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Is this kepler/maxwell specific or are there gains to be had for fermi too?
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post #32 of 103
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Originally Posted by Kuivamaa View Post

Is this kepler/maxwell specific or are there gains to be had for fermi too?

From a quick read of the source i see its nowt to do with GPU architechture at all.
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Tbh I don't expect anything signficant, especially for Fermi that is so many years out already, what prevented them from improving before anyway. But if they did manage to pull something good, I'll welcome it, free performance is always good biggrin.gif
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post #34 of 103
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Originally Posted by Kuivamaa View Post

Is this kepler/maxwell specific or are there gains to be had for fermi too?
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Tbh I don't expect anything signficant, especially for Fermi that is so many years out already, what prevented them from improving before anyway. But if they did manage to pull something good, I'll welcome it, free performance is always good biggrin.gif
They have known for a while now they could do this, perhaps mantle made them actually bother in the end. Hey if its free and gives me an extra fps here and there im down for that with my ancient Fermi GPU' too tongue.gif
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The chart is really stupid but hey its from NV lol.
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post #36 of 103
I wont under estimate this. I will just wait to see what it does.

Just look at mantle, people were underestimating that too.
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post #37 of 103
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I wont under estimate this. I will just wait to see what it does.

Just look at mantle, people were underestimating that too.

Yeah, as a big Mantle supporter, I really want this to make a significant impact, that way AMD will really feel the pressure to improve on their Direct3D 11 drivers as well.

It's all about competition.
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But... DX11 has been out for 6 years now. Why did they not do this before?
Intentionally. NVIDIA always waits for AMD to force them to do things. Remember they had more powerful GPU than the HD 7970 ready but they sold their mid-tier chip as GTX *80 part because it was enough to match or exceed AMD's best (at the time of release). They also made an statement saying "we expected more from AMD" or something along those lines.
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Intentionally. NVIDIA always waits for AMD to force them to do things. Remember they had more powerful GPU than the HD 7970 ready but they sold their mid-tier chip as GTX *80 part because it was enough to match or exceed AMD's best (at the time of release). They also made an statement saying "we expected more from AMD" or something along those lines.
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Though it's pretty well known that win8.1 can give huge increases in fps already. BF4 being the best example of this. NV fps can go up as much as 40% when moving from win7 to win8.1

Not sure where you got this info, there's barley 7% difference between win7 & 8.1...
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