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Old 06-11-18, 11:12 PM
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AMD reveals their 7nm Vega Instinct MI60 and MI50 graphics cards

Peak engine clock speeds of 1800MHz with 1024 GB/s of memory bandwidth.



Read more about AMD's Radeon Instinct Vega MI60 and MI50 graphics cards.

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Old 07-11-18, 12:47 AM
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Should be pretty good. Makes you wonder if Deep Learning/Machine Learning/AI will be applied to games like Nvidia is doing with super computers and DLSS with this heavy focus on those markets.
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Old 07-11-18, 01:28 PM
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AMD is good in raw compute power. But their architecture just doesn't go nice with games.
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Old 07-11-18, 01:32 PM
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AMD is good in raw compute power. But their architecture just doesn't go nice with games.
Good job this isn't for gamers then eh?
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Old 07-11-18, 02:55 PM
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Good job this isn't for gamers then eh?
Well... It does eventually roll down to gamers. All consumer tech is mostly downgraded server stuff. If the base architecture doesn't do specific workloads, you can't optimize much. Same as CPU lineup.
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Old 07-11-18, 04:19 PM
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Vega isn't particularly heavily focussed at gaming(It did seem to be at some point in development but then the AI boom happened and the gaming-related features like DSBR & Primitive shaders seemed to get mostly shelved), but it's hard to argue the same applies for all of AMDs chips & architectures. Traditional GCN started out in a similar position but by later revisions (Consoles & Polaris) it was pretty well optimised for gaming & generally managed better game FPS vs raw compute power (FLOPS & similar GPGPU measures) than any architecture before or since.

Navi looks like it will do the same. While the general architectures of the enterprise grade chips do trickle down, generally by the time they reach small-die variants that have much more of a life in mid-end gaming cards than enterprise cards they've been gutted of many of their enterprise grade features (Double precision compute, EMC support, ect) and had their resource allocation tweaked to better suit gaming purpose, which brings along the improved efficiency at the task through minimised "dead silicon" and better fed units. NVidia's RTX cards aren't particularly efficient gaming cards either for this reason, and the same could be seen with many of the Titan variants that focussed more on compute performance.
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Old 07-11-18, 04:29 PM
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With a lot of AMD's recent GPUs (apart from Polaris) they have tried to kill two birds with one stone and missed both.

However I think most of the cash to be made now is in this sort of stuff, and I am pretty sure they know it.
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I think the pre-HBM top-end GCN cards (Hawaii & Tahiti) pulled off the balance quite well (Even if it took some time for the gaming drivers to mature they were both on the market for long enough to rectify that), while Tonga & Polaris, being the lower end gaming-specific GDDR counterparts to Fiji & Vega with more mature, trimmed down & gaming focused architectures, both seemed to have little issue.

Vega & Fiji both had to take a much starker diversion in their focus though, for pretty obvious reasons.
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