B-AMD They were able to create impressive and advanced models with respect to all previous ones - at the same time disappointing ones
While its success in the world of primary processors is difficult to ignore, it seems that in the field of graphic processing, AMD Continues to be successful and much less cautious - even after the launch of the new luxury flagship product, theRadeon VII.
The red chip developer successfully passed the E-Vega From 2017, in a nearly complete configuration with 3,840 units of operation (from 4,096 in total), to the innovative manufacturing process of the 7 nanometer from the company TSMC, Which allowed the theoretical operation frequencies to be bumped by about 13 percent - plus a peak volume of 16GB in the chip's built-in graphics memory, HBM2 And with a crazy bandwidth of over terabytes per second.
A significant reduction in the size of the chip also allowed inward compression memory Graphics is extremely advanced - but it's not always enough to drive performance to the highest level, it turns out
AMD has already announced at the announcement of the latest model that the goal is to compete head to head in the rival GeForce RTX 2080 sophisticated of the rival NVIDIA, While a recommended 700 dollar price tag reflected this as being the same as the lowest recommended price tag of the equivalent.
Triple cooling and increased power consumption result in higher levels of audio than all NVIDIA graphics cards
Now Radeon VII is coming to store shelves, or at the very least should be coming to store shelves, and at the same time to visitors - and that's where we find a very impressive 30 percent improvement and even 40 percent performance over Radeon RX Vega 64 (which contained more processing cores Activity, in the process of producing 14 nm from GlobalFoundries, as mentioned), but at the same time also averaging about 10 percent in favor of the RTX 2080 that makes it clear that AMD Failed to meet the goal it had publicly defined.
Performance feels like a disappointment - first and foremost because the developer itself promised us more than that
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Some critics complained of drivers that were not ripe for mass distribution but were accompanied by the launch, and prevented testing of the potential for the model's acceleration (those that were successfully accelerated saw a theoretical improvement of 5 to 8). At the same time, AMD's choice of cryogenic cooling Fans produce a significantly higher noise level than the dual-fan solution NVIDIA In the RTX generation,Radeon VII under a great load is massive. In other words, despite the transition to a minimized and economical manufacturing process - the limitations of the architectureVega Are well known and prevent the full realization of our existing potential.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which is celebrating its second birthday in a month, still leads to the brand's new flagship product AMD In some of the tests - and this is perhaps the best evidence of the differences in power in the field
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Improved drivers may correct some of the problematic initial impression and may also reduce the existing performance gap from the RTX 2080, with the offer of the card alongside a package of three prominent recent gaming titles helping to make the offer a little more curtailed - but if rumors of a particularly small volume of production are Indeed (about 5,000 units in general, and only a few hundred for supposedly European countries), the availability of theRadeon VII may in fact be non-existent, causing prices to rise rapidly above recommended levels. This is definitely not something that will be useful in the comparisons required against the products of the green actress.
In neglecting the new generation frequency, we can see that there is no significant improvement in the performance potential of the Vega architecture as part of the transition from14 nm To 7 nm - at least in applications where the bottleneck is not in graphical memory interface
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With rumors that AMD's next-generation architecture, known as Navi, will be ready for mass production only towards the end of the year (later than expected), there seems to be a good chance that we will see another period in which all the graphics cards above the price of 200 dollars will be racing Of a single horse in fact, with the advantage of NVIDIA In performance, variety and availability - enabling it to maintain high price levels over time, without justifying maintaining competitiveness vis-à-vis theVega Which are not gaining momentum.
According to the experts in this kind of testing - the RTX 2070 also cheaper than theRadeon VII grants Performence More stable (left), although the dry average tends slightly toward the red camp
Did Dr. Lisa Sue and her men have any more unexpected cards in the sleeve, or just wait for the longed-for entrance? Intel To this arena somewhere in 2020? We will try to remain optimistic, and of course we will keep you updated.