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  1. Benetanegia

    Leading AMD AIB Partners Avoiding "Tahiti LE"?

    They already gave you the HD7990, at least, from what I read in the article, as much as they are going to be giving you this card. None of them (7990 or "Tahiti LE") have a reference design.
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    Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29-Inch Monitor Goes on Sale, in Australia

    Well, no complains from me and I'm one of the ones that typically comments about 27" not being 1440p. Not on every thread but I've complained sometimes. But with this one, it's a different aspect ratio and vertically it's probably like a 24" (EDIT: the vertical is actually smaller than a 16:9...
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    NVIDIA to Pull Through 2013 with Kepler Refresh, "March of Maxwell" in 2014

    Well the Fermi GF110 based Tesla was clocked at 650 Mhz and had 250w TDP, while desktop part GTX 580 was clocked 772 Mhz and 244w TDP. Memory consumes a lot apparently (or any other explanation). Going by that and the fact that Tesla K20x is clocked at 735 Mhz, IMO a 900 Mhz GTX780 might be...
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    NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

    Personally I agree with both points of views. Nvidia has yet to adjust the price of any of their cards because right now, they are more expensive. To my knowledge they didn't for a single card, because they are still selling like hotcakes I guess. On the other hand it's only the last month when...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    I'm actually a low profile game developer and I know that to be BS. Not 100% bullshit, but it's completely overblown. Console being a closed platform with very lightweight OS, helps increase performance, but not to the point where a console becomes 2x faster on the same hardware and let's not...
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    NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

    Pff like I said you run your company on your available resources. Intel's money is not and IF. It's going to be there every quarter and it's $66 million as specified by Nvidia, not me EVERY quarter. So expenditures are adjusted for that available money no matter where it comes from. If they...
  7. Benetanegia

    NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

    Then it would be the court settlement that "saves" them, not Tegra. And still false: 1- Their bussiness model is based on their income and opportunities. If they didn't have the money from Intel, they would adjust. Fact is they have that money and is well deserve. They got it legitimately...
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    NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2013

    :laugh: You always make me laugh. I can at least give you that. Everything is up at least 15% sequentially and at least 10% year on year, but it's the Tegra bussiness the only thing that "saved them" from red. :roll: And I used quotation marks because they made record gross margins, so...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    And again, the PS4 will not release until 2014 or very late 2013. By that time HD8900 refresh will be released if not HD9900. Following the logic above the PS4 should use at the very least an HD7950 (lower clocks, maybe 256 bit) or simply a HD7870 or whatever OR as said a HD8950, because HD9900...
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    Samsung Bundles Assassin’s Creed III with Select Samsung 840 Pro SSDs

    With all the products it's being bundled with, it makes it look like no one wants it if not for free lol. I've never been interested in the franchise, so I can understand that.
  11. Benetanegia

    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Yeah but in order to be the same it would be something like an underclocked GTX 660 Ti or HD7950, not an APU that is 5x less powerful, we are talking about the other side of the spctrum altogether. And no, an APU is just 1 or 2 generations faster than what the XB360 had for example and it's not...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    And who said single projection? I'm sorry but it looks like you're learning 3D programming and you're stuck on Chapter 1 yet. Your argument was there's more than pixel shading, which is true and no one said otherwise. However you went all off with the description of what it's basically <5%...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Yes, I can agree with that, because of the effort and such, BUT the info he posted is heavily outdated and because of that non-relevant almost entirely. He's describing forward rendering and to make matters worse, forward rendering with per-vertex shading. That's not used in 95% of the games for...
  14. Benetanegia

    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Sorry but it is simple in this case. Pixels (whether final, or fragments, or texels or whichever step in the pipeline you want to talk about) need to be calculated and rendered and this is done on processors*. 2x the pixel amount 2x the power required, either 2x the SP number or 2x clock. It...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    The answer to that is actually much simpler than that. It doesn't drop because when on lower resolution the GPU is not actually performing as fast as it can. The bottleneck is elsewhere in lower resolution (CPU, triangle setup...). Any GPU built in the last decade is built with higher...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    The XB360 GPU is much more capable than 2600xt. A hell of a lot more capable, and so is RSX. 2600xt was 1/4 a HD2900, while Xenos was more like 2/3. Your 3dmark numbers are irrelevant and unrelated. Trinity GPU is not much more capable than the old HD2900 and by extension the Xenos GPU. And by...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Apples to oranges. Different ways of doing things. But in general: - The 360 had 48 SP not 16. - These SPs had 5 ALUs. Similar but not 100% equal to VLIW5. - So while it's still kinda apples to oranges this is FAR more accurate than what you posted: XB360 = 48 x 5 = 240 "SP" (HD2900/3800...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    The cost difference between the crappy GPU on an APU and a more than decent GPU like HD7870 is <$10 for AMD. Nvidia/AMD have been getting a lot less than that on console licenses. How much do you think it really costs Sony/M$? Not much more. And that is right now, as new processes are released...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Which demo? The one I remember games have not only matched, they have surpassed it, vastly.
  20. Benetanegia

    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    If that's true, they are gonna fail hard imo. If 720p vs 1080p is the only thing they expect to change, who's really going to spend the cash on a new console? Fanboys, no one else. Most people already waited 2-3 years until they bought PS3/XB360 and the difference with the previous ones was...
  21. Benetanegia

    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Honestly, it's not much more powerful (once we factor in the higher resolution), but let's not start arguing about that. Anyway 7+ year GPU does NOT do 30 fps minimum. Current consoles often get lows of 15-20 fps.
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    You're talking about different things man. I too think the APU can not even dream of approaching an stable minimum of 60 fps. Not even close.
  23. Benetanegia

    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Also @ Mailman When you compare an HD6000/7000 or GTX600 to RSX/Xenos or they desktop counterparts and say they are Xx faster, 7 years of iptimizations are there too. The GPU in Trinity is X amount faster optimizations included, not excluded. But ultimmately I have no doubt the PS4 will use...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    It still requires 4x the power to run 1080p60 vs 720p30...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    I'm probably late, but doing 1080p @60 fps DEFINITELY requires 4x the power that 720p @30 fps needs. BigMack is absolutely right on that account. A very different thing is that when running low resolutions some other parts (95% of times the CPU or DirectX draw calls...) become the bottleneck...