Here’s my thoughts on this. DISCLAIMER: Am AMD fan
I’m not super concerned about this.
In the future, I propose the following testing methodology:
- Tests run with motherboard defaults. For those who just want to plug and play (ladies…).
- Tests run with all boosts disabled. All cores locked at the base frequency listed on the box.
- Tests run with stable overclock dialed in on either stock cooler or something like a 212 evo.
It’s important to distinguish the difference. Intel (motherboard partners) clearly have a better automatic boost plan. AMD will catch up soon, but what I see here is that it could be misleading to some people.
Now, when it comes to people throwing a bitchfit, that’s the fastest way for them to stop getting my viewership. There’s a reason why I wait for the L1T reviews and that is because the team is thorough, they touch on Linux, and most importantly, they always make corrections and acknowledge if they’re wrong. They have character, something GN and HC could really learn from. AdoredTV was talking about some deceptive mistakes (let’s call them that) that happened with the benchmarks, that if GN and HC gave a shit about their viewers and giving them unbiased, honest reviews so they can make the best decision on hardware purchases, they would have acknowledged them and issued either a retraction or correction, as necessary.
Granted, I’m just a regular jackass with a keyboard, so I can say anything I want. That’s just my 2c.