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Navi , Polaris succesor to launch on Q3 2019
The_Aquabat commented on 7 June 2019 at 8:11 pm UTC

My opinion is that navi will be 50 usd cheaper than the Nvidia counterpart I don't know what's the price for the GTX 2070 499?? the 3080 will be 450, and that's more or less what the leaks say. So they will be cheaper, but not super cheap as the first rumors suggested. What will be interesting to see if NVIDIA is willing to cut their prices down, maybe that can push prices on AMD even lower.

The_Aquabat commented on 7 June 2019 at 8:21 pm UTC

QuoteFor example, I got Sapphire Pulse Vega 56 to run The Witcher 3 at ≥ 60 fps with 1920x1200 in Wine+dxvk. Vega 56 handles that, while for example Polaris cards already are too underpowered for the task. Going to something higher like 2560x1440 and ≥ 80 fps already requires something more powerful, so Navi can come handy, since I want to get a better monitor (with Freesync support).

In my case I decided that since I am not upgrading my monitor any time soon, I went for a nitro rx570, because here taxes are really high and monitors can be twice expensive than in the US, other things that are smaller I can purchase them on ebay or amazon, but monitors no, they charge ridiculously high shipping and handling + customs taxes.

I'm satisfied with it, it's ok for 1080p, some games I don't mind playing on medium settings. (it can do 60fps stable on Witcher 3 at medium settings) It can beat most of other brands rx480 and some rx580, shappire really shines on AMD.

Shmerl commented on 7 June 2019 at 8:21 pm UTC

$450 is a reasonable price, if it's going to beat GTX 2070.

The_Aquabat commented on 7 June 2019 at 8:50 pm UTC

I don't know what NVIDIA has up their sleeves, I think they are having some problems on 10nm, and they are late on their next gen chip. But at least they can rest assured that for now (at least as far as we know) they will still hold the title of "fastest card in the world". But maybe not for too long. I don't know anything about NVIDIA since they are so unfriendly towards Linux, I just don't dig into their news, I just don't care.

What's this is all about is who has the fastest card in the world, for a very short period polaris was the fastest, but Nvidia quickly counterattacked . Navi gen 2 could become the fastest, I have hopes that this time NVIDIA will not respond that timely.

Shmerl commented on 7 June 2019 at 8:58 pm UTC

Today I just don't care what Nvidia does. AMD works well for me, and will only get better. I'm not really interested in the "race to be fastest", especially since Nvidia shows no signs of ever making their drivers open. Once Intel will release their gaming GPU, then there will be more interesting options.

The_Aquabat commented on 10 June 2019 at 11:40 pm UTC

yesss! it beats the rtx 2070


The_Aquabat commented on 11 June 2019 at 4:56 am UTC

Interestingly, they already announced Linux support at launch, so I guess a big code drop is coming.

Shmerl commented on 11 June 2019 at 4:58 am UTC

I'll wait for custom models from Sapphire anyway, and by that time hopefully upstream kernel will catch up to Navi support.

It's nice to see, that power requirements are lower than for Vega cards while performance is better. That's finally some progress!

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