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AMD Radeon RX 560 vs. GTX 1050

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For those passionate people playing the latest AAA and eSports titles, gaming has always been a rather expensive hobby. New hardware comes out all the time - AMD and NVIDIA having launched their Polaris generation GPUs just last year - but many users opt out of the constant upgrade cycle in favor of more budget-savvy investments. Those people are eyeing the AMD RX 560, the best value GPU upgrade around right now.

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"Advertorial by AMD"

I always took your site pretty seriously. Guess that's over...
 
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"Advertorial by AMD"

I always took your site pretty seriously. Guess that's over...
I agree. Everyone around here knows that I am a huge AMD fan, but this is a little over the top. An "Advertorial"? I take it that is an editorial that is clearly paid for? I don't really care for this type of "RX560 vs GTX1050"...gives the impression of an unbiased review, but appears to be produced by the "advertiser". :shadedshu: :confused:

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I never expected to see this kind of thing on TPU.
 
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This is a joke. It doesn't belong in the reviews section, since it's just an add.
Next time at least run the benchmarks yourself, and do a proper comparison.

TP is slowly turning into Tom's. :(
 
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I'm smart enough to know that TPU does this for income. I don't mind these ads, for now.
 
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If that is what´s needed to be a early reviewer of Threadripper, what can i say against it.
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I really hope AMD pays well, because this commercial will clearly cost TPU a lot. :)

I just love the fact that it clearly states that 4GB gives an advantage in gaming and then compares RX560 4GB vs 1050 2GB.
However, in the text a price of 100 EUR is mentioned 3 times, but for this money one can only buy a 2GB card. The 4 GB variants cost... you've guessed... around as much as 1050Ti (4GB, surprise!).
Everyone can look at TPU reviews and check how 1050Ti compares to a 4GB RX460... of course if they still believe in anything published by this site. :p
 
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Wow.

"Advertorial".

This isn't really a great move. I love TPU but this is bullshit @W1zzard.

Given that Nvidia announced their PCI-e version of the compute Volta card and it hasn't been covered, yet the MI25 (which has already been covered before) is up again, this looks very much like pro AMD hijacking. I've always defended this site as neutral but putting a marketing slide up on the review front page is crass and low level. The review page is for reviews by you guys, not infomercials.

Sure, put it on the news list but not the review section. I went there expecting a nice review - not even got that - one page of AMD is der greatest. Nope, silly move for this site.

Not saying you're an AMD site now mind, just that this is a bit 'completely not TPU' style.

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I went there expecting a nice review - not even got that - one page of AMD is der greatest. Nope, silly move for this site.
This threw me for a loop as well. Went to click to another page, and it was just user comments. That is when I realized that it was NOT a TPU review.
 
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Not saying you're an AMD site now mind, just that this is a bit 'completely not TPU' style.
IMO this casts a negative light on a lot of what was happening here lately.
The flood of AMD-related news and reviews.
The move to review all Ryzen CPUs (despite not having much experience with CPU reviewing, which they admitted).
The very high marks for both AMD CPUs and AM4 boards...

Lately even TPU editors and moderators started taking side of AMD fanboys and taking part in AMD-Intel flame wars.
Well... let's be honest. AMD might not be the largest company on the planet, but they surely can afford an enthusiast site - even the most popular one at the moment.
 
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need a new category for "ads" so i don't accidentally click on them.
 

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An AMD "advertorial" on TPU? Well, that's novel and I hope that AMD paid well. I thought this site never needed money? (Check the PayPal donation page where TPU says not required)

Balance and impartiality in reviews is what I've always known TPU for, but this clearly isn't it. :shadedshu: Why didn't you ask the community in the feedback section to see if we'd like to see something like this, first? I'll go have that shower now.

@notb and @the54thvoid - very well said.
 

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Nobody forces us to click it.. you catched me off guard tho. :D Wont happen again.
You won't be able to help clicking on a similar article again, because there's nothing on the front page to indicate what it is. The first impression is that it's a comparative review by TPU when that's clearly not the case.
 
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so finally wizzard will have vega gpu to test for free Kappa
 

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Wow.

"Advertorial".

This isn't really a great move. I love TPU but this is bullshit @W1zzard.

Given that Nvidia announced their PCI-e version of the compute Volta card and it hasn't been covered, yet the MI25 (which has already been covered before) is up again, this looks very much like pro AMD hijacking. I've always defended this site as neutral but putting a marketing slide up on the review front page is crass and low level. The review page is for reviews by you guys, not infomercials.

Sure, put it on the news list but not the review section. I went there expecting a nice review - not even got that - one page of AMD is der greatest. Nope, silly move for this site.

Not saying you're an AMD site now mind, just that this is a bit 'completely not TPU' style.

:shadedshu:
We got all the AMD compute GPU news from the event yesterday when w1z was present in person and passed on the news live. I can let the news guys know about the NVIDIA compute Volta card but to be honest I myself had no idea there was a new release from AMD or NVIDIA (aside from EPYC) :)

Edit: Found it, passing on the info now.
 
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TPU is one of the few sites I go through everything to disable all the adblock, I guess my efforts aren't enough.
 
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The only good thing about this is that Roy won't cry about it on twitter at least, I hope it was worth the damage your doing to your reputation though.
 

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I haven't seen one positive comment about this on here. I've never seen TPU score such a massive PR own goal before. :ohwell:

If you absolutely must have these articles, then I think that they should be clearly labeled as such on the front page, so that people aren't bait'n'switched into reading them thinking they're another objective TPU review when they're not. In my case, I was quite pissed off when I saw what it was and only skim-read a bit of the article.