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Old 05-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default What happened to the 7790 GTX 660 Boost Review?

Hey Gabriel
What happened to you 7790 GTX 660 Boost Review? I like it because you had been testing on a more mainstream spec system; i5 3470, 4Gb of G. Skill DDR3-1333 (PC3 10666), and just WD Black HHD, not some i7 Hyper-Threading, 16Gb lighting ram, using some SSD.

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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Hi,

We took it offline, as our data was very different from the one published by other media, and we are assuming we did something wrong.

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Gabriel, this is why I like this site. A sense of responsibility and action to back it up.

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That's good to know. I thought it showed distinctive results... but took it was more due to a mainstream system and more judicious use on settings that approximate good playable gaming. To me there's no use showing folks Ultra/4AA/16AF on 1920x1080, when it's only skirting 25-30Fps tops. Such cards ($120-170) are not even mainstream more entry or slightly above entry anymore; so to consider that concessions to the settings, which provide a respectable experience is real world.

From looking at the difference of say the i7-3770K @ 4.6 GHz or an i5 2500K you wouldn't figure to see any real FPS difference in most games (hardly any title gets any boon from Hyper-Threading) but, are either those CPU's what someone would be pairing with "entry or slightly above entry" gaming card? I see a equitable test using CPU's like the i3 3220 or FX4300, such hardware starts dispelling the judicious use of AA or very high details anyway, so the cards need'nt either.

So, to go "mono-e-mono" in this "class of card" for readers restrained on such modest systems while just looking to slap in a lower cost discrete upgrade has merit. A review based on more prudent system spec's and the detail(s) that such a system should present is a good thing. It provide truthful results and expectations of how or what such games can be enjoyed on their system.

Here's why I advocate such a style of test; it will entice newcomers to see that they can run games on a budget box's the parents bought for homework, and not have them (after read most reviews out there) believing the only choice they have is get into a console. Is that the path we're leading people too? I'm not advocating all testing... all the time, but once in while a dose of real "one-on-one" keeps it un-complicated, prudent, and serves a purpose.
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