Originally Posted by Yttrium
Yes, AMD supports async fully
Yes, its unsure what Nvidia's async implementations are
Yes, amd's cards struggled with power consumption
Yes, Nvidia gimped AMD and Nvidia last gen cards and has questionable tactics.
Now I can make the post I wanted
Time Spy shows the exciting potential of low-level, low-overhead APIs like DirectX 12.
How exciting! I wonder how some last gen cards will perform. Especially since some older gen already had async compute! Good to see them updating the always aging benchmark systems!
There is no question in regards to Nvidia's implementation of async, they have none. Everything to the contrary is a lie and they've lied a lot. The only way Nvidia can get around DX12 features is by simply not allowing them to run, thus creating an artificial image that their chips are better when in fact they don't run those features at all. This is what their CEO meant when he said there were ways around DX12 and they were dedicated to working with developers to ensure their chips work 'properly' (don't run those features at all).
The most 'questionable' Nvidia tactic is over tesselating everything so much (64x) that it impacts their own chips far more than it does AMD's, as tesselation can be changed through drivers (32x), something Nvidia's drivers don't allow.