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  Bofferbrauer2 said:

It's German, but that shouldn't be too much a problem for you, right?

Interesting read, but there is still too much we don't know. A few things I took with me.

1. Whatever AMD will do against DLSS it won't be nearly as effective because they're missing the dedicated power to do so.

2. Their RT sucks balls. Looks more like an afterthought in comparison to Nvidia who really treat it as an integral part of future rendering.

3. Infinity cache is cool and all, but it feels more like a band-aid than an actual revolution. I can easily see it going away again once they realize they actually need more room for shaders. Nvidia used that room for more RT and Tensor cores and helped themselves with GDDR6X instead. Infinity cache is only twice as fast as GDDR6X, but so much smaller, which gives Nvidia the edge in versatility. While AMD needs the small edge in performance to stay competitive. It also seems that the cache is helping AMD to reach higher clocks because Cache is much more energy efficient than DRAM.

4. AMD seems to have gone intentionally for extremely high clock speeds. However that will only help them at lower resolutions as we've seen. Yet again it's AMD trying to brute force performance. 4K definitely has not been their goal with this generation.

Learning so much about the architectures of Ampere and RDNA2 makes me really excited about next gen because both of them still have a huge potential to improve while staying on the same node.

Last edited by vivster - on 20 November 2020

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