AFAIK the highest 7xxx series supports ■947 GFLOPS Double Precision compute power which is still much more powerful than NVIDIAs offering.GCN is only so much better when consumer graphics GPUs are used. Kepler's professional GPUs have far greater DP performance than their consumer GPUs. GCN might still be better, but with 384 cores supplying over 600GFLOPS of DP performance, the professional Kepler GPUs are at the least, very good competition. I think that this card has almost as much DP performance as the GTX 590.
This is a low end card. It's TDP is probably below 50w. This does not compete with the 7950 (7970 has more than 1100GFLOPS of DP compute performance according to Tom's tests, so I assume that you meant the 7950 when you said 947GFLOPS). I only used the GTX 590 as an example to say where it's DP performance lies. n fact, I earlier said that the gaming performance of this card is closer to the GTX 550 TI, possibly below it, jsut to show how it is not a consumer oriented card. Of course, the article should have been enough evidence for THAT. It has 384 Kepler cores. Of course it doesn't beat a high end card like the 7970 that is semi-compute oriented and the same generation.
Neither do you. However the proof is in the architecture. Heck the old fermi architecture was better at compute abilities than kepler.You have no idea whether or not GCN would make this better or not.
IMO OpenCL is a better way of doing things than CUDA. I'm sure both have their strengths and weaknesses though.Also, using GCN would have meant no CUDA.
Where in the world did I say four times faster? Or where in the world did you get four times faster?Also, GCN can't be more than four times faster than it is on the 79xx cards because they have a 1 to 4 DP to SP ratio, so unlike you, I have a very goo idea of how well it can perform.
Did you even read my reply to him, i'm not talking about consumer cards, i'm talking about if they made a non-consumer card like what they did with this one in this article. Reading comprehesion skills 101. So you can blow your smoke elsewhere.That a low end card such as this one on this article can beat the GTX 690 in DP performance is undeniable proof of this. It has one tenth of the core count of the 690, but almost double the performance. That's very in line with the 1 to 24 DP to SP ratio of the GK104 cards.
You just have no clue.You have no clue as to what blazorthon is talking about and he is absolutely correct.