Will OEMs Learn? - ATI RADEON 2900 XT Benchmarks

Will OEMs Learn? - ATI RADEON 2900 XT Benchmarks

We trust you've been through the drill before.  It gets old after a while, frankly.  Major technology innovator OEM targets release date of next generation product and briefs the press months prior to the launch.  Embargo dates are set, NDA commitments made and confirmed by those partners who are "trusted" to maintain confidentiality.  Then weeks, sometimes months before the actual embargo date and time have elapsed, someone over in another time zone is able to break free with the full monty, leaving those of us law-abiding good-guys here in the states in the lurch.

 

There you have it... ATI's Radeon HD 2900 XT Performance evaluation, on display at DailyTech.  Frustrating?  No doubt, if you're on NDA embargo, otherwise, cool-breeze baby.   A pathetic display of marketing control?  Perhaps... Tunisia must have been good to some folks, good and early.

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Performance Testing - Courtesy - DailyTech.com

We'll make sure to give you the full HH perspective here, once we're officially unleashed.  Until then, enjoy the leaks, they are plentiful.  And congrats to our buds at DailyTech.  No harm, no foul; seriously, good scoop. 

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So many sites have posted some "leaked" info, and yeah sometimes it's right, sometimes it's not. It often seems to me that leaked info isn't posted because of honest interest in the product, but more to feed ad hits and click-throughs.

It's sometimes fun to daydream about the what-if's, but man I'm studying full time, have a full time job, 2 side jobs, a kid on the way, not to mention a pet project...

I'm a busy guy, I just don't have the time to sit and indulge in fantasies over numbers that could be on point, could be total BS. That's why I'll wait until the info embargo is up, and legit review sites can take a candid look at any product I'm honestly interested in.

I said the same thing when I first came to the forums over 3 years ago, and I'll stick to my guns. I just wonder how many people actually view sites like this once because of leaked info, then keep going back because they liked some aspect of the site.

Davo, you're the (or one of) owner of HH right? Do you think I'm wrong by saying that posting numbers (legit or alleged) prior to a product's info embargo being up is simply a way to hook people and thus get ad money in a rather dishonest way?

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Finally some competition. nVidia seemed to be eating the market like a fat man eating a big mac.

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