- Apr 30, 2012
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Doesn't it have x2 more ROPs then before.It has about the same performance as the 2080, matching it's price, with no ray tracing support?
I was hoping AMD would bring about a real threat to Nvidia's inflated prices, it's not the case...
I know this is because of the amount of HBM on this card, but they have a new Fab process, which means they can carve more GPUs out of the silicon wafer, and yet they chose to keep the CU count smaller (or equal in a future XT version?) than Vega 64, when they could've increased sheer rasterizing performance by taking advantage of the smaller node, while beating 2080 to a pulp and matching or surpassing the 2080 Ti? I mean, I get they're not beting on ray tracing, that's reasonable, but why not push the rasterizing envelope then?
Idk, same performance at same price, more memory, less features... It's gonna be an uphill battle.
An ideal scenario in my opinion would've been: Vega VII, with 50 more CUs due to ability to cram more transistors in a smaller space, and a lower price than 2080 by matching its 8GB buffer, now that would've made Nvidia shit their pants...
Idk, maybe next year
Very little investment to Vega with the die Shrink to be competitive. They don't have to invest 10yrs+ like the competition for around 20% uplift. If you look at both camps arc they been using prosumer arcs and just tweaking it along the way.