Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by OnnA, Jul 9, 2016.
Any news on a Ryzen/Vega laptop designs? I'm in the market for one.
October --> :book:
But im not sure.
They showed a working prototype of a ryzen mobile laptop at computex so i assume at least 4-6 months from that point before general availablility.
Buying now yes with Volta on the horizon. The 1070 is a year and a half old. Not a single 1070 owner that has had their 1070 for over a year will regret it.
It's statements like this from you that really compromise any other statements you make on here.
BTW #finewine was not too kind to Fiji as that GPU never really improved much after release.
I thought it was rather clear that buying 1070 now instead of Vega 56. Even if Volta is in the horizon I would expect it 2018 if they go ahead with GDDR6.
With the mining craze you can't buy a 1070 right now for a reasonable price so I would advise no one to buy one.
Doubt the whole lineup will get GDDR6. That will likely be for the Titan and XX80ti.
Vega 56 last I checked didn't have a release date. If it gets released say start of October and the GV104 GPUs are expect November/December with GDDR5X. Do not be surprised that GTX Volta leaks start happening more frequently in the next two weeks.
Volta is not vaporware it exist. It's already in the wild in deep learning computers. I would be willing to bet Nvidia is waiting to see what Vega does before pulling the trigger on GV104.
I thought that it was very clear that I mean for now. If I had a 1070 since launch, sure as hell I wouldn't regret it.
I know Volta exists and is going out slowly to researchers currently. Just that GDDR6 was meant to be used for part of the lineup well most. GDDR5X would be a change of plans last I read on it. And HBM2 was for their Tesla and maybe top end Quadro cards. 14th of August should be launch date for Vega 56, 64 and 64 LCS.
But hey, time will tell us
Last I heard the were holding back 56 to build stock and weren't shipping them for reviews either. I would imagine that GV104's memory controller could use GDDR5/6.
I was looking at an Asus G702 w/ GTX1070, Intel 4k @ 2.8, 1080p GSync IPS panel 17.3" 120Hz, but I'd love to see a Vega 56 / RyZen laptop option.
I would be very surprised if any other volta gpus launched before Q1, main reason is that the GV100 was early is that it is funded in part on contract by the us government for the summit and seirra supercomputers at oakridge national laboratory and Lawrence Livermore national laboratory respectively.
GV100 is not your average chip. very big and very very expensive. wouldn't be surprised if nvidia's other projects are a lower priority as a result, and even if they are it was well worth the money for nvidia.
Looking forward to first reviews/benchmarks
Agreed. I just hope performance is great right out of the gate and we don't need to wait a year for it.
GV100 will never be a GTX product. However, I would not be surprised if GV104 isn't already taped out and possibly ES's made with both GDDR6 and GDDR5X for internal testing. Nvidia has the money and resources to do so. Also Volta is not a huge departure from Pascal, more of an evolution as far as I can tell and will likely be just a performance boost on the GTX version with no real new features.
I think the performance boost will come with more cores and perf/watt then anything really. Unless they get the clocks even higher.
We are already in previously unthinkable range. Today, high power GPUs can reach clock similar to low power CPUs.
They may get clocks a bit higher. But I don't believe there is a per-clock performance increase from Pascal. The claim of 50% better power efficiency seems far fetched for essentially the same node.
Sorry for the off topic.
4K Gaming on 1xRadeon 295^X^2 !!
Well, on the lowest-end of the scale is Nvidia's Tegra Xavier which is based on Volta. Nvidia has compared the Xavier to their older Tegra Parker (Pascal) and the result is a 4x power-saving (20watts vs 80watts) while offering the same/similar performance. This was announced nearly a year ago, so, I think 50% on the big brother chips isn't out of the question.
(I found this a while back while researching potential successors to the Nintendo Switch soc.)