AMD: Southern Islands (7*** series) Speculation/ Rumour Thread

Discussion in 'Architecture and Products' started by UniversalTruth, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. rpg.314

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    The PowerTune slide is a scam in plain sight.

    Apparently, they did not improve the PowerTune this gen, so beat the drum of doing nothing by comparing to something even older.
     
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    I guess they thought it was better to have the HD 5970 on this slide rather than the GTX 580, for whatever reason. The fact is that PowerTune is still a competitive advantage, so it makes sense for AMD to keep talking about it, just as NVIDIA banged on the PhysX drum for a while.
     
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    I think there was once a benchmark including AES arithmetic using OpenCL, but now the team of it seems like has been dismissed.
     
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    Powertune might be a competitive advantage, but sitting on it and making it look good by comparing to even older hw is deceptive marketing at best. They should have improved it or compared it to nv.

    If comparing to very old hw is legit, then I can make nv30 and r600 positively look like rock stars of GPUs.
     
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    There is a basic AES benchmark in the AMD OpenCL SDK.

    AESEncryptDecrypt
     
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    Try SiSoft Sandra.
     
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    That's all I need to upgrade. Bring me 60fps at 1600p AMD and we're boys again!
     
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    Does this mean that hardware AF can be used in MegaTexture without causing glitches?
     
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    Ideed very impressive if confirmed (especially given that the drivers probably still have some room for improvement - and the card is supposed to take a nice overclock without much ado).

    I particulary like the n/a bar for the GTX580@1080p eyefinity resolution and 4xMSAA - looks like those AMD marketing guys are having a real blast with this one :grin:
     
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    Shame they didn't ask id to hold the release of Rage for another couple of months. Looks like this might have been the only card without issues.

    As it is, Rage had lots of problems on both cards, and left the gaming community jaded over the MT technology. So much so that's it's difficult to see if it will be used again. I know Doom4 supposedly uses it, but that's a while away still, and no other company will be jumping on the MT bandwagon for the foreseeable future. So AMD may just have made a completely pointless feature. We'll see.

    (FYI: I played Rage on my 4870x2, i7 with SSD from start to finish with no patches from id and only the hotfix driver from AMD. I had 1 or 2 glitches through the whole game. I thought it looked and played great, so I'm in favour of this feature, I just don't know how useful it's gonna end up being.)
     
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    It's a bit too small but the 3rd column looks like a triple-screen resolution and has a rating for what looks to be a 580. How is it possible for the 580 to do 3 monitors without SLI?
     
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    because the person copying the numbers from one guide to the other forget to copy the proper specs and circumstances?
     
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    Why the watermarks?
     
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    Interesting - a presumed leaked review apparently written by AMD's marketing staff.
    I wonder, since it doesn't say, if they used 3 GB GTX 580 cards or intentionally crippled the figures for larger resolutions by using a 1.5 GB version.
     
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