NVIDIA might ACTUALLY be EVIL... - WAN Show December 11, 2020

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3:25 Titles
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4:25 Nvidia & Hardware Unboxed issue
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47:40 Hardware Unboxed messages
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1:10:59 Superchats


  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech TipsMonth ago

    Update!! Nvidia has apparently backpedaled on their message to Hardware Unboxed. I am still waiting hear back from them about what exactly transpired - LS twitter.com/LinusTech/status/1337902062831484928?s=19

  2. NewGrow2019

    NewGrow20194 days ago

    The reason they said “multiple years,” is another dig at reviewers; saying they are “spoiled” because “they get free graphics cards every few months,” and thus they are “out of touch” with the average consumer who is paying for a card and keeping it for years. Which is just a load of shit

  3. Jennifer Cruz

    Jennifer Cruz9 days ago

    Apptly Linus is bigger than nvidia, and that's a good thing

  4. jchoneandonly

    jchoneandonly13 days ago

    This does not change how I feel we should respond. We should still make nvidia tank and let them suffer for a while.

  5. James David

    James David14 days ago

    Yeah bc hardcore gamers hear crap like that. We dump them. Seems like another gpu company cares a lot more than they do. I will never buy another Nvidia gpu. Looks like i have to buy a 6900

  6. DieFoe

    DieFoe14 days ago

    Great this would not fare well for NVIDIA

  7. zBones762

    zBones76218 hours ago

    "RTX-1984" -Live Chat

  8. Comfortably Numb

    Comfortably NumbDay ago

    Anyone else's video getting stuck at 10 seconds?

  9. Cristóbal Cárdenas

    Cristóbal CárdenasDay ago

    Loved Linus and his I have FUCK YOU MONEY statement!

  10. Ryan Rich06

    Ryan Rich06Day ago

    How about not typing when he's reading something, fucking obnoxious.

  11. Jakob Wichmann

    Jakob Wichmann2 days ago

    Seriously thought you were AsmondGold just from the thumbnail. Total confusion!

  12. Regulator

    Regulator2 days ago

    sounds like Brian is a liberal....and what they are doing to America right now

  13. Daniel Chan

    Daniel Chan2 days ago

    you guys are getting the vintage GeForce Experience.

  14. Electronics Store Kid

    Electronics Store Kid2 days ago

    Still crazy how hard Linus went in on this lol.

  15. Robin E

    Robin E2 days ago

    Dang. Chad-Linus f[BEEP]ed them hard. Like 👍🏼

  16. Tom Praytor

    Tom Praytor3 days ago

    Huge overreaction. Represent their brand better or they won't give you free shit. simple.

  17. Arpit Puria

    Arpit Puria3 days ago

    Nvidia : We 'gamers'... also Nvidia : sells all the stock to miners.

  18. Robert Probst

    Robert Probst3 days ago

    Linus, seriously, NOW nVidia is under suspicion of being evil?! Reminder: nVidia's business strategy to beat 3Dfx and putting them out of business was: running to gaming studios discrediting the Voodoo technology, and opening up a datasheet spec war against 3Dfx about color depth and other, at that time, "nonsense" features, so that gaming reviews wrote more and more critical about 3Dfx ...despite most of the Riva TNT's and TNT 2's features not resulting in recognizably better picture quality over Voodoo 2 or Voodoo 3 but always lacking fps against 3Dfx. It took nVidia until the GeForce 2 to catch up to 3Dfx (at that point renamed to 3dfx) in terms of raw performance. nVidia was and is the fucking Empire from Star Wars!

  19. TSM Esports Racing

    TSM Esports Racing3 days ago

    Respect dude

  20. Oscar Meyer

    Oscar Meyer4 days ago

    its funny i noticed this gpu launch every reviewer except harware unboxed used raytracing for more than half of their benchmarks. why is anyone benchmarking control? who plays control? control is basically a nvidia sponsored benchmark. you are a shill linus and this nividia letter proves. lmao this satire but kind of not really.

  21. Oscar Meyer

    Oscar Meyer4 days ago

    no body cares about raytracing and if dlss is so close to native resoultion why doesnt nvidia just lock the technology on? clearly because it isnt that close to native resolution

  22. Oscar Meyer

    Oscar Meyer4 days ago

    so this letter got sent out after steves review of the 6900xt? maybe nvidias a little sour abt the 6900xt being within a few percent for 30% less money. personally im done with nvidia and intel. currently have a 2080ti and 9900k. had to do a preorder from cyber to get the parts but i got a 6900xt and 5900x on the way. intel and nvidia are going to need 10 15 percent leads over amd before i pay for their overpriced shit again.

  23. Micah S.

    Micah S.4 days ago

    Watching Linus listen to Luke read the email is like Eminem in 8 mile listening in a rap battle getting ready to destroy someone.

  24. David Bar

    David Bar5 days ago

    you know.. another thing, what happened with NVIDIA isn't isolated.. A lot of people I follow have been getting similar letters from a multitude of vendors. Also, this divide and conquer crap sounds like a communist approach.

  25. David Bar

    David Bar5 days ago

    for every sponsor Linus has on his show.. I'm going to blacklist them, and never install them.

  26. Mouse Mickey

    Mouse Mickey6 days ago

    freedom of speech , they coming for yours next : )

  27. Raistlin Majere

    Raistlin Majere6 days ago

    i heard Nvidia was gay

  28. In4mal_baker

    In4mal_baker6 days ago

    Dont companies understand that criticism makes the review seem actually genuine? If they blacklist people for reviewing honestly then i won't fully trust any review of that companies product.

  29. Dan Shockley

    Dan Shockley7 days ago

    Well said !!

  30. Garala Tunes

    Garala Tunes7 days ago

    Wow, get ‘em Linus! This amazing. They forgot to put the glasses on his face and a joint in his mouth at the end.

  31. Caz Penal

    Caz Penal7 days ago

    Who is this guy mocking Nvidia like this? Every cap wearing dude gets an opinion this day? FML! 🤦🏻‍♂️

  32. yooser naime

    yooser naime7 days ago

    This issue understandably matters a lot to content creators, but as a consumer, I couldn't care less about it, since I just do what consumers always do: we decide ahead of time how much we're willing to spend, then buy the best-performing card available in our price range at the time. The politics surrounding the relationship between media outlets and manufacturers puts me to sleep.

  33. yooser naime

    yooser naime7 days ago

    Knit cap and a beard...hideous hipster uniform.

  34. Ryzen Division

    Ryzen Division7 days ago

    @ 35:10 My DREAM HAS FINALLY COME TRUE... NVIDIA IS EVIL..... so true.... im one... so.. f*ck it AS LINUS TORVALD ONCE SAID.... NVIDIA....FU*K YOU !!! _I_

  35. alexender backlips

    alexender backlips8 days ago

    should i go with nvidia rtx 3080 or amd 6800xt in 2021 really dont know much about gpu please suggest me why and which

  36. Themekanos

    Themekanos9 days ago

    NVidia has always been super evil. Just ask for Linus Torvalds opinion of NVidia. He if someone knows.

  37. Chris

    Chris9 days ago

    All you ppl think nvidia weren't paying unboxed??? Stop being entitled reviews.. go buy your own supplies

  38. Kane Alexander Farrell

    Kane Alexander Farrell9 days ago

    I love Linus, Huge respect, I 100% agree with everything that you said in this video, I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that I appreciate your level of passion for this subject at hand, Plus the fact that you spoke out against Nvidia publicly, Wether you wanted to or not, You stood up for what was right & Spoke the truth, If they said that to one reviewer & Received no backlash, They would for sure continue to do so with other reviewers, I've been watching your videos for a while, I've enjoyed all of them, Especially the ROG build videos, You also taught me most if not all of the things I know now about computers & Tech in general, Im currently saving up to build my own dream pc setup, For myself & My girlfriend, Which I couldn't have ever imagined doing without your content, Love from the UK, You've earned a follower for life, Stay awesome & Keep uploading.

  39. wayne Johns_Photographer

    wayne Johns_Photographer9 days ago

    Beautifully done Linus and deservedly so.....Hello AMD..... as your sales climb quickly. Lol

  40. Kolargol

    Kolargol9 days ago

    I am Done with NVIDIA, they are now just an extension of Chinese Crypto currency slaves.

  41. Daniel Feduk

    Daniel Feduk4 days ago

    hows this gotta do with China and Cryptominers

  42. Anarchy

    Anarchy10 days ago

    "Proprietary software is an injustice." Richard Stallman Fuck Nvidia

  43. M D

    M D10 days ago

    not a fanboy by any means but these types of slimy business tactics really spoils my milk. looks like im going to buy an AMD GPU.

  44. Ben I

    Ben I10 days ago

    HU saying "Did a good job" I think really meant "Used more than just swear words to describe NVidia's behaviour".

  45. Tommy

    Tommy10 days ago

    720p at 30 fps is the bare minimum in my opinion.

  46. Nicholas Beveridge

    Nicholas Beveridge10 days ago

    uh oh angy

  47. pedro mondragon

    pedro mondragon11 days ago

    this has a lewis rossmann vibes all over it

  48. Harris Iqbal

    Harris Iqbal11 days ago

    That PR dude needs to be fired immediately. This is literally the worst thing he could have done for a 'Ray Tracing' Advocate. The last thing a PR person should have done here is sending an email like this which he knew would go public. Now even if gamers like Ray Tracing - it won't matter because they have politicized the issue - and frankly - this is the most moronic PR move by Nvidia ever.


    FENRIR RONIN11 days ago

    Linus has a marketing and info voice, and now i have heard his lecture voice... thanks dad

  50. Matthew Bono

    Matthew Bono11 days ago

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  51. armatian

    armatian11 days ago

    If you are downsampling to offer proper performance your tech is not ready. Adaptive shading is way more important than dlss, specially with ultrawide monitors. They can keep their overpriced gpus.

  52. Greg Seguin

    Greg Seguin11 days ago

    Divide sound familiar? Trump v Biden? GOP v DNC? Fox v CNN? Team Red V Team Blue? All to common a theme...

  53. Andres Suarez

    Andres Suarez12 days ago

    I will switch to AMD

  54. Kevin Augerolle

    Kevin Augerolle12 days ago

    "Extremely upset" is 2 words...

  55. Sarit Saini

    Sarit Saini12 days ago

    33:30 😎😎😎😎 if i gonna be evil I'll be smarter about it😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👍👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  56. Sarit Saini

    Sarit Saini12 days ago

    27:20 😂😂😂😂😂😂 lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  57. Nednarb 1986

    Nednarb 198612 days ago

    Nvidia has let all of this power get to their heads. Thinking they can tell people what to say during a review. Talking points, I get. Feature points, I get. But to try and tell a reviewer what to say is a pitiful attempt at indoctrination on their part. They have no right to try and command a herd of Wilda Beasts that are consumers. Nvidia will get trampled under the charge.

  58. Phillip Mulligan

    Phillip Mulligan12 days ago

    Too rambly and too much drama. I am lost watching this. I still miss what is really going one from watching this video.

  59. fats man

    fats man12 days ago

    Idk if this was the cause. But i got prompted from a game i play to upgrade graphics driver and a week later i got green lines on whole screen, cept title strip on top of screen is still perfect. Card is mx130. Did their update screw my screen?

  60. Paul Luce

    Paul Luce12 days ago

    I have been following LTT during 'Lockdown' in UK. I dont really game as such but Ive always built my own PCs.. Love the camaraderie and fun that comes across on this channel.. This is Linus absolutely 'Going To Town ' on NVidia..

  61. I'm blackeyesboy

    I'm blackeyesboy12 days ago

    After watching how many ppl will buy RTX30XX still if you can.

  62. kosmas tsopanoglou

    kosmas tsopanoglou12 days ago

    the next gpu is ....................amd.......................... LOL

  63. Nino Heđi

    Nino Heđi12 days ago

    Wow NVidia just sunk even lower in my eyes. Once I get a chance to build my own pc both Nvidia and Intel are off my list. First reason for that are prices ,second policy third one goes for nvidia only and it's related to their driver and from what i saw both mobile and regular pc drivers are stiff in terms of customization and what kind of options they offer. Laptop i currently use has amd's processor and mobile gpu and is way better than intel's and nvidia's. I also still have my old hp laptop that has intel's cpu and nvidia's mobile gpu and difference betwwen both is big. Amds support for socket lasts longer while intel changes sockets say every 2-3 years. I mean it's been long time since ryzen series showed up for the first time they supported am4 socket since and they still do.

  64. Opgamewiz

    Opgamewiz12 days ago

    linus flexing on us

  65. Richard Holiday

    Richard Holiday12 days ago

    Thank god someone is finally saying what i have been saying about Reviewers, they are not advertisers, these two things are separate. Here in the US advertisement blatantly lie (in some cases) or Dangerously come close to lying (most cases). Reviewers are only as good as there honesty, depth, insight. There is integrity required to be a reviewer, they are not advertisers, the job of a reviewer is realistic application to reflect reality (this include the education of the product). It is not to be a puppet. In other words if you have a crap product DO NOT EXPECT PRAISE, if you have a weakness do not dare to dream that it will be swept under the carpet. "Go Buy A Mouse Pad ..." -Linus the timing of this just made me laugh. If Nivida or any other company is reading this, i should point out I would rather wait for a review than buy a piece of shit product.

  66. Alex_T

    Alex_T13 days ago

    Thanks for this Linus, this was well articulated and said, I'm glad that it sounds like there was a better conclusion and it was deescalated. Cheers

  67. Lajos Tóth

    Lajos Tóth13 days ago

    I'm not a fan of LTT reviews. But I have recently watched a few vids of Linus as a person (this one being the latest) and OMG I have to say, he grew miles in my eyes! Even though I might not like the style he makes his content but the fact that he is THE de facto big fish in computer parts reviews and seeing the humility how he deals with this situation is truly respectable. Linus, you are a great person. Power like yours should be used like this to make the world an even better and just place.

  68. T’Downit Strider

    T’Downit Strider13 days ago

    Nvidia is just copying what the AAA game industry has been doing for a loooong time. It sucks, but there are too many unable to acknowledge flaws in these companies for them to stop doing it.

  69. Jeff Loper

    Jeff Loper13 days ago

    This sounds exactly like what Jim sterling has been complaining (rightly so, imho) about on the gaming side of things for ages now. Yeah these companies want control of what you say about their product. Personally, I dont care about raytracing because I do not play any title that us it. Should thay situation change my opinion will change accordingly. To each their own imho.

  70. Kevin-Scot-

    Kevin-Scot-13 days ago

    Would Nvidia like to reimburse those "gamers" who spent money buying 2 cards for the purpose of sli that they pushed?

  71. TripleMad

    TripleMad13 days ago

    Stop being such fairies, the world is brutal & full of bullies, there is no moral corporate compass.

  72. jchoneandonly

    jchoneandonly13 days ago

    This just means I'm never legitimately buying an nvidia card.

  73. FlyMIfYouGotM

    FlyMIfYouGotM13 days ago

    This is very reminiscent of radios Payola Scandal in early 1960. That, "pay to play" scandal led to legislation that made this type of unethical transaction a criminal act. Maybe NVIDIA should read up on that bit of unethical behavior that caused Congress to come down hard on an entire industry. That only happened because that industry lacked the moral and ethical convictions to police itself.

  74. dicetrash

    dicetrash13 days ago

    Both Linus Torvalds and Linus Sebastian have one message in common, NVIDIA - * U uslikes.info/house/m42O3rCuzaJpgrY/video.html

  75. Hellersche

    Hellersche13 days ago

    Pls we need more hardware production Companies to rile up Linus this is peak entertainment. xD

  76. Dylan Schofield

    Dylan Schofield13 days ago


  77. Benny Jammin

    Benny Jammin13 days ago

    I'm an ATI fan anyway ;)

  78. Tiky Reol

    Tiky Reol13 days ago

    So out of almost 1.66M views, almost 100K up-votes, but 1.7K down-votes?! gives you a picture of how stupid we really are. Seems like most people are just completely ignorant (especially taking into account people not interested in technical stuff, so many of whom wouldn't watch channels like this because they don't have the brains for it), and a very small percentage of us has a decent capacity to reason, while an even smaller (but surprisingly big) percentage of that in turn is most probably extremely retarded. To think I used to think 80 percent of people might be able to think for themselves. I must be smarter than I thought. I wish I wasn't sad about it. Don't tell me USlikes users are not a good representative of the demographic since everyone's got an account.

  79. Trev0r98

    Trev0r9813 days ago

    Does any of Linus' merch do ray tracing?

  80. Trev0r98

    Trev0r9814 days ago

    "NVIDIA might ACTUALLY be EVIL" *What do you think the word "Invidious" means?* Here: "calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful" www.dictionary.com/browse/invidious?s=t

  81. Nobody

    Nobody14 days ago

    In 70 years this will be what it looks like when you see a homeless guy on the corner yelling at trashcans.

  82. CoffeeCake

    CoffeeCake14 days ago

    Lmfao boycott nvidia?? Please do it so I can buy a 3070 at retail price 🥺

  83. Magnus Bevaart

    Magnus Bevaart14 days ago

    the biggest boi you can buy rn is the 900mm x 600mm

  84. Stathi Nightingale

    Stathi Nightingale14 days ago

    NVIDIA is playing Hegalian Dialectic tactics

  85. Chris Turnblom

    Chris Turnblom14 days ago

    I'm glad you have eyes to see. The power is always with The People so long as they understand that it is.

  86. Chris Turnblom

    Chris Turnblom14 days ago

    Never forget that Edward Bernays' most important contribution to the world, arguably, was the changing the use of the term "propaganda" to "public relations" in the popular nomenclature.

  87. Aiden Flowers

    Aiden Flowers15 days ago

    ray tracing is total rubbish it look like sh%t compared to most open source enchantment software . the only reason its been developed is to force people to buy a new gpu its a total con

  88. Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards15 days ago

    These divide and conquer techniques are being used by both current governments across the pond and these behaviours filter down to corporations because they are seen as now acceptable, they are not.

  89. OneCupOfCoffee204

    OneCupOfCoffee20415 days ago

    I agree with you up to the part that says "Unbiased Review" There is plenty of tongue-tickling going out there for free stuff.

  90. Paulbuniongonewild 🎃

    Paulbuniongonewild 🎃15 days ago

    Luke is so damn beautiful

  91. Christopher England

    Christopher England15 days ago

    Really appreciate you guys making this public just earned a huge amount of respect from me, been off and on watching you for 4 months now I'm subscribing, thank you again.

  92. Thomas Duursma

    Thomas Duursma15 days ago

    25:32 reminds me of Linus Torvalds telling Nvidia to go ---- themselves.

  93. Trixler293

    Trixler29315 days ago

    Sounds like a highschool english paper

  94. Builder

    Builder15 days ago

    Seriously, you guys should know HOW evil Nvidia truly is - don't take it from me - read up specifically on their story at the very beginning. Fiction writers can't beat this. Its like very very very old articles from Business Magazine and elsewhere - at a time when papers and magazines were still independent, with enough advertising income to actually pay investigative journalists!

  95. Aaron Mcneal

    Aaron Mcneal15 days ago

    Boy, it sure would be a shame if all the NiVida reviewers boycotted them for their NAZI like demands of what you can and can't say about their products. Smh. NiVida can go f themselves.....

  96. Jeff Stengel

    Jeff Stengel15 days ago

    Palpatine: I can feel your anger, it gives you focus, makes you stronger

  97. Funky Teens

    Funky Teens16 days ago

    Love from india for genuine thoughts I hope indian reviewers also become genuine

  98. 98Octane

    98Octane16 days ago

    saw this is a bit late. little man is really fired up today !!! lets f NVIDIA

  99. Lost Child

    Lost Child16 days ago

    Dont fuck around with Linus

  100. Ishmam Naveel

    Ishmam Naveel16 days ago


  101. VPXM

    VPXM16 days ago

    Wow. Honestly I don't watch you guys all the time... but this is a bombshell. Good on both of you guys, for speaking the truth... super hard $hit to find these days 💫

  102. Dave L.

    Dave L.16 days ago

    Burnaby, the best run town in Canada. Home of city councilman Joe Keithley.

  103. I make bad comments.

    I make bad comments.16 days ago

    Nvidia and Intel were always bad companies. AMD is not perfect, but they've been saintly in comparison the last 15+ years. Nvidia, in conjuction with Lenovo, knowingly bricked my $1,500 laptop just out of warranty. I've only turned increasingly farther away from nvidia since, and as this was the most reputable line of laptops available I've never been interested in mobile electronics since. The most important votes we make are where we choose to put our money.

  104. Sladeofdark

    Sladeofdark16 days ago

    I have not seen any convincing RTX reviews, I have maintained - perhaps erroneously - that RTX is the usual gimmick of every -other -card generation just to keep things interesting. I am glad to see the content creators standing up for their peer, but the Corps ONLY concern is your potential to generate revenue for them indirectly, and I don't see why they expect anything different.

  105. Samuel McCarthy

    Samuel McCarthy16 days ago

    What they are effectively doing too, is forcing you to risk your careers/streams/revenue... if you are forced to give reviews on products that are false reviews to please nvidia, people who buy the cards based on your reviews and find your information and imput as bad advise, they wont view you anymore.. Your only job is to be honest to your viewers, its nividia job to provide good gpu's and sell it to you, and its customers.

  106. Samuel McCarthy

    Samuel McCarthy16 days ago

    Every reviewer of nvidia products should finish there videos with "Is this card good, but are nividia taking the piss out of you with the price, absolutely so unless you have money to burn, buy amd" See there sales plumet.