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Dell explains that high end graphics cards give you a sharper desktop

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by qubit, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. qubit

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    Dell have proved it in an advert by showing the picture below:

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    Yes, as knowledgeable PC enthusiasts, we all know that something like a GT 520 will give a blurred picture while displaying a static desktop, while it's high end version, the GTX 580 will look nice and clear. Oh yeah, baby! :cool: :rockout:

    Dell got called out on this little bit of fraudulent advertising, by Reddit readers and apologized for this "mistake". Oh yeah, so intentionally blurring a picture, posting it in an advert to state a lie in order to sell expensive graphics cards was a genuine "mistake" was it? :rolleyes: :nutkick:

    Dell's "apology":
    Don't you feel reassured now? Moral of the story: don't be clueless about what you're buying and you won't be fooled.

    More details at PC Pro here and here.
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    I would have a hard time believing this had it not been from Dell... LOL
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    Which part, the screen corruption? Because I'm not getting that on my end.
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    The beautifully blurred text - took sarcasm to a new level. :cool:

    Yeah, what happened with that corruption?
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    Damn, I got an HD6850 and can't shake this fuzziness from my monitor. Dell, what card should I getl? :confused:
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    Reddit came through for the tech community!
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    No man, that's not good enough. :rolleyes: You need at least a 570 (448 core) to see a sharp picture! lol
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    GTX 570 = 480 cores/shaders/whatever they're called. Even that isn't good enough, as mine is all blurry too! :laugh:
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    Wow, the cheap graphics card even managed to blur the stickers on the monitor!
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    I'm actually kinda shocked this isn't a news post. :laugh:
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    Oh sh*t, I meant the upcoming 560 (448) which is based on the 570 :laugh:

    I was sorely tempted to, but I wasn't sure if it qualified, alas and I would have to have toned it down a little, too. It woulda still been funny as hell.
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    iv just spent 1000 on cards and its still fuzzy fuck built pcs im getting a dell.
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    That’s all I had to see and I knew it was something retarded. I remember when a co-worker wanted to upgrade memory and it could only be bought from Hell, I was like wtf! I talked to him last week and he had ordered another computer a whole set up. He said “Hey they told me my printer wouldn’t work with the new computer nor would the monitor” I was like your old stuff you bought a year ago? What kind of sense does that make SHAADY!! I guess they make a killing on clueless people. Maybe they figured hey we can get away with this we been pulling fast ones on our customers for years.
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    MUST HAZ HD DESKTOP *buys 2 590s*
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    Hey guys, the VGA cable is the best for your flat panel monitors, remember? :nutkick:
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    Next Dell will partner with Monster to offer a $200 3' video cable, you know, to make the picture on your monitor BETTER than the source signal itself. :rockout:
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    OMG I want one! When are they releasing it?!
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    So, how many 2Dmarks do you guys get? My card only scores 0.5 screen at 100% sharpness and 1 screen at 60% :(
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    Before reading the details on this below the pictures I was looking at the pictures themselves and just thinking, "The one on the left simply looks blurred is all. Like, the entire image looks blurred."

    A laugh at those who thought this was 100% legit.
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    What stickers on the monitor?
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    It's not clear to me.

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