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Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:06 pm
by Extreme_One
Haha I know right?

We just bought a new fridge freezer, a washing machine and a dishwasher and the GFX card nearly cost the same! :lol:

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:11 am
by SpaceMadMonkey
Regarding the Broadwell-E

We'll be running updated results for i7-6700K and some other processors for our full review, but no one should expect the move from 4-core to 6-core, 8-core, or 10-core to really make much of a difference in games.

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:14 am
by Extreme_One
Just noticed my card has increased in price by £40 since I ordered mine. 8-)

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:49 am
by Extreme_One
Aaaaghhhh! The ETA for the 1st batch has been pushed back to 10th June. I'm approx 150th in the queue so I hope they receive more than 150 (out of the 2000 they have ordered)

Oh well, a little longer to wait ...

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:52 am
by SpaceMadMonkey
Extreme_One wrote:Aaaaghhhh! The ETA for the 1st batch has been pushed back to 10th June. I'm approx 150th in the queue so I hope they receive more than 150 (out of the 2000 they have ordered)

Oh well, a little longer to wait ...


Any update?

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:14 pm
by Extreme_One
SpaceMadMonkey wrote:Any update?


The 10th came and went ...

Then the ETA was changed to the 17th.

And then they updated their website to give an ETA of 1st July.

Apparently Overclockers are receiving a few Strix 1080s every day and fulfilling a few orders at a time, so I'm still waiting to get my delivery notification...

Frustrating. :roll:

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:22 am
by Extreme_One
Just been told I'm at number 96 in the queue ...

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:35 pm
by SpaceMadMonkey
IMHO not really bothered but a bit cheaky :evil:

Asus admits its GTX 1000 Series review cards use faster defaults

Originally by Hexus

Ahead of the weekend a bit of a controversy was stirring with both Asus and MSI being accused of sending out Nvidia GTX 1000 Series graphics cards that weren't exactly the same as the shipping retail versions. In a news post published last Thursday, TechPowerUp said that both Asus and MSI had employed "questionable tactics" to show their new GTX 1000 Series cards in a favourable light.

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What seems to have been happening is that Asus and MSI are sending out cards to hardware reviewers with higher clock speed profiles than those enabled by default in shipping retail products under the same name. TPU's investigations found the following:

The Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is sold with three clock speed profiles; silent, gaming, and OC modes. Reviewers would be sent cards set to OC mode while retail examples had the Gaming mode BIOS option preset activated. This would mean a freshly installed untweaked review graphics card offered a 1 to 1.5 per cent clock speed advantage.

The MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X review sample was observed to be pulling a very similar trick. This card, like the Asus one described above, also offers silent, gaming, and OC modes. Again the OC mode was default for review samples, reports TPU, showing this card in the best possible default way.


Just ahead of the weekend HEXUS received an email from an Asus representative admitting that it had supplied some reviewers with slightly different graphics cards to those on the shelves, as described above. I've embedded a copy of the statement below, in full.
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Looking back at the recent HEXUS reviews of Asus and MSI graphics cards we observe the following; Asus sent us a Strix GeForce GTX 1080 with OC Mode activated by default, contrary to what it says is the default mode on the official product specifications page.
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Our MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X graphics card was sourced from retail, so it came with the Gaming Mode profile activated, as can be confirmed by the official MSI product page. In our more recent MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X (retail) review, the MSI card was compared directly to the OC mode enabled Asus Strix but did not consistently chart lower across our range of gaming and other benchmarks.
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MSI has yet to send any official statement to HEXUS and I can't find any such statement from the company elsewhere at the time of writing.

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:42 am
by SpaceMadMonkey
So MSI has released the 'OC Mode Reviewers' Bios so you can flash you're new card with the same one that they send to reviews so you dont have to use their software. I never really install their software as I consider it bloatware anyways but for the new cards you will need to install the software if you want to use the RGB LEDs.

Re: Upgrading...

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:27 pm
by Extreme_One
Same thing ASUS did.

I'm the same, rather not use the manufacturer's software, however because the ASUS can be run in Overclock Mode to gain maximum boost I'd already decided I'd probably install it anyway.