Originally Posted by dagget3450
I don't get the defense of AMD on this one. They have released RIS for polaris but not vega. They skipped vega that simple. Did they say why they did it that way? Is the debate over "sometime" vs "never"? Really?
What is the rumor here? AMD having a response or lack thereof?
I honestly don't understand it either. This is 100% not a rumour and it defies all logic to consider it as such. The title of the article is accurate and so is its content and so is the original source PCGamesN, if we are to believe their direct quote from AMD's response (see below), which at this point we should, it's been 8 days, if it were false AMD would have said so already.
“AMD will gauge end user reception and demand for Radeon Image Sharpening,” says AMD in response to our questions about future Vega support, “and will consider adding support for additional Radeon RX graphics cards in the future.”
Fact 1: AMD releases RIS for Navi. Ok, new lineup, new feature, maybe it will be backported to other archs, maybe it's technically possible (without a substantial performance hit, that is), maybe it's not, but for now, fine.
Fact 2: AMD decides to backport RIS to Polaris, leaving people who actually paid more money for their Vega 56, 64 and VII out in the cold. Paint AMD's inner wants and plans however you want to, but it's a fact. Maybe in the future there will be support, but the title of the article is quite accurate, Vega owners as of right now are left out in the cold, they can't use the feature that older arch Polaris users can.