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[ExtremeTech] AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History

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There are two ways to read the current situation. One argues that the current less-than-inspiring crop of GPU architectures from AMD and Nvidia is an oddity. AMD has been operating on a shoestring budget until quite recently, with limited resources to pour into new GPUs. Nvidia may have misread the crypto market. Put the two together, and you have an awkward transition that doesn’t inspire anyone but ultimately doesn’t have much influence over the long-term evolution of the GPU market either. Fast forward 18 months and the market may look much more like its historical trend line.

The alternative is that GPU customers can now more-or-less look forward to paying significantly higher prices for performance improvements. That’s a grim prediction, and it’s one I’m explicitly not making. We don’t know if Vega 20 is a great vehicle from which to view AMD’s next-generation architecture. We also don’t know what kind of performance improvements Nvidia might be able to squeeze from 7nm when it brings these chips to retail. Intel also plans to enter the GPU space in 2020, so it’s possible we’ll see disruption from that direction as well.

But as things stand today, the consumer GPU market feels stuck in an unwelcome position where the only generational performance improvements available are reserved to those who can afford to jump at least a price bracket for their next GPU. Historically, there’s never been a need to do that. Hopefully, there still isn’t.


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1 thing is they are getting pretty near the smallest size limits they can make transistors. The entire electronics industry will be hitting that wall very very soon. I wish I knew what they are planning after that. Are they going to just add more cores, bigger and bigger chips, and bigger and bigger cooling solutions? And the power draw will be many times more as they add more chips.

Gaming and computing as a whole will plateau very soon, like the next few years, using today's tech in the same ways. So these big chip makers must really want to slow down the year-year increases too.

I wish I had friends in the industry. I have a lot of questions.


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Maybe something like this is next...?

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