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Pemalite said:
So doing some digging. Looks like RDNA is a "Hybrid" design that bridges GCN to RDNA.
Lots of changes under the hood, but it's still very easy for developers to leverage it if they have worked with GCN for a long time.

The doubling of the ROPS is a big boost... And one bottleneck of GCN gone, reducing wavefront size and increasing SIMD size so they match is another big Pro' as well and another GCN bottleneck gone.
Uplift in bandwidth and chip-wide delta colour compression and much improved caches resolves another GCN bottleneck.

It's going to result in a substantial uptick in performance per teraflop either way... I would not be surprised to see a 50% performance uplift over the RX 590.

The RX 5700 XT is likely going to be my next GPU.

*****

AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X, 16 cores, 32 threads, 3.5 - 4.7Ghz might be my next CPU of choice if Intel doesn't provide me with an appropriate alternative.

Intel says buy a 9900KS.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3401083/intel-challenges-amds-ryzen-3000-cpus-to-take-the-core-i9-9900ks-real-world-gaming-crown.html

The Radeon 5700 series looks pretty decent based on what's been shown off. Looks like they aren't to focused on ray tracing just yet though.



The Canadian National Anthem According To Justin Trudeau

 

Oh planet Earth! The home of native lands, 
True social law, in all of us demand.
With cattle farts, we view sea rise,
Our North sinking slowly.
From far and snide, oh planet Earth, 
Our healthcare is yours free!
Science save our land, harnessing the breeze,
Oh planet Earth, smoke weed and ferment yeast.
Oh planet Earth, ell gee bee queue and tee.

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EricHiggin said:
Pemalite said:
So doing some digging. Looks like RDNA is a "Hybrid" design that bridges GCN to RDNA.
Lots of changes under the hood, but it's still very easy for developers to leverage it if they have worked with GCN for a long time.

The doubling of the ROPS is a big boost... And one bottleneck of GCN gone, reducing wavefront size and increasing SIMD size so they match is another big Pro' as well and another GCN bottleneck gone.
Uplift in bandwidth and chip-wide delta colour compression and much improved caches resolves another GCN bottleneck.

It's going to result in a substantial uptick in performance per teraflop either way... I would not be surprised to see a 50% performance uplift over the RX 590.

The RX 5700 XT is likely going to be my next GPU.

*****

AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X, 16 cores, 32 threads, 3.5 - 4.7Ghz might be my next CPU of choice if Intel doesn't provide me with an appropriate alternative.

Intel says buy a 9900KS.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3401083/intel-challenges-amds-ryzen-3000-cpus-to-take-the-core-i9-9900ks-real-world-gaming-crown.html

The Radeon 5700 series looks pretty decent based on what's been shown off. Looks like they aren't to focused on ray tracing just yet though.

Intel can say whatever it wants. lol

The i9 9900ks with only 8 CPU cores is not as tasty as AMD's 3950X with 16 CPU cores, next-gen should have 16 CPU threads to play with all told (Minus some for OS/background duties of course), so I expect games to start shining on larger core counts next gen.

Plus 8-cores really feels like mid-range stuff these days.

The RX 5700 XT seems to be a step away from what the consoles are getting, it seems closer to GCN than RDNA, hence why the consoles will have hardware Ray Tracing and Navi does not.



Pemalite said:
EricHiggin said:

Intel says buy a 9900KS.

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3401083/intel-challenges-amds-ryzen-3000-cpus-to-take-the-core-i9-9900ks-real-world-gaming-crown.html

The Radeon 5700 series looks pretty decent based on what's been shown off. Looks like they aren't to focused on ray tracing just yet though.

Intel can say whatever it wants. lol

The i9 9900ks with only 8 CPU cores is not as tasty as AMD's 3950X with 16 CPU cores, next-gen should have 16 CPU threads to play with all told (Minus some for OS/background duties of course), so I expect games to start shining on larger core counts next gen.

Plus 8-cores really feels like mid-range stuff these days.

The RX 5700 XT seems to be a step away from what the consoles are getting, it seems closer to GCN than RDNA, hence why the consoles will have hardware Ray Tracing and Navi does not.

Figured you might get a laugh out of that. Oh Intel. 12 core Ryzen was impressive in the E3 streaming comparison.

The old AMD GPU arch slides may have been more forward and forthcoming than we thought?

If next gen consoles are on 7nm and not 7nm+, that may explain them being called Navi variants. 7nm Navi with some "Next Gen" ray tracing baked in?



The Canadian National Anthem According To Justin Trudeau

 

Oh planet Earth! The home of native lands, 
True social law, in all of us demand.
With cattle farts, we view sea rise,
Our North sinking slowly.
From far and snide, oh planet Earth, 
Our healthcare is yours free!
Science save our land, harnessing the breeze,
Oh planet Earth, smoke weed and ferment yeast.
Oh planet Earth, ell gee bee queue and tee.

EricHiggin said:
Pemalite said:

Intel can say whatever it wants. lol

The i9 9900ks with only 8 CPU cores is not as tasty as AMD's 3950X with 16 CPU cores, next-gen should have 16 CPU threads to play with all told (Minus some for OS/background duties of course), so I expect games to start shining on larger core counts next gen.

Plus 8-cores really feels like mid-range stuff these days.

The RX 5700 XT seems to be a step away from what the consoles are getting, it seems closer to GCN than RDNA, hence why the consoles will have hardware Ray Tracing and Navi does not.

Figured you might get a laugh out of that. Oh Intel. 12 core Ryzen was impressive in the E3 streaming comparison.

The old AMD GPU arch slides may have been more forward and forthcoming than we thought?

If next gen consoles are on 7nm and not 7nm+, that may explain them being called Navi variants. 7nm Navi with some "Next Gen" ray tracing baked in?

If RDNA is as modular as GCN, then what you propose could certainly be the reality, where AMD has taken some extra features from it's next-gen architecture and baked it into Navi 7nm for the consoles.



It will be interesting to see the reviews for both the new Ryzens and Navi, to check if the performance claims are real or just PR talk.

It's a shame that the new cards are so expensive, tho. In my opinion, they should be $50 cheaper, but I guess AMD is going after the money, not marketshare.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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JEMC said:
It will be interesting to see the reviews for both the new Ryzens and Navi, to check if the performance claims are real or just PR talk.

It's a shame that the new cards are so expensive, tho. In my opinion, they should be $50 cheaper, but I guess AMD is going after the money, not marketshare.

Same, the cards they compared them to from Nvidia doesn't give them much of a price advantage. 

RTX 2060 ($350) vs RX 5700 ($379)
RTX 2070 ($480) vs RX 5700 XT ($449)

Was expecting a better price advantage for the new Radeons, but oh well. Probably will come down in price. Still good.

Ryzen 3000 series looks fantastic.



PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC: i5-4670k, RX470.

Just got myself a cheap 75hz Freesync monitor because I was tired of the world ending everytime I dropped to 59fps. Initial impressions? Yeah I can tell the difference between 75hz and 60hz.



PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC: i5-4670k, RX470.

Barkley said:
Just got myself a cheap 75hz Freesync monitor because I was tired of the world ending everytime I dropped to 59fps. Initial impressions? Yeah I can tell the difference between 75hz and 60hz.

Been with a G-sync since 2017, and I can say that I can see the difference between 100 and 70 fps differences. For games that are known for huge frame drops, I tend to force them at 60-70hz, but if it's a game that doesn't need the extra frames, I'll roll with 120, because I've noticed this year, that going for the full on 144hz, in games (not in desktop mode), tends to drive up GPU temps, and I like my temps staying in the 50's, not mid to late 60 degrees. 



                                       

Time for Tuesday news, following the same rules of yesterday's:

SALES & DEALS

Steam has two "fake" daily deals as well as a new round of weeklong deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Ubisoft announces a new subscription service for the PC called Uplay+, launches in September 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ubisoft-announces-a-new-subscription-service-for-the-pc-called-uplay-launches-in-september-2019/
Ubisoft has announced a new subscription service for the PC called Uplay+. Uplay+ will feature 100+ games, DLCs, classic games and all new future releases from the French company.
Uplay+ will be launching on September 3rd, 2019, for €14,99 per month and the publisher has released a new trailer dedicated to this service that you can find below.

AMD announces FidelityFX, Image Sharpening filter and Anti-Lag features
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amd-announces-fidelityfx-image-sharpening-filter-and-anti-lag-features/
During its E3 2019 Next Horizon Gaming event, AMD revealed some new features that will be coming to its graphics cards. According to the red team, FidelityFX, Image Sharpening and Anti-Lag will be supported by its new GPUs; the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and the AMD Radeon RX 5700.
FidelityFX is meant to be a post-processing effect that will improve the sharpness of various surfaces. This may sound similar to an Image Sharpening filter, however games will need to natively support this feature otherwise it will not work. Still, for games that do not support FidelityFX, AMD will add a general Image Sharpening filter that can be enabled for every game.
AMD has also announced Anti-Lag. Anti-Lag basically reduces the input lag, something that will benefit those playing competitive games. The red team provided a graph in which it claims that the response input latency can be decreased by around 33% in APEX Legends and 35% in Fortnite.
>> Not all would be about the CPU and GPUs, right? Oh, and there's new drivers too, the 19.6.1

First PCIe 4.0 benchmark test coming to 3DMark later this Summer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-pcie-4-0-benchmark-test-coming-to-3dmark-later-this-summer/
UL Benchmarks has announced that the first PCIe 4.0 benchmark test will be coming to 3DMark later this Summer. In case you weren’t aware of, the new PCI Express 4.0 interfaces provide up to twice the bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0 and thanks to its higher bandwidth, games can transfer more data, reduce loading times, and support more complex scenes.
According to the team, the 3DMark PCI Express feature test is designed to measure the bandwidth available to your GPU over the PCIe interface. This benchmark test will help you compare bandwidth across PCIe generations with a test that’s quick and easy to use.
>> A bit pointless, maybe?

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All E3 2019 trailers from PC Gaming Show – Evil Genius 2, Chivalry 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Mosaic & more https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/e3-2019-trailers-from-pc-gaming-show-evil-genius-2-chivalry-2-midnight-ghosthunt-mosaic-more/

Chivalry 2 has been officially announced, will be timed-exclusive to Epic Games Store https://www.dsogaming.com/news/chivalry-2-has-been-officially-announced-will-be-timed-exclusive-to-epic-games-store/

First gameplay trailers released for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-trailers-released-for-vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2/

Shenmue 3 may be exclusive to Epic Games Store according to its latest E3 2019 trailer [UPDATE: Confirmed, it is exclusive] https://www.dsogaming.com/news/shenmue-3-may-be-timed-exclusive-to-epic-games-store-according-to-its-latest-e3-2019-trailer/

E3 2019 trailers for Desperados 3, Killsquad and Road Rage Royale https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/e3-2019-trailers-for-desperados-3-killsquad-and-road-rage-royale/

CODE VEIN releases on September 27th, gets a new E3 2019 trailer https://www.dsogaming.com/news/code-vein-releases-on-september-27th-gets-a-new-e3-2019-trailer/

E3 2019 trailers for ONINAKI, Darksiders Genesis, The Surge 2, Rune 2 and more https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/e3-2019-trailers-for-oninaki-darksiders-genesis-the-surge-2-rune-2-and-more/

First official screenshots released for FIFA 20 https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/first-official-screenshots-released-for-fifa-20/

Official PC system requirements revealed for the new Blair Witch game https://www.dsogaming.com/news/official-pc-system-requirements-revealed-for-the-new-blair-witch-game/

First gameplay video for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot surfaces, showing 10 minutes of gameplay footage https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-video-for-dragon-ball-z-kakarot-surfaces-showing-10-minutes-of-gameplay-footage/

Evil Genius 2: World Domination's first trailer teases a fiendish lair building sim https://www.pcgamer.com/evil-genius-2-world-dominations-first-trailer-teases-a-fiendish-lair-building-sim-pcgs/

Space pirates murder everybody in the trailer for colony management sim Starmancer https://www.pcgamer.com/starmancer-e3-trailer/

Mysterious adventure game Mosaic gets a new trailer at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/mysterious-adventure-game-mosaic-gets-a-new-trailer-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

Unexplored 2 is playable today via Fig's Open Access https://www.pcgamer.com/unexplored-2-open-access/

Conan Chop Chop is a real game https://www.pcgamer.com/conan-chop-chop-is-a-real-game/

Last Oasis is a nomadic MMO coming to Early Access this summer https://www.pcgamer.com/last-oasis-is-a-nomadic-mmo-coming-to-early-access-this-summer/

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a co-op battle against zombie Hitler's hordes https://www.pcgamer.com/zombie-army-4-dead-war-is-a-co-op-battle-against-zombie-hitlers-hordes/

Here are 18 minutes of gameplay footage from Zombie Army 4: Dead War https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-18-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-zombie-army-4-dead-war/

Remnant: From the Ashes gets a new story trailer, 'VIP' access for pre-orders https://www.pcgamer.com/remnant-from-the-ashes-trailer-pc-gaming-show/

Klei's Griftlands is back as a card battle RPG, alpha starts this July https://www.pcgamer.com/griftlands-alpha-trailer/

Planet Zoo release date and gameplay revealed at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/planet-zoo-release-date-and-gameplay-revealed-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

Vermintide 2's new Versus mode lets you take up arms as the rats and Rotbloods https://www.pcgamer.com/vermintide-2-versus/

Here's our first look at Per Aspera, a base-building game about terraforming Mars https://www.pcgamer.com/per-aspera-game-trailer/

Cris Tales is a gorgeous love letter to classic JRPGs https://www.pcgamer.com/cris-tales-is-a-gorgeous-love-letter-to-classic-jrpgs/

Action-platformer Valfaris gets a heavy metal trailer at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/action-platformer-valfaris-gets-a-heavy-metal-trailer-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey heads to the savanna at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/ancestors-the-humankind-odyssey-heads-to-the-savanna-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

A lot of men get eaten in the Maneater gameplay reveal https://www.pcgamer.com/maneater-shark-gameplay-pc-gaming-show/

Terraria unveils the huge Journey’s End update https://www.pcgamer.com/terraria-unveils-the-huge-journeys-end-update/

Telling Lies wants to be the 'open world' of FMV games https://www.pcgamer.com/telling-lies-e3-trailer/

Warframe teases ship-to-ship combat at PC Gaming Show, offers free Nekros Prime https://www.pcgamer.com/warframe-teases-ship-to-ship-combat-at-pc-gaming-show-offers-free-nekros-prime/

Surreal cosmic adventure Genesis Noir reveals a new trailer at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/surreal-cosmic-adventure-genesis-noir-reveals-a-new-trailer-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

El Hijo's new trailer sneaks onto the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/el-hijos-new-trailer-sneaks-onto-the-pc-gaming-show/

Every trailer and interview from the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/pc-gaming-show-livestream-2019/

Watch the Age of Wonders: Planetfall interview from the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/watch-the-age-of-wonders-planetfall-interview-from-the-pc-gaming-show/

League of Legends is getting a Dota Auto Chess-inspired game mode https://www.pcgamer.com/league-of-legends-is-getting-a-dota-auto-chess-inspired-game-mode/

The Adventure Time gang invades Brawlhalla https://www.pcgamer.com/the-adventure-time-gang-invades-brawlhalla/

Larian talks Baldur's Gate 3 at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/larian-talks-baldurs-gate-3-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

Skatebird, the game about a skating bird, now has a free alpha demo https://www.pcgamer.com/skatebird-the-game-about-a-skating-bird-has-a-free-alpha-demo/

Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition on PC is coming to the US after all https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-collectors-edition-on-pc-is-coming-to-the-us-after-all/

CastleStorm 2 and Stronghold: Warlords headline seven new indies in the Kinda Funny E3 Showcase https://www.pcgamer.com/castlestorm-2-stronghold-warlords-were-among-the-new-indie-announcements-in-the-kinda-funny-e3-showcase/

Eastward Legend: The Empyrean—A dazzling swordsman epic that showcases China’s gaming prowess https://www.pcgamer.com/eastward-legend-the-empyreana-dazzling-swordsman-epic-that-showcases-chinas-gaming-prowess/

Meat Fortress combines Team Fortress 2 with hot dogs https://www.pcgamer.com/meat-fortress-combines-team-fortress-2-with-hot-dogs/

The Dota Auto Chess modders are making a version exclusive to the Epic Games Store https://www.pcgamer.com/the-dota-auto-chess-modders-are-making-a-version-exclusive-to-the-epic-games-store/

Commandos 2 HD Remaster and Praetorians HD Remaster have been officially announced https://www.dsogaming.com/news/commandos-2-hd-and-praetorians-hd-have-been-officially-announced/

Konami announces eFootball PES 2020, releases on September 10th, first details and E3 2019 trailer https://www.dsogaming.com/news/konami-announces-efootball-pes-2020-releases-on-september-10th-first-details-and-e3-2019-trailer/

End of the second day. Hopefully, tomorrow it will be easier.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

JEMC said:
It will be interesting to see the reviews for both the new Ryzens and Navi, to check if the performance claims are real or just PR talk.

It's a shame that the new cards are so expensive, tho. In my opinion, they should be $50 cheaper, but I guess AMD is going after the money, not marketshare.

Nvidia has a strangle hold on the GPU market and even Navi at $50 cheaper isn't likely to change that much. AMD might as well profit as much as they can without losing too much market share. At least they can use that to up their R&D budget going forward. As long as you have enough people thanking AMD for forcing GeForce prices down so they can buy that Nvidia product they've been waiting for, AMD should just keep pricing slightly below Nvidia's. Worst case scenario, Nvidia basically takes the entire market, then eventually slacks off on the tech advancements and jacks the prices up even more so, and creates the opportunity for another fewer core Intel vs higher core Ryzen at half the price scenario.

I've got a couple buddies who've been AMD/Radeon fans for as long as I can remember, and while they have Ryzen rigs now, they kept their existing Radeon cards for a couple years, and they both bought RTX 2000 cards last boxing day. Neither was willing to wait for Navi and neither says they plan to move back to Radeon anytime soon, even after the 5700 information we have now. There isn't much point in AMD trying to beat Nvidia for the next while. They might as well make bank and PC gamers can either change their minds and save a few bucks, or learn a hard lesson eventually.



The Canadian National Anthem According To Justin Trudeau

 

Oh planet Earth! The home of native lands, 
True social law, in all of us demand.
With cattle farts, we view sea rise,
Our North sinking slowly.
From far and snide, oh planet Earth, 
Our healthcare is yours free!
Science save our land, harnessing the breeze,
Oh planet Earth, smoke weed and ferment yeast.
Oh planet Earth, ell gee bee queue and tee.