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AMD have announced the AMD Radeon VII GPU and more at CES 2019
9 January 2019 at 9:10 pm UTC

Quoting: ThetargosRyzen 3, though, does look amazing. I was kind of hoping to see if Jim's predictions (from Adored TV) would be confirmed, sadly no. BUT to see an R3 sample at 8c16t (presumably the next R5, from the leaked docs) beat the i9 9900k at Cinebench, and the Epyc demo, really makes me want one!

Actually Jim's predictions about Ryzen are quite accurate. He was quite clear in saying "announcing" and not "launching".

Seeing the 14 nm IO die and so "much" space under the Zen 2 chiplet, I could even imagine a second one chiplet with 8 cores in case AMD wants to do it.

AMD have announced the AMD Radeon VII GPU and more at CES 2019
9 January 2019 at 9:02 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: heidi.wengerWhat about that much talked about "Navi"? So this is not it at all?

Navi will come later. Most of us are surprised to see Vega II at all. It seems AMD has seen an opportunity in the market for it, probably strong 7nm process (and Nvidia skyrocketing prices).

AMD have announced the AMD Radeon VII GPU and more at CES 2019
9 January 2019 at 9:00 pm UTC

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: edmondoThat's because the doubled the memory bus width up to 4096 for an impressive bandwidth of 1 TB/s.
I think this last value is relevant for performance.

Such bandwidth is only needed because of all the RAM (parallel access). With less RAM they'll need less bandwidth.

It's probably more a question of balance between CUs, VRAM and ROPs (and power consumptions, and a lot more) to get the best performance. It seems to me that Vega II with 60 CUs is a more balanced design with double HBM2 memory bandwith than the first Vega, which even in its greatness it always felt to me like somewhere a little bottlenecked and never running at maximal potential.

And then for sure, marketing reasons like 16 GB is more than 11 GB ;)

AMD have announced the AMD Radeon VII GPU and more at CES 2019
9 January 2019 at 8:46 pm UTC

Quoting: Shmerl16GB HBM2 at $700... I hope they'll have 8GB variants. So much VRAM might be good for 3D modeling, but I doubt gaming needs so much yet.

That's because the doubled the memory bus width up to 4096 for an impressive bandwidth of 1 TB/s.
I think this last value is relevant for performance.

The Steam Winter Sale is now live, prepare your wallet
3 January 2019 at 8:27 pm UTC

Increased my backlog of games to play with:
  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

  • XCOM 2 Collection

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The Steam Winter Sale is now live, prepare your wallet
20 December 2018 at 8:33 pm UTC Likes: 1

I think I'll buy following games:
  • XCOM® 2 Collection (73%)

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (80%)

The Steam Halloween Sale is live, here's a few Linux picks if you needed more games for your collection
29 October 2018 at 8:10 pm UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: TimeFreezeMust resist. Must resist...

Resistance is futile

Valve have pushed out a new Steam Play beta with DXVK 0.80 and more
28 September 2018 at 6:59 pm UTC

Quoting: sillyCrysis 2 - For some reason the dxvk hud isnt there anymore, unchanged user_settings.py file and I see nothing in the changelog that would explain it.. strange.

Did you try to set following in the launch options?

DXVK_HUD=1 %command%

One of the fine folks in the Intel Mesa driver team has written up a post on their work improving games in DXVK
19 September 2018 at 8:05 pm UTC

Jason Ekstrand is legendary level. Incredible amount of work from him for NIR and Vulkan in Mesa.

@liamdawe another one to interview, if not already done ;)

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