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- Aug 2, 2016
I'm keen to see how fast the cards fall out the screen in Solitaire before I decide to buy one
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Waiting is rarely a bad idea. The initial batch of any new hardware almost never sells at MSRP. Prices should come down as stock increases. Also, if the RX6000 sells well, it might spark some price cuts.I am on the verge of forking out for an Nvidia GPU, and I have a very limited window for acquiring in a time of scarcity at MSRP, but now seeing these benchmarks, comfortably published (by AMD), and taking SAM under consideration and that I am upgrading to the AMD platform these GPUs do look on paper to be the better option. If I wait for AMD I will lose out on my current window of opportunity.
I am only a bit hesitant that these numbers don’t live up to expectation when benchmarked by the wider community, and of course the possibility that AMD may also run into stock issues. I don't want this to be Vega all over again... but there are indicators pointing otherwise, the TDP for one, and I don't believe for a second that AMD will disappoint their investors. Lisa Su has truly turned AMD around.
If I have to wait until February next year because of this I won’t mind. I just don’t want the Rand to crash at that time.
The few articles I've read claim that RT performance for RDNA2 is about on-par with the RTX2xxx series, and they can match the 3070 even without tech like DLSS. Not too bad, but then RT is not high on my list of priorities.The first DXR raytracing performance benchmark of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 "Big Navi" RDNA 2 GPU based graphics card have leaked out.wccftech.com
Smart Access Technology works just fine on Linux. It is resizeable BAR support which Linux has supported for years (AMD actually added support for this), but which is relatively new on windows. You just need a platform with enough MMIO space. On older systems this is enabled via sbios options with names like ">4GB MMIO".