AMD Replaces Raja Koduri and adds Mike Rayfield and David Wang Join To AMD RTG

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It will be interesting to see if AMD will be any different.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Interesting that they split up what Koduri was apparently doing alone to two people now.
     
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    Seems reasonable to have manager and engineer roles separated.

    Good luck to both of them! Do to Novidia what Ryzen did to Intel!
     

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    Considering Koduri didn't exactly succeed phenomenally, it makes sense. It was clearly too much for just a single man. One of the biggest faults was that nobody had apparently evaluated beforehand if they can actually manufacture the Vega+interposer+HBM2 modules in quantities that would have any significance in the market. Maybe now that they have two guys, when one says lets do this, the other one can say whether it actually can happen or not. No such thing during Koduri's time.
     
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    Two execs specialized on mobile chips on their careers (Tegra, SoC, mobile): expect energy efficiency and low performance; SoC and APU.
     
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    Nvidia concentrated on energy efficiency when developing Maxwell, and they got a winner product, perfected in Pascal. It might do some good for AMD to look at that very thing, and avoid embarrassing things like the Sapphire Nitro Vega64 with 3x8 power connectors.
     
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    We saw a hint of the AMD power efficiency on the new Intel/AMD APU for laptops: AMD Vega 64 reach Nvidia 1060 performance.

    With Volta coming this summer and no new AMD arch on sight until at least a year (?) from now the AMD GPU power efficiency effort must be extraterrestrial to surpass the fact AMD GPUs will be two gens behind Nvidia competition...
     
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    They will do a good job under Dr. Lisa Su's directive.
     
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    I can't even say that with the flop of Vega for gaming, RTG needs a change. Right now they are booming in the Mining sector.

    I hope though that this change will really help the gaming sector and maybe get some products that aren't overcharged 1000%.
     

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    This should be a good thing. If you look at Zen and Vega there is a trend that the14nm glofo process just does not scale to higher frequencies worth a damn. AMD's more cores approach with Zen was spot on for this process node. Looking back it seems AMD should have made some frequency sacrifices with Vega but adding more Vega "cores" ie larger dies. The lower frequency APU's really shine a light on it. Hopefully this kind of design approach gets fixed having the roles split up. I think AMD can benefit from the new 7nm process more than they are letting on since its not only a die shrink but is supposed to scale to high frequencies efficiently which is what is holding their current products back. Have to wait and see but I sure hope they nail Navi on 7nm with the new guys at the helm. PS: In full disclosure I have a GTX 1070.
     
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    Higher clocks will certainly help new Ryzen refresh performance IF 7nm add more than a tiny 0.1 or 0.2 Ghz (over)clocks but AMD also need to fix high RAM clocks support because it's directly related to the CPU performance.
     
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    Glad to see someone from ArtX, purchased by ATI, changed the game for GPUs in 2002 with the introduction of R300, a real revolution in GPU design--and one that hamstrung nVidia for an entire two years it took them to regain performance and IQ parity. Loads of fun in those days, watching nVidia bring nV30 to market in a Tsunami of PR only to cancel the production less than six months later, squirm and squawk about how "unfair" it was, and how "nVidia believes users prefer high resolution displays to FSAA," etc. Glad those years are behind us, though...it all got fairly boring after awhile...;)
     

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