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How to get a nvidia "press" graphics card before official release

Hey i wanted to know how to get a nvidia "press" card before official release if u have more info/know how to have one u can say it ;) ( just by curiosity^^)

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Be press.

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You answered your own question, you need to actually be a tech influencer or hold a press card. Nvidia aren't just going to give you a free card because you want one.

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Just being press is unlikely to be enough, you probably have to be big enough, in the right tech/gaming area, not done anything too stupid in the past, and you'd have to agree to uphold any restrictions attached to receiving such a card, such as not passing on information before the appropriate time.

 

I suppose an interesting test might be to see who/what is the "smallest" person or site to get sampled this way. That might give an indication of where they make the cut.

 

Some examples just from searching YouTube for "3080 review": 

 

Nvidia cards (may also have got AIB cards too):

IGN 14.1M subs

LTT 11.M

Jackfrags 3.46M (gamer)

Dave Lee 2.99M (seems to do laptop/mobile reviews mainly)

JayzTwoCents 2.76M

Bitwit 2.15M

Hardware Canucks 1.47M

Paul's Hardware 1.3M

Gamers Nexus 1.06M

Digital Foundry 973k

Hardware Unboxed 588k

Tech YES City 458k

EposVox 254k

PC Centric 226k

OC3D TV 214k

Techtesters 123k

TastyPC 119k

KitGuruTech 109k

 

AIB cards:

Optimum Tech 342k

ThinkComputers 26k

 

This wont necessarily cover all those who got sampled, but most are techtubers, although there were some unfamiliar (to me) names in that list. So even if you're not a tech tuber there is some chance you can get selected.

 

It was also interesting a couple I found didn't appear to have the nvidia card, but got one from AIB. Those I found seeded by nvidia had 100k+ subs as indicator for size. One of the AIB seeded ones "only" had 26k subs, so I guess in that case they had built up a relationship to enable that.

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TV Gaming system: Asus X299 TUF mark 2, 7920X @ 8c8t, Noctua D15, Corsair Vengeance LPX RGB 3000 8x8GB, EVGA 2080Ti Black, Corsair HX1000i, GameMax Abyss, Samsung 970 Evo 500GB, LG OLED55B9PLA

Former Main system: Asus Maximus VIII Hero, i7-6700k stock, Noctua D14, G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 2x8GB, Gigabyte GTX 1650, Corsair HX750i, In Win 303 NVIDIA, Samsung SM951 512GB, WD Blue 1TB, HP LP2475W 1200p wide gamut

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1 hour ago, Master Disaster said:

You answered your own question, you need to actually be a tech influencer or hold a press card. Nvidia aren't just going to give you a free card because you want one.

i dont want a free card bro i am just curious for how it works ;)

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1 hour ago, porina said:

Just being press is unlikely to be enough, you probably have to be big enough, in the right tech/gaming area, not done anything too stupid in the past, and you'd have to agree to uphold any restrictions attached to receiving such a card, such as not passing on information before the appropriate time.

 

I suppose an interesting test might be to see who/what is the "smallest" person or site to get sampled this way. That might give an indication of where they make the cut.

 

Some examples just from searching YouTube for "3080 review": 

 

Nvidia cards (may also have got AIB cards too):

IGN 14.1M subs

LTT 11.M

Jackfrags 3.46M (gamer)

Dave Lee 2.99M (seems to do laptop/mobile reviews mainly)

JayzTwoCents 2.76M

Bitwit 2.15M

Hardware Canucks 1.47M

Paul's Hardware 1.3M

Gamers Nexus 1.06M

Digital Foundry 973k

Hardware Unboxed 588k

Tech YES City 458k

EposVox 254k

PC Centric 226k

OC3D TV 214k

Techtesters 123k

TastyPC 119k

KitGuruTech 109k

 

AIB cards:

Optimum Tech 342k

ThinkComputers 26k

 

This wont necessarily cover all those who got sampled, but most are techtubers, although there were some unfamiliar (to me) names in that list. So even if you're not a tech tuber there is some chance you can get selected.

 

It was also interesting a couple I found didn't appear to have the nvidia card, but got one from AIB. Those I found seeded by nvidia had 100k+ subs as indicator for size. One of the AIB seeded ones "only" had 26k subs, so I guess in that case they had built up a relationship to enable that.

Thanks for ur answer but i was more curious about the process of contacting nvidia ext :)

 

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9 minutes ago, Personne said:

Thanks for ur answer but i was more curious about the process of contacting nvidia ext :)

Speculation on my part since I don't have experience: Once you have built up your channel/website and get big enough and hold a reputation to be noticed, nvidia might contact you. A more proactive way would be to contact them. How that might happen is up to the individual. You might try reaching out through the PR department, or in person at a trade event, at least if they start running again after the human malware situation is resolved.

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TV Gaming system: Asus X299 TUF mark 2, 7920X @ 8c8t, Noctua D15, Corsair Vengeance LPX RGB 3000 8x8GB, EVGA 2080Ti Black, Corsair HX1000i, GameMax Abyss, Samsung 970 Evo 500GB, LG OLED55B9PLA

Former Main system: Asus Maximus VIII Hero, i7-6700k stock, Noctua D14, G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 2x8GB, Gigabyte GTX 1650, Corsair HX750i, In Win 303 NVIDIA, Samsung SM951 512GB, WD Blue 1TB, HP LP2475W 1200p wide gamut

Gaming laptop: Asus FX503VD, i5-7300HQ, 2x8GB DDR4, GTX 1050, Sandisk 256GB + 480GB SSD

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26 minutes ago, Personne said:

i dont want a free card bro i am just curious for how it works ;)

Oh yeah, I know. It wasn't aimed at you specifically, more of a badly worded generalisation :)

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You have to have a really cool leather jacket to get one. lol Seriously though did anyone else laugh at Jensen? It's like come on grandpa, dress your age. :)

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4 hours ago, Master Disaster said:

Oh yeah, I know. It wasn't aimed at you specifically, more of a badly worded generalisation :)

Okay np :)

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4 hours ago, porina said:

Speculation on my part since I don't have experience: Once you have built up your channel/website and get big enough and hold a reputation to be noticed, nvidia might contact you. A more proactive way would be to contact them. How that might happen is up to the individual. You might try reaching out through the PR department, or in person at a trade event, at least if they start running again after the human malware situation is resolved.

Okay thanks :) 

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how to get one.

1. start some form of media channel (youtube or what not)

2. build a massive following

3. be known for being a pc connoisseur (unlike the verge)

4. on social media, hype up a upcoming launch

5. grab the attention of a company

6. form some sort of mostly positive relationship

7. wait 

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Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi

NZXT H510

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt

ASUS ROG PG248Q 

Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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