Guru3D 7950 GX2 review looks like commercial and not like review.

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  1. ROMA_TUROK

    ROMA_TUROK Member Guru

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    Its joke right?
    The benchmark tests compare only to 7900 GT and to 7900 GTX cards!!!
    That anyone hear abort ATI Radeon X1900 XT Crossfire?
     
  2. kwak

    kwak Ancient Guru

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    just because hilbert didnt compare to an x1900 you think it looks like a commercial?
    look at the other reviews, they say the same things, only diff is that they show that the gx2 wins from a single x1900, and loses to a cf setup. btw, if it was a commercial, he would not have mentioned the crappy state of quad sli.
     
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    first id like to say thanx to hilbert for the review , was a very interesting read !!! :)

    @ROMA_TUROK : if you think thats a commercial you obviously havent read many reviews
     
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    i was kinda upset about not seeing other SLI options either..... but it still wasn't "commercial"-esque. woulda liked to see some 7900GT SLI benchies in there too..... but oh well. what's done is done.
     

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    llerenaprincipe Ancient Guru

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    wow
    i'll be saving my pennies
     
  6. Opty

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    Guru3D I would imagine is well compensated for writing the reviews they do, be it money or some other form of payment(Free Hardware maybe). So your bound to see what appears to be a bias review from time to time. Most places that give reviews do the same thing no matter what there selling/marketing. Don't forget people this site is a marketing tool more or less.

    Without sounding like i'm having a go at Guru3d in anyway, best advice I reckon is never go to one place, read one review and then use that as your reference for buying your next piece of hardware. Read 10+ different reviews, ask around and put time into researching your next buy. Don't sell yourself short, its up to you.

    Basicly Roma don't be upset that the review didn't meet your particular needs, if it didn't, look around more. Guru3d reviews can be very interesting but they're not the be all and end all.

    Cheers
     
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    ive seen some bench's at other comp hardware sites compairing it to a xtx and from what i can see its not that great. yea it beat xtx in most of the benches but considering it's 2 gpus not 1 i dont feel the GX2 is all that great compaired to the xtx. ive always loved my nvidea cards. and this is all they can do to beat the xtx, i would still buy the xtx over the GX2. just my humble oppinion.
    and i also wished guru would have compaired it to ati also, to me thats a way better comparison. i dont really care about the lesser cards of the same company . i want to see top dog comparison. not one sided
     
  8. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    First off .. I don't like the attitude there bro.

    Secondly, the Crossfire kit was returned to ATI after our review. Kinda hard to include results with gear we don't have.

    Same goes for the 7900 GT, I only have one here.
     
  9. ElementalDragon

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    i was just throwing the 7900GT bit out in the air there, Hilbert. just curious as to how my 2 7900GT CO SC's fare against the GX2. could probably find them elsewhere..... or find a bench of a game that shows SLI'd 7900GT's, and compare it with the review of the GX2. something the creator of the thread could have easily done instead of calling it a commercial.
     
  10. phrozin

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    I dont usally comment on reviews but some of the comments here are just plain LAME! :bolt:

    I just read it and frankly I didn’t find any thing wrong with it a entertaining read actully, every one knows what ati cards can and cant do compared to nv cards I feel Hilbert's what review centred on was more comparing how the 7950 gx2 compares to its big and little brothers (which are hardly new and well know to the masses) to see if it was a viable option or just plain waste of time. which is hardly a commercial for nv as there where no compeating card from ati

    Opty i highly doubt that buddy

    Hilbert you don’t haft to justify your self-m8 to nitpickers!
     

  11. MrFox

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    Exactly, sometimes people think Hilbert has every card ever made. I say its another awesome review :roll: I also love all the personal touches he gives the reviews like
    simple things that make Hilbert's reviews different and more involving.
     
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    mrfox, you hit the nail in the head(god that expression sounds bad in english). one of the best things about the guru3d reviews is the writing style, you get sucked into the review by those personal touches.
     
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    I have always liked techreport.com's writing style, Hilberts' too. The only thing I don't like Hilbert's reviews are the repetition of games introdution and other infomations, which make the reviews way too long. I would rather read what games were played and what settings were used than have to skim through stuff and like "ah this stuff is new, I better read this". Overall I think Hilbert is a very impartial and capable reviewer, and his conclusions are nothing short of interesting and accurate :).
     
  14. ElementalDragon

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    uuh..... i think it clearly says what games and apps are used in the review before it starts going through all the games and app benchmarks..... yep.... page 7. goes through the hardware and software used in the review before starting it.
     
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    Do you mean hit the nail on the head? ;)
     

  16. kwak

    kwak Ancient Guru

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    right, that sounds a lot better.
    we got about the same expression here, only if you translate it litterally, it is in the head.
     
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    I don't know if you got this, but it's the head of a nail, not a human head!
     
  18. kwak

    kwak Ancient Guru

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    hmm, that explains even more. i always though of it as a strange expression, it makes a lot more sense the way you say it. never occured to me tbh.
    anyway, we are strolling offtopic, right?
     
  19. MikeMK

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    As far as im aware, Guru3d dont get anything from manufacturers for the reveiws, and the vast majority of hardware has to be returned to where it came from after the review period is up.
     
  20. Paulus

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    Yeah, it is.

    I think that some Ati numbers would have been nice , for reference. But I understand it wasn't possible. I wonder if some interpolated figures, or researched figures for Ati values would have been appropiate?

    It is one sided, from a manufacture point of view, but the main conclusion was the value for money aspect (I thought).

    Throughout review sites it is difficult to attain comprehensive numbers, especially througout generations of cards (which i have personally found to be an annoyance for the mid-range market (i.e compare a 6800U to a 7600gt)). Though I appreciate that it's sometimes simply not feasible.

    The only site to have comprehensive numbers is toms hardware guide. Perhaps we should adopt a similar system, though without loosing the clarity; it is difficult to compare specific cards to each other on such a massive chart.

    Maybe a reference system should be used for every single card to build up a database of comparable results? I understand this is an endevour and i'd hate to do it myself, but it would help us readers out alot!
     

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