Can't do that as it would be considered gambling. That stuff only works with NPOs/Charities.Simple fix...
Buy your own review samples.
Set up a GPU give away when your done with your testing. Make it a raffle where every $x amount of money donated Via Patreon gets you one entry. (ok first check what the rules are on such things where your company is located so you don't run into any potential issues there). I have no doubt your costs would be covered or close to covered anyway. Worse case if there are rules in Texas regarding the running of raffles or something... just sell your cards on the used market for 80% of their value. Paying 20-30% of the cost to pick up testing samples doesn't seem that crazy to me.
Having said that if you choose to sign, I think everyone still respects your opinion. Hey man its your lively hood. Choice is yours.
Can't do that as it would be considered gambling. That stuff only works with NPOs/Charities.
Ignore the no's on the vote.
You accomplished your goal, to inform people. Job well done.
Maybe nVidia realizes what they were doing / attempting to do was not really the best course of action. This gesture could be their amends.
Staying sour about anything is never good.
Let's get the review sample, turn a new page and start fresh.
To anyone that want's to hold on to this, you're only hurting yourself.
Companies make bad bad business decisions daily world-wide. We are just lucky that HardOCP fought the good fight.
Also, I personally do not like when HardOCP takes a swipes at nVidia.
What an excellent out-come.
Take the card, do the review and lets build a new relationship with nVidia for the benefit of this community.
And, if at anytime in the future something goes sideways then we can deal with that issue then.
Backwards question. Sounds like you're misinterpreting "for the benefit of Nvidia" on the NDA as literal, rather than the bog standard legal-speak that it is. Suddenly everyone thinks they're a lawyer.How does honesty benefit Nvidia if the card is a disappointment for the money?
kyle already paid for 2x 2080 and 2x 2080ti. so hes not joking around...Man, this site is a joke now. All the analysis from the other sites are saying that the NDA is a fairly standard NDA. HardOCP has to make a big deal out of it to generate controversy. Just don't sign it. Go buy the card when it comes out.
Man, this site is a joke now. All the analysis from the other sites are saying that the NDA is a fairly standard NDA. HardOCP has to make a big deal out of it to generate controversy. Just don't sign it. Go buy the card when it comes out.