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

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



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":
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Dell endeavours to help customers to make the best decisions regarding their purchases. It was never our intention to mislead customers, and we apologise for any confusion caused. We have now removed the image from our Global sites. Dell remains committed to delivering the best possible experience to all our customers.
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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Which part, the screen corruption? Because I'm not getting that on my end.
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
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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GTX 570 = 480 cores/shaders/whatever they're called. Even that isn't good enough, as mine is all blurry too! :laugh:
Oh sh*t, I meant the upcoming 560 (448) which is based on the 570 :laugh:

I'm actually kinda shocked this isn't a news post. :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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DELL

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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No man, that's not good enough. :rolleyes: You need at least a 570 (448 core) to see a sharp picture! lol
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:
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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