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Old 18-08-17, 01:11 PM
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AMD releases a statement regarding RX Vega pricing and availability

Some questions have been answered, but many still remain.



Read more on AMD's RX Vega 64 prices.

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Old 18-08-17, 01:34 PM
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What a crock. I mean, I believe them (I knew production costs would be high) but yeah, still a crock.
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"we have heard from retailers so far suggests that RX Vega 64 GPUs are simply unprofitable at this price without them."

Then either make a better GPU or make a cheaper GPU. Choose one and go for it. Don't make an expensive GPU that underperforms. If Vega 64 was ahead of the GTX 1080, even in games that favour Nvidia—just like the Fury X was always ahead of the 980 in a game like GTA V—and had a TDP of 250W, then I would pay £550. I might even pay £600. But what AMD are offering simply does not interest me as someone who loves tech and gaming.
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Agreed. If they can't keep costs down, that's their own stupid fault. Design a more efficient architecture next time. Maybe NOT tie yourself to extremely expensive memory that apparently does next to nothing for game performance, has low yields, and costs a butt-ton of money.
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This whole launch has turned into an absolute disaster from a PR perspective for AMD. Hope they get their act together for Navi.
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Old 18-08-17, 02:13 PM
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Honestly man it's like AMD's GPU department is broadmoor and they are all Bipolar !

Polaris - small, cheap, good performance, sell like hot cakes.

Vega - big, expensive, hot, slow, crap.

I wish they'd make their sodding mind up !
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If it weren't for miners buying this crap, this would be quite the disaster for AMD. I almost wish that were the case. Then maybe AMD would actually LEARN something.
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Honestly man it's like AMD's GPU department is broadmoor and they are all Bipolar !

Polaris - small, cheap, good performance, sell like hot cakes.

Vega - big, expensive, hot, slow, crap.

I wish they'd make their sodding mind up !
Tbf, these plans were in long before Koduri took over. It isn't like he had that much input into it after AMD already committed to using Infinity Fabric and HBM.

So i think Navi will be his first own personal release where he has the most input on design and only answers to Lisa, it should be impressive. Have him do most of the work instead of the CPU team dictating what needs to be in there because AMD has the dream of combining an AIO SoC.

What I personally think though, is that if AMD just kept with the GDDR memory and only designed there HPC class cards with HBM, they would be far and away ahead. Maybe not on the same level as Nvidia in regards to performance AND efficiency, but they would probably be much better off than they are now all while making higher margin products.
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I've actually read and heard that quite a few miners are still more interested in Polaris. Vega 56 looks good to some of them, but the power draw could theoretically cause high electricity bills, force them to replace their PSU, or add more radiator space to keep temperatures down. From what I've seen, Vega is not that much more efficient than Polaris. It doesn't appear the huge leap AMD were suggesting.
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Navi sounds fantastic. Imagine four 580s one die ! amazing really.
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