If you are interested, when my FTW3 Ultra arrives, I will be interested in a straight up trade for the XC3 or TUF model. It will be an unopened card straight from EVGA as part of the step up program. My HTPC case is not large enough to accomadate the FTW3 which is why I'm hoping to do a trade.Review of the EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra - https://www.techpowerup.com/review/evga-geforce-rtx-3080-ftw3-ultra/
Got lucky to snag an EVGA 3080 XC3 Ultra today and based on the review, I don't know if it's worth waiting for a FTW3 Ultra.
Thanks for offer. Interesting. I was one of the first to sign-up for the auto-notification for the FTW3 Ultra at EVGA, so I know I'll be getting one in the future. Will probably flip it and pocket the cash for now.If you are interested, when my FTW3 Ultra arrives, I will be interested in a straight up trade for the XC3 or TUF model. It will be an unopened card straight from EVGA as part of the step up program. My HTPC case is not large enough to accomadate the FTW3 which is why I'm hoping to do a trade.
Yep they should stop sending samples to reviewers and YT jerks and send them to the channel for end customers or put a new moratorium on fresh reviews till the product is truly in General Availability status. I don't AT should do a review till these are available in BB/NE/AMZN any day of the week.It's all a fever dream to me until there's any that I can actually buy and put into my machine...
We both know that you'll buy a dozen if the mining performance is good enough.Well, color me shocked. Well, not really. No new NV cards for me then, this generation. And to think, I was actually considering a 3060 ti last week when they were released. NV can just suck on their own thumb in a corner, I don't care about RT.
The ones with viewership on YouTube already have enough money for that. The problem is they need to get them ahead of time to produce the day 1 coverage. Since the day 1 coverage sets the tones for a launch it's the most important time. Eliminating HWUB for not following Nvidia's reviewer guide makes it clear Nvidia intends to strictly control the day 1 coverage of their cards now that AMD is competitive-ish again.Have an open/revolving "slush fund" of donations from your viewers/readers to purchase new GPUs/CPUs/etc so you're not on the hook from either AMD or NV to receive free samples.
They probably don't even need something like that, particularly if they're a large enough channel. The ad revenue from a single video would more than cover the cost of the card being reviewed.An idea I'd love to see a HW site capitalize on:
Have an open/revolving "slush fund" of donations from your viewers/readers to purchase new GPUs/CPUs/etc so you're not on the hook from either AMD or NV to receive free samples.
Once you're done reviewing and building out your data base or whatever, raffle the card off to donors.
I'm not a big fan of "Subscribing" to webpages, but I would have no issues throwing some money into the GPU purchase pot for AT or TPU or other good tech sites if it meant I knew they were not beholden to review guides or manipulation from the manufacturer.
That's kinda exactly the issue though. Day1 stuff has a BIG impact on that (meaning, if you don't have your content timed with it, you'll get less viewers). So losing that early access to hardware and drivers could stifle your channel, leading to you being unable to buy that hardware.They probably don't even need something like that, particularly if they're a large enough channel. The ad revenue from a single video would more than cover the cost of the card being reviewed.
The issue is that you need to get that card, which is hard enough for anyone right now, and then spend time running the benchmarks and putting the video together, which will launch after everyone else's video.
It's not just getting the card that matters, but being able to get it (and the drivers) early enough to be able to have your article/video ready for the product launch date. You could maybe get around that if you have someone who'll sell you a card before the actual launch date and some other reviewer or hardware insider that can leak you the drivers to test it, but you're basically asking other people to stick their own necks of for you at that point.
I really like CR car reviews. A lot people dump on them, in favor of the enthusiast publications, but those are complete inconsistent.I'm not a fan of Consumer Reports auto reviews but they never, ever take products from any company they buy them just like you and I or anyone would. Removes any possible greasing of the wheels by auto makers.
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