>This graphical horsepower can be produced by GPUs equivalen to the GTX 970 or the Radeon R9 290. Both these GPUs cost $349. So if we take a look at the sales data of these GPUs as well as the GPUs above this mark, we will be able to calculate something called the total available market for VR – which is the number of users that can actually run any VR product on these headsets. AMD believes, that Polaris architecture will be efficient enough to address this problem
>The shift to 14nm becomes highly significant in this aspect. Not only does the die shrink allow for more transistors to be placed on the same surface area, it increases economies of scale – lowering costs
>would allow good yields and more volume to be shipped. AMD hopes to exercise this advantage by lowering the cost of “minimum spec VR” to a point below the $349 mark – making VR available to everyone and increasing the Total Available Market for VR.
Can AMD make the comeback that some have been hoping for these past years? I hope Zen and Polaris really put AMD back on track.
A slide from the VRLA Winter Expo 2016
I would personally love to see the engineers thinking behind their next products. Because they're going to fail us, like they did time and time again.
Nvidia is going to monopolize the GPU game and Intel the CPU. AMD is done.
I'm not an AMD shill, but I feel like I should come to their defense here. These cards are going to cheaper and still deliver enough power to reach the minimum specs to run VR. Which means it going to at par with the GTX 970, if they can't beat them by performance, beat them by price.
The difference between AMD and NVIDIA is hardly that huge. 980 Ti is categorically a better card than the Fury X, but below that performance level there are options available from both companies.
It's Intel that's been raping AMD a new asshole for pretty much a decade, not NVIDIA.
WE ALREADY HAVE JENNY FUCK OFF
This. Jenny is technology related so she gets to be an exception. Anything technology related like robot boy that was posted earlier is fine, cartoons like what OP posted belong on /co/
Daily reminder that amd will make a comeback, it is just pulling strings right now:
>Mantle based DirectX 12
>They finally changed from GloFo to a more serious partner (any other is better, seriously the 20nm/16nm were delayed several times)
>New GPU architecture
>ZEN ZEN ZEN (Jimmy Kelly)
>The always-growing console market now depending 100% on amd
>A new arm/x86 mobile architecture
>They finally changed their horrid dog shit stock cooler
>"More affordable vr gpu"
>Their partners are fucking up in a good way (XFX´s 380 that can be unlocked into a 380X
>Apple depends a lot on amd´s mobile GPUs
But right now they just completely own the
Low/mid (a 980 ti) is not mid end idiot) end cpu/gpu market
Sit around the fire, let me tell you a story:
A long time ago in this hole of cancer called /g/, Maki posters ruled the land posting in desktop threads and jerking themselves off to their riced Loonix desktops.
For years, /g/ was under the east Asian overlords ruled.
One day, a anon not aware of their rules posted this thread.
This made /a/ made, they were seeing a cartoon character! The people of /g/ swooned over Jenny's components and see better that Jenny is amazing.
Later people have been posting Jenny to anger these anime posters. Threads after threads the /a/ people stopped trying , Jenny has won but the war isn't over. We post Jenny to combat anime try hards from thinking that the board belong to anime
I use Nvidia right now, but I feel like AMD is going to make a comeback and will buy it once mine goes out of date. I love their Open source stand on things. Free Sync, Open GPU, I feel like AMD gets it. I just want them to preform better
GCN is inherently friendly to VR due to its "wide" nature and its focus on parallel computation - something Nvidia has not focused on with its GTX class chips in quite a while.
In a limited way you can see this effect in benchmarks - as resolutions increase GCN cards (which is realistically all of them this day and age) tend to gain/overtake their equivalent GTX card due to the front end saturation that occurs (side note: if fiji had 96 rops it would crush big maxwell).
VR wants as much bandwidth (both from memory and other components) as it can get which is why hawaii in particular is fantastic for it.
I believe in AMD...
History is full of rallying comebacks.
> 2016 and ZEN will be AMDs Stalingrad
> they either pull a knockout or lose everything
I was exaggerating the entire stlory
Summit Ridge is only launching in the very end of 2016, and it'll be limited supply.
Raven Ridge and Summit Ridge won't hit the market in any significant numbers until 2017, the same year that their enterprise chips begin shipping.
Their GPUs don't contribute enough revenue annually to make or break them. This year is going to be totally lackluster for AMD while 2017 is their tipping point in recovery. They're doing nothing but coasting through the year.
If AMD fails with zen and goes bankrupt, it will be the end of the PC era
intel will over charge for their shit because of juicy government/cloud/corporate contracts. People will start just using tablets/cellphones/game consoles for everything, and eventually this will catch up with the office. Intel will go bankrupt overnight as cloud switch to ARM because muh power consumption.
>daddy, what's that dusty box in the corner of your office with a power button on it?
I think they had plenty of cash reserves and outside investment. This has started a bit of a downward spiral as they need that R+D monies to constantly improve their product line.
Zen is their last hope, if it flounders they're fucked
>I honestly don't know how AMD is till alive
Primarily they hav e secured a fair few contract that ensure steady cashflow (albeit not mega money) as well as owning a shitload of IP thats worth a fuckload.
The 86_64 license alone is why Intel hasn't moved in to utterly destroy AMD.
Intel overcharging didn't kill PCs when they ruled the roost in the '80s and '90s
Most of those contracts are for Xeon systems anyway where AMD hasn't been worth a shit for over half a decade.
>due to the front end saturation that occurs
Possibly true, but also remember that AMD's DX11 driver is shit in terms of CPU overhead. Increasing resolution increases the stress on the GPU but not on the CPU feeding it. This makes the impact of AMD's crap driver lessen as resolution increases.
All true, but still GCN is a jack-of-all-trades arhictecture and it sucks down a lot of juice due to its compute based designed that vidya doesn't care about (primarily due to the finer points of it not being exposed in DX11).
I have no doubt Polris - much like fermi - will unfuck cpu overhead (command lists yo) which will inherently give GCN4 a huge boost. This combined with general improvements from node shrink and shader count increases very much looks like a Pascal killer. 28nm is especially harsh on hawaii/fiji and it shows in power draw.
Jenny is shit post more Drossel
Don't forget that GCN4 has an improved (likely customized from the ground up) geometry/tessellation processor, a next gen HBM interface/GDDR5X focused interface for lower end parts, and was designed entirely specifically for 16nmFF on top of the revamped shader architecture/ISA
GCN4 lit'rally gonna blow the pants off everything we see this year.
I got burned by gameworks in my 700 series card
Can't even toss us a Tess slider nvidia?
Then I'm seeing the 3.5 shit and straight up lying about maxwell fully supporting dx12. Playing rise of the tomb raider, the hair option barely costs any frames and it's based on tressfx yet in witcher 3 hair works shit tanks by 20
No fucking thanks