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7.5 M units figure is flawed. What about people who bought faster cards like the 980 or Fury? They can definitely run VR too.
Look at the chart, it's saying the install base for the GTX970/R9 290X and faster is only 7.5 million units.

Which is still perhaps optimistic (though really, likely close enough and fair as an upper bound), considering that many high-end cards live in multi-GPU systems. The three GTX 980 Ti in SLI in some guy's rig aren't going to be powering three different VR setups.
post #22 of 62
We already have proper VR capable GPUs for under their target price of $349 for 1.5 years now. I bought my 970 new within 3 months of release at $350 and it was a higher end model, so if they can't improve on this they they have failed miserably.

Sounds like another load of crap from WCCF. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #23 of 62
Keep in mind the goal is maintain 2400x1080 @ 90 FPS (at least for the HTC VR headset) with no dips at all.

For VR to make it, we're going to need ~$150 possibly even <$100 GPUs capable of reaching those performance targets. Can you imagine the the backlash if someone who just spent $600 on a VR headset finds out they need to spend another $300 or even $200 to be able to use it?

For VR to make it, it's going to require cheap capable dedicated GPUs installed in both pre-built (Dell, HP, etc..) desktop AND mobile systems.
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Keep in mind the goal is maintain 2400x1080 @ 90 FPS (at least for the HTC VR headset) with no dips at all.

For VR to make it, we're going to need ~$150 possibly even <$100 GPUs capable of reaching those performance targets. Can you imagine the the backlash if someone who just spent $600 on a VR headset finds out they need to spend another $300 or even $200 to be able to use it?

For VR to make it, it's going to require cheap capable dedicated GPUs installed in both pre-built (Dell, HP, etc..) desktop AND mobile systems.

I think the people who were willing to spend $600 on the Rift will have no problem buying a GPU for $350. The Rift's price tag already scarred away the price sensitive people and sparked tons of whining in countless forums and videos. Chances are they wouldn't have bought it even if they could have had a capable GPU for $150.
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I'm in the market for some new cards. I want to give AMD a chance if they could make their CF tech as good as SLI.

Definitely looking for which setup is going to be better with VR. I have a feeling they are going to be fairly similar in that regards. At least I hope so.
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post #26 of 62
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I'm in the market for some new cards. I want to give AMD a chance if they could make their CF tech as good as SLI.

Definitely looking for which setup is going to be better with VR. I have a feeling they are going to be fairly similar in that regards. At least I hope so.

No, you wouldn't... Lol I was running surround screens at the same as time as you bud, so I know it would take a miracle for you to crossover to the other side... tongue.gif. .... just kidding.....

I have already been reminded by a another polite member here that everyone's experience may differ with the current sli situation, but you gotta admit that sli scaling and frame pacing in its current state leaves much to be desired... Lol now, I don't how bad crossfire is, but I certainly hope whenever VR hits, crossfire is much better than sli is in its current state now, bud smile.gif. Or perhaps, that's what you meant say anyway, in which case you can ignore my two cents .... Lol
sorry for piping in, but sli hits a little too close to home having experienced it with Tri and quad configurations lately... Lol
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Oh it looks like the first time AMD gonna sell cheap stuff.
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What cheap parts? Lol The pcb looks the same as any nvidia card I ever had -well, except for the non-reference 780 ti KPE (but, that’s comparing apples to oranges, and them green apples cost me $300 more than these oranges, with limited driver optimization support period to boot…lol) , while the 690’s pcb seemed better engineered to me than the Titan’s.
As for the stock cooler, Fury Nitro’s stock cooler is quiet and works very effectively. Besides, it’s not like we carry around graphic card stock coolers, like girls carry around designer purses (I certainly hope no one does that, as that would be beyond uber geek pathetic…lol) Besides, if I want to show off my build, I would be taking the stock cooler off NV and AMD cards, and showing off the “epeen” with water blocks…lol
Notwithstanding any of the above, no stock cooler is worth $300 - $500 worth more than the equally performing competing stock cooler, except I would have chosen the 690 stock cooler for the Titan, if I were charging $1k for a card… tongue.gif

Unless, you were referring to the price, and I completely failed at reading comprehension, which I quite frequently do with my ADD ...lol
Why shouldn't AMD charge what the market can bear? I would, Nvidia certainly would, AMD is not my friend as its just another vendor like Nvidia. We should make sure that we have a healthy competitive market (or what's left of it anyway tongue.gif) for this "hobby", to keep more in our pockets, and less in the vendors' pockets...lol This is how businesses approach it, why shouldn't we we take a more sophisticated view of our "bargaining influence" as consumers acting in unison, particularly in such a consolidated and narrow niche.... lol just my morning ramblings... tongue.gif
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post #29 of 62
I'll think I'll upgrade when a €200 card can offer me a 100% upgrade on my 7970. Whether it's AMD or Nvidia first, the race is on.
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I'm in the market for some new cards. I want to give AMD a chance if they could make their CF tech as good as SLI.

Definitely looking for which setup is going to be better with VR. I have a feeling they are going to be fairly similar in that regards. At least I hope so.
you mean better mGPU scaling? they already have that
Edited by PontiacGTX - 2/15/16 at 10:49am
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