AMD Vega GPU

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  1. qwijibo

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    And smaller dies => better yields of die per wafer => cheaper cards. The same reason they did Ryzen 4/6/8 cores as two chips linked with infinity fabric, rather than a larger 8 core die.

    What will be interesting, is if the separate chips will also be exposed in an mGPU setup for engines that *can* optimize for that - infinity fabric is not zero cost, its just extremely low cost.
     
  2. Perko

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    *Assuming this is true*
    It has the potential to be incredibly powerful, and certainly has the potential to give Nvidia a whooping on overall performance, but I wasn't being glib before. Unless AMD can find some insane new manufacturing capacity, or the new Nvidia chips can compete on compute/mining the miners are just going to eat these in the short term. Extra stream processors per slot is basically their wet dream come true.
     
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    If they can link the cores like a ryzen, they could match/beat whatever nvidia makes by just adding more cores. It would be pretty good for amd if they can pull that off.
     
  4. Sledge

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    Within certain power constraints..
    you wouldn't want a card that consumes 1000W would you?
     
  5. dr_deathy

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    If the performance is there I don't care if it uses 2000w
     
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    AMD with DICE developed Mantle. Mantle became DirectX12. AMD was banking on game developers to use the MGPU part to take advantage of multiple GPU's. This didn't happen so they had to develop a way to integrate multiple GPU's without software. This 7nm Vega with 1 to 3 chips on one infinity fabric interposer is their final but delayed solution.
     
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  7. Perko

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    Vulkan?
     
  8. Nian

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    And Vulkan.

    AMD supplied the source to both the Kronos group and Microsoft.
     
  9. aussie-revhead

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    When is Vega 2 due? Do we have a thread on it?

    :)
     
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  12. nope

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    im from coffs sell me it cheap :p
     
  13. Nian

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    I'm holding on to my Vega 64. It will be a worthy card for my #2 machine.
     
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    If u ever change your mind let me know
     
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    first one is the pro version then the vega gamining version :) so things won't change for a while plus I only paid $729 for mine when they dropped so mine will probably go to the daughter
     
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    Oh noice i was trying to remember how much they where $700 ish before the great mine
     
  17. qwijibo

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    I got my vega64s for about $640 each back in november 2017. Shit for gaming (compared to 1080/1080ti), great for mining.

    Even for gaming, they're not bad - undervolt them, crank the HBM clock to 1100Mhz, and they run fairly cool and quiet, and will still crank out the frames at 1440p.
     
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    I got mine a week or 2 after release for around $700, slammed a water block on it straight from the box and I’ve had no issues running high clocks and no issues maxing out all details in games, I’m happy and don’t have any need to upgrade....yet
     
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    i am firmly waiting for multi core 7nm next year
     
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    Only reason I went with Vega is colour reproduction. Nvidia still crush colours for better performance and on a 10bit high quality ips its glaringly bad. So had no choice really.
     
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