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Old 11-28-10, 07:35 AM   #47
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Default Re: ATi benches inflated by reduced AF

Originally Posted by Vardant View Post
You don't think testing an unreleased product with drivers, that probably aren't even available to public is grasping straws?

Too bad, NVIDIA already commented on this.
Honestly, yes I think it's stupid. But at the same time, TRollo is a little... how shall I put it... troll. So it's always fascinating to see him say one thing and do something completely different while trying to give the appearance of impartiality. Hilarity typically ensues

And yes, when you have unreleased products, regardless of the drivers, you always take things with a grain of salt. That's just common sense

If this really is that big an issue that benchmarking sites can't turn off AI and bench "correctly", sure, let's make a big issue. If the benchmarks are done correctly and people are still making decisions to buy one card or the other, so be it.

People bought NV30's when the r300 was by far the better card. People bought Prescott's when AMD's solution was far better. It happens during the worst of times. Now we have more parity across the board but people will still buy what they feel is the best solution, sensationalist proclamations not withstanding.
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