Simple, Zen chips will not release until next year because the design work is new and not finished. The Polaris will release soon because the design work is finished and AMD is in the silicon debug stage. TSMC vs. Samsung/GF does is not a variable in this.
I work for Altera and we feel a lot of pressure to tape out chips faster than Xilinx, but this round Xilinx was first. .
AMD has been shipping the Polaris for testing for more than 1 month, Global Foundary's 14/16nm Fin-FET design. What are you smoking?
Ramping up the game to ultra settings, and moving on to an i7 4790K paired with GTX 970 and R9 390, two observations are clear: firstly, we’re looking at minimum frame-rates on both cards in 35fps territory, but the AMD hardware shows a clear advantage over Nvidia in engine-driven cut-scenes and lower detail locations. This can rise to anything up to 15-20fps. It’s a remarkable advantage, and one that is sustained for much of the run of play in the beta, since most of the action occurs indoors. The advantage is even more noteworthy in that Nvidia released a game-ready driver for the beta, whereas AMD didn’t – we used the most recent 16.1 Radeon Crimson hotfix driver for our testing.” – Digital Foundry
AMD has an advantage on all Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBOX-1, XBOX-2, Nintendo NX games as they move to the PC platform. The Division is the first example.
I now have an Intel (Altera) badge, but Intel is still an evil monopoly. Do you know anything about the FPGA chips?
I bought 10K Intel at about $20 years ago because evil monopolies make money. I still have 100K AMD ($4 average), and I bought 2K Nvidia ($29). I got the CPU market covered, waiting for the VR to kick in.
Intel social rules? I am too old to worry about rules.
The real reason for NVDA downgrade. AMD is now the top porn friendly company.
Imagine launching a game on your PC and the black loading screen instead shows the porn you had been viewing hours ago via Google’s incognito browser mode. That’s exactly what happened to Evan Andersen, according to his blog post detailing how an Nvidia GPU driver bug breaks Chrome incognito.
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Andersen said the porn he’d viewed hours previously had been “perfectly preserved” and was “splashed on the screen” while Diablo III was loading. He added:
Now that Sony and Microsoft are locked into using AMD technology do you think AMD will reduce the profit margins to the bone? Too many negative thoughts clouds your vision. AMD has a good shot making good money in 2016, Nvidia is a company that is guaranteed to make money.
HTC is driving in the ace pitcher "Vive" to sign autographs. My engineering experience tells me that Valve and HTC created the best technology. I did some engineering research on head tracking and I know who should win the head tracking awards.
Not only the console market,
The Pascal will run blazing fast on the old games, but the Pascal architecture is rumored to poorly support Virtual Reality and DX12.
Per rumors GDDR5 is still going to be around for Pascal. I don't know how much of a difference there will be between Pascal/Maxwell til Pascal comes out. Nvidia did imply some of the VR/DX12 problems are not fixed in Pascal (might be why we see Volta in drivers already).
Either way Pascal won't be a slouch. It should be faster than what we have today.
Phil Rogers, the AMD Corporate Fellow that's been leading the software side of AMD's heterogeneous computing products and HSA, has defected to NVIDIA. Rogers was also a major force behind the HSA Foundation and its president until he left AMD.
Phil got an $big offer to help Nvidia fix their asynchronous compute problem. AMD has a 2 year lead for the VR/DX12 games.