BBQ Pipebomb EP05: AMAZON advertising Fake Nvidia GPUs, Intel’s deceptive benchmark practices

This is the ‘Pipebomb’ podcast Episode FOUR from Hardware BBQ! Today we only talk about Nvidia and Intel because they’re using the same old bait-and-trap promotion to lure people in for pre-order while stifling honest, balanced, multi-workload benchmarking, independent review websites. Bullshit called out on Intel using manipulative paid third party for using game mode on R7 2700X, therefore making a performance difference against Core i9-9900K look like up to 50%. PT had to retest with all cores enabled on the R7 2700X, showing a much smaller performance gap.

Intel initially said Principled Technologies report is fine. Then comes and pretends it didn’t know about it, and thanks them for the correction. PUH-LEEZ!!!!

Meanwhile the only Indian PC “media” pissed on the opportunity to catch them red-handed pissed of with a re-worded press release. Can’t do your job right? Do something else, will ya?


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PC Hardware we talked about

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
  • Intel Core i5-9600K
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2290WX
  • MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC
  • GTX 550Ti
  • GTX 650Ti
  • GTX 960
  • GTX 1050Ti
  • AORUS GTX 1080Ti Xtreme 11G

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● Intel Core i9-9900K
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● Intel Core i7-9700K

● Intel Core i5-9600K
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● AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
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● Intel Core i7-8700K:
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● AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2290WX
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● MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC (INCL. US COMBO)
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● GTX 1050Ti
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● AORUS GTX 1080Ti Xtreme 11G


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