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Is zen going to be what bulldozer was supposed to be? I don't see another mediocre chip with improvements over 5 years keeping amd afloat...i love my vishera but im hoping for some competitiveness with zens release
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post #42 of 78
is it tomorrow yet?

no, that isn't a question to ask the rep . . . tongue.gif
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post #43 of 78
To add to the previous questions, Can we expect a new 'Fixer' video
Edited by huzzug - 8/4/16 at 5:07am
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When is it in GMT?
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Should we expect anything audio-related? tongue.gif

J/k, I want to know the things most want to know:
1. How big big Vega will be and when can I have it in my hands?
2. How fast will Zen be, how many moar coars will it bring to desktop, and when can I have it in my hands?
3. What have you done to your avatars' theme? mad.gif
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how much does fab choice affect them? AMD has an agreement with GloFo, so how much does GloFo's process compared to TSMC's affect the chip performance, architecture aside? is there a possibility of big vega being produced by TSMC or somebody else if there is a large enough difference between processes?

Edit; to clarify, im sure in their agreement with glofo would include a poor performance or yield clause allowing them to use another manufacturer should they be unable to meet their needs.
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How does it feel to be the enthusiast’s GPU equivalent of Alex Winter from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure?
Edited by TinyRichard - 8/4/16 at 7:41am
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When are we going to see mobile Polaris chips, and can we expect decent OEM builds for reasonable price?

When are we going to see reference RX 470 available for reasonable price in Europe?

Performance wise, the RX 480 is near the levels of 390X, which is a a 290X with minor architecture/BIOS changes. Is the RX 480 a 390X/290X taking advantage of the smaller tech node (28nm vs 14nm), or is a GCN architecture with actually lot of differences (improvements, big changes and such)?

It was said that the Polaris will arrive with new engine, capable of changing the DX11 performance that AMD was offering, but even in DX12, RX 480 is not taking off much ahead of the 390X. Why is that?

How important is for you to target the OEM with a card like the RX460/470? If they enter the market of pre-builts, would you be able to provide the quantities (looking at that OUT OF STOCK/PRE-ORDER RX480 in my country).
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1. VSR still was not fixed for 21:9 or 144hz Monitors. Nvidia's DSR supports both since release in 2014.
Ask them why that is. It's pretty easy for AMD to fix that.

2. There's a driver issue / bug, that stops R9 200, R9 300 and Fury cards from being software overclocked with voltage tweaking.
If u overclock for example a R9 290X to ~1150mhz and raise the voltage via MSI AB or Trixx by 200mv, the AMD driver will save the clock speeds u set and it will reapply them on the next start up. But it doesn't save the new voltage.

So:
U overclock the GPU with MSI AB, raise the voltage and then u run some tests, games, whatever.
Everything is fine, the overclock is 100% stable.
U restart the pc and get a black screen while windows is starting up.
Because the AMD driver saved the 1150mhz and reapplies them on startup with a stock voltage.

Doesn't matter, what settings u have in MSI AB / Trixx, because those programs wont even load up, since the PC will already have crashed while loading the drivers.


Me and some friends tried to reach out to AMD and make them aware of these issues, but they don't seem to care.

Don't want this to be too much of a rant, but it'd be cool if u could get some awareness for that stuff.
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Originally Posted by ku4eto View Post

Performance wise, the RX 480 is near the levels of 390X, which is a a 290X with minor architecture/BIOS changes. Is the RX 480 a 390X/290X taking advantage of the smaller tech node (28nm vs 14nm), or is a GCN architecture with actually lot of differences (improvements, big changes and such)?

Not even an architecture change - just double the VRAM reference and increased clocks, as well as aftermarket cards at launch.

As for Polaris vs earlier GCN, it appears the ISA has not been changed at all. It seems like it's a "tick" to use Intel's terminology, a new process but not a fundamentally changed architecture (though the ~15% performance boost in shader performance is quite good, much better than Sandy to Ivy or Haswell to Broadwell).
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