Originally Posted by tajoh111
Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S
4GB per GPU is due to the HMB1 and well the memory between the 2 gpus on any multi card have been separated per gpu.. so thats a non issue tbh
They delayed it so they could launch when VR launches
That is an incredibly weak excuse.
Launching it now would have given it a longer useful period for owners, particularly when next gen is coming. Oculus rift is launching on march 28, 3 months away. When you considering AMD should of had working cards months ago, it just one of those things where you see why AMD is in the financial position it is in. You don't just sit on a card that has been sellable and in production for months. It has no competition right now and would be the strongest card and significantly better than the competition, unlike the fury x and 3xx lineup. Considering that AMD was saying they wanted to launch this card in fall, this means they delayed the card 5-6 months so they could launch it to coincide with VR. Not to mention if their vr drivers run poorly at launch(with the gear vr) which would not surprise me and undermine their launch.
Actually not, the market has been saturated already any way. and what they are looking at is that you WILL need the power for VR so it is a perfect time to be like well you need more power cause you are buying VR, Why buy 2-3 cards when I have this ... oh wait this one right here
They are trying to maximize the exposure of the launch which actually saves them money and create more excitement around it which normally brings them more money.. Not really a terrible Idea.. now if they launched it now.. how many people would here about it... not many.. and what is it tied to.. nothing really..
If they can attach it to the consumer market for other products and show that it is better than even the Titan for a grand then they have a winning sales pitch.. without anything to attach it to. It just looks like a very expensive card