>AMD will be replacing GCN with Polaris
Uh, we all know what happens to the old stuff when amd announces a new architecture right
>HD 4000 lasted 3 years
>HD 6000 lasted 5 years
>GCN is going on 5 years old
AMD HAS NO DRIVERS
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Thank you for your continued support of /g/, and of the Nvidia you love so dearly.
Still waiting for AMD to fix multimonitor and video-playing power consumption.
Otherwise it's Nvidia for me next time.
If you believe Nvidia's TDP, then that tested Polaris GPU would have a TDP of 30W.
Sure it's published by AMD, but it's all we got for now.
The VLIW arch AMD used prior to GCN existed for a very long time, and wasn't divided up by product lines as you're implying.
There is no such thing as GCN 1.X.
1st generation GCN is Southern Islands
2nd generation GCN is Sea Islands
3rd generation GCN is Volcanic Islands, but AMD dropped the Islands naming structure and is moving on to something else.
Now we have Polaris which is 4th generation GCN.
Fury actually does something different and does it well, look at benches for 4K
Phenom and Bulldozer (more so bulldozer) where giped because of intel BS with bribing OEMs and rigging benches, not to mention the intel compiler.
I can't speak for the HD series you've mentioned but at least they released something in response to competition even if it was only a little worse off than the competition for a reasonable sum of money less.
Polaris is an internal chip series name, not a completely new microarch.
They're all the same cores. AMD dropped the old ATI core design because of the growing power gap between it and GCN. If you're a company like AMD where holding money is like a person holding water in their hands. You gotta make a few cuts. They don't wanna waste an entire team of software engineers on old legacy cards. This is like Nvidia dropping the 200, 9000, and 8000 series. Its not a good idea, nor is it kind to keep those cards relevant. It just wastes peoples electricity on old inefficient hardware that should be replaced anyway because of Housefire risks. Nvidia updating those cards is a publicity stunt for poorfag retards like OP, who idolise faceless megacorps because 'muh post-purchase rationalisation' and 'muh barren gayman wallet'.
GCN1.0 will have a few extra years.
You must have a short memory, as most Nvidia fucboi's do. The 7000 fucking wrecked the 600, and caught up to the 700 series too. GCN1.0 is fucking based. Its only fault today is its age.
AMD internally, and in their drivers, refers to their chips as whatever version of GCN it is. i.e 1.0, 1.1, 1.2. As well as the Codenames.
Polaris =/= GCN4.0
oh and DX12 and async ^^
then add the nvidia gameworks and the retarded amounts of tess that they put in those games on things that don't need it.
nice to see that you can look at things objectively :^)
Hd 7950 beats a gtx 960 in most games and the 7970 can get pretty close to a gtx 970, but never beat it. I'm pretty sure even with an overclock it won't be enough, but the 7970 is still an amazing card.
>AMD internally, and in their drivers, refers to their chips as whatever version of GCN it is. i.e 1.0, 1.1, 1.2.
There is literally no such thing as GCN 1.X. AMD has never, ever used this naming scheme, it was invented by a writer for Anandtech because he was too lazy to look up the technical details of the Sea Islands line which is 2nd generation GCN.
>Polaris =/= GCN4.0
Not only are you 100% wrong, but you directly contradict yourself right in the beginning of your post.
Polaris *is* the name for 4th generation GCN. AMD has moved away from the island naming scheme. I wasn't talking out of my ass when I stated as much, I was making an informed statement. Don't try to correct people when you're clueless.