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DonMigs85
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(03-20-2017, 03:29 AM)
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I'm selling my GTX 960 and waiting for the 570 or 580 myself since I have a FreeSync monitor. Doesn't look like Vega will trickle into the midrange anytime soon.
dr_rus
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(03-21-2017, 02:19 AM)
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AMD GPU Linux driver patches lists seven Vega 10 IDs

There are seven Vega 10 SKUs. At the same time, seven Polaris 12 IDs were also included, but there is still no trace of Vega 11.

Renekton
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(03-25-2017, 05:50 AM)
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https://videocardz.com/67642/amd-rad...und-the-corner

Not much new except there will be a 4GB variant for notebooks.

I wonder if Vega is nothing more than a shrunken Fiji.
tuxfool
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(03-25-2017, 06:05 AM)

Originally Posted by Renekton

https://videocardz.com/67642/amd-rad...und-the-corner

Not much new except there will be a 4GB variant for notebooks.

I wonder if Vega is nothing more than a shrunken Fiji.

Given what they have told us already, it absolutely isn't.
DonMigs85
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(03-25-2017, 07:12 AM)
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Yeah, it's supposed to have tiling, and the ROPs are now clients of the L2 cache instead of the memory controller. Taking more pages from Nvidia's book.
DemonCleaner
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(03-25-2017, 09:40 AM)
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better be dirt cheap this rx500 series. otherwise it's rather pointless and will just piss of consumers.
Coulomb_Barrier
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(03-25-2017, 09:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by DemonCleaner

better be dirt cheap this rx500 series. otherwise it's rather pointless and will just piss of consumers.

Really confusing what is what here, as last month a '580' was benched in AotS and scored about 15% faster than the 480.

I dunno if the 580 is a re-brand with a huge clock increase, small Vega 11 or even a small Vega 10. We need some answers. NOWL.
Tenacious-D
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(03-25-2017, 09:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by DemonCleaner

better be dirt cheap this rx500 series. otherwise it's rather pointless and will just piss of consumers.

I don't get posts like these. Whose going to be upset? The 580 will probably be 10-15% faster than the 480, so that's a decent upgrade for guys who are running older cards like the GTX960 or R9 280, or guys who have recently bought a FreeSync monitor and don't have the cash for VEGA.
Omeganex9999
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(03-25-2017, 09:59 AM)
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I need AMD to release Vega to build a new rig. Seems like I've been waiting forever...
Nydus
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(03-25-2017, 10:11 AM)

Originally Posted by Omeganex9999

I need AMD to release Vega to build a new rig. Seems like I've been waiting forever...

I just bought a fury nitro to fuel my freesyncmonitor till vega comes.
DemonCleaner
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(03-25-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coulomb_Barrier

Really confusing what is what here, as last month a '580' was benched in AotS and scored about 15% faster than the 480.

I dunno if the 580 is a re-brand with a huge clock increase, small Vega 11 or even a small Vega 10. We need some answers. NOWL.

Originally Posted by Tenacious-D

I don't get posts like these. Whose going to be upset? The 580 will probably be 10-15% faster than the 480, so that's a decent upgrade for guys who are running older cards like the GTX960 or R9 280, or guys who have recently bought a FreeSync monitor and don't have the cash for VEGA.

580 is full polaris 10 with ~ 1350 MHz clock

which should result rather in a 7 % perf gain compared to a non ref card (non throtteling)

even if it's 15 % across the board, thats rather bad regarding you usually see a 50-100% gain on perf per price on a full generational update (~2 year circle).
DonMigs85
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(03-25-2017, 10:24 AM)
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It's not as bad as the Tahiti rebrand at least... Those were essentially the same cards with no process improvement.
DemonCleaner
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(03-25-2017, 10:41 AM)
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might still be that, if they just shrunk the overclocking headroom. (my 480 clocked stable to 1380 MHz). but i don't think that thats the case.

i guess best case scenario would if they increased memory bandwith complementary to clock speeds, as there were situation where this seemed to be the 480s bottleneck (w3 forest sections for example).



would still be a decent buy if prices would be lowered sub 200 USD/EUR vat included for the 8GB model
Coulomb_Barrier
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(03-25-2017, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by DemonCleaner

580 is full polaris 10 with ~ 1350 MHz clock

which should result rather in a 7 % perf gain compared to a non ref card (non throtteling)

even if it's 15 % across the board, thats rather bad regarding you usually see a 50-100% gain on perf per price on a full generational update (~2 year circle).

It's better than nothing. It's only been 1 year since Polaris.

On the other side Nvidia will just have the same 1050s/1060s in the price bracket for the rest of this year at least. Brilliant opportunity to decisively take the performance crown in the $200 price bracket for ATI.
SolidSnakeUS
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(03-26-2017, 01:44 AM)
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Seriously, it's really disappointing that AMD is waiting to almost the beginning of Summer for VEGA to be released (supposedly late May, early June). The fact it will be released over 2 months after the 1080 Ti, that's pretty bad. I want AMD to do well and be more competitive in the high end desktop market, but their timing hasn't been good. Their timing hasn't been that good for a long time. Ryzen was the best timed thing they've done in years.
Irobot82
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(03-26-2017, 11:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakeUS

Seriously, it's really disappointing that AMD is waiting to almost the beginning of Summer for VEGA to be released (supposedly late May, early June). The fact it will be released over 2 months after the 1080 Ti, that's pretty bad. I want AMD to do well and be more competitive in the high end desktop market, but their timing hasn't been good. Their timing hasn't been that good for a long time. Ryzen was the best timed thing they've done in years.

Unless AMD can get away from Global Foundries it's just going to keep going this way.
dr_rus
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(03-27-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Irobot82

Unless AMD can get away from Global Foundries it's just going to keep going this way.

What's Global Foundries have to do with AMD waiting on availability of HBM2 for a certain price?
sfried
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(03-27-2017, 10:54 PM)
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Does AMD have any plans to replace the R9 Nano? I could use a brand new small form factor GPU.

I saw the 1080 actually being available now in miniITX, but it might be a steep price to pay.
Tenacious-D
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(03-27-2017, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by sfried

Does AMD have any plans to replace the R9 Nano? I could use a brand new small form factor GPU.

I saw the 1080 actually being available now in miniITX, but it might be a steep price to pay.

VEGA is replacing the R9 Fury series, so you might get a MINIVEGA somewhere down the line.

You also might not. It's all speculation at the moment.
Pop-O-Matic
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(03-27-2017, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by sfried

Does AMD have any plans to replace the R9 Nano? I could use a brand new small form factor GPU.

I saw the 1080 actually being available now in miniITX, but it might be a steep price to pay.

Wouldn't be surprised if there's a Vega-based successor to the Nano.
sfried
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(03-27-2017, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pop-O-Matic

Wouldn't be surprised if there's a Vega-based successor to the Nano.

I would be down for that, even if it wasn't the highest end one (as long as its higher than my Nano). That said, it would be nice if pricing was better than Nano's initial $500.
dr_rus
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(Yesterday, 11:45 PM)
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AMD Radeon RX 570 and 580 exposed





IgotElbows
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(Yesterday, 11:48 PM)
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Was thinking of getting a 1060 soon.
Would a 570/580 be a better choice? For same 200-250$ price.
Unknown Soldier
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(Yesterday, 11:49 PM)
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So just rebadged and slightly overclocked 470/480. I don't even know why they bother. It's not as if rebranding 200 series as 300 magically made them sell.
dr_rus
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(Today, 12:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

So just rebadged and slightly overclocked 470/480. I don't even know why they bother. It's not as if rebranding 200 series as 300 magically made them sell.

It did actually, but mostly because they doubled the VRAM on 300 series. Doesn't look like anything of the sort for the 500 so yeah, seems like a mostly pointless lineup switch.
Rushersauce
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(Today, 12:18 AM)
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Meh, should have rebranded the 480 as 570, and the 470 as 560. That would have been a good rebranding, at least.
chaosblade
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(Today, 12:20 AM)
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I still think it's for manufacturers. I expected them to transition to a 500 series with Vega if only because of that well before it was confirmed, and had people telling me I was wrong and that Vega was totally going to be higher tiers in the 400 series and Fury replacements.

Manufacturers selling prebuilt PCs want higher numbers than the old model to be able to list for their systems. Even if the performance difference is negligible they can get away with marking up a PC with a brand new 580 for more than one with an old hat 480.

Nvidia has done the same thing, but without pushing the cards to retail. I know there was an OEM-only GTX 300 series.
Pop-O-Matic
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(Today, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rushersauce

Meh, should have rebranded the 480 as 570, and the 470 as 560. That would have been a good rebranding, at least.

Thing is that Vega will probably end up using 590 and/or Fury branding so you'd be left without a 580.
Unknown Soldier
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(Today, 12:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by chaosblade

I still think it's for manufacturers. I expected them to transition to a 500 series with Vega if only because of that well before it was confirmed, and had people telling me I was wrong and that Vega was totally going to be higher tiers in the 400 series and Fury replacements.

Manufacturers selling prebuilt PCs want higher numbers than the old model to be able to list for their systems. Even if the performance difference is negligible they can get away with marking up a PC with a brand new 580 for more than one with an old hat 480.

Nvidia has done the same thing, but without pushing the cards to retail. I know there was an OEM-only GTX 300 series.

You may be right, but I've never seen a single pre-built desktop PC with an AMD card. They all use Intel graphics now, except for a few Alienware-type gaming PCs which have Nvidia.

Nvidia also had the OEM-only GTX 800M series, rebadges of 700M specifically for laptops. This is why on the desktop we skipped directly from the GTX 700 to the GTX 900 series.

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