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Looks like this is the year for AMD. Hopefully Intel and Nvidia will take notes and jump on this band wagon as well.

Jump on what bandwagon? AMD's year to do what?

It's still up to the devs and Pubs to make a good PC port, regardless of what's possible hardware wise. If they don't want to put in the effort nothing will change.
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Sounds like good news to me. I just really hope AMD doesnt screw itself over by making games run like crap on intel/nvidia rigs. Considering that is the majority of rigs.
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post #13 of 78
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Sounds like good news to me. I just really hope AMD doesnt screw itself over by making games run like crap on intel/nvidia rigs. Considering that is the majority of rigs.
How would this be screwing themselves? I think this is a great business strategy. Forces the market to buy into AMD hardware.
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Excellent! I'm all for good ports.

I wonder if the console ports will perform better on AMD hardware.
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Your answer in bold, APUs will be around for years to come.

APUs will be around for a few years, and then they too are going to evolve. We will eventually move to full blown SOC products, where RAM, GPU, CPU, it is all on one package. Leaving the motherboard to support audio devices, storage, and networking. Further beyond this, we will eventually move to everything being on one small chip......everything.

"Engage"

As for AMD, I honestly can't see why their stock is still in the toilet....maybe I will buy some. They are making huge advances across the technology world, and seem to really be advocating for the consumer with their products.
    
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Sounds like good news to me. I just really hope AMD doesnt screw itself over by making games run like crap on intel/nvidia rigs. Considering that is the majority of rigs.

AMD doesn't make the games. So it doesn't really make much sense that any future games made for xbox1/ps4 would run great on AMD hardware and crappy on Nvidia hardware because both AMD and Nvidia have to go through the same API.

Of course if they somehow managed to skip the API on the PC (go direct to metal like consoles) with AMD hardware then I suppose it is possible for games to run better on AMD hardware on PC but I don't think that is possible because of the vast amounts of configurations that a PC can have.
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AMD doesn't make the games. So it doesn't really make much sense that any future games made for xbox1/ps4 would run great on AMD hardware and crappy on Nvidia hardware because both AMD and Nvidia have to go through the same API.

Of course if they somehow managed to skip the API on the PC (go direct to metal like consoles) with AMD hardware then I suppose it is possible for games to run better on AMD hardware on PC but I don't think that is possible because of the vast amounts of configurations that a PC can have.

If you watched the AMD computex video, you would have seen all the developers AMD is working.

Crytek being the biggest. I expect the next crysis to run great on APUs. Same for other games.

For AMD CPUs I am not sure if anything is gonna run better.
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AMD doesn't make the games. So it doesn't really make much sense that any future games made for xbox1/ps4 would run great on AMD hardware and crappy on Nvidia hardware because both AMD and Nvidia have to go through the same API.

Of course if they somehow managed to skip the API on the PC (go direct to metal like consoles) with AMD hardware then I suppose it is possible for games to run better on AMD hardware on PC but I don't think that is possible because of the vast amounts of configurations that a PC can have.

I can easily see next gen running better on AMD products, especially when hUMA takes off.
    
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They will push HSA programing on PS4 and Xbone and with just a fraction of the push on PC sector it will follow. For simple reason that HSA is built to be both efficient and easier to code for... so it makes sense ... it just requires someone to push forward.

This is much bigger then x64 and most fanboys dont even understand that smile.gif

After devs start developing games in this new format we will see how FXs will perform and APUs in general.

I expect that Intel will have to do what was needed and fair from the start. In my opinion they are ripping off prices... just because they can...
entire line up should go down. i3 to pention price point i5 to i3 and i7 to i5 plus addition of 6 cores to the wider audiance on regular none extravagant sockets. With HT ofc ... then it will get interesting ... instead of this bullcrap smile.gif
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Sounds like good news to me. I just really hope AMD doesnt screw itself over by making games run like crap on intel/nvidia rigs. Considering that is the majority of rigs.

It's up to Intel and Nividia to adopt HSA, a feature supported by Xbox One and PS4.

If they don't well, enjoy the lack of GPU-assisted computations.

Though I bet some developer is still going to release a game that requires a 5 GHz dual core CPU (or a 10 GHz single core), and won't properly scale up to quad cores.
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