Originally Posted by sdlvx
Impossible. Not only would Valve need to get game developers to port to Linux, but they'd have to also port to ARM. Nvidia can't build x86 chips so existing compatibility is out the window.
An Nvidia CPU is definitely coming and it'll be a solid A57/ARMv8 core with 64-bit support, but you won't be seeing it too much in the consumer space. It'll be a great GPGPU accelerated chip for Linux and research workloads. Nvidia would finally be able to provide to the super-computer market a complete platform with Nvidia CPU with Nvidia GPU instead of having to use Nvidia GPU + AMD CPU or Nvidia GPU + Intel CPU.
AMD, Intel, and Nvidia are all in a jumbled mess right now where they all depend on each other. Intel gaming platform needs AMD/Nvidia GPU. AMD GPUs need Intel CPUs for best performance (specially in workstations). Nvidia GPUs need AMD/Intel x86 CPUs.
They all hate each other and they all depend on each other. They're all doing what they can to lock each other out. AMD is trying to make gaming platforms with APUs and "ultimate gaming machines" with FX 9590 to cut out Intel CPUs. Intel wants to castrate PCIe bus to cut out AMD/Nvidia. Nvidia wants to make their own CPUs to get rid of their dependence on AMD/Intel.
However I don't see much coming from this announcement. Whenever AMD/Intel/Nvidia make a more marketing-based announcement it's usually, quite honestly, garbage like Geforce Experience or some buzzword packed garbage.I do expect it to be 4k support. Nvidia marketing is great and putting AMD down and Nvidia is trying to get their lapdogs like PCPER to make a bunch of noise about AMD 4k performance. So I'm betting on Nvidia making a big stink about 4k support.
If you remember Nvidia did this same thing before AMD released 7990 officially. They went "omg look at frame times 7990 = garbage" and they more than likely sat on that information for a long time. If frame time wasn't ever brought up 7990 would have been a successful product.
So basically, what I'm getting at, is when the tame hardware press starts harping on AMD over something, Nvidia is about to release something that does what their lapdogs are complaining about better than what AMD does. It's essentially creating demand for a product by saying your competitor is inferior and you have the better solution.
The 4k thing will be humorous as hardly anyone has moved to 1440p from 1080p.
I'll say this again, and probably still need to say it at least fifteen more times.
First of all, the pcper article was about 5780x1080p and the only reason 4k was mentioned was because of the way 60hz 4k works. Had you actually READ the pcper article you might have seen they actually found another different issue that arises on eyefinity which is interlaced frames which is likely the reason the fix for eyefinity isn't out yet. This article had nothing to do with 4k and what nvidia was trying to get reviewers to point out which was vertical screen tearing when using dual hdmi, completely different issues that aren't even remotely related. I completely agree nvidia trying to point out the vertical screen tearing was pretty low considering not a single good 60hz 4k screen uses that and instead uses dual dp.
Second of all are you out of your mind? Microstutter has been complained about for years since the reintroduction of multi card setups, you are only serving to make yourself look foolish and uninformed about the issue. The fact that you are trying to make yet another conspiracy only this time about frame times itself is ridiculous, they had been doing work on frame times far before nvidia came to them with fcat, they had been going through captured images frame by frame to find it and had articles about it prior to the first frame time article. Again this is something users and reviewers had been talking about for years, YEARS! Please, stop making yourself look misinformed. You should be happy those stories came out as it got AMD to focus on frame times and improve your
gaming experience.Edited by scyy - 9/23/13 at 5:47pm