It's an innocent question; I honestly don't know the answer. I'm not sure what your (slightly expanded) team of programmers can do if they're given that enormous amount of time to work on a chip, and IIRC you said that the next generation (HD8000) is going to be a much less radical departure from GCN than GCN was from pre-GCN. I guess a part of me is optimistic that with all the extra time and more programmers working from the very beginning of the cycle, you might have a chance to chunk out 70 or 80% of the performance of Catalyst, assuming PCI-E 2.0 support enabled and we set the GPU/VRAM clocks correctly? Or is that a pipe dream?
No announcement yet.
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