PC Advisor and bad advice.

  allandennehy 15:17 17 Jan 05

Since December, both in the magazines and online, PC Advisor has been telling us that the Sapphire X800 XT is a better buy than the Galaxy 6800 GT. Fair enough, both graphics cards are excellent and only one card can be placed in the number one spot.
However let us take a look at PC Advisors main arguement as to why Galaxy doesnt take the prize and I quote;
"This is all the more surprising when you consider that the GT’s specifications aren’t all that good. Galaxy has made its own improvements to the original chip design – adding an extra 20MHz to the standard core clock speed of 350MHz, for example – but it’s still theoretically hampered by such cutbacks as only having 12-pixel pipelines."
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THE GALAXY 6800 GT HAS 16 PIPELINES!! It always has. So does the Aopen Aeolus 6800 Gt in third place in your graphics card roundup. As far as I know it is impossible to buy a 6800GT with 12 pipelines. Maybe the writer has gotten confused with the Radeon X 800 pro, I dont know, but this article displays a lack of very basic knowledge in this field. That this blunder has been repeated in issue 115 makes things only worse.
I would suggest that PC Advisor correct this information. Perhaps a few lines about the noise levels of the various cards would help people make a qualified decision before they make their purchase.

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FE says he's passed the information on to

  Forum Editor 16:57 17 Jan 05

to the department that deals with reviews. Apart from that there's nothing I can do personally.

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