Alongside the double Radeon Fury we have seen for a moment in the past, it turns out that even the competitor NVIDIA There is a plan to launch its own double flag card. The ultimate performance test of the current generation?
It can be argued that SLI and CrossFire arrays are more effective and can even provide Performence Better, but you can't deny the magic inherent in dual-core video cards - the ability to take a pair of the most advanced and powerful graphical cores available on the market and include them together on a single printed circuit, for numbers and performance unlike any other single product on the market, is very magical, even if you Can only fantasize about running one of these on your personal system.
If we believe the latest reports, towards the end of this year we will get another pair of graphic cards Double-core - once again breaking all imaginable highs.
On the part of AMD We don't have too many surprises - the chip developer offered us a glimpse of a pair of up-to-date Fiji cores even when they first unveiled them in June 2015, when the product in question (Radeon Fury X2?) Is going to offer very compact dimensions over other dual cards thanks to HBM memories sitting together With the core itself and save lots of space on the printed circuit. The latest reports predict a formal launch over the last two months of 2015, with a pair of full Fiji cores, a carrier envelope that stands at just under 400 watts and performance approaching 17TFLOPS - meaning 17 trillion (billion) floating point operations every second.
The relative surprise comes from the opponent NVIDIA, Which recently held a secret investor meeting to unveil a new product. The product may not have been revealed, but the title 'GeForce GTX Times Two' can't really be confused - the Santa Monica chip developer is also preparing us for a dual-core video card towards the end of the year, ostensibly. Here, too, we're going to have a pair of fully open GM200 cores (3,072 CUDA units in each) or almost completely open, like the ones we've seen inGTX 980 Ti (ie 2,816 CUDA units each), with a thermal envelope that will be kissed for 400 watts and probably also more significant physical dimensions due to the use of memories GDDR5 And older.
A big question mark regarding the dual card pair in question is their intended price - should manufacturers choose to offer these cards a price that will be competitive compared to the price of a parallel single-core card pair that will be integrated into the array SLI Or CrossFire, that is to say, in the 1,000 to 1,200 area, or whether the price is very expensive (1,500 $ and possibly North), which will only make sense to consumers for whom cost is not a consideration, but only actual performance and capabilities.
Either way, there's no arguing that the new product pair will be aimed at the top gaming market's alpine, but who knows - maybe sometime in the future we will also see far more aggressive pricing, such as the one wearing AMD To-Radeon R9 295 × 2 at a certain stage, which will make them competitive for a much wider range of consumers.
For dessert, it will be very interesting to see the performance stability in the new super-card pair when it is finally launched. One of the major problems with dual-core cards and SLI and CrossFire systems to date has been problematic performance with average long-term FPS levels, but in practice every few seconds there was a single frame or several frames whose processing time was very long, and the actual result There was a micro-stutter that was detrimental to the overall gaming experience and the "smooth" gaming experience we were all looking for. In the last generation we have seen great improvements in performance stability, especially on the part of AMD That these problems were far more significant in the past - and it would therefore be very interesting to see how stable the performance of the cards would be to combine a pair of cores that needed to work in full harmony, with no frame falling between the chairs and delayed.
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