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I just bought a Powercolor 7850 PCS+ the other day. Here is something I noticed from reading the reviews about it.

From Neoseeker
The only downside is there is very little headroom left for overclocking. This being the case, it would have been nice to see a voltage control option that allowed us to free up more juice for the core.
Same review
Overclocking the Sapphire HD 7850 PCS+ was extremely easy, but without voltage control we could only get it to 1050MHz.
From W1zz
PowerColor uses a CHL8228 voltage controller on their card, which is a great choice. The controller supports software voltage control and offer a good set of monitoring options.
I read other reviews cause I want to see how different set-ups run a card and how a card performs in different games but again, W1zz's reviews first.

I consider this to be a major f-up from Neoseeker and I'm surprised Powercolor hasn't alerted them to this.


Thanks W1zz, your attention to detail doesn't go unnoticed...:respect:

Also, has that more button always been there for more Smilies?
 
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Also, has that more button always been there for more Smilies?
Yes. But only five more smilies will be shown, as the rest can already be seen without clicking it.
 
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You should email Neoseeker and simply attach your avatar image.
 
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You should email Neoseeker and simply attach your avatar image.
+1 Send a link to this thread and attach your avatar. :laugh:

In all fairness, everyone does make mistakes.
 

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In all fairness, everyone does make mistakes.
+1

Once you start pushing a certain amount of reviews, these things happen. If you look at my reviews, people almost always find some mistakes.
 

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The Reviews here are more comprehensive and thorough than other sites ive visited
 
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Yeah but that was a pretty glaring mistake.
 

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The Reviews here are more comprehensive and thorough than other sites ive visited
I agree.


:p



Seriously though...I'm working on another board review, of course, and I just uploaded 200 images for it. 160 of those are pics in the review, plus larger images for when readers click the links. Just managing to get all the links proper, and figuring out what to write about each picture can be a daunting task. Nevermind I do this every week, so much so that boards are becoming a bit of a blur, even.


I've recently got an editor to fix all the typos I and grammar mistakes I make, because I tend to make a fair amount, I guess. Honestly, I just don't notice them 80% of the time, which means I only fix 20%. The rest, that was all W1zz's doing, so not only does he have his own reviews, he has mine as well. I mean, how many times can I write about a BIOS option before you get sick of it? 3?

Thankfully, we are all a team working together, you guys included, as without your feedback, we'd have nothing to report back to the OEMs, other than personal opinion. But as always, there is always room for improvement. I'm far from perfect, so there's no way my reviews can be either...

Yeah but that was a pretty glaring mistake.
Typos..no big deal.

Missing the overclocking...could be the version of software they had did not work well.

Could be the OEM's fault for not reading the review after, and asking what went wrong, etc...could be many things happening in the background we aren't aware of.
 
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Overclocking the Sapphire HD 7850 PCS+ was extremely easy, but without voltage control we could only get it to 1050MHz.
Possibility they didn't have the right software/drivers to expose voltage control?

That said, I agree about the reviews here. What is really amazing is the consistency in structure and format.
 

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Possibility they didn't have the right software/drivers to expose voltage control?

That said, I agree about the reviews here. What is really amazing is the consistency in structure and format.
yeah, especially since powercolor does not have an oc software on their own.
I look at those components from a software developer perspective who's active in that exact field.

Consistent structure and format makes my life easier because I can do reviews more or less mechanical.. some things like photo are already on auto-pilot :)

I am always looking for ways to improve the reviews, recent changes were 5760x1080 testing, new games, oc and temp comparison, temp on extra page because people couldnt find it
 
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Consistent structure and format makes my life easier because I can do reviews more or less mechanical.. some things like photo are already on auto-pilot
Nice, no doubt... plug and play (well sorta)

I am always looking for ways to improve the reviews, recent changes were 5760x1080 testing, new games, oc and temp comparison, temp on extra page because people couldnt find it
And it shows! I do like th OC comparison (and the caveat you added!)
 
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I'm getting ready to build a computer for someone and was thinking about putting the PowerColor 7850 PCS+ in it with an i3 2120(For WoW, D3 and couple others). Do you like the card? Have you had any major problems?

I just bought a Powercolor 7850 PCS+ the other day. Here is something I noticed from reading the reviews about it.



From W1zz


Thanks W1zz, your attention to detail doesn't go unnoticed...:respect:

Also, has that more button always been there for more Smilies?
I only read W1zzards reviews because I can always know they are quality and you can count on them to be very accurate and controlled.
 
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Typos..no big deal.

Missing the overclocking...could be the version of software they had did not work well.

Could be the OEM's fault for not reading the review after, and asking what went wrong, etc...could be many things happening in the background we aren't aware of.
The typo I can live with. Missing the fact that it does support voltage control is pretty big in my books. I mean, even I (A low level enthusiast) would have checked a few programs to see if it did.

I'm getting ready to build a computer for someone and was thinking about putting the PowerColor 7850 PCS+ in it with an i3 2120(For WoW, D3 and couple others). Do you like the card? Have you had any major problems?
I wish I could help you out but.......

Along with the video card I also got a FX-8120 which my ASRock 970 Extreme 4 would not boot with for some reason. A guy at a local shop tested it with a different CPU and it booted fine. So he thought there might be a problem with the CPU. So he tried a different FX-8120 and again it would not boot. He also tried 3 different bios's. Finally, he tried a new ASRock 970 Extreme 4 mobo and it worked fine....:mad:

This is the 2nd time I've had to send this mobo in for fixing. I told them I don't want that mobo back and that I want a new.
 
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i read every single review that's posted at tpu. mainly for content quality, but also for spelling/grammar
+ you also answer PMs and help members like me when I need some advice on which video card to pick.

Yes everyone makes mistakes, that is how we make ourselves better.

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I read W1zzard's reviews simply because he's a real wizard that has a cool avatar of a funny wanna-be wizard with a wand.
 
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Making mistakes is human, but some sites have more than others. Fortunately we have the Wizzard to fix all the content when it is not up to the TPU standard :)

Also thee feedback from the community is great. I have gained a lot of understanding about what people want to see and read about in the different reviews I do. Sometimes it is not completely obvious what people find interesting in a product so questions and comments are always much appreciated.