Originally Posted by BradleyW
You know, we can go back and forth between the positive and negative attributes between AMD and Nvidia. One things certain, Nvidia's current line up of GPU's are well suited for limited API's. Their drivers are highly tuned in relation to this. As for AMD, the GCN architechture has a very deep and complex pipeline with a tone of available processing cores/shaders. This is well suited for a low level API, which will allow the whole GPU to be fed with data properly and optimally. DX11 is very limiting to GCN and stops much of the GPU from ever being utilized. That's why Nvidia win the benchmarks despite GCN being the far supirior architecture in terms of raw power.
The GCN architecture is beautiful, its just a shame it ran into it's limitations with the Fury cards.
Originally Posted by sugarhell
I know postaltwinkie what are you talking about. But lets talk about something else. Exclude The Division from this.
780 was on release around 25-30% faster and the OG titan around 35-40% faster than a 7970/280x. Now 7970 match both of them.
Nvidia still supports them this is not false. Maybe the 780 was a strong card for that period,maybe we were all victims of marketing ,maybe amd sucks with their drivers, maybe 7970 is a legendary card that can keep up with everything after 4 years.
But i am disappointed that 780 lasted so much. I expected more from this card. I dont want to comment about OG titan because we all know about the stock freqs and the stock bios.
The 7970 and 7950 are legendary cards, even the Tonga variants keep up alongside them, and especially well against NVIDIA's newly deployed GTX 960.
However the whole thing about the 7970 matching the 780... I'm not so sure about that, I'm gonna have to look up on some benchmarks.
I've just had a look at TechPowerUp's R9 390 review.[TechPowerUp] Sapphire R9 390 Nitro 8 GB
What the hell is this? That 380X is creeping up dangerously close. It's a Tonga variant of the 7970, but it's soooo close to the GTX 780 it's bizarre!
In alot of the benchmarks it's within 10-16% of the GTX 780, or even beating it.
Did AMD unlock the Trans-Am System on GCN?Edited by TopicClocker - 2/5/16 at 5:00pm