Um no, he said exactly thisI think he was pointing out that AMD told them what to say. Watch the video instead of preaching.
1. I agree, that some people will not be getting full performance is a bad thing. At least it's only select models in the first production batch. According to the video linked, AIBs should be able to fix the issue with any specific cards produced after the new vBIOS if they aren't already providing an update on their site.
1. Here is how Tim thought about 5600XT launch, so some models from Asrock, MSI and Asus will not received vbios that increase the memory speed, only the core clock speed (Msi Gaming X and Asus Tuf will remain 12gbps even when flashed with new bios). The performance delta between the ones with 14gbps bios to the ones with 12gbps can be up to 13%. Guess which model AMD specified reviewers to benched at this point ? (hint: only the ones that have the new 14gbps vbios). The unlucky or uninformed buyers could get 5600XT that is 10% slower than what they expect, that is beyond any simple silicon lottery or inadequate cooling.
2. I was talking about how some 2060 KO have TU 104 chip and that have improved workstation performance (up to +47%), so if you are lucky to get them, that's good, if not you have a normal 2060.
3. How do you feel if the Sapphire Pulse model is not available in your nearest local store and you bought the Gigabyte Windforce, Msi Gaming X, Asus Tuf 5600XT model that are up to 10% slower ? Even if you are lucky to get the Sapphire Pulse, there are higher chances they might fail, remember that manufacturers did not validated their early batches with increased memory clock speed even if they have 14gbps memory. All 1660 Ti have 14gbps memory but run at 12gbps, 2080Super have 16gbps memory running at 15.5gbps (check TPU pcb shots).
And yet you were talking about his comment, not this "one reviewer".Because one reviewer said it verbatim. I'm not going to re-watch a half-dozen videos to find a quote "just for you". Get over it, politeness rules.
Now in an attempt to take that apart; you wrote: "Let the man speak for himself ", as if I had put words in his browser!
This particular card perhaps not as it seems to use sub par components - 1660 PCB and HSF, cheaper voltage regulation / power delivery, higher power consumption and high noise vs standard 2060 cards...
I mean if you do not mind all this and getting a leftover / landfill edition, go for it.
If a 2060 is to your liking, maybe the extra few $ are better spent on a regular / FE 2060.
This is from TPU's MSI 5600 Gaming X review:1. I agree, that some people will not be getting full performance is a bad thing. At least it's only select models in the first production batch. According to the video linked, AIBs should be able to fix the issue with any specific cards produced after the new vBIOS if they aren't already providing an update on their site.
2. Got ya. I just wonder how many people who are lucky enough to get the bigger chip would actually use the additional workstation performance. It would almost be better for them to sell it on eBay.
3. Increasing the clock / memory speed does not increase failure rate. Failure is caused by heat / voltage for the most part. You have to assume that companies using the new vBIOS are aware of this and think their cards will be completely fine. That's likely why you have some companies who have not released a new vBIOS.
There's officially only the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super - the KO branding is entirely EVGA's.2060 was too slow, so they had to use a stronger chip to emulate a "mid-range" card. That's what happens when competition knocks on your door. 2060, 2060 Ti, 2060 Super, 2060 Ti Super, 2060 KO... what's next? They shouldn't even call it 2060 anymore.
It's like renaming a Ferrari to Mini Morris and then claiming that Mini is still the fastest small car. Yup... except it's not Mini Morris anymore. And it costs a lot more.