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HardOCP and faked P4 3.06GHz results

| Posted: Nov 15, 2002 8:29 pm

Shame, shame shame!

 

You cheat on your wife; you're going to get caught... You steal a car from a car dealer; you're going to get caught... It's just the same as if you publish invalid benchmarks in a formal review presented to thousands of potential (mislead) buyers; you're going to get caught out one way or another by someone who is paying closer attention than you would have thought and hoped wouldn't.

 

And this someone was a member of the Xtreme Systems Forums who discovered (with proof, mind you) that all-mighty Kyle and gang at HardOCP faked 3D benchmark results in their recent Pentium 4 3.06GHz review suggesting when enabling Hyper-Threading (HT), you'll gain an extra thousand odd 3DMarks, when in fact our testing (and results from other sites) showed only a 200 or thereabout 3DMark increase. Take our own in-house results for example; we only saw an increase of 188 3DMarks when HT was enabled. Funnily enough, the results over at HardOCP continue to change which adds more fuel to the speculation that HardOCP had been paid off for this review.

 

Now for some of you it would be obvious TweakTown and HardOCP have never ever seen eye-to-eye and I doubt ever will... Nevertheless, you can be damn well rest assured that we will NEVER be bribed for any piece of hardware you see on TweakTown, no matter how big the pay check - Integrity is the key and without that you might as well be shot, although it would seem HardOCP disagree with this notion.

 

I've had my say and now I shall hit the sack since it's nearing 4am down under.

 

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