August 1, 2017 at 9:41 am #159236
On August the 14th AMD will finally release their RX Vega gaming GPUs.
I will update this with arch details when I can.
Anyways the Vega GPU is aimed at Machine Intelligence, Server and Professional use, Design, Cinema, and supposedly – high performance gaming.
Of these the most interesting are the Vega SSG (2TB SSD + HBCC + HBM2 = unique product), the Instinct card as it is supposedly really good, if rough with the software ATM and the WX and Frontier Editions, which are gonna be good for game development and prosumer apps.
The RX 56 is cut down Vega. Think R9 Fury Non X. It will likely be the best AMD card from the new lineup, like how R9 Fury was the best Fiji card, RX 470/570 the best Polaris, R9 290 and 390 etc.
The RX 64 is the flagship. Think R9 Fury X
Vega Nano is similar in concept to R9 Nano. Interesting GPU with niche appeal, but impressive technology.
High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC)
Work in progress but its actually awesome
Next Generation Compute Unit
Full DX12 (and likely OpenGL 4.6 and Vulkan) support
So far Vega Professional pros:
-Good Machine learning it seems
-Good prosumer performance
-SSG is peerless for now, no competition to it exists
Vega Professional cons:
-Some of the Instinct software is young, supposedly.
-Prosumer drivers need more maturing even if its already good.
-Perf/watt is similar to Novideo, not better.
As for RX Vega (gaming).
Vega gaming pros:
-Full DX12_1 support, better than Polaris and Pascal
-Probably full OpenGL 4.6 and Vulkan feature support
-FP16 will let it likely tie the 1080 Ti in Wolfenstein 2 and Far Cry 5 and the other 3 games that will ship with this
-Certainly will age better than GTX 1080 and 1070, its price competition.
Vega gaming cons:
-486mm^2 GPU and it cant beat a Gimperon Novideo 1080 outright
-250+ watts to do that
-Aimed at anything but gamers, for now, as an architecture, even if the product will be good for its price.
lol 2kliksphilip *sigh*August 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm #200808
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Hope it succeeds, finally some (hopefully) real competition with Quatro.August 2, 2017 at 8:41 pm #200814August 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm #200815August 16, 2017 at 11:45 am #200813
I disagree on the mining part. Miners are consumers too and as long as it aint illegal, they deserve it just as much as any gamer.August 16, 2017 at 3:01 pm #200809
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The good thing about mining is that them going for AMD keeps competition alive. Downside is obvious; reduced stock and higher prices.August 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm #200812
Miners also buy Nvidia cards. Anyways, they are customers that seem to not be going away so I guess both Nvidia and AMD need to address them.August 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm #200810
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Vega launch is such a joke. Honestly never seen such a poor launch and lineup of cards. Vega 56 is only somewhat decent, and will no doubt be out of stock instantly when it releases and not in reasonable stock for months, I guarantee it.August 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm #200811
The pricing makes it worse. Like if it was MSRP and not a paper launch, it would make sense. Not great but OK. But this shit…
Even *I* can release a better product and I am retarded…
Interesting. Same as on RX 560, worse than 1070… so DSBR isnt working. AMD promised it would…August 23, 2017 at 8:29 am #200816
AMD is retarded, or should I say – Radeon Technology Group.August 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm #200817
about right atm.
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