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    Default AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    The AMD Reality Check Challenge

    The Pepsi Challenge has been an ongoing marketing promotion run by PepsiCo since 1975. It all started when a Pepsi employee setup a table with two blank cups: one containing Pepsi and one with Coca-Cola. Shoppers were then encouraged to taste both colas, and then select which drink they prefer. Then the representative then revealed what brands were in each cup. At the end of the day the public was doing a blind taste test and the company was getting a consensus of what brand was preferred by more consumers. Over the years this test has been copied by thousands and today AMD is putting their own twist to the challenge down in Dallas, Texas for the FX GamExperience.


    For the challenge AMD setup up an area of the FX GamExperience venue with four test systems for two heads up tests. AMD was officially calling this the AMD reality check.



    Each test station had a ballot that allowed the testers to check the system that gave them a better gaming experience. AMD had roughly 140 people take the challenge during the single day event.



    The first test that the gamers were issued was down on a pair of $500 gaming machines. System A was powered by an Intel Core i3-2105 ' Sandy Bridge' processor with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and an ASRock H61 motherboard. System B was powered by an AMD A8-3850 'Llano' APU with Radeon HD 6550D on an ASRock A55 motherboard. All of the rest of the components were identical. The obvious goal of this test was to look at similarly priced systems and to see if there was a noticeable difference in gaming performance due to the integrated graphics.

    The AMD Reality Check Results:


    • System A (Intel Core i3-2105): 5 Votes
    • System B (AMD A8-3850): 136 Votes
    • No Difference: 2 Votes

    The winner here was clear, but most of our readers know that AMD integrated graphics are leaps and bounds ahead of what Intel offers on their processors. No big shocker here!



    The next challenge given to gamers was two high-end systems that were both running AMD Radeon HD 7970 'Tahati' DirectX 11 graphics cards running an Eyefinity display setup. The Intel system was powered by an Intel Core-i7 2700K 'Sandy Bridge' processor with an ASRock P67 Fatal1ty motherboard and 8GB of AMD DDR3 performance memory. The AMD system was powered by the FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor an ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty and the same 8GB of AMD DDR3 performance memory. The key to this demo was focused on processor performance and not graphics performance. The Intel Core i7-2700K retails for $369.99 and the AMD FX-8150 retails for $269.99, so the question here was if gamers could tell a difference between the systems.

    The AMD Reality Check Results:


    • System C (Intel Core i7-2700K): 40 Votes
    • System D (AMD FX-8150): 73 Votes
    • No Difference: 28 Votes

    It appeared that AMD was looking for a no difference win here with the setup, but the gamers voted for system with the AMD FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor in it. Pretty interesting test and we are glad to see companies doing challenges like this and willing to risk coming out the loser.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1838/1/

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    Default Re: AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    LOL. Anything above 60FPS is 60FPS!

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    Default Re: AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    I'll take the RC Cola!

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    Default Re: AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I'll take the RC Cola!
    I prefered TAB myself.

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    Default Re: AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    I'm a pepper

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    Default Re: AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    Quote Originally Posted by kewlbreze77 View Post
    I prefered TAB myself.
    Yuck! Tab Sucked. I think that they eventually proved it had some kind of weird Shtuff in it that made your children's children's hair glow in Neon colors.
    Go to a grunge show and you can tell who's grandpa drank that shtuff.

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    Dr. Pepper is just a legal buzz.

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    I believe TAB was using the original formula of the little "pink packets" tbh! I still liked it though.

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    Default Re: AMD pulls "blind test" at recent show

    nah, mountain dew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Dead View Post
    nah, mountain dew
    Another legal buzz,............

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