It is when it is Intel!Userbench is not a credible benchmark site.
I have been on Toms for longer than gen Z types have been alive. Toms is generally pretty good about being fair to all manufacturers. I have seen them call out Intel, to which the rabid fanboys cry about them being an AMD leaning site and conversely when AMD is called out their fanboys make the same complaints though it is Intel that gets preferred treatment.It is when it is Intel!
Note also how the language is different when Intel gets a benchmark... the headline is Intel is king...
When its AMD it is like, Allegedly......!
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Remember "Just buy it"? Pepperidge farms remembersI have been on Toms for longer than millennials have been alive. Toms is generally pretty good about being fair to all manufacturers. I have seen them call out Intel, to which the rabid fanboys cry about them being an AMD leaning site and conversely when AMD is called out their fanboys make the same complaints though it is Intel that gets preferred treatment.
I honestly don't think you are being fair to their reporting. Yes some reviewers might tend to lean one direction or while another leans the opposite but taken as a whole things generally balance out. But you are welcome to your opinion even if I personally find it an unrealistic characterization of Tomshardware.
Remember how the "Just Buy It" article was part 2 of point/counterpoint series where the first article posted 2 days earlier said not to buy RTX cards yet?Remember "Just buy it"? Pepperidge farms remembers
<face palm> Sorry my bad, I meant the post 2000 munchkins. Love the dig though....grandpa lol. Mid move here to I am more than a bit distracted! But I did correct it thanks for the humorous call out. Yeah i think I first started reading on Toms in 98? I may be off by a year but I beleive it was Toms Hardware Guide back then. Regardless the site has come a long way since the late 90s and I do honestly feel they try to be as neutral as possible. No outlet does a perfect job but they are truly my preferred daily tech news source because I feel they are fair and the forums have some of the nicest/knowledgeable posters I have seen in the tech community.
It's still a terrible way to write articles, as not everyone who sees one will necessarily see the other. And while telling people not to preorder an un-reviewed piece of hardware a month before launch is perfectly sound advice that should probably be followed for all releases, telling people to blindly buy a product based solely on questionable marketing claims is not. Calling those who suggest making informed purchasing decisions "price-panicked pundits" is also not a particularly good way to start an article at a review site.Remember how the "Just Buy It" article was part 2 of point/counterpoint series where the first article posted 2 days earlier said not to buy RTX cards yet?
Considering PCIe 2.0 x16 still doesn't cause a significant performance drop and PCIe 3.0 x16 has almost no performance drop on a 3080, I think it's safe to say that PCIe 3.0 is still viable for at least another 5 years and even then it'll probably only affect top-end GPUsFuture proofing. I plan to have the system for a couple of years.
You didn't happen to test/benchmark the SSD (e.g. w/ CrystalDiskMark) in the HP Pavilion TP01-2066, did you?I was thinking this was me but I posted my score to cpubenchmark.net It scored a solid 22,341 on single channel RAM. The system I ran the benchmark on was an HP Pavilion TP01-2066