I'd agree with where we disagree :P
To me, and using common online terms, I've always seen FEATURES as a list of 'what the product is' and TECH SPECS as what the product contains.
for example, lets take, say, a mobile phone:
Features: Hex-Core 1.8ghz Processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB Storage!
Tech Specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, 3GB DDR3L Memory, 32GB eMMC (28GB Available)
For me, tech specs has always been about listing what collection of parts go into making up a device.
I dont want to be told:
Features: 100KW car!
Tech Specs: Engine!
that's not a tech spec to me.
You don't buy a fridge and expect the make/model/configuration of the compressor to be spelled out.
Well, yes, I do. I honestly don't think I'd buy any goods that didn't tell me.
And they usually do. If you look at the back it'll say "220v~240v AC 500W 50Hz" or such. Not just "Fridge Motor, makes shit cold yo".
OK sure, I dont know where the caps are made, or if the bulb is a japanese globe or a chinese globe; but there is a point of ' being sensible' to consider here; and cooling my food is the key function I care about.
Jumping back to the car analogy,
if I asked what an engine can handle, Id want to be told.
I wouldn't be OK with "Well the CAR makes 100kw".... I didn't ask what "the car" makes.... I asked what the engine is built to.
In the same sense, the graphics card manufacturer didn't promise, and the gamers didn't ask; "Can this Card render a 4GB texture at speed XYZ?"
They promised "This GPU has 4GB of addressable memory on it". And it does.
I know your hobbies :P Unsolder the chip and tell me it doesn't.
There are 4GB worth of IC's on there. All active. All work.
As I said, if we attacked every manufacturer just because their product wasn't as fast as competitor X when built around the same specs, we'd be out of companies really quick. lol.
By settling, they've made a lot of people happy, which is good. It ensures a product will be sold to them in the future.
If however, you think we're naive enough not to expect the next generations to go up in price by $25USD to compensate....
It might be as simple as no longer including a half height bracket; they'll cut costs somewhere to compensate (or raise the price).
As I said, I get it, people were Irked because they feel they were promised something they didn't get.
I just find it odd that we accepted the hissy fit, based around what, IMO, we can only call sub-par benchmarking. Because the parts they listed, were all there.
I've never seen such a stink kicked up over a bottleneck.
Look out Motherboard manufacturers, you're all guilty somewhere in that data stream of being a bottleneck!
Edited by Master_Scythe, 02 August 2016 - 01:47 PM.