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New AMD graphics chief David Wang says the company will release new GPUs annually

By Polycount ยท 34 replies
Jun 7, 2018
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  1. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Guru Posts: 447   +492

    No I didn't, you just failed to read and view the link. It was a dual review of a 780ti beating the R9 290X by 9 percent and an OC version of the 780 beating the 290x by 4 percent.

    For some reason my comment pointing out how you were clearly incorrect in your assertion the R9 290X
    .......was deleted. So here it is again for anyone to decide who was correct.

    I suggest you read properly next time.
     
  2. nnguy2

    nnguy2 TS Member Posts: 20   +15

    yeah I said I got the timeline mixed it. when the 290x was release it was much faster than nvidia's fastest which were the 780 and titan. not 780 and 780ti in my original comment.
     
  3. Foobario

    Foobario TS Rookie

    70 - 80% of gamers are still playing on 1080p 60hz screens. So for the meat of the market the current GPUs on the market are more than sufficient. Just need the retailers to pull their heads out of their arses and quit holding out, with inflated prices,for crypto demand to come back. They need to cover their increased RAM costs and bring their mainstream offerings (RX 580/1060) cards down to $250 - 260 and let the product start flying off the shelves again.
     
  4. Misagt

    Misagt TS Maniac Posts: 215   +143

    Same I just ordered an AMD rig today.
     
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,996   +2,179

    I think both you guys make good points. I don't really see the point in arguing more over semantics.
     
  6. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Maniac Posts: 471   +172

    Right. That's certainly the safest way. Use what is currently proven and getting the best out of it. I was just wondering if developers are ever tempted to to slow roll development when promising new tech is being unveiled in hopes of getting an effect they always wanted but didn't believe current tech could handle or produce it.
     
  7. Shadowboxer

    Shadowboxer TS Booster Posts: 127   +46

    I would rather see the Radeon brand sold off. It really feels like Radeon has become less and less competitive over the last 5 years and I dont think AMD have the money and consumer confidence anymore to revive it. The 290x (released 4.5 years ago) was the last decent card and it wasnt as good as some people here are making it out to be, it was remarkably hot and loud and performed worse than its competitor for the first 2/3 years of its life. Its just aged well but its at the end of its life at this point. According to the steam survey more people are gaming on Intel integrated graphics than AMD graphics cards. And I speak as someone who has mostly owned Radeons over the last 20 years.

    I miss my 9800 pro, Radeon has fallen far since those days and it feels like Geforce has stepped up a lot since then.
     
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  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,522   +246

    I don't. It's like giving up on AMD CPUs because of the construction cores. Then we wouldn't have Ryzen.

    I hope that AMD is still capable of creating good GPUs. I don't think another company will do a better job. I prefer to wait and see what AMD releases rather than give up on Radeon.
     
  9. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Maniac Posts: 471   +172

    That's a salient point. Who wants to develop for hardware that few would have? You need sales, not presentation points.
     
  10. hay fizzy

    hay fizzy TS Rookie

    There have been a few exceptions like crysilis. or badily designed games that require more resources than that which is available but luckily we can change game settings to make it playable
     

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