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No, I expect Maxwell to perform in line with a typical new architecture but I just don't expect it to be as massive a jump as the Fermi to Kepler one and as a result, people may be more "meh" than last time. I'm really talking more perception that actual performance...
Can you explain the reasons behind your speculation? I'm not here to attack your claims, but I'm genuinely curious.
    
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No, I expect Maxwell to perform in line with a typical new architecture but I just don't expect it to be as massive a jump as the Fermi to Kepler one and as a result, people may be more "meh" than last time. I'm really talking more perception that actual performance...

I'm optimistic:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/graphics/display/20130412175120_Nvidia_Next_Generation_Maxwell_Architecture_Will_Break_New_Grounds.html
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Can you explain the reasons behind your speculation? I'm not here to attack your claims, but I'm genuinely curious.

He's basically saying that the Fermi --> Kepler jump was so impressive, that whatever comes next may not seem as impressive, because those are some big shoes to fill.

Am I close Eric?
Edited by 2010rig - 9/23/13 at 8:08pm
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Nothing technical really. Just speculating that it will be hard to match the massive performance gains they got with Kepler and that the gains they DO get will SEEM less impressive after Kepler...
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No, I expect Maxwell to perform in line with a typical new architecture but I just don't expect it to be as massive a jump as the Fermi to Kepler one and as a result, people may be more "meh" than last time. I'm really talking more perception that actual performance...

 

Honestly, the way I'd put it is that the raw GPU power of Maxwell will probably not be a gigantic leap over Kepler/Hawaii, but in terms of the "hUMA-like" archi., it'll end up being a substantial all-round increase over Hawaii/Kepler. But that's just what I personally think is going to happen.

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Nothing technical really. Just speculating that it will be hard to match the massive performance gains they got with Kepler and that the gains they DO get will SEEM less impressive after Kepler...

The raw horsepower won't change much, but it'll just be way more power efficient.... that's what I'm expecting anyways.
 
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Exactly. Efficiency is never as sexy as raw performance. In terms of perception, it just won't seem as impressive as Kepler did, but I expect it to still be very good...
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Can someone please point me to a thread where we are discussing/speculating the Hawaii gpu? I must have accidentally stumbled upon the wrong thread.
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The raw horsepower won't change much, but it'll just be way more power efficient.... that's what I'm expecting anyways.

Slightly (10%) above titan/290x performance on a smaller die then Hawaii with better overall compute (thanks to some arm cores) and obvious cheaper starting price. That would be my guess.

Wonder if they will indeed try and push a titan ultra or if maxwell on 28nm is too close.
     
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Can someone please point me to a thread where we are discussing/speculating the Hawaii gpu? I must have accidentally stumbled upon the wrong thread.

Lol, sorry. I'm the one that got us off topic I think... redface.gif
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Lol, sorry. I'm the one that got us off topic I think... redface.gif

No worries, I am easily confused smile.giftongue.gif
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