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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Based on their recent layoffs, one would assume that AMD can't afford actual engineers and other employees required to make their more mundane current products successful, let alone the formation of some futuristic high-tech militia...

You clearly didn't see the supposed steamroller die shot floating around, have you? Some really big forum names that hang out in the more architecture focused forums said it was more than likely legitimate and that it should offer at least 30% better IPC. Regarding legitimacy of the die shot, it was basically summed up as "this was either made by someone who understands architectures enough to know everything or it's real, and there's nothing here that doesn't make sense."

It had all sorts of juicy things like doubled up FPUs, 4 decoders, etc. It was basically like a mega-piledriver but on a smaller die. From what I read about it on forums it most definitely would humiliate Piledriver as it is right now.

Pretty sure that you would need engineers to make such drastic changes.
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Imagine if only the poster had a time machine and could've sent that to JF-AMD...

To bad he left AMD. Poor guy suffered the blames.

    
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They're making an army of nano suit soldiers that'll hunt down Nvidia fanboys. wink.gif

You're heard it here first! thumb.gif
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This actually lines up with Nvidia's marketing guy now in AMD. Hmm. I wonder if he is the one who initiated this since Nvidia pulls this off all the time
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It's probably a game or something stupid, honestly. nvidia pulls this stuff all the time. Nvidia goes "OMG WERE ANNOUNCING SOMETHING" and forums go crazy, and then it's like HERES TEGRAZONE!

As for the physics to compete with PhysX, it actually already exists and is openCL accelerated, and it's even been used in a few huge budget motion pictures. And it's FOSS. Why no one has used this in a serious game yet is absolutely baffling to me, it's an awesome product and I use it sometimes in Blender.

It's called Bullet Physics Engine and if AMD got a title to use it, it'd be awesome. It would be the defining moment that PhysX is dead, because AMD is usually backing FOSS projects and Sony is the biggest user of Bullet on the BPE wikipedia page. It would pretty much mean Bullet is very likely going to be the premier physics engine for PS4.
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Nvidia is handling phsyx on next gen consoles believe it or not (and yes I understand next gens are using AMD tech).
Where did you hear that? I'm 100% confident it's Havok and not PhysX
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Project Sword to combat Project Shield.
   
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You clearly didn't see the supposed steamroller die shot floating around, have you? Some really big forum names that hang out in the more architecture focused forums said it was more than likely legitimate and that it should offer at least 30% better IPC. Regarding legitimacy of the die shot, it was basically summed up as "this was either made by someone who understands architectures enough to know everything or it's real, and there's nothing here that doesn't make sense."

It had all sorts of juicy things like doubled up FPUs, 4 decoders, etc. It was basically like a mega-piledriver but on a smaller die. From what I read about it on forums it most definitely would humiliate Piledriver as it is right now.

Pretty sure that you would need engineers to make such drastic changes.

I just saw this die shot a few days ago, it's really beefed up. I hope that its steamroller but it may be excavator simply do to the fact that so much stuff have been modified its hard to imagine how they would have done it within that time frame. Although they did delay steamroller, I read they may have scraped steamroller 1.0 and proceeded with steamroller 2.0
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This actually lines up with Nvidia's marketing guy now in AMD. Hmm. I wonder if he is the one who initiated this since Nvidia pulls this off all the time
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Where did you hear that? I'm 100% confident it's Havok and not PhysX

http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/Releases/NVIDIA-Announces-PhysX-Support-for-Microsoft-Xbox-One-Game-Console-997.aspx
Pretty sure they said they'd support PS4 as well.

PhysX is in itself a physics engine/library, so that doesn't necessarily mean you HAVE to have hardware-accelerated physics for it to be considered PhysX. Chances there won't be any hardware accelerated PhysX on next gen consoles.
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To bad he left AMD. Poor guy suffered the blames.

He knew what he was getting into, and he was well-compensated to parrot AMD's lies. If he didn't see the inevitable blowback coming, that's on him.

I'm not excusing the really crazy responses like death threats, mind you. But feedback from upset customers should have been foreseen.
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Project Sword to combat Project Shield.

This

    
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From the description I'd say it's a peripheral.

What exactly is hard to say. My first guess is a wireless router, that "thing" could be the antenna. I know, I know, a wireless router isn't exactly what hardcore gamers would use because of the latency, but hey, anything is possible, and being wireless allows you to play anywhere in the house on a laptop, and hence you can "always be ready for war" like they say.


My first thought was a mouse or some kind of gaming controller.

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He knew what he was getting into, and he was well-compensated to parrot AMD's lies. If he didn't see the inevitable blowback coming, that's on him.

Have any proof of this?

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