2016 will be a big year for PC vidya capabilities, right?
Zen, Pascal and Artic Islands, and whatever else is next. What do you think those new things will do for playing video games on a PC? Will 4k 60FPS be possible with the most demanding games?
I can't wait, I'm still using my GTX670 and desperate for pascal.
It's the year when you'll have to start paying subscription fee to use your GPU and replace it every 3 months. The prices will also grow 10 times while performance will drop before console level.
AMD has sunk, there's no way out for them, Nvidia and Intel can rip everybody else, Apple will likely move to ARM for their computers and normies will jump ship with them.
Enjoy your "PC MASTERRACE" experience.
pretty sure AMD is signalling ZEN won't be out this year, now
which really sucks since it just means Intel can continue being an entrenched monopoly which means little improvements in their products but jacked-up prices for everything because what are you gonna do about it :^)
The Fury really made me pessimistic about the future of PC gaming.
Nvidia are price gouging fucking assholes and AMD are incompetent and for some reason released a vastly shittier card than the 980ti for the same price as the ti.
That said, 390/x is probably the best value for money card at the moment.
Really getting sick with video card prices skyrocketing though.
>PC tech is getting better by the minute
>PC blows consoles the fuck out, even on their release
>games are still made with consoles in mind first
>PC gets exclusives like Undertale or other indie garbage that looks like it could run on an NES
They are the biggest consolificators of PC gaming after Valve.
I really fucking hope people will continue lashing out harder at their bullshit or soon we'll have fucking Nvidia-exclusive games.
Because monopoly does what monopoly wants.
At least you will get awesome Gameworks Turbo feature allowing you to run games above 480p(still below 1080p, for 1080p you need to pay for GWT premium, which costs twice as much as standard GWT) and maybe 15 FPS if you've bought flagship card.
CPU's will blow themselves up after 2 months and you'll have to replace them for newer model, all of them using different sockets ofc.
Transistor size doesn't matter that much.
i5 2500k performs roughly 25% worse than skylake(6600K?) and it was TWO shrinks since it was released. And in games, the difference drops to 10%.
Because CPU transistor budget is not the same as GPU transistor budget, CPUs in the Skylake/SB comparison you brought up has more transistors thrown at the GPU and other miscellaneous shit like the uncore, the performance part of the CPU, cores, caches and interconnects are a small part of the CPU nowadays.
But for GPUs it's different, 85-90% of the GPU are stream processors/shaders, so a huge increase in transistors translates to a huge increase in shaders, thus performance.
I just want to get a 1050Ti and be set for life
although I'll still play Persona 5 at 0fps
The last 3 years were already the years of the AMD.
All consoles use their cards, the PC market is just a drop in the bucket. They are probably making an order of magnitude greater profit just from console sales than NVIDIA does from PC. They just simply don't give a fuck about PC market share anymore.
Bought a Fury X, I'm happy with it so far, I wasn't going to OC my GPU anyways, what I wanted was a quiet and cool solution which is what I got.
GPU runs most of my shit at 144fps, it runs close to 40ºC under load and is pretty quiet.
I don't know what to do with my money though, so maybe I'll sell this one and get another out of the box water cooled GPU that will be released by AMD after Pascal.