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We certainly hope that our level of expectations is not too high and will lead to disappointment, but in the meantime 2016 feels like a year of potential and positive turnaround in the hardware world as a whole, Led by AMD Finally Switch To modern manufacturing processes, with new architectures that will try to correct past mistakes.
On the CPU side, we already know that AMD's new Zen architecture will return to the traditional "processing" kernel structure and try to compete with Intel with a larger number of physical cores combined with a unified memory interface with the built-in graphics core,D. The GPU of the equation - according to which AMD are aiming for a major improvement Efficiency and performance.
This is something similar to what we saw in the Maxwell generation and the Maxwell 2.0 NVIDIA In recent days, the waiver of part of the hardware designed for double precision floating point calculations (FP64) has allowed for improved performance in lower power consumption and has given a great advantage (in terms of average home user) I HAVE D, Which is still preserved today.
AMD has seen a positive improvement in performance relative to power consumption in the new Fury models, in particular The impressive but expensive Fury Nano - and it seems that this trend will continue in the next generationArctic Islands of the Year of 2016, as the move to cost-effective HBM memories only spurs this process.
It is still too early to jump to conclusions, but according to the general mood we will see more compact and cost-effective video cards in 2016, Cooling Relatively modest, cooler operating temperatures and possibly even potential The fast Better than ever
Additional reporting Quotes Raja Quduri,Radeon, Declaring that in the year 2016 looks "two completely new GPU products based on the GCN architecture" - something that could probably be translated into its best form as a new pair of cores to be launched over the coming year Core Can be used for a variety of models, of course), as part of the E-Arctic Islands spoken.
Our estimate is that we will see some contraction in the supply of I HAVE D, With one new core for the high-end market (Fury products,I HAVE D Will decide to continue with this brand) and another new core for the mid-high market, alongside Core Or two more to the mid-low market that will continue with us the old 28-nano generations.
We will definitely be happy to see more efficient video cards from AMD - this will allow us to get more interesting competition in the world of compact computers (such as Steam Machines) and in the world of graphics processing on laptops. Toward NVIDIA.