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Question Anandtech GPU reviews?

martixy

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Anandtech has been my go-to tech site for a quite a while, and I was expecting to get a GPU review when nVidia's 3000 series came out, and was rather surprised when none came out.
Ok, I said to myself, it's expected for AMD to release their new lineup fairly soon as well - maybe they're waiting for that so we can have a big GPU showdown. But now AMD's GPUs are out too and reviews are nowhere to be seen.

What's going on? Does AnandTech no longer do GPU reviews? The last proper GPU reviews I found are from the 2000 series launches. That was 2 years ago.
 

Leeea

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My understanding is the GPU review lab for Anandtech was burned down in a CA wildfire. This was a persons house, and said person has been occupied with the tragedy of having said life burned down to do any reviews at the moment.
 

martixy

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It burned down in a fire.
That's, uh... honestly not the response I expected.

A shame. Oh well, I suppose there are plenty of other media outlets to look to. GN comes to mind.
All I can offer here is some hollow internet sympathy from halfway around the world for that person.
 

DeathReborn

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I wouldn't be shocked if AT phased out GPU reviews, they probably get more revenue & clicks from Mobile and consumer stuff nowadays. I know the fires have didsrupted things but it has felt like the end of another era for AT (Anand leaving before) for a long time now, moving away from the PC enthusiast.
 

GodisanAtheist

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My understanding is the GPU review lab for Anandtech was burned down in a CA wildfire. This was a persons house, and said person has been occupied with the tragedy of having said life burned down to do any reviews at the moment.
-Whoa whoa whoa did Ryan's house burn down?! My understanding was that the RTX 3080/90 reviews were delayed because of evacuation orders, but there was a suggestion that AT would do a review round-up with the 3070 or RX6xxx series release.

Jeez if that really is the case I take back any AT GPU review jokes I have made recently.
 

Mopetar

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I don't know if it burned down or if he just had to evacuate, but it seems as though wherever he's at, fate is just not being kind or conducive to tech reviews:


There's also just so many new products coming out right now that it's probably enough just keeping up with all of that. Maybe we'll get a nice surprise and a double deep dive when the 6900XT launches and both companies have their full high-end lineup out the door.
 

CakeMonster

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No GPU reviews would be bad for the traditional readers though, and I would suspect those are still a significant part.

I don't mind if they do a head to head deep dive with NV and AMD's new chips in 1-2 months (with updated drivers as a bonus!). The timing isn't that critical, I just want to read some thorough analysis from sources I trust.
 
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Gideon

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Yeah it's not so much even the benches (which haven't really been the strongpoint of Anandtech for some time) but the deep dives. I still hope they do them for Ampere and RDNA2
 

Fallen Kell

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Actually a 1-2 month delay isn’t that big a deal if as suggested we see what the driver changes do in that time. I mean it isn’t like anyone can buy any of the new cards because inventory doesn’t exist, so we might finally be at the point where people can find cards around then.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Actually a 1-2 month delay isn’t that big a deal if as suggested we see what the driver changes do in that time. I mean it isn’t like anyone can buy any of the new cards because inventory doesn’t exist, so we might finally be at the point where people can find cards around then.
-Keeping my fingers crossed for a massive review round-up + deep dive for each the RTX and RX series and some associated AIB cards, but honestly I'm starting to think AT is just going to miss this whole rollout entirely.

There has not even been an acknowledgement of the launches on the AT homepage as they would likely have to commit to a review/deep dive there.
 

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