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dr_max_facts 148 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 12, 2016 12:06 PM Member since: Jan 24, 2002
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  • The SteamVR performance test

    Debt Dumb AMD's Polarass = Gutter Gaming VR Bottom Feeder, AMD DOOMED!

    "The Radeon R9 390 scores a 7.4 in Steam’s VR Performance Test. Radeon RX 480 achieves a 6.6. An old Radeon R9 290 isn’t far off at 6.5."

    But don’t let aggressive marketing overwhelm reason. The HTC/Oculus recommendations are a reasonable floor for enjoying VR. Just like conventional PC gaming, when you’re down at that level, you make quality compromises to keep the experience smooth. Though AMD claims the 480 enables a premium VR experience, we say it’ll get you in the door. Let’s put our muted enthusiasm into numerical terms. The Radeon R9 390 scores a 7.4 in Steam’s VR Performance Test. Radeon RX 480 achieves a 6.6. An old Radeon R9 290 isn’t far off at 6.5.

    AMD is extremely proud of the efficiency gains it’s seeing from Polaris 480 with a 150W GPU. But, uh, Nvidia just launched its Pascal 1070 at a similar 150W TDP, and that card is faster than a 250W Titan X. The rising tide of FinFET lifts all boats, in this case. Company representatives made it a point to mention Polaris’ gains aren’t solely attributable to 14nm manufacturing. Rather, architectural improvements facilitate up to 15% more performance per Compute Unit versus the Radeon R9 290’s implementation of GCN.

    The SteamVR performance test

    The SteamVR performance test was also shown off where the Radeon RX 480 score 6.6 points while the GTX 1060 scored 8.2 points which is a good increase over its competition. This means that the card offers faster VR performance than other $250 US based solutions coming in from competitors. Along with SMP support, the GTX 1060 could become a great budget solution for VR gamers. We also have a custom GTX 1060 model round up article coming in shortly so stay tuned.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 8:26 PM Flag

    No idea what I’m talking about? Let me put it this way: NVIDIA is supplying microchips to help power a device that is the biggest thing since the “iPhone.” Yes, I am serious. It’s the biggest consumer technology since the iPhone and NVDA stock’s rise is proof of that.

    I’m talking about virtual reality (VR). Companies like Facebook Inc and HTC have already seen significant demand for their high-end VR headsets, especially from hard-core gamers.

    But before I get into the specifics of the technology, I should back up a little…

    For those who don’t know, virtual reality is widely considered the next frontier in gaming and entertainment. Goldman Sachs estimates the potential size of this market at a whopping $80.0 billion, which is definitely comparable to the iPhone market. (Source: “The Real Deal With Virtual and Augmented Reality,” Goldman Sachs, last accessed July 7, 2016.)

    I’ve used Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” headset before and it’s amazing. After slipping on the headset, I genuinely felt like I had been transported to another world. The graphics were absolutely phenomenal—and that’s where NVIDIA comes in.

    The company specializes in graphics cards. It makes some of the best microchips in the world for processing video and images, a necessary ingredient in the VR ecosystem.

    In fact, hard-core gamers have already flocked to NVIDIA’s “GeForce GTX” cards. They are the gold standard for VR gaming.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 7:58 PM Flag

    While Nvidia will pull out all the guns to fight the Watt Sucking PCIe Frying AMD Radeon RX 480, releasing GeForce GTX 1060 as early as July 7th. Nvidia uses the Pascal GP106 core on the 1060 has been configured to boost beyond 1.7 GHz which is impressive. NVIDIA has a massive lead in terms of core frequencies with TSMC’s 16nm FF process node and that shows as their chips are built to dominate and clock beyond 2 GHz when overclocked.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 7:51 PM Flag

    Not So Fast AMDumbo, Nvidia massive performance per watt advantage DWARFS what puny little boost you assume AMD might have in AMD optimized paid for games. Pascal OVERWHELMING Performance ADVANTAGE DESTROYS Watt Wasting Polarass, and that is a INDISPUTABLE Fact!

    Stop Lying AMDumbo and Start Crying, Polarass's Watt Wasting Pitiful Performance is FAR BELOW AMD's Own Fury and Fury X

    Speaking of Ashes of the Singularity, the strategy title is now out of Beta and available for public consumption. Stardock’s RTS was an early flag-bearer for AMD’s DirectX 12 leadership, which is now being challenged. GTX 1080 edges Fury and Fury X out by 12% at 4K resolution.

    It’s also here that a pattern begins to emerge. Make no mistake, the 1080 is going to win every benchmark under the sun; it’s the degree to which it’s winning that is the talking point. But it seems to jump at the chance to prove itself at higher resolutions. Under the 1440p test, it’s 30% faster than the 980 and only 10% faster than the Titan X. When we switch to 4K? It crushes the 980 with a 66% performance uplift and the Titan X with a 30% uplift.

    Let’s take a look at another DirectX 12 title then. Rise of the Tomb Raider is the newest Lara Croft adventure, developed by Crystal Dynamics with an excellent PC port by Nixxes.

    The performance gap is…embarrassing.

    The chart just kind of reaches out and slaps you in the face. The Fury, Fury X, and GTX 980 are all locked at around 60fps in the high quality preset 1440p test, and the GTX 1080 shows up and trounces all of them by a minimum of 69%. Sixty. Nine. Percent.

    Breaking things down at 4K, we see that the GTX 1080 is 66% faster than the GTX 980, 27% faster than the Titan X, and 48% faster than AMD’s Fury X

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 7:25 PM Flag

    GeForce GTX 1080 is a beautiful powerhouse

    Pascal-powered GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card provides a significant bump in graphics power compared to the 980, 980 Ti and Titan X cards, according to Polygon tests and data provided by the card maker.

    For instance, the GTX 1080 running The Witcher 3 at maximum settings with HairWorks on showed about a 28 percent increase over the Titan X and 55 percent increase over the 980 while running at 2560x1440 resolution. The card delivers a 33 percent increase over the 980 Ti while running at 1920x1080 resolution.

    The 1080 GTX manages this despite having lower memory bandwidth than the Ti and Titan X by using enhanced lossless memory compression powered by the new Pascal architecture. The design of the 1080 is also significantly smaller and less noisy than some of its older competitors thanks to a new manufacturing process and cooling system that uses a radial fan and an advanced vapor chamber. And it does all of this while consuming less power, increasing efficiency about six percent compared to the 980.

    If you're picking up a new card, this is the one you should buy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 7:05 PM Flag

    LOL, Lying desperate FUD spewing AMD pumping right hand sock puppet embedded_g_series talking to Lying desperate FUD spewing AMD pumping left hand sock puppet bryanboardman, a typical pathetic AMD pumping blatant pathological liar!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 6:23 PM Flag

    The GeForce GTX 1080/1070/1060 will also be sold in fully configured systems from system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, Ibuypower, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming, and Velocity Micro, as well as system integrators outside North America.

    What do we think?

    Nvidia has really raised the bar on what a GPU can do and deliver with more new features and capabilities than we can remember being introduced in a new chip in a very long time. That’s the good news, no, the great news. The bad news is that as consumers we won’t see the benefits of these new features for some time. Although Nvidia works well in advance with game developers, exposing its roadmap and advance code samples, it still takes time for the game developers to assimilate all the functionality and find ways to incorporate it.

    That also means the consumer will get a great, long term investment with the GTX 1080/1070/1060, the gift that keeps on giving so to speak.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 11, 2016 5:19 PM Flag

    AMD DOOMED!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Full Specifications Detailed – 2 GHz

    Aimed at the budget gaming market, the GTX 1060 would offer competitive performance at its starting price of $249 US.
    AMD DOOMED!

    The new Pascal GPUs feature the latest Polymorph Engine 4.0 which allows significant geometry enhancements in VR and Surround Display applications. Utilizing the new engine is the Simultaneous Multi-Projection tech that reduces geometry work by up to 32X. The Pascal architecture also provides significant amounts of memory conservation through delta color compression which can provide up to 20% more effective bandwidth than what’s originally featured on the card. The card supports MDA mode or LDA explicit mode in certain DirectX 12 applications where multiple Pascal 1060 cards could be combined to deliver better graphics performance throughput.

    The Pascal 1060 is indeed everything what we have been hearing for a few days. It has 1280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The GTX 1060 is clocked at speeds of 1506 MHz base and 1708 MHz boost clock which delivers a texture fill rate of 120.5 GTexels/s. The Pascal 1060 also features a 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM buffer that runs across a 192-bit bus interface. The memory is configured to run at 8000 MHz which is the fastest speed available for GDDR5 memory.

    The GP106 GPU is a very efficient core and features a TDP of just 120W which is the same as its GM206 GPU based predecessor (GTX 960).

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Is The Third Pascal GPU To Break The 2 GHz Barrier – Impressive Clock Numbers

    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 reference models, also known as the Founders Edition, features a enhanced design scheme. The body was made using faceted die cast aluminum finish to add durability and strength to this card. The enhanced cooler allows the card to keep cool and steady even in brutal overclocking loads as such, the card houses a heatsink that is 50% larger than the heatsink used on GTX 960 offering more surface area for the heat to transfer load.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 10, 2016 10:22 PM Flag

    Powerful Pascal's Unprecedented Performance = Unprecedented Demand for AMD Dooming Pascal

    AMD'S hired pump charlie clown perpetrated this FUD and his rabid pack AMDogs perpetuated thisFUD But the AMD Dooming Facts will Pulverize this FUD.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 10, 2016 12:48 PM Flag

    Charlie Humping Rabid AMDogs STOP LYING START CRYING, NO TSMC YIELD ISSUES! AMD DOOMED!

    Nvidia Does Not Have Any 16nm FinFET Yield Issues – Demand Overwhelming Supply On The High End

    It has been more than a few weeks since Nvidia first released its GTX 10 Series lineup of 16nm FinFET cards. However, prices on certain retailers have been way above the MSRP suggested by Nvidia and some notable publications have stated that a supply issue is to blame.

    Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card currently experiencing supply “lag” due to overwhelming demand in the high end lineup

    The answer to that question is no. TSMC does not have any yield issues pertaining to the 16nm FinFET node and Nvidia does not have any supply issues either. Fudzilla’s sources have also seemingly confirmed our own. The rumor about ASUS was also redacted by the retailer and the company spokesman has confirmed to us that there is no known issue with GTX 1080 supply from Nvidia currently (meaning the 1080 STRIX is still under production!). That said however, the company has been experiencing demand way above what it was expecting in its high end lineup, which is why, due to simple supply and demand, the prices have been going up.

    In business this “lag” (oh the irony) between unexpected levels of demand being met with supply is something that is completely natural. Due to the fact that the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 represent a structural break in the GPU performance trend line, the interest of gamers in what is usually considered the high end (the $699 price point) was overwhelmingly more than they had been counting on.

    So because of the simple fact that we have enough GTX 1070s going around (in a very large quantity), shows us that there isn’t any yield problems with the 16nm FinFET process right now (nothing to be alarmed about at any rate). And once Nvidia is able to match the demand on the high end side.

    http://wccftechDOTcom/nvidia-does-not-16nm-yield-issue-gtx-1080-supply/

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The 970 obviously had a roughly four-month head start on the 960, but I don't think that entirely explains the significant gap in adoption between the two products. Why?

    Well, back in February, that 6.38% of those who participated in the Steam Hardware Survey owned 970 cards. At that same point in time, 4.09% of those surveyed were using 960 cards. Fast-forwarding to June, 970 adoption rose to 7.35%, while 960 share increased to 4.98%.

    This means that the 970 captured 0.97% additional share among those surveyed in that time while the 960 captured 0.89% share. These figures imply that even at this point in these cards' respective product cycles, 970 was still outselling the 960.

    What makes this even more impressive, though, is that the 970 had a good month in June, seeing an increase in share by 0.42%, even though NVIDIA announced pricing, specifications, and launch date for its successor, the 1070, back in May. So much for the Osborne Effect.
    What might explain it, then?

    This data suggests that customers are more willing to pay more for a greater level of performance than they are to save money up front but get a lower level of performance.

    I would imagine that part of this is probably due to the fact that big-budget games are just becoming more demanding, which leads a good number of gamers to find value in paying for faster hardware. However, I would also attribute the success of the 970 relative to the 960 as being partially due to good product segmentation actions on NVIDIA's part.

    According to review website Tech Power Up, at the popular 1920x1080 resolution, the 970 offers 1% better performance-per-dollar relative to the 960 -- they're essentially equal in that metric.
    In other words, the cheaper 960 isn't necessarily a better "value" than the more expensive 970. In fact, given that the 970 should enable a fundamentally better user experience in higher-end games than the 960 does, the 970 could arguably be viewed as the better value for gamers.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 8:12 PM Flag

    All of your Stupendously Stupid, Brain Cell Killing Posts EXPOSE You as Desperate AMDuped Sucker trying to Fool a Gulible Tool or two. But the VAST MAJORITY of Real investors here see you as a PATHETIC POS Pumper posting worthless gibberish nonsensical garbage. Get OUT of your Moms basement, Get a real job, get a real life, you are a worthless waste case.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 7:44 PM Flag

    "The Radeon R9 390 scores a 7.4 in Steam’s VR Performance Test. Radeon RX 480 achieves a 6.6. An old "The Radeon R9 390 scores a 7.4 in Steam’s VR Performance Test. Radeon RX 480 achieves a 6.6. An old Radeon R9 290 isn’t far off at 6.5."

    I think the Performance Per Watt Champion of the Lower Mid Market Pascal 1060 will do MUCH BETTER than Watt Sucking Polarass in VR, what do you think?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 6:46 PM Flag

    FUD spewing Charlie Fluffing Rabid AMDog inteldontplayfairy DOES NOT KNOW the Performance Per Watt Mid Market Champion Titan Beating Pascal 1070 with a TDP of 150W is a GP104 GPU.

    Performance Per Watt Low Mid Market Champion Maxwell 980 Beating Pascal 1060 uses a GP106 GPU with a TDP of 120W. So while they both reach 2000 GHz they will have a performance gap.

    BUT Watt Sucking Polarass with a TDP of 150 Watts ONLY has the Performance of a Maxwell 970.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 5:22 PM Flag

    Its a ABSOLUTE Fact That AMD is Debt Dumb R&D Poor and Blundering!

    It’s clear now that the RX 480 should not have shipped with the power configuration it had. It was out of spec, and sometimes by a surprisingly high amount.

    Should these issues have been discovered and fixed before releasing and selling the Radeon RX 480 to the consumer? Absolutely. Is the power phase weighting adjustment and Compatibility Mode combination enough to make the card at or under spec for ALL workloads? Based on my testing, no.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 5:06 PM Flag

    AMD/GloFo Polarass is Watt Sucking PCIe Frying FinFUBAR POS with the performance of a Maxwell 970 and lowly VR Score, "The Radeon R9 390 scores a 7.4 in Steam’s VR Performance Test. Radeon RX 480 achieves a 6.6. An old Radeon R9 290 isn’t far off at 6.5." Watt sucking Polarass is a VR AMDead POS !

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 4:52 PM Flag

    While Nvidia will pull out all the guns to fight the Watt Sucking PCIe Frying AMD Radeon RX 480, with its GeForce GTX Pascal 1060 the Performance Per watt Champion for the Budget Gaming Masses. Nvidia uses the Pascal GP106 core on the 1060 has been configured to boost beyond 1.7 GHz which is impressive. NVIDIA has a massive lead in terms of core frequencies with TSMC’s 16nm FF process node and that shows as their chips are built to dominate and clock beyond 2 GHz when overclocked.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 4:33 PM Flag

    Its a ABSOLUTE Fact That AMD's PCIe Frying and Dying Fix will REDUCE Watt Sucking Polarass's Performance.

    AMD GOT Caught Cheating, New benchmark tests must be made to expose AMD as a Desperate Debt Dump CHEATER!

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • dr_max_facts dr_max_facts Jul 7, 2016 4:16 PM Flag

    Hey AMDung Beetle Dummy Nvidia’s New Performance Per Watt King of the Mass Market Hill Pascal 1060 is based on the GP106 GPU NOT the FUD you Spew

    wetdeity posted "Aah...here we go again with Maxi_pad wishin' and hopin' all those failed GP104 dies can be utilized to manufacture some castrated 1060s." He's a clueless AMDung Beetle Dummy that needs to crawl back into his stinky blowhole.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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