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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 revert to "traditional" processing cores and try to compete with Intel with a larger number of physical cores combined with a single memory interface along with the built-in graphics core,D. The GPU of the equation - That AMD is aiming for a big improvement Efficiency and performance.
This is something similar to what we saw in the Maxwell generation and the Maxwell 2.0 NVIDIA In recent times - giving up some of the hardware designed for dual-precision floating point calculations (FP64) has enabled upgraded performance with lower power consumption, giving a big advantage (in terms of average home user) over the products of AMD, 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 for now, this trend seems to continue in the generation ofArctic 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 2016 "two brand new GPUs based on the GCN architecture" will appear - something that could probably be best translated as a pair of new cores to be launched over the coming year (all 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 AMD, With one new core for the high-end market (Fury products,AMD 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 would certainly love to see more effective graphics cards from AMD - such an enhancement will allow us to get more interesting competition in the compact computer (Steam Machine, for example) and also in the graphical processing industry on laptops, and all this can only benefit the recently started market feeling a little too one-sided In the direction of NVIDIA.