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post #1231 of 1990
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Neither of u are asshats, so don;t start please. We have enough.

LOL... my bad. thumb.gif
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post #1232 of 1990
Lol! lachen.gif
post #1233 of 1990
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

why not ? for the first time in ages the top AMD card has more ROPs than the top Nvidia card. I have always felt AMD were slow to move to higher ROP counts. the 64 ROPs configuration can last for another 3 generations at the high end. AMD has laid the foundation for atleast 3 generations now. 28nm R9 290X , 20nm R9 390X, 16 FF R9 490X.

GTX 280 - 32 ROPs vs HD 4870 - 16 ROPs
GTX 480 - 48 ROPs vs HD 5870 - 32 ROPs
GTX 580 - 48 ROPs vs HD 6970 - 32 ROPs
GTX 680 - 32 ROPs vs HD 7970 - 32 ROPs
GTX Titan - 48 ROPs vs R9 290X - 64 ROPs


Remember the performance increase the last time AMD doubled the ROPs?
Architecture transition at the time, exciting times.
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post #1234 of 1990
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What I am saying is that anyone with half a brain knows by now it is going to compete with the Titan. We don't need you to keep stating the obvious... lol

sorry to remind you there are many in the forums who were were arguing for the past few months that R9 290X card is going to be slower than GTX 780 biggrin.gif how come all of a sudden its so obvious that its going to compete with Titan rolleyes.gif
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post #1235 of 1990
Someone want to give me a quick lesson on what ROP's do and why more is better? biggrin.gif
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post #1236 of 1990
More is always better! biggrin.gif





Sorry, I don't really know! redface.gif
post #1237 of 1990
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Someone want to give me a quick lesson on what ROP's do and why more is better? biggrin.gif

I would like to know as well. Please.
post #1238 of 1990
Hm.

44 or 48 never made much sense, since neither are divisible by 512 (as in the 512-bit bus). Also, the people saying 44 claimed it was true because Hawaii supposedly has 4 CUs with 11 SIMDs each, and therefore 44 ROPs; ROP and CU count are independent of each other afaik.

64 ROPs would make it a monster. Also helps explain why it really only starts to crush NVIDIA in the leaked benchmarks we've seen when you up the AA.
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post #1239 of 1990
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

sorry to remind you there are many in the forums who were were arguing for the past few months that R9 290X card is going to be slower than GTX 780 biggrin.gif how come all of a sudden its so obvious that its going to compete with Titan rolleyes.gif

People have been very much saying that the new AMD cards would be slower than the comparable Nvidia cards, but that has kinda died down some since the "unconfirmed" leaks. But part of that I believe is due to the AMD cards having higher default clock speeds. Anyway, 64 rops is exciting.

Also, I apologize for my snarky comment.
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post #1240 of 1990
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Remember the performance increase the last time AMD doubled the ROPs?
Architecture transition at the time, exciting times.

I certainly do... my 5870 has been a trooper through a couple years of solid gaming / folding use.
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