Your first post was rather long winded so we are a bit confused on why you are so fired up, but I will take a shot at it:And yet you can bring not one relevant fact to prove me wrong. False equivalencies and appeals to ridicule are cheap tactics that don't convince anyone that is capable of critical thinking.Great revisit, Steve! This will be very helpful for plenty of 290/970 owners contemplating their path forward. Appreciate the hard work.
Oh, you haven't seen the Hardware Unboxed videos where he unboxes the monthly cash stipend from nvidia? It's beautiful. Sometimes he streams it live and you can watch as he straight up just types in extra fps for the nvidia cards based on how many stacks of hundreds they sent him.
Sound preposterous? Yes. Cool, I was just trying to keep my story as whack-a-doo as your constant "AMD oppression" conspiracy hunt.
I mean, you couldn't pick a worse target to accuse of clandestine bias... the gold standard of rigorous benchmarking who uses n=30+ for his data and conclusions, and who consistently recommends AMD products when the data/value warrants it.
Also, they're 5 year old cards! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
1.) "Steve should have used the R9 390 instead" --- Well the GTX 970 was launched right in the middle if I remember correct, so it could have gone either way. Using the R9 290 helps package it as a 5 year test.
2.) "Steve didn't want to use the R9 390 because it would have really shown the GTX 970 getting smoked since it has 8 GB of vram" ---- Go to the Hardware Unboxed patreon page. Steve is nice enough upload every single test graph. There really is no evidence of the 4 GB cards being slower than the 8 GB cards save Wolfenstein 2. We all know that game is trash with anything less than 6 GB of vram when using mein settings. No other games showed evidence of vram limitation from what I saw as the RX 570 4 GB was always about 15% slower than the RX 580 8 GB in the rest of the games.
3.) "Using said R9 390 would have shown an even bigger gap at 1440p" --- Stop trying to cherry pick an ideal situation. You complained also that Steve did not use enough 2018 or 2019 games yet expect him to test at resolution that very few would use if they still had the card today. Also, 1440p does not increase vram consumption by much and the whole CPU bottleneck thing makes me want to unscrew my head.