AMD: Speculation, Rumors, and Discussion (Archive)

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  1. LordEC911

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    When couldn't they compete?
    FYI- The research firms are using shipments as marketshare, which is why I said it depends on when Nvidia gets their counterparts out.
     
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    JPR doesn't use shipments from IHV, they look at AIB. Mercury uses shipments from IHV......
     
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    it began.
     
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    With the performance figures and price they are suggesting, growing the actual market can move that marketshare number quickly. Another consideration for mGPU is the explicit nature of DX12/Vulkan. Instead of doing physics asynchronously at the suggested prices you could have an entirely separate GPU accelerating parts of a game. It wouldn't be ideal, but two disparate adapters accelerating different parts should provide a performance edge. We still don't seem to have seem the fastest Polaris 10 variants either and it seems increasingly likely mGPU setups will come as well given those cooler designs. I can't imagine someone designed a water cooler for a $200 part that can't use over 150W. Or that they are designed to replace the water cooler on an already $1500 card(Pro Duo) that is already water cooled.
     
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    $199 confirmed.
    Not a particularly small card.
    [​IMG]
     
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    199 dollars...
     
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    now its down to 1.7 perf/watt
     
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    Look like the cooler is way longer than the pcb..
     
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    from 14finfet...

    upto 2.8x perf/w compared to prev gen AMD GPUs.
     
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    nah that's AMD technologies, yeah they have software that is labeled AMD technologies.
     
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    And there's the dual GPU.
     
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    Having an influx of affordable VR-capable cards will be good for the future of VR, but there'll still be a chicken/egg problem coupled by the time lag for content to be created. Also having a $200 card for the budget-minded individual doesn't suddenly make an $800 VR system with no killer apps a good deal. Perhaps when gen2 VR arrives Oculus/HTC will attempt a budget SKU using a simplified gen1 design for $300 or something.
     
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    2 polaris chips at 51% utilization beat an 1080 at 98% utilization, according to them.

    Any chance polaris can gain similar to 1080 levels of utilization in future dx12 titles? If so a single polaris 480 would be matching a 1080, at least in some dx 12 titles.
     
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    Well why would they not include the the boost from their improved architecture and the associated performance features?
     
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    I still ask me if it is a good idea to come with a ( 199$ ) gpu's without having launch the "big gun" before. Strangely, peoples who tend ot buy thoses cards, seems offtly just take reference of the high end one.
     
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    Things like compute software? yeah its their on their site. That is what they are talking about with the 2.8x

    http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies

    here are you AMD technologies

    its just like nV stating 10x more performance, they are talking about specific software.
     
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    Does anyone think they're going to announce a bigger Polaris card in the near future? I'm wondering how long I should hold off.
     
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    June 29th all will be known.
     
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