AMD’s Chief Architect Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, confirmed that the red team will be showing is new Radeon RX Vega graphics card at this year’s Computex.
Yes, but I'm buying that frontier edition;)
That's great I totally get your enthusiasm, I also can't wait to see Vega and as a Ryzen early adopter I get it. But I actually think you should probably wait to see the RX release before you buy anything if your goal is gaming. I haven't been keeping up with the latest info from the past couple days. But I get the feeling the FE is going to be a server (bit coin farming version) and the RX will have higher specs and better support for gaming.
I'm telling you this as a nice guy on the internet. Do not buy the frontier edition unless you know it's true purpose. It is not meant for gaming and you will look like a fool if you ever show it to anyone who actually knows a thing or two.
Another day another graphics card.
I get where your coming from. But Vega with it's HBM2 memory and new computational methods is really pushing the industry forward. It's like Ryzen and it's 8c/16 threads at an incredibly cheap price (not to mention the 16/32 chip on the horizon) is forcing the industry to move forward with more cores. Increasing clock speed can only go so far, the utilization of more cores yields vastly more computations with much less power draw,
same was said for fury x, but the extra bandwidth was not enough to compete against nvidia's highend. they really need to fix their driver support too, often times amd had better hardware gimped by their software support. but its been far too long since, i really hope this time they can release something thats atleast better thn 1080ti. no point in competing against 1080GTX-1070GTX that are almost an year old.
No, this is incorrect. It doesn't have to be the absolute fastest card on the market to have an impact. Like Ryzen which for example isn't the fastest CPU on the market but it's the new tech of offering more cores cheaply that is what is moving the industry. Vega with HBM 2 and it's new memory controller will be able to support terabyte(s) of memory as well as it's other architectural improvements that improve the way the graphics pipeline works for rendering. And as it stands the rumors are that the FE pushes 13tf+ and that the RX versions will have even higher clocks. So that would put it ahead of Nvidia. And whats really important is the price. It's not just how much power it can offer it's price per performance. The fact of the matter is the highest end cards are not the ones that sell the most. The highest selling Ndvia cards aren't the 1080 and the 1080Ti it's the 1070 and the 1060. Plus since the 480, driver support has been much better they have had new drivers released for most every big game.
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