the best.
     
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  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    They don’t always receive the best... I can assure you of that. However, the companies do sometimes try to make sure you get a good sample.

    On the other hand... a vendor has asked me to pull a review before because it got smashed by another product from another vendor, and then wanted me to retest with a new BIOS that wasn’t even ready yet. Nope!!
     
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