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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by A_M_Z View Post

    I don't see the Fury X in that comparison. Can you confirm this?
    Confirmed.

    It's no coincidence that all the initial benchmarks were 290X vs 980 Ti after all.

    Ever since Microsoft announced DirectX 12, gamers have clamored for hard facts on how the new API would impact gaming. ...

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by darkcoder View Post
    Guess I am the only one that sees that as a wrong move. In early days when the GPUs were independent was the right thing to do. These days devices are moving to more integrated solutions. That's the road AMD took too when made the APU's with integrated graphics. And practically half of AMD products depends on GPU technologies these days. Will that be a future end to the integrated graphics on CPU's?

    Because as an independent division, I don't see much for integration efforts.
    If you look at a block diagram the GPU is a different block. It's not like the CPU and the GPU are using the same execution resources, they aren't. They are physically different blocks. When GPU finally got FP64 support a while back there was talk about how the GPU could take over floating point for the CPU, but that's never really been viable due to latency it would take move data from one block to the other.

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  • darkcoder
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    Guess I am the only one that sees that as a wrong move. In early days when the GPUs were independent was the right thing to do. These days devices are moving to more integrated solutions. That's the road AMD took too when made the APU's with integrated graphics. And practically half of AMD products depends on GPU technologies these days. Will that be a future end to the integrated graphics on CPU's?

    Because as an independent division, I don't see much for integration efforts.

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  • Slartifartblast
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    A dogturd of a company with dogturd support levels. AMD explain why Nvidia 8000 series cards (3 years older) have a Win10 driver yet HD4000 series doesn't ? And don't get me started on HD4000 catalyst linux support.

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  • andre30correia
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    Originally posted by A_M_Z View Post
    Personally this change will affect Nvidia's market share in the next few years for desktop computing. AMD GPU's is killing Nvidia's top end GPU's in DirectX12 at the moment. AMD is putting in more effort into DirectX 12, but not sure about Vulkan.

    AMD's Vulkan driver should also be very good since it will implement OpenGL 4.2 & OpenGL ES 3.0 (in Mesa 11.0), since that is what Vulkan devices need to implement their drivers.

    AMD is moving slowing towards supporting better open-source AMD drivers in Linux, that is visible, for example the new AMDGPU driver, the Sync to V-Blank option in X and their driver also works very well in Wayland.

    Long story short, I'll be buying the next range of AMD GPU's and get me a AMD Zen CPU

    killing? there is no big games with dx12, and even today i can't play far cry 2 with AA enable with ati/amd drivers because of some bug, i can't read the letters in some games and install a driver (catalyst) in linux without become a nightmare,... i really like to see ati back, out off amd, complety out

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  • A_M_Z
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post

    The Fury X is the same as the 980 Ti in that benchmark. It's hard to imagine that's "killing" nvidia.
    I don't see the Fury X in that comparison. Can you confirm this?

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  • A_M_Z
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    Originally posted by Vassili View Post
    I can't imagine this could be good news for Linux. At best, nothing will change, and the support will continue.

    ATI wasn't good for Linux, they only were after AMD forced them too. This could just be something that the private investor wants, the one that is putting a lot of money into AMD. To support CPU-development, with no changes to the other policies.

    The Radeon division sure has something else on there top priorities list than open source drivers. If anything has to be cut off, this is probably one of the first things to be cut off.
    Just remember: http://www.pcgamer.com/steamboy-or-s...steam-machine/

    Is using AMD's CPU & GPU running Linux.

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  • johnc
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    Originally posted by A_M_Z View Post
    AMD GPU's is killing Nvidia's top end GPU's in DirectX12 at the moment.
    The Fury X is the same as the 980 Ti in that benchmark. It's hard to imagine that's "killing" nvidia.

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  • duby229
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    Originally posted by Vassili View Post
    I can't imagine this could be good news for Linux. At best, nothing will change, and the support will continue.

    ATI wasn't good for Linux, they only were after AMD forced them too. This could just be something that the private investor wants, the one that is putting a lot of money into AMD. To support CPU-development, with no changes to the other policies.

    The Radeon division sure has something else on there top priorities list than open source drivers. If anything has to be cut off, this is probably one of the first things to be cut off.
    I wouldn't worry about that., Very soon Catalyst will depend on OSS code in the form of the amdgpu kernel driver. If anything I'd say AMD has taken a big step towards OSS and away proprietary. I don't think that's going to change considering the horrible state the current catalyst driver is in.

    EDIT: I consider this good news. It means AMD has more money to work with and they still hold a majority stake. That's all good news. So far I'm kinda liking Lisa Su. She seems to be making reasonable decisions that build up the company instead tearing it down like past CEOs did.
    Last edited by duby229; 09 September 2015, 05:06 PM.

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  • Vassili
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    I can't imagine this could be good news for Linux. At best, nothing will change, and the support will continue.

    ATI wasn't good for Linux, they only were after AMD forced them too. This could just be something that the private investor wants, the one that is putting a lot of money into AMD. To support CPU-development, with no changes to the other policies.

    The Radeon division sure has something else on there top priorities list than open source drivers. If anything has to be cut off, this is probably one of the first things to be cut off.

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