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MSI Responds To “Modified” Graphics Cards And Releases “OC Mode by Default” BIOSes

MSI today released their first official statement since the "Modified" graphics card controversy was discovered. This controversy found that the company as well as ASUS had been sending out review samples with higher clock speeds out of the box than what retail cards offer. This was done by enabling a higher software overclocking profile by default. Consumers who by the retail card would have to install the MSI Gaming App to access these higher clocks.

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EVGA Cashing In On Modified Graphics Card Controversy

EVGA is cashing in on the consumer anger towards both ASUS and MSI for sending out modified graphics cards with higher clock speeds than the retail versions. EVGA has released a press release in which they state they never indulge in such deceptive practices as putting up "fake" reviews, or sending out cards with "tweaked clock-speeds" to reviewers. They have added that with EVGA "What you see is what you get."

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ASUS Issues Official Statement On “Modified” Graphics Cards

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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