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Well AMD comments at the recent investor meeting indicate Polaris is for both mainstream and performance markets, but they plan to target mainstream first.

"Polaris will ramp over a series of quarters, as we nail that performance and mainstream portion of the market...".


"...and the things we want to achieve in the near-term for this product launch to go to mainstream first, and then proliferate product upwards and downwards, up into enthusiast and down into value..."

http://seekingalpha.com/article/3977446-advanced-micro-devices-amd-44th-annual-jpmorgan-global-technology-media-telecom-conference

RX 490(X) confirmed. smile.gif
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RX 490(X) confirmed. smile.gif
I thought they said polaris was a whole new lineup from top to bottom. This would make sense if true?
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Elric is stating that R9 480 should be between GTX 970 and GTX 980, and between R9 390 and R9 390x
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I thought they said polaris was a whole new lineup from top to bottom. This would make sense if true?

Indeed.
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Elric is stating that R9 480 should be between GTX 970 and GTX 980, and between R9 390 and R9 390x

Its all speculations. It would be between R9 390 and R9 390X if it was still GCN 1.2 and only a clock bump.
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Just gauging on straight TFlops with no IPC changes it is between 390 and 390X, don't need a YouTube video to tell me that. Real question is tesselation and rasterization performance. If it's equal or better than Pascal than Gameworks becomes a lot less effective in skewing performance.
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I used to totally agree with what you are saying way back when AMD first scored the exclusive console rights. I would say "Just wait a couple years until all games are made for AMD hardware first then ported to others, then we will see AMD take off!" That was THREE years ago. Unfortunately none of what I expected to happen actually happened and, in fact, Nvidia has simply gotten a bigger and bigger stranglehold on the GPU market over those last three years. Now we start hearing the same exact stuff we were saying in 2013, "Just give it a couple years and, with all the console exclusivity wrapped up, AMD will really start putting a wallop on Nvidia!" Its just not going to work out that way I don't think, or it would have already.

In my experience, AMD is benefitting from this "natural synergy" between consoles and its GCN structure. Just look at that Total War game and how Fury is performing relative to the comparable Nvidia cards. More and more shift towards Dx12 would also benefit AMD card holders more, thereby, effectively increasing the "optimized performance period" by default.
So, simply put, my hedge against any "planned obsolescence" is to ride on the coattails of this "natural synergy". It's not an overly technical way to look at this, but it makes a lot more sense to me than taking a flyer on another gpu that may get relegated to "legacy status" on a whim, since there is no legally binding promise of "minimum optimization support period" from either gpu company ...lol
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In the same way a V6 engine producing 150HP in the 70's compares to 4 Cylinders that now are capable of producing 250 hp....

Engine technology progress is actually very similiar to GPU/CPU Progress, it just happens on a much slower scale. Graphics technologies haven't changed majorly since the days of G80..

Which is around 100 years in car time.

Which is around 100 years in car time.

 

gotta' love it

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God I hate car analogies...
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God I hate car analogies...

Well GPUs are poor mans Cars. Both are going after speed.
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