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01-02-12, 02:10 AM #81
It is their site, they make the rules, everyone who takes part plays by them. It isn't a cheat if they say it is allowed - they allow almost anything, so long as the benchmark software itself is not modified.
Keep in mind, different cards have different capabilities. Drivers have different defaults. In reviews, things are commonly ran at default, or well-informed settings that make the comparison "fair" or as "accurate" as possible. On a site like hwbot, people spend tons of money on hardware and LN2 and exotic voltmods to get the best scores possible - it is more "anything goes" to get "the highest score possible" sort of thing there.
In the end, when a person builds a site and creates an audience, that person gets to make the rules and people will choose if it makes sense to play within those rules. A lot of people think it makes sense to play by hwbot rules. People can disagree with their rules, and they can not take part - they could even call their rules cheating, but that isn't really fair to them to call it cheating.
By the way, I don't intend to argue with you and can respect your perspective. I'm just sharing my perspective on behalf of the site. Sorry to distract further from the 7970 and its performance - this isn't really a thread about hwbot.
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01-04-12, 06:02 PM #82
01-04-12, 06:38 PM #83
Yes indeed. I was busy torturing it over the holiday but I'll give that a try this week!
01-04-12, 06:50 PM #84
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01-04-12, 08:12 PM #85
I thought v.7 was for nvidia only...is that a new beta?
EDIT - Downloading now. We'll see!
EDIT II - Didn't work, post here.
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01-05-12, 12:18 AM #86
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01-05-12, 04:43 AM #87
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01-05-12, 08:48 AM #88
Yea, I'm not eligible unfortunately.
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01-05-12, 06:44 PM #89
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I can't seem to find a solid answer, but am I correct in thinking all initial launch 7970 are based on the reference design? I plan on water cooling a pair so I just want to make sure before picking them up on monday.
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01-20-12, 08:18 AM #92
I'm sorry it seemed that way. NVIDIA had the king of the kill for a long time. AMD took that crown back with gusto, that's all.
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