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Tuesday, 24 January 2012 19:14

AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

Written by Slobodan Simic

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FX-8150 gets more votes than Core i7-2700k


AMD has been in sailing through some rough PR waters recently, especially over the overhyped FX-series CPU launch, but has now pulled a rather interesting and good PR stunt at the AMD and HardOCP FX GamExperience held in Dallas, Texas a few days ago. The test was interestingly named AMD Reality Check and was consisting of two groups of similar priced systems running on two different CPUs where users, not knowing which one is Intel and which one is AMD, could decide the better one in this blind-test.

For a first test, AMD has setup two US $500 priced systems. First one was running Intel's Core i3-2105. ASRock's H61 and Intel HD Graphics 3000 while the second one was running AMD's A8-3850 Llano APU with its Radeon HD 6550D graphcis and ASRock A55 motherboard. The rest of the components were the same and this comparison was rather doomed for Intel it is pretty much clear that AMD will take the victory. Out of 143 users, five voted for Intel, two have seen no difference and 136 voted for AMD one.

The second group was a bit more interesting as we were looking at two high-end systems both running with AMD's latest Radeon HD 7970 Tahiti graphics card in Eyefinity setup. The first one was powered by Intel's Core i7-2700k CPU on AsRock's P67 Fatal1ty motherboard while the second one was running AMD's FX-8150 CPU on Asrock 990FX Fatal1ty motherboard. More surprisingly, AMD was aiming to get a "no difference" feedback here, especially because the FX-8150 retails at US $269.99 and Intel's Core i7-2700k is priced at US $369.99.

Out of 141 users, only 28 said that there was no difference between two systems. AMD was surprised to see that 73 votes went to AMD FX-8150 system and 40 went for Intel's Core i7-2700k. Quite a suprise and a good PR stunt by AMD's team.

Of course, we don't know any details behind the test other than what AMD is saying and what we've seen at sites that were covering the event.

You can check out more details over at Legitreviews.com.

Last modified on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 02:39
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