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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I thing is, I don't of many computing magazines with the same sort of coverage as tech websites. I used to subscribe to PC Pro and Custom PC years ago though, maybe I'll pick them up and see what they're like now!
    The IEEE institute magazine is the only one I ever bother with as it has interesting forward looking research stuff in it, and even then I often just recycle them with hardly a glance. Most print is months out of date by the time it reaches the shops.

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Most computing review sites can't even test simple things like games properly. I still remember when Nvidia introduced its non-deterministic boosting system in Kepler,I could foresee it giving issues,since I knew how reviewers tested games,in open air test rigs in air conditioned offices,with short sequences. Lo and behold,most review sites took weeks after the initial reviews to only cotton on how it was causing issues and had to change how they tested things. TBH,it was not even the fault of Nvidia,as they had indicated how it worked. The reason why AMD caught up was probably not due to drivers IMHO,but more down to how the testing changed.

    Then CPU testing games in areas which are not even CPU intensive,since they have not even bothered to actually research the games they were testing. Its why so much testing of FO4 was utterly pointless.

    Also remember the Handbrake thread?? That even came out of WTF results from one review site.
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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Or of course, the classic 'turn resolution down to 800x600 because it's representative of future performance LOL'. Which, predictably, turned out to be utter nonsense.

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    Re: AMD - Zen chitchat

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Or of course, the classic 'turn resolution down to 800x600 because it's representative of future performance LOL'. Which, predictably, turned out to be utter nonsense.
    Yep,1080p I could understand but then they make games which are not really CPU limited,look CPU limited and then games which are CPU limited,they don't test properly so the tests mean nothing.

    Even to this day very few test sites bother testing more than one area in a game,let alone showing the test sequence so you don't know what they are testing!!

    It was like with the DX12 and Vulkan testing done which was utterly fail in many cases. Lets test it with the fastest CPU possible,when you should be testing with weaker CPUs which is where DX12/Vulkan helps.


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