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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    How's the thread meant to work? You could reserve a few posts, then people could post with suggestions and you take the best ideas and put them in one of the reserved spaces and rotate when they're all used.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Its not going to get hidden away then.

    Is it possible to have a google spreadsheet visible that can be viewed in the forum and updated by a number of users?

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    The thread I started is just to pool some ideas and suggestions.

    When we get consensus we can get a sticky put up or start the actual thread.

    I want to keep this thread open for my love of Bit-tech!


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Another stellar effort by Bit-tech:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...0-3gb-review/1


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    The only 'review' I've seen where the 590 is consistently faster. What an absolutely repugnant company.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    If it wasn't so tragic that a number of people do actually TRUST Bit-tech to be objective that 590 review would be hilarious. Considering their ability to jedi hand-wave and to deflect arguments I wonder if their writers are interested in a career in politics?

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    You'd think a company which sells a magazine, I mean asks for money for the damn thing, would be slightly less idiotic.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    I wonder what happened to Bit-Tech? I just found this review of the exact card I have and they're complementary about it!

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Nvidia cards are no doubt better for folding but Bit-tech also failed in this article too:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...-for-folding/1

    They seem to have forgotten to use a new client for AMD cards which improves scores dramatically:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...ext-level.html


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Well I can say from experience that graph is a load of .... Maybe they went to great lengths to cherry pick the exact settings and video which work better with quicker threads? Even so, I really don't see how a dual-core 2100 compares to a Thuban chip in Handbrake - again, from experience I know how far from the truth that is.

    Including the same chips several times over and using a proprietary scoring system is a bit convenient to say the least...

    Edit: Here's yet another graph, from Techradar, seems much more like it!
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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Well I can say from experience that graph is a load of .... Maybe they went to great lengths to cherry pick the exact settings and video which work better with quicker threads? Even so, I really don't see how a dual-core 2100 compares to a Thuban chip in Handbrake - again, from experience I know how far from the truth that is.

    Including the same chips several times over and using a proprietary scoring system is a bit convenient to say the least...
    I have a Core i3 2100 myself and my Q6600 when mildly overclocked to around 2.9GHZ will still beat it:

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/14/



    Having said that they did rate the A8-3850 higher than a i3 2100 but this was due to its better IGP. Even their results for an A8-3850 are way too low:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...-3850-review/5

    If you look at these reviews you can see the opposite:

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1649/7/

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/amd-a8...-32222-17.html





    I still don't understand how a Core i3 2100 can best a Phenom II X6 in running 7-zip and MPC??

    The whole point of more cores is the fact you can dedicate cores to tasks. If you dedicated 5 cores to 7-zip and a single one to MPC the Core i3 2100 would end up being slower.
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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Their points system really gets to me, barely anyone else does it instead of time/fps. It just implies they're obscuring something.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    The defence of flawed testing methods is strong among some of their members:

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthrea...=212263&page=4

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthrea...=212326&page=2

    Why are some people defending such flawed methods?? I just pointed out loads of websites showing the OPPOSITE result. I own a Core i3 2100 myself and even my mildly overclocked Q6600 is better for video encoding.


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Count me in for the comparisons if you wish. Heck, even send me a video to transcode, along with settings etc if you like. Not that I think it will change the situation with BitTech...

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Count me in for the comparisons if you wish. Heck, even send me a video to transcode, along with settings etc if you like.
    That actually is a good idea TBH. Perhaps start a HandBrake chart like with the 3DMark11 thread??

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Not that I think it will change the situation with BitTech...
    Your probably right!


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