- Mar 18, 2015
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AMD's Logan should be .... "AMD is gonna". Not that Im not rooting for AMD to score another win like they did with the 5600XT, but look at the last 7 years ....
The 290 / 290X is gonna change everything .... other than bringing 95C GPU temps, it didn't. Forget the 780 Ti, the 780 was faster when both cards overclocked.
Mantle is gonna change everything ... it didn't
HBM is gonna change everything ... it didn't
The 480 is gonna change everything ... it kinda did,\the 6 pin models scared everybody
Fury is gonna change everything ... it didn't
Vega is gonna change everything ... it didn't
Last generation AMD dropped the price of their cards $50 on "release day" ! Wow, that certainly was a new experience.
I'm tired of the "AMD is gonna" mantra ... they're like the alcoholic uncle or the cheating spouse who says "**This time** it's gonna be different". And while hopes are up slightly after seeing the 5600XT compete with the faster 2060 at a lower price, I don't see AMD competing with nVidia's 3060, 3070 and 3080. I'd like to see it ... competition serves consumer interests, but hopes have been dashed too many time over the last 7 years. AMD is has 2 cards in the top 20 cards in use today, the 570 / 580 and they are 3 years old. The only current gen card in the top 25 is the 5700XT at 25th. Nvidia has has nine in the top 25. The ridiculously priced 2080 Ti has more cards in use than the 5700 XT. Innovation costs money and nvidia has more of it cause they outselling AMD 4.5 to 1, but they also enjoy higher margins.
So not getting my hopes up here .... Been There, Done That, and the disappointment still looms .... don't wann do it any more. At this point, I'm resigned to perhaps I will be pleasantly surprised.