EVGA confirms that they do not give "fake" or "tweaked" products for review

EVGA confirms that they do not give

EVGA confirms that they do not give

EVGA confirms that they do not give "fake" or "tweaked" products for review


EVGA confirms that they do not give "fake" or "tweaked" products for review, stating that all of their review products run at the same speeds as the retail cards that consumers will find on store shelves. 


     EVGA was one of the first graphics card companies to offer overclocked graphics cards, and since day one EVGA always delivered the exact same products to reviewers as well as customers. EVGA does not “fake” reviews or send out products with “tweaked” clockspeeds to reviewers. With EVGA Superclocked, FTW and Classified graphics cards, what you see is what you get.


This statement came after the recent controversies surrounding the review samples for both MSI and ASUS review samples for GTX 10XX series GPUs, where both companies sent GPUs to reviewers that ran in each GPU's "OC mode" out of the box. 


  EVGA confirms that they do not give


At this time, ASUS has already given us a statement regarding the clock speeds of their "press" samples of GPUs, which you can read here.  MSI has yet to give an official statement.  

While the performance benefits of these "tweaked" GPUs are in line with the GPUs own "OC mode", which all users can enable in software, we are nonetheless disappointed to see that the hardware provided for review does not match what the consumers receive. 

In future, we will be making sure to check what speeds our review samples are running at and will be reporting what GPU clock profile we will be using during our testing. Hopefully, we will see this "tweaked" review sample practice get abandoned by GPU vendors in the future but for now, it is great to see EVGA take a firm stance against it. 


You can join the discussion on EVGA's stance against "fake" or "tweaked" review samples on the OC3D Forums


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21-06-2016, 08:59:19

Dark NighT
This still going on?Quote

21-06-2016, 09:17:17

Is this like the 3.5 Gb of v-ram with the GTX970 :PQuote

21-06-2016, 10:20:41

How is it a problem, that they make sure the fastest mode is selected? (they : not EVGA, but a few others)

Any decent reviewer of performance gear would enable this mode anyway. Only a complete fool would leave it at 'normal' setting. I'm guessing they simply try to protect themselves (and the reviewer) against that.

It is not a secret mode. It is not custom in any way. All users can do the same with the press of a button. They just 'pre-press' that button and TBH I think they should.

Does anyone really see this as a problem, or is it just that people really love to feel cheated and offended?Quote

21-06-2016, 10:36:38

Its not the end of the world or anything but it is a bit cheesey/cringeworthy considering some reviewers compare 'out of the box' performance.Quote

21-06-2016, 12:40:46

I'm surprised it wasn't picked up by the reviewers earlier tbh. Surely attention to detail is one of their main focus. The clock speeds have been widely known on these cards and I imagine benchmarks were ran in base and oc modes when looking at performance. I don't see any foul play here - as the cards will still offer the quoted performance as in the reviews. Eitherway i've just had a call to say I'll be having my new system complete with strix 1080 delivered on friday! I've had delivery dates slip twice (due to Asus) so fingers crossed Quote

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