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haxxiy said:
JEMC said:

Yeah, that's true, but there had always been some time between AMD's new cards and the consoles launch that gave that way of working some sense. After all, the PS4/X1 launched almost 18 months after the first GCN cards and some months before the second gen cards hit the market, so it made sense use a mixed approach. The same goes for PS4 Pro/XOX, that launched years before the first RDNA cards did.

But this time both the consoles and GPUs will launch together, and so it confuses me why they didn't go with a full RDNA 2.0 design. After all, and knowing how this works, it's guaranteed that AMD has had prototypes running for many months now.

But well, maybe those rumors about Sony co-developing the chip had some ground and Sony had exclusive rights to use it for its machine, and that's why Microsoft and AMD went with a mixed design.

We will see.

The first GCN 1.1 cards launched a few weeks before the PS4/XB1, not some months after. So there's that.

I was thinking about GCN 2.0. My bad. Which cards were the ones sporting the 1.1 design?

Bofferbrauer2 said:
Here we go again.

Apparently there's a new mining boom, and with it, miners buying up all the GPUs, especially those from AMD.

Makes me wonder how the stocks of Big Navi will fare if miner scalpers gets their hands on them first...

There's an article going around about how XFX China sold all its inventory of RX 5xx and RX 5xxx cards to miners, right away. Here's the article:

So yeah, sadly, the whole mining bullsh!t is coming back.

Please excuse my bad English.

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