Originally Posted by Nickyvida
Oh, so the green background, the Voltage with ge conspicuously hidden by the betterred logo isn't enough for you? Poor Voltage does not make any sense alone. My point is, if you can afford to throw jabs, you better have a product that can back it up with competitive performance against the product you're targeting. Just like if you're going to boast or poke fun at or call out people for example, like Ronda against Holm or whatever you better back it up, or else you're just going to look foolish if you can't deliver.
If you make your purchasing decisions based on memes then I understand your opinion. Its like believing a certain GPU will have massive overclocking headroom when some marketing sod makes a one-time off comment about it being an overclockers dream because of its cooling solution. The drum video is meaningless, much like the other leaked promotional video of a video on a laptop. Its all noise.
The only thing that matters are specifications and production demos. We have neither. So forgive me if I don't take your "vega must compete with volta" spiel seriously. The only thing Vega needs is offer value to potential clients. If the performance and price are right it will sell. And that's why I'm waiting for official marketing slides showing SKUs, specs and market segments.
Edit: the only thing the drum video tells me personally is this: Vega is still being worked on and AMD believe it will be good. That's not saying much and "good" is a relative term. Thus the need for 3rd party benches. And also, when the 1080 GTX was unveiled nVidia spoke of performance relative to Maxwell in VR applications only.. that's why they had such massive performance deltas to show. The delta was quite more reasonable in non-VR DX11 titles however as seen in 3rd party benches. That release event and their benchmarks was noise too. Slightly more tangible than the drum video (they showed features) but the performance numbers where hard to quantify and meaningless for the mass majority of gamers (playing non VR games).Edited by Lee Patekar - 5/3/17 at 9:16am