- Feb 8, 2017
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This is the new "AMD drivers suck" myth, propagated by ignoramus or actual Nvidia shillboys.With Navi still being GCN it is probably wont be much of a challenger to current nvidia anyway.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, GCN 1 to GCN 4 is a COMPLETELY different architecture. Vega is a completely new architecture to top it off as well, internally they never even called Vega GCN, they always called in Vega, as a codename and later as official monkier.
Nvidia's latest Turning architecture is basically their old GTX 400 architecture on steroids. Even their GTX 400 architecture was an evolution from their GTX 200 architecture, which was Nvidia's foray into unified shaders. What has happened is that Nvidia has been continually been improving their GTX 200 architecture and over the last 12 years reached the current architecture called Turing, which is in essence their 12 years old architecture from their GTX 200 series.
Just because Nvidia have been giving different code names to their architectures, doesn't mean its a new architecture. And alternatively AMD giving the same GCN name doesn't mean its the same architecture.
So this garbage that has been propagated how GCN is the same architecture, while Nvidia magically creates brand new 100% different architecture every two years is a mega ton of horse manure. Nvidia's current architecture dates back to their GTX 200 series. That is 12 years! Is it fair to call it the same architecture? Well according to Nvidishillboys then yes, Turing the GTX 200 arch is exactly the same.
If anything AMD have been reinventing their architectures a lot more, which is part of the problem. They've never stuck long term like Nvidia to an arch and improved it over time, reiterative process over 12 years. They've done a lot more clean states.