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Old 07-10-20, 03:38 PM
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I take offence to the assertation that this site is "bought out" by MSI. We do not get paid by companies for reviews and neither do we decide to not publish negative reviews for a fee.

That whole MSI notebook fiasco was limited to MSI's UK notebook division, which is separate from the other parts of MSI UK (there is a reason why they have two separate Twitter accounts).

We don't tend to deal with the notebook side of MSI, it has been years since we reviewed an MSI notebook.

I haven't watched the MSI video from GN, but I'm sure it paints a broader picture and throws all of MSI under the bus over a single rogue subdivision of MSI. I'm not saying what MSI Notebooks did wasn't atrocious, but you are making big claims by calling me paid off.
Pardon my ignorance and not wishing to put anything into disrepute, but what was the Notebook fiasco?

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Old 07-10-20, 03:46 PM
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Pardon my ignorance and not wishing to put anything into disrepute, but what was the Notebook fiasco?
MSI launched a notebook that had awful cooling. IIRC the ducts didn't go anywhere.

They tried to bribe a reviewer not to publish the review, or not mention the cooling etc.

They did something similar when they released a howler of a motherboard for X570 a while ago. One of them had half of the VRM under the board and it had no cooling so cooked itself when using a chip higher than the 3600.

They've started doing this a lot it would seem. Buying silence and good reviews.
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Old 07-10-20, 03:59 PM
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If they genuinely offered underhand deals to a British person then they'd be well minded to do a little more than simply refuse, we have some of the strictest laws in the world on paid promotion and advertisement, you can't do that kind of stuff(Taking payments, free stuff, ect, even stuff like heavy airbrushing is illegal in UK advertising) in any UK video content, reviews or not, without very clearly stating it before hand, if there's implication MSI are enticing British citizens into breaking these laws then ASA would have a huge case on their hands. I ofc don't believe for one second OC3D would be implicated in that though.

Good Tom Scott vid quickly covering UK paid promotion laws and the historical reasons as to why Britains are so strict:
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Old 07-10-20, 04:05 PM
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Pardon my ignorance and not wishing to put anything into disrepute, but what was the Notebook fiasco?
Someone from MSI Notebooks UK, which is an arm of MSI UK that we don't work with, tried to silence a UK reviewer (I think it was TechTeamG when he was due to publish a negative notebook review.

Apparently, there was a discussion of payment for not publishing a review. A bribe basically. All the reviewer wanted was for MSI to double-check his findings before be published.

The long and short of is was that MSI Notebooks UK had a bad employee or several bad employees working for them. We work with different folks at MSI, as motherboards, GPU etc are a different division.

Anyone who claims this issue is anything larger than it is overblowing the issue. It isn't a UK-wide MSI issue, never mind a global MSI issue. To my knowledge, MSI has never acted like this to OC3D.
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Old 07-10-20, 05:49 PM
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NVidia have released this lovely little demo, not sure when
http://nvidia-research-mingyuliu.com/gaugan/


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Old 12-10-20, 03:49 AM
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Warframe is getting a big engine upgrade which will give the devs the chance to add Nvidia's RTX tech for reflective surfaces, RT shadows and eventually DLSS.


https://wccftech.com/warframe-is-get...d-dlss-teased/
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Old 12-10-20, 03:59 AM
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Warframe is getting a big engine upgrade which will give the devs the chance to add Nvidia's RTX tech for reflective surfaces, RT shadows and eventually DLSS.


https://wccftech.com/warframe-is-get...d-dlss-teased/
That is some pretty impressive improvements!
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Old 12-10-20, 10:49 AM
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Not sure how much truth there is behind this but still surprising

https://www.techradar.com/news/nvidi...0Nvidia%20site.

Nvidia will stop selling their cards on their website for the time being and hand it over to retailers e.g. best buy.

I wonder if it had something to do with bot purchases?

What it also means is that those in EU have almost 0 chance to get a founders edition card as there is no 3rd party to support the sales.

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n an unprecedented move caused by all the stock issues around these graphics cards, Founders Edition models are now being sold directly by Best Buy in the US, rather than from the Nvidia site.
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Old 12-10-20, 02:04 PM
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Yeah it's because of bots. Apparently.
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Old 13-10-20, 10:18 PM
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Nvidia may be moving back to TSMC and refreshing Ampere on 7nm which will give not just better performance but much better/higher yields.

https://www.techpowerup.com/273302/n...m-tsmc-in-2021
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