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I think it makes a lot of sense for AMD to market the x2 as a VR solution. Lots of prebuilt and custom built systems are going to be marketed as VR or VR ready systems as we get closer to April. Probably the best hope for sales with Polaris and Pascal on the horizon.
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post #22 of 66
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Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post

I think it makes a lot of sense for AMD to market the x2 as a VR solution. Lots of prebuilt and custom built systems are going to be marketed as VR or VR ready systems as we get closer to April. Probably the best hope for sales with Polaris and Pascal on the horizon.

That's exactly what I said in another X2 thread. It really does seem like the best marketing option so near both a process change and an entirely new lineup on the horizon. Saying that, I'd like to see a decent AIO option. While most likely enthusiasts buying dgpu X2 are probably already diverting funds for water blocks, I'd hate to see VR prebuilts hampered by throttling. Not what AMD needs right now, in terms of image.
     
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post #23 of 66
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Why even bother releasing such a card so late into the game....
I mean are they really going to make money on this? I strongly doubt it.

Well, this card is catered more from VR market rather than PC market and for those who wanted the best possible VR performance in a small footprint. I do not have any benchmarks to back up my claim but I strongly believe this card will be the fastest single card solution when its released (even though it may be for just a short while). So, it will work very well both as a VR console and dev kit.
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Another Fiji card that will change nothing on AMD market share frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Olivon View Post

Another Fiji card that will change nothing on AMD market share frown.gif
HTC Vive just sold 15,000 VR sets for $800ea in 10 minutes.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/29/htc-sold-15000-800-vive-virtual-reality-headsets-in-10-minutes/
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Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts VR could grow into a $110 billion business by 2020

Unless you want to vomit all over yourself, wise to go AMD for VR.
Edited by Mahigan - 2/29/16 at 8:24pm
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HTC Vive just sold 15,000 VR sets for $800ea in 10 minutes.

http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/29/htc-sold-15000-800-vive-virtual-reality-headsets-in-10-minutes/

While thats great for VR, it's not relevant to amds market share problems.

Trying to take a small slice of a niche market isn't going to help them.
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post #27 of 66
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While thats great for VR, it's not relevant to amds market share problems.

Trying to take a small slice of a niche market isn't going to help them.

Oh it will help them,

Marketing wise, a brilliant move. They get to rid themselves of excess Fiji chips onto early adopters of a new technology. LiquidVR currently offers far superior technology to GameworksVR. It's the whole finer grained premption, Asynchronous compute + graphics advantages coming to light. Capable of near or under 20ms latency in VR.

And it fits into a tiny box.

I pray that NVIDIA come out with Asynchronous compute + graphics support in Pascal. If they don't, LiquidVR will end up becoming a defecto standard for at least two years. If AMD don't mess this up, that's a HUGE lead over the competition.

And where do you think the next gen consoles are going to go? VR. So likely a dual Polaris based APU to drive them. That's LiquidVR in the consoles.

Since its predicted to be a large market, AMDs early lead will attract investors for sure.
Edited by Mahigan - 2/29/16 at 8:37pm
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post #28 of 66
PC gaming is not about Async Compute right now. Async Coimpute means nothing right now.
Games are DX11. AMD got 20% market share. Time to realize that Mahigan.
And yes, this is AMD's fault, not consumers.
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PC gaming is not about Async Compute right now. Async Coimpute means nothing right now.
Games are DX11. AMD got 20% market share. Time to realize that Mahigan.
And yes, this is AMD's fault, not consumers.

With all due respect,

LiquidVR is a separate layer within the OS which handles Asynch compute for various VR features even when running DX11 titles. Have you heard of an Asynchronous Time Warp?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Edited by Mahigan - 2/29/16 at 8:51pm
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post #30 of 66
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Originally Posted by Olivon View Post

PC gaming is not about Async Compute right now. Async Coimpute means nothing right now.
Games are DX11. AMD got 20% market share. Time to realize that Mahigan.
And yes, this is AMD's fault, not consumers.


We are talking VR here,not traditional DX11 gaming. It is quite possible there will be no better option for a single card VR performance for awhile.
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