AMD Radeon R9 and Fury Review Samples Not Given to Sites, but to RTP
This is a really interesting turn on a quite happening day at least for AMD. The company just had what could be regarded as the biggest leak for their new graphic cards line up and now we have picked up word regarding their new AMD Radeon R9 series.
Apparently, they are going against the industry norms with the reviews and instead of sending out review samples to technology websites, they have opted to let some of their fans to be the first ones to try out the graphic cards.
An event was held at their headquarters in Austin, Texas where numerous Red Team Plus members were flown in to get a taste of AMD Radeon R9 390X and probably the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X as well.
At the event, the Red Team Plus members were joined by Dr. Lisa Su the chief executive officer of AMD as well as Robert Hallock, Public Relations Manager for AMD Graphics & Gaming.
Interestingly, all this comes at the cost of conventional briefings, details and review samples that technology websites would get in usual circumstances.
Do you think there could be a bigger reason behind not giving the technology industry reviewers with the AMD Radeon R9 graphic cards – a product that is going to get launched very soon now?
It won’t be hard to figure out that it has mostly been the case if we look at the past and products that are not given good enough time for reviews prior to launch.