As we reported yesterday both ASUS and MSI were accused of sending graphics cards to reviewers with modified BIOS’s. These modified BIOS's give these samples more power, which leads to increased frequencies and better results overall. While 1-2% is not a big deal overall, seeing one card perform better than another in reviews definitely persuades someone to purchase your card over another. ASUS has released an official statement on the matter.
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