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[WCCFTECH]AMD’s Polaris Graphic Cards Will Make The ‘Minimum VR Spec’ More Affordable For Everyone – Targeting Price Points Below $349

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Now I would like to address a different challenge for us – and that is what is called a Total Available Market. One of the issues we have is the minimum spec for the PCs which will run the Occulus and the HTC headset ant 90 fps and 2k resolution. Now to do that you need either a Radeon 290x or the GTX 970 both of which retail for $349. The challenge that we have is if you look at the total numbers of these GPUs that have been sold, according to JPR, that’s an install base of just 7.5 Million units. Now that’s an issue because it means you can only sell 7.5 Million of anything – because that’s the number that can run those headsets. I am very pleased to tell you that we have invented something called Polaris which we think will address this problem.

AMD has just completed the shrink to 14 nanometer [with Polaris Architecture]. What this means is, and this is where it comes home to everyone in this room, is that we can produce GPUs that will run the minimum spec of VR at a lower cost, in larger volume, consuming less power and running faster. That means in the second half of this year and going forward more people will be able to run those headsets which will make a larger for everybody in the room [VR Industry]. – AMD’s Roy Taylor

Read more: http://wccftech.com/amd-polaris-architecture-vr-minimum-spec/#ixzz3zzuNzCRu
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Wow! 290X performance for less than $349! I'm excited! No.

edit: Not hating on the tech, but this isn't really selling me on becoming early adopter.
edit: Also the minimum spec for the rift is 290, not 290x. Just for completeness.
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Wow! 290X performance for less than $349! I'm excited! No.

edit: Not hating on the tech, but this isn't really selling me on becoming early adopter.

299$ for X5 Graphics Power of a console and the ability of doing VR, that sounds very good to me thumb.gif

Also this would mean that the High End Offerings would be exponentially better now, usually the 300$ card only have 30 to 40% the performance of the highest end offering, this means a lot.
Edited by Dargonplay - 2/12/16 at 3:30pm
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299$ for X5 Graphics Power of a console and the ability of doing VR, that sounds very good to me thumb.gif

Also this would mean so much for High End Offerings.

It's not like we didn't have better deals on 290s for a year at least.

edit: for 5x console performance though, that actually sounds kinda compelling! Considering xbone has 14 GPU CU units, PS4 has 18. Fury X has 64. 5x14 is 70. Faster than a furyX for 300 bucks?! nice!

edit: To be fair, console GPUs are clocked a tad bit slow, so we're looking at something in the middle of 390x and Fury X. Just keep it firmly above 390X performance and I'm actually mildly interested as a buyer (once prices drop to my range)!
Edited by Tivan - 2/12/16 at 3:34pm
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Makes me all the more excited for the flagship model's capabilities.
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It's not like we didn't have better deals on 290s for a year at least.

edit: for 5x console performance though, that actually sounds kinda compelling! Considering xbone has 14 GPU CU units, PS4 has 18. Fury X has 64. 5x14 is 70. Faster than a furyX for 300 bucks?! nice!

edit: To be fair, console GPUs are clocked a tad bit slow, so we're looking at something in the middle of 390x and Fury X.
I was looking at TFLOPS compared to an Xbone when I said that.

Also the deals you say were usually 2nd handed hardware, and the ones coming from retail will be even better with these given the lower MSRP.
Edited by Dargonplay - 2/12/16 at 3:37pm
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I was looking at TFLOPS when I said that.

Fair enough! I still don't shop based on how much faster a thing is compared to a console (but rather compared to what I own and what I spend on upgrades; I guess I'm quite a downer for new GPU hype in that sense.), but it's definitely a lot of processing power smile.gif
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Fair enough! I still don't shop based on how much faster a thing is compared to a console, but it's definitely a lot of processing power smile.gif

Just a little comparison to highlight this new price point relative value thumb.gif
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The 970's match (aka the 290 with custom coolers) was available for roughly $250 a year to year and a half ago. If 290 level performance for under $200 (at absolute max) isn't available this year, it would be quite disappointing imo.

I don't have much hope given the rising price of process nodes and conservative releases plaguing the industry, however. Please prove me wrong AMD and let budget PC gaming flourish.

Current sub-$200 (heck, current sub-$300) options are a joke.
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Current sub-$200 (heck, current sub-$300) options are a joke.

It really is disgusting. The best price to performance model GPU shouldn't cost $330; it defeats the whole point if people have to stretch their wallets that much.

I'm expecting Fury level performance from both AMD and NVIDIA with this coming generations of GPUs at $250. Any more than that or if the $250 card doesn't deliver, then I'm just gonna ride out with my 380x until something finally does.
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