Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Apr 2, 2015.
Everything you have stated here is false.
If only software developed at even a comparable rate to hardware...DDR4 RAM - what for? I'm not saying it doesn't have a use, but hardware is grossly superior to the current software, especially in gaming...
The smoother experience in games have absolutely nothing to do with architecture at this point (except !maybe! for first gen. FX series on AMD), it have everything to do with motherboard and/or graphic card(s) used (again, non-specific to architecture).
It is the problem of hardware manufacturers (all brands named in article) who want to cut corners in order to make more profit and sell unfunctional products, in short by deception. Since G3D usually do not review those products, and personal on sites who do review is either, ignorant or paid for good review, consumers get screwed, and recieve poor quality products, and then, they connect it with architecture, when in fact, problem was with false-ads and poor quality products.
So, at the end, you end up with "feels smoother" (at similar same FPS), not because there is some drastic change in architecture, but because you got quality product which is at this time same as when you go into casino and roll the dice, because even two indentical motherboards can behave differently, and there is no law or general knowledge that can protect consumer from this type of fraud.
At best, what people can do, is to return product for simple reason of "not satisfied", and then, this might change, as long as people don't bother, they can't expect quality.
It is reasonable to consider DX12 will give everyone a free performance boost but I think the biggest outlier will be Windows 10 itself. I believe the newer not as reviled OS will spur on many people who have been waiting or just dissatisfied with 8 platform will consider 10 worthy of an upgrade. People will buy new machines and builders will beginning upgrading and building new systems to meet the demand. This slow down I think may be temporary and in many ways caused by the stagnation of the PC industry as whole brought on by WIndows 8.
AFAIK this research is still ongoing. I heard a story on NPR about a month ago with the head of Intel about the topic of new CPU materials and where the technology will go in the future.
Well, when you have CPU like Sandy Bridge that going strong for 4+ years...
I am not even sure if I have to upgrade to skylake.
It seems GPU and SSD are only market with steadily growing demand right now.
My need to defend PC's as a gaming platform make me lean toward the performance plateau we've hit with silicon based CPU's as a reason why sales might be lower rather then disinterest with the platform itself.
As others pointed out, moore's law is dead since I think 2012. Most have Sandy Bridge or higher at this point, and there aint much reason to go beyond that. Once DX12 becomes standard, there will be even less of a reason to get a new CPU.
Honestly, will there be a difference the 4 year old SB and Skylake in DX12 games? My guess, probably not. I don't think Skylake is going to be getting those extra millions they are missing out on. GPU's on the other hand only have their real power unlocked, expect them to continue to sell well. At least under my logic.
Ah! Guess what after all the world is finite. No one would say...