AMD Launches Countdown for Vega Architecture Preview

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    just hope its a winner - Going to run away with my imagination

    Outside any computer store :eek:rder:

    ' Queue up please, Amd's worlds best vga card is plentiful in this store. '
     
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    i just hope that it won't be "... and it's lot more expensive than any NVidia (we accept credit card)" as the RX serie.

    let the overhype began :) as always
     
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    Exciting stuff.
     

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    Always more excited about a vga card than a cpu, as they have not leaped that much.
     
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    If 1.40GHz 4096SP and HBM2 under 250w and performs like GTX1080 is a goal
     
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    As someone with a GTX 1080 I sincerely hope it'll blow it out of the park!
    Nvidia needs some serious competition.
     
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    Here to hoping it will be well priced! It does say VR is not just for the 1% in the video.
    I imagine we should be looking at around £250-300 for the Xbox Scorpio equivalent GPU?
     
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    I will be disappointed if it wont match gtx 1080 performance. Nvidia needs strong competition.
     
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    I think it will be better than the 1080.
    Vega will battle with the 1080ti IMO, otherwise it's just sad.
     

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    Judging by the 480, it will outperform the NVIDIA equivalent handlily six months after release, when nobody is watching any more.
     
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    1080 GTX perforamnce for less money would be a small win. 1080 Ti or Titan XP perforamnce for less money would be a huge win for AMD.
     
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    What kind of performance people expect? Compared to 1080 I personally believe it will be slower at 1080p gaming (unless AMD have managed to sort out cpu bottlenecks on that resolution). And faster on 4k. 1440p is kinda mix of both.

    Interesting times.
     
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    Well based on their MI25 Vega card, we're looking at 12.5 teraflops -> 25 teraflops at <300w.

    All depends in the MI25 is a single GPU card, then its going to be an insane jump in performance, if not, 12.5 is should still outpace the Titan.
     
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    Here :cheers: is to hope that it will bring performance around 1080Ti for a lot less price , if it does it will be my next video card.
     

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    I think there will be a model faster than the 1080 (15-20%+) and a lower model faster than the 1070 (10-15%+) - lower prices on both. I think Nvidia will adjust it's pricing and launch the Ti to compete with the higher model. Nvidia is currently in a pretty comfortable position and they could adjust the Ti model up and down depending on how Vega performs.

    I've said this before but honestly the launch timing of Vega is basically key for it getting sales. If Nvidia wants to be bold, they can just kick $100 of the MSRP of the 1080 (550)/1070(320) now (now meaning when they launch Ti) and put the Ti at $650. If Vega doesn't launch until end of Spring, the Ti @ 650 would eat up a lot of the potential buyers for it - especially if the early indications are around the Ti performance anyway. If AMD launches in the next month or two though, it's going to be harder for Nvidia to take those sales.

    The other thing is Volta gets launched by the end of this year. So if Vega ships in Mid/Late Spring and Nvidia is already seeding Volta information out, some buyers might just wait for that. The rumor is that like AMD with Vega, Nvidia with Volta is doing a pretty large redesign.

    Either way it's going to be an interesting year for GPUs and CPUs. Hopefully AMD can deliver some knock out punches and gain some market traction. I don't know if I'll buy a Vega card, but it's looking more and more like Ryzen will be my next CPU.
     
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    What makes you guys think that it'll be cheaper than the 1080?
     
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    Hope
     
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    Quite possible. But by that time Volta will be more real than Vega is now.
     
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    Ideally we want it to be around 1080 performance, but cheaper.

    Something much faster could end up being more expensive and not causing any price changes.
     

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