AMD showed up at Nvidia's two day press event in Montreal. They rented a room across the street and started inviting reviewers over for a peak at the R9 290X vs the Nvidia GTX 780.
Reportedly, Nvidia set up a "bouncer" to block media members from entering, casually reminding them that Nvidia invited them and paid for their tickets.
Here are the results AMD is showing off:
BioShock Infinite (3840x2160, Ultra Settings)
- AMD Radeon R9 290X "Quiet Mode" average frame rate: 44.25
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 average frame rate: 37.67
Tomb Raider (3840x2160, Normal Preset w/ TressFX On Off)
- AMD Radeon R9 290X "Quiet Mode" average frame rate: 40.2
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 average frame rate: 34.5
See the rest of the info here: http://www.legitreviews.com/benchmarks-amd-radeon-r9-290x-versus-nvidia-geforce-gtx780_126653
This is a really dirty trick and it will probably steal a lot of the press surrounding Nvidia's event. I expect Nvidia will figure out a way to get revenge. What do you think?
Image stolen... er... borrowed from Legit Reviews.