Well, in the news this thing is already a huge success. Lots of fanfare and what-not.
And AMD basically just announced that they're starting to work with game developers to make sure games run better on GCN GPUs, AMD CPUs, and AMD APUs. The main title I saw being touted was Thief by Square Enix.
AMD is going to postpone DIY release of these high end FX CPUs until the benchmark suite is more in their favor. AMD has had to deal with Intel optimized benchmarks (I'm looking at you, Anandtech bench with SYSMARK everywhere while SYSMARK is owned by Intel, conflict of interest much?) and now AMD is finally going to have benchmarks optimized for them first and Intel second.
It's going to be fun times to watch the Intel people and Nvidia people whine about unfair optimizations. I have a feeling that the members of this community who rely on the rules to protect them from being ran out of the forum by their stupidity and the folks who take advantage of the rules here to troll will have a very, very rough time. I just wonder how long it's going to take the moderation staff here to realize that it's far less work to ban the people who cause problems than to issue warnings for those who contribute to discussions for calling out those who don't contribute or say things of value and the person saying useless things, and to leave those who cause problems as active members of the community.
Regardless of the off topic rant, this should be good when it does come out. The times when FX 8350 does well vs Intel in gaming is when we see games use 8 cores. AMD is now going to have their partners optimize their games for them. I would not be surprised if we saw an FX 9590 review consisting solely of games like Thief and BF4, and they ended up putting FX 8350 at their best right now vs Intel. The extra 25% clockspeed will be just icing on the cake, really. I'm more or less expecting the next gen gaming benchmark suites to consist of games that have end results similar to when AMD does very well.
It's great, quad core age started in 2007, we've had over 6 years of quad cores, it's time to finally move on to more cores.
Originally Posted by Stay Puft
Originally Posted by MasterGamma12
I'd love to build a system with this cpu, 64gb of ram, two gtx titans, and a f^&*ton of ssd's.
A man can dream.
It would severely bottleneck a pair of titans and this CPU is oem only meaning you won't be able to buy one
Yes, you are saying that, but it's implying games will continue to be programmed how they have been for the last 10 years at a time when AMD is working to get game developers to use more cores. Of course any FX is going to struggle in a game that's running in one or two threads and is very demanding. That's not the point, the point is that PS4 and Xbone are all 8 core systems and if game developers want to use console hardware to the full potential, they're going to need to use as many cores as possible, and AMD is going to be there supporting them every step of the way from the sound of things.
The software field is about to radically change, we've never had console so similar yet so different from PCs, and it's similar in all the right ways (for AMD) and different in all the right ways (for AMD).Edited by sdlvx - 6/12/13 at 10:29am