This is only one example:I don't remember tom's being on Nvidia's case about that much more serious issue
That is not how it works. From quality management point of view: "outsourcing a process/manufacturer does not relieve a subject of the responsibility of ensuring a product/process meets all required standards as specified by some sort or an internal engineering norm/drawing, etc..."From our point of view, Cooler Master and the OEMs it hired are responsible for this failure. Norms need to be adhered to and executed, especially if you proudly display certificates. We’re sure that AMD will get its money back from these companies, since these kinds of things are always subject to air-tight contract clauses in this business.
It is usually the quality department and the R&D that approve the samples; but yes, in a broad sense it works like that.The ISO standard is more about making sure you settle on a quality standard and stick to it rather than improving quality. You can get certification by having a system in place that churns out crap - systematically.
Somehow I don't think a lot of PC stuff is rigorously specified. In this case I think samples were signed off by sales and marketing. This is how much of the PC industry is run.
if that's how you perceive things sure. this just shows how much of a fanboy you are towards AMD. they've spent a total of one article on the noise, and they've already done a full blown review.More pages are spent on the whine then the actual performance of the card. It's an issue that's already been addressed, tom's really didn't have to dedicate so much to such a small issue.
Comparatively, at least it doesn't reduce performance like the last 0.5 GB on the 970, and I don't remember tom's being on Nvidia's case about that much more serious issue.
This cards were made by Sapphire, not AMD. This is a typical outsourcing and I'm sure that all was shipped from PC Partner, not AMDAgreed. But the one, that is responsible for the shipping of a NOK product is always the end of the line manufacturer.
Thus, he is responsible to make sure, everything, that is sent to the consumers, meets all the required criteria (and there is a lot of them, not only functional, qualitative, regulatory...)