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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    THE GREED WILL NEVER END! Neither will STUPID!


    NVIDIA Influencing YouTube Tech Journalists' Product-Placements, RX 5700 Series Reviews Techpowerup.com | Today: Oct 25, 2019
    [​IMG] NVIDIA is influencing YouTube-based influencers and journalists to minimize the impact of "Navi," by dictating product placements and telling them which cards not to compare RX 5700-series cards with (theirs). Back in 2018, NVIDIA tried to use its market position to push AMD Radeon out of most graphics card manufacturers' recognizable brands (think MSI Gaming, ASUS ROG Strix, etc.), by forcing exclusivity of these brands to NVIDIA GeForce. The so-called GeForce Partners Program, or GPP, was immediately called out by the media with an investigative report by Kyle Bennet. The outrage GPP sparked burned the expensive, pointless, and barely-legal process to the ground. Fast-forward to 2019, and we see NVIDIA back to a different kind of questionable practice: influencing the influencers by monopolizing product-placement in their purportedly unbiased YouTube-based content.

    One such tech-influencer created an anonymous account and blew the whistle on Reddit. According to them, NVIDIA marketing has a dictatorial attitude toward YouTube-based journalists that it provides free pre-NDA samples to. These NVIDIA Time to Market (NVTTM) reference-design boxes, with the recognizable bright green SKU insert in the bottom-right corners, dominate the shelves most YouTube-based tech journalists use as backgrounds in their video reports. According to the whistleblower, this isn't a coincidence. NVIDIA is allegedly telling YouTubers to fill their shelves with NVIDIA graphics card boxes when reviewing Intel and AMD products. This could even include combinations of Intel and AMD products that have little to do with NVIDIA (such as a Ryzen processor review). What's worse, NVIDIA practically holds some of these YouTubers' hands when they review AMD Radeon products, by telling them exactly which SKUs to compare AMD graphics cards to, to minimize the competitive pressure on NVIDIA RTX 20-series graphics cards.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Just like that article. :rolleyes:

     
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    Felix_Argyle Notebook Consultant

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    Re-printing rumors from random Reddit posters? What's next, you boomers will start copypasting stuff from InfoWars? :D
     
  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Honestly, I don't think real journalism exists anywhere. It hasn't for probably 15-20 years. There are no facts, only bits and pieces that are manipulated as necessary to advance an agenda. Lies are just one component of the agenda and truth doesn't sell. Stupid is a pandemic and the media (all of them) are the carriers of that disease.
     
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    bennyg Notebook Virtuoso

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    Who knows how many times over the years journalists have received rumours like this confidentially and sensationalised it in this same way, without us (and GN as an unjustly implicated accomplice in these shenanigans) being able to review the original "source" and publicly expose the writer - within days and even more publicly - for what they have done.

    Media has always had its dishonest sensationalisers and "publish or perish" pressures, journalist or not. Clickbait is the new tabloid. The only surprise here that is was techpowerup who generally are of decent quality when it comes to reviews and reports
     
  6. Dr. AMK

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    Nvidia's RTX 3000 Series Is CHEAPER, Ryzen 4000 Releasing In January!
     
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    NVIDIA Studio | NVIDIA RTX Takes Substance Painter to the Next Level
     
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    Windows 10 VDI with NVIDIA GRID vPC - Finance with Bloomberg
     
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