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The demo was somewhat cool.

Link to demo? It's not in the source AFAICT.
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8K at 92 FPS.

The dev kit is $9999 btw, damn.

Targeting {H|B}ollywood.
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Link to demo? It's not in the source AFAICT.
Targeting {H|B}ollywood.
It was shown on the live stream.


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Link to demo? It's not in the source AFAICT.
Targeting {H|B}ollywood.

I think the event just occurred, we will see it within a day or two i bet.
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Vega? Please? Not so interested in sony Vegas
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LOL looks like my joke of an idea came true (in a way):

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It will be 7 + 1 GB according to sources.

Nah it will come with a SO-DIMM slot so you can expand your memory at will.
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LOL looks like my joke of an idea came true (in a way):

That's some Vodoo tier joke man.
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I'm pretty stupid, is that useful?

For top tier professionals, yes. None of us qualify though.
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Okay, props to AMD, i didn't even had an idea this would work. I wanna see the link between the PCB and the M.2 slot. Just how faster is actually a SSD NAND memory compared to GDDR5 ?
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Okay, props to AMD, i didn't even had an idea this would work. I wanna see the link between the PCB and the M.2 slot. Just how faster is actually a SSD NAND memory compared to GDDR5 ?

It's not. You just get a heck of alot more capacity.


Normally, to communicate with a PCIe SSD, the GPU would have to go over the PCIe bus and through the chipset, which would add a ton of latency. Depending on how they wire it, putting it right on the GPU board skips all of that. So the GPU gets a giant, slow but not prohibitively slow pool of memory to work with for things like massive 8K video frames.
Edited by brucethemoose - 7/25/16 at 10:32pm
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Okay, props to AMD, i didn't even had an idea this would work. I wanna see the link between the PCB and the M.2 slot. Just how faster is actually a SSD NAND memory compared to GDDR5 ?

The maximum speed possible is about 3% of the speed of the GDDR5 on the 480, 256 GB/s for GDDR5 compared to 7.877 GB/s to the NAND. The NAND is a lot larger and used for video or texture storage, not as actual video RAM, using the system memory as video RAM would probably be faster than NAND, even NAND on the GPU.

Adoption is the problem with this technology, it requires explicit 3rd party software support. frown.gif
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Normally, to communicate with a PCIe SSD, the GPU would have to go over the PCIe bus and through the chipset, which would add a ton of latency. Depending on how they wire it, putting it right on the GPU board skips all of that. So the GPU gets a giant, slow but not prohibitively slow pool of memory to work with for things like massive 8K video frames.

It isn't even for caching 8K video frames, you store the 8K video on the GPU itself. The GPU has the hardware decoder anyway, this way you never send the video data over the bus while editing the video, everything happens on the GPU (with some support from the drivers/software). If a game supported it you would "install" the game to the GPU, it would take a long time copying all the textures to the GPU but then texture loading wouldn't cause bus traffic or involve the CPU (much).

It is sort of like a poor-man's 3D XPoint GPU, using NAND instead of 3D XPoint isn't even too bad, because neither are even close to fast enough to replace the RAM they would fill almost the same role, a texture cache. 3D XPoint, or even NAND connected with something a lot better than 8x PCIe 3.0, on the GPU as a texture cache would really be amazing.
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