Did AMD Troll Itself on Social Media?
Rikki Wright / 5 years ago
In the past week or so we have heard multiple stories and sources regarding the newest line up of AMD graphic card solutions; namely the Radeon Rx 300 series and the highly anticipated R9 Fury X.
It came as a surprise for most people that this High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) touting micro card had what it takes to shake up the NVIDIA top cards; despite not actually having the rumoured power to completely dethrone the GTX 980Ti or Titan X graphics cards.
AMD’s Facebook page posts a lot of links relating to reviews about its graphics cards or processors, but as good publicity for itself; you would expect for them to only pick and post favourable reviews that shines a good light on the hardware.
As of 9am GMT yesterday (25th June), AMD had posted two reviews, one from Forbes and another from IGN. Two fairly well-known technology outlets, but AMD didn’t realise that the preview of the IGN review gave praise in the one hand, but also took the feet from under then almost immediately after.
IGN wrote “The Fury X is an outstanding GPU that runs cool and quiet, but it’s not the knockout punch to Nvidia that everyone had hoped for.”
"The Fury X is an outstanding single-GPU 4K video card—and it runs cool and quiet." – IGN.com http://ow.ly/OLYqL
And just in case the post gets pulled, here’s a screenshot.
Do you think that AMD knew what it was doing by posting this article? Self-admittance that the card wasn’t as planned or maybe they just picked the best of a bad bunch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.