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Great to hear this! I was about to say there are going to be alot of people really P-O'ed about it.
 
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IMO the only reason this was brought out was because of the TPU review.
It's called accountability!!! AMD tried to pull an nvidia and got caught. If it were never found out do you think that they would have fixed it? "The fix would have been a new 4835 with 700 SPs" with 640 actual!!!

Ponder :toast:
 

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Way to go W1Z! Catch AMD maybe trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
 
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more like tinternet gpu god :)

worshipping aside does this mean we could mod the bios of these 4830's and turn them into 4870's?

if its only soft modded to disable the cores/pipes w/e its gotta be doable right?
 
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Doubt AMD was trying to pull a fast one or anything of the sort. The card was meant to beat out the 9800/8800 segment. As it was it would not have been much of a matchup with a defective neutered bios.

W1z great job for helping AMD/ATI solve an issue that could have gotten a lot worse!
 

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our reviewer W1zzard? more like TPU admin/owner.

glad to see we got this going.
We know who he is, but when in news, in context of the incident, he's our reviewer, and GPU-Z author. It relates better to the guy at AMD/non-TPU member reading the news.
 

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thats a fast response by amd but i like to see that.
 

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So this only makes me question if a bios release enabled 640 could another (modded) bios release even more?
 
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So this only makes me question if a bios release enabled 640 could another (modded) bios release even more?
exactly.......see previous statement :roll:
 
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or mine :)
 

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I dont think so....the rest of the SP's according to w1zz aparently hard locked kinda like laser locking not the same but same principle...however lowing the SP's is possible because you can tell the bios not to map them. this is post 6666
 

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But did any of these cards make it to retail channels?

If ATi was trying to pull a fast one, I would think they would have at least sent out real cards to the reviewers so they reported good performance.
 

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I dont think so....the rest of the SP's according to w1zz aparently hard locked kinda like laser locking not the same but same principle...however lowing the SP's is possible because you can tell the bios not to map them.
you just posted you 6,666th post. :eek:

But OT, that's a bummer, Oh well, im sure the 640sp will be plenty to fill the gap!
 

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But did any of these cards make it to retail channels?

If ATi was trying to pull a fast one, I would think they would have at least sent out real cards to the reviewers so they reported good performance.
well you can be sure none will be made as AMD has issued the fix to its partners however if some batches were already shipped their is a chance of contamination unless the partners do a mass recall to check the cards.
 
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#18
its just a bios issue whats the point of amd trying to give people less sps? they are on the card which means it costs amd the same. no matter what it hurts amd because the reviews are bad and the people get less performance than they expected and theres no point in that.
 
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its just a bios issue whats the point of amd trying to give people less sps? they are on the card which means it costs amd the same. no matter what it hurts amd because the reviews are bad and the people get less performance than they expected and theres no point in that.
Exactly, what is the point, it is pointless and a silly presumption...
 
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It feels great to be part of a solution to AMD. Thanks for the notice!
 

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Nice to see AMD respond so fast. I highly doubt they were trying to dupe anyone. Everyone has issues and mistakes come up and not all are always caught.
 

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So Wizzard are you going to Re-review the boards since they are now fixed to see if there is any fluctuation in the performance analysis?
 
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Like others have said, it's really nice to see a company respond to an issue like this so quickly and efficiently :)

@eidairaman1: I don't really see any reason to re-review the amd card any further than verifying the number of SP's enabled and maybe running a couple quick benches, since the other card had the full 640 SP's enabled and we have the performance results from that.
 

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well its on the clause just to make sure, i mean wizzard can run the cards and let us know the results, if they deviate from the originals then something else maybe amiss.
 
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Right, that's why I said just verify the SP count and run a couple quick benches, but I think as long as those benches yield results on par with the other card then it would be relatively safe to assume that it's ok. I'm sure W1z is a pretty busy guy ;)