Originally Posted by Defoler
Yes but you are not buying a GPU so it can be useful in 2 years. You are buying a GPU to be useful now. In 2 years, you will have better (or worse) options which will fit the bill.
And AMD are competitive, with their cards beating, all of their intended NVIDIA price competitors under DX11 save for the Fury-X vs GTX 980 Ti.
In recent DX11 titles, AMD graphics cards have been quite surprising.
What DX12 does is allow for:
390 > GTX 970 by a long shot instead of a little
390X > GTX 980
Fury-X = GTX 980 Ti
What Async compute allows for is:
390 > GTX 980
390x = GTX 980 Ti
So really, DX11 or DX12 w/wo Async doesn't change AMDs price competition figures for the worse. It only makes AMD GCN that much better.Edited by Mahigan - 2/25/16 at 12:15am