Quote fromAgreed 100% Varth, you know what, in my life lately I've been noticing that many people bend conversation topics to fit their arguments. I find this annoying and I keep away from such people. (sometimes it's just a misunderstanding though, but you can't always tell)
PS: Tom's is falling apart lately, it's getting more and more biased towards nVidia, I don't like it. They didn't even use the 4870x2 beta drivers in their review, rather some older drivers(vast performance boost, the older ones don't support 4870x2 properly). Oh, and with reviews, I'm sure he didn't mean just 3DMark. There are games optimized towards nV(unreal tournament, company of heroes), there are games optimized towards ATi(half life 2), and all game benches favor the 4870x2 when forcing 16x AA at 1920x1200 :D. It always depends on the games they choose to benchmark and the CPU.
Review sites are sometimes favoring one vendor, and most times are ignorant enough to do so unwillingly. I checked at least 15 review sites before making my choice. Can you believe that no sites except this one http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/video/sapphire/hd4870x2_2GB/page1.asp do heavy AA checks, on at least 1 title? Hell, most don't even push very high on Crysis.
What do they think? That people buying these cards, won't consider cranking up AA? /shrug
I know what you mean. I try not to take it personally when people misquote me or argue over something I said.
And ya, I've noticed too that Tom's hardware is losing its credibility which sucks. It makes it hard to find unbiased reviews now. I tend to go to Maximum PC to find good reviews. They are completely unbiased but of course, being primarily a magazine, they don't have as many reviews as Tom's. For what I can't find on there, I tend to just google it and fish through the BS till I get some good info. lol and if I really wanna see bias, I can always go to theinquirer and laugh at Charlie's nVidia and Vista rants
Oh ya, the AA thing is VERY annoying. If I see a review that doesn't have an AA test for each title, I just stop reading then. I want to see a non-AA test at 1920x1200 and then a heavy AA test at 1920x1200 so then I can get a good idea of just how strong the card is at the extremes.