Originally Posted by PontiacGTX
Originally Posted by Shaded War
You have to dissipate over 100 more watts of heat with any of AMDs offerings that are in same performance range.
the r9 nano cant be matched...
If they don't get their Polaris GPUs TDP in check, it better be screaming fast to compensate or I'll be skipping that as well.
with node shrink and hbm they will have same perf/watt as nvidia offering or better
If were talking about $500 GPUs, then you have a point. The Nano is a pretty respectable GPU offering if your willing to go to that price point. But anything over $350ish I would wait for Pascal and Polaris.
I was watching a demo from AMD with one of their upcoming Polaris GPUs comparing it to a current Nvidia card. The AMD GPU was pulling 85w and 60FPS while the current nvidia was pulling 150w 60FPS, most likely a GTX 970/980 but they wouldn't say. The problem is they were running Star Wars Battlefront on Meduim settings and Vsync so they may have been using some mid range Polaris GPU just to try and make their GPU seem so much better. I have a feeling their higher end Polaris GPUs will use more like 150w which is still way better than their recent track record. We'll have to see what Nvidia responds with in the coming months.