Originally Posted by NuclearPeace
How will the 480 continue to pick up speed when DX12 is much, much less driver dependent than DX11? Hell, since a large part of DX12 is just Mantle I honestly cant see GCN getting much faster than it already is. I would like to be wrong, but I digress.
I think that's a valid point.
Developers would have to get fancy with GCN specific stuff in order to further improve performance over time for their engines/titles, but I don't think that will be the case.
The good news for AMD is that GCN, as of right now, is better suited for low level optimizations than NVIDIA's Maxwell/Pascal SKUs, so their cards will probably
perform better than NVIDIA's offerings at each price point.