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The GeForce 358.50 Performance Analysis featuring Ashes of the Singularity
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Again, not really.  290X will be ancient news by the time (real) DX12 games are out.  And they will be MORE demanding, not less.  What programmer will care to program for a (then) 5 year old card to maximize its memory for mGPU when it will be too slow (anyway) then?

Look at what Pascal will be like (and you can be sure that AMD will aim to be competitive). 16GB of memory!! Now programmers *may* care to program for 16GB plus 16GB in a mGPU configuration for the new crop of games, but not for old cards.

http://babeltechreviews.com/community/sh...hp?tid=461

Quote:. . . the Pascal GPU will be manufactured in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), using the brand new 16nm FinFET process. This process is much more than a simple number, since it marks the shift from planar, 2D transistors to the FinFET i.e. 3D transistors. This shift required that the engineers make lot of changes in the thought process, and should result in significant power savings.

... Pascal will bring support for up to 32GB of HBM2 memory. However, the actual products based on Pascal will launch with 16GB HBM2 memory, and more memory will depend solely on memory vendors such as SK.Hynix and Samsung. What is changing the most is bandwidth. Both the Kepler-based Tesla (K40) and Maxwell-based M4/M40 featured 12GB of GDDR5 and achieved up to 288GB/s of memory bandwidth. Those 16GB HBM SDRAM (packed in four 4GB HBM2 chips) will bring 1TB/s in bandwidth, while internally the GPU surpasses the 2TB/s barrier. ...

NVIDIA’s Marc Hamilton said: “Using 3D memory, not only the memory capacity will go up, the memory bandwidth will go up significantly. With a much faster GPU, and higher memory bandwidth, the existing interconnects in the server are just plain outdated. So, we had to develop our own interconnect called NVLink, five times faster than existing technology.”
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RE: The GeForce 358.50 Performance Analysis featuring Ashes of the Singularity - by apoppin - 11-21-2015, 01:39 AM

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