AMD Vega Architeture Speculation

Given that i accelerated my upgrade schedule by moving to a 4k screen, I simply couldn't wait any longer and paid the (excessive ) price of a pair of titan X's, water cooled of course....



End result?.......**** me these things are fast.....:lol:
two fruy x's in cf is doing fare at 4k so far

could be better but not worth 2500 to 3k+ to me to go titan x and waterblocks since they are oss everywhere
if I was still on 290x's maybe

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I wonder how many are buying the old titan x thinking it is the new one, having the same name is just dumb
 
two fruy x's in cf is doing fare at 4k so far

could be better but not worth 2500 to 3k+ to me to go titan x and waterblocks since they are oss everywhere
if I was still on 290x's maybe

..

I wonder how many are buying the old titan x thinking it is the new one, having the same name is just dumb


True, bang for the gaming buck simply isn't there with Titan -X, but if big Vega with it's rumored 6000+ shaders is only being released in the first half of next year, then that pretty much guarantee's that a more affordable GTX1080TI using the same GP102 GPU as the titan-x isn't going to happen until Big Vega releases.......Nvidia have no reason to do it ASAP.


True for the name , but since there's only retailer carrying the cards by themselves (NCIX), while the only other way is thru Nvidia directly.
 
I don't think it really matters whether AMD has something to compete with the Titan X, so if big Vega doesn't launch until next year it's fine. We're still a long way from Nvidia's next generation cards. With the exception of a 1080 Ti, it's very unlikely we see anything else from them until some time in 2018.

The issue is nothing in the 490 slot. So, hopefully small Vega really is coming out this year.
 
I don't think it really matters whether AMD has something to compete with the Titan X, so if big Vega doesn't launch until next year it's fine. We're still a long way from Nvidia's next generation cards. With the exception of a 1080 Ti, it's very unlikely we see anything else from them until some time in 2018.

The issue is nothing in the 490 slot. So, hopefully small Vega really is coming out this year.


Very true, having something solid at the 500 ~ 550$ price point that competes with what Nvidia has ( likely the GTX1080 ), would already please plenty and if Crossfire is still supported across 4 cards, then AMD has something that the green team doesn't since all their Pascal lineup is limited to 2 cards.
 
If small Vega goes neck and neck with the GTX1080, but allows a triple crossfire setup, then the overall performance might not be too far off a double titan-X for a lot less money.....1500~1650$ for three R490's versus the 2400$ for the double Titan-X option.


If said R490 cards also come with 12 GB of GDDR5 ram ( 384 bit bus used ) or even 16GB ( 512 bit bus used ), since the lower end R480's already have 8 GB onboard then it's truly a solid card for the longer run.
 
I will be looking for a Nano replacement in Vega. Maybe Big Vega will have an option. Not sure if small Vega will have a big enough performance advantage to be worth it. Then again who knows at this point?
 
I will be looking for a Nano replacement in Vega. Maybe Big Vega will have an option. Not sure if small Vega will have a big enough performance advantage to be worth it. Then again who knows at this point?

It appears that AMD are still saying it's original road map for a Vega launch is 1H 2017 is true which kinda spikes all the rumors of an October launch. That suits me fine TBH as I'm happy with my Fury Pro and I've no problems keeping it another 9 months or so. It's one of the best cards I've owned, red or green team, so I'm quite contented to hold on. In 1440p and coupled with my 144 htz freesync monitor it's awesome so I'm not in a rush to upgrade.

If their really is a 490 in the pipeline I would tend to believe, and it's complete supposition on my part, it's more likely to be a dual 470/480 Polaris card and not a Vega card. Just my 2c's
 
I was thinking that it would be nice to have a Vega, HDR + IPS/VA + Freesync with LFC less than 50Hz with 120Hz 1440p or 4K, and Zen. Sadly, I can't afford all of those! But I might able to get Zen first before Vega and HDR freesync monitor. :lol:
 
I was thinking that it would be nice to have a Vega, HDR + IPS/VA + Freesync with LFC less than 50Hz with 120Hz 1440p or 4K, and Zen. Sadly, I can't afford all of those! But I might able to get Zen first before Vega and HDR freesync monitor. :lol:

You'll get those eventually. Those are my upgrade goals.:bleh:
 
You'll get those eventually. Those are my upgrade goals.:bleh:

Well, the AM4 motherboards may be released later in the late fall, but I'll be wait till the new BIOS update to support the Zen desktop CPUs. But I wouldn't expect I would buy a new mobo until next year because there might be some revision motherboards as well. :hmm:
 
back to Q1

Originally, AMD had hinted at an October 2016 launch date for Vega, but it has now formally announced a different release schedule that sees Vega hitting retail in the first quarter of 2017. No reason for the apparent delay - which isn't, it must be noted, an official delay, as the October date was never officially announced - has been given.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2016/08/30/amd-vega-launch-2017/1
 
Well, it is what it is. We're more than halfway through the year now, so Q1 2017 isn't that far off.
 
Will Vega beat a 1080?

That's the $64,000 question. Obviously no one knows yet. If you believe all the rumours the so called Vega 10 is aimed at the 1070/1080 and Vega 11 will be pitted against the Pascal Titan. IIRC Happa said the Titan was the "enthusiasts" card and 1080 "high-end".

It's all pure conjecture of course. Obviously it's no secret that whatever flavour of Vega eventually arrives it has to be competitive with NV's offerings.
 
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