From the rumor mill its apparently focused on being more energy efficient than performance.Glad they're not going to name it the same as the current 280. As for tonga, I wonder what its purpose is? Is it a more power efficient gpu to try to compete with maxwell, or is it closer to a more scalable hawaii architecture.
Affordable pricing including displays and cabling. 4k gaming still has awhile before its the standard/mainstream and will be much more resource intensive.Not interested because it seems like there still not trying for 4k gaming at affordable prices for most.
Because you have no way of presuming that it's a slower card in any way, shape, or form.That makes sense, but my problem is why is not the 275 then? The 265 is faster than the 260x, so why would the 285 be slower than the 280x? Just makes no sense how they would name it lol
GCN 1.1 was first introduced 1.5 years ago with the 7790 (the R7 260 series inherits this design as well). Is that what you mean? That may be true, but that doesn't mean they can't release a new product based on GCN 1.1 with other adjustments such as tweaking the layout. As such there's room for power/efficiency and clock improvements even with the same exact architecture.Aside from Hawai'i on the 290 cards, we haven't seen new Radeon architecture for two years now.
Ah. Personally I doubt it's going to be GCN 2.0. It will probably be GCN 1.x, but with an optimized layout to reduce leakage. Anyway, the 7790 and 260/260X are also GCN 1.1 so it's not just Hawaii that's newer. That's why the 260 cards also have TrueAudio. Technically the 7790 has it too, it was disabled IIRC.My whole point was that we haven't seen anything new or substantially different ( apart from Hawai'i, ) in some time now. I wasn't saying that to mean Radeons are worthless, I was meaning that AMD could very well have something brand new and awesome cooked up in the lab. From the 280X down, we're looking at older tech. Slight clock changes, but no serious revisions. Who knows what performance improvements can be made with modified first-gen GCN or with a whole new GCN 2.0?
It was directed to anyone who was basing their entire expectation of this card's performance solely on ( rumored ) VRAM amount and memory bus width.
Might be kind of like that, but much higher up the ladder.R9 285... version of AMD "GTX 750 Ti"?
Maybe earlier than you think! Rumour is they are skipping 20nm and are going straight to 16nm finFET so most likely next year.Zeroplanetz :Not interested because it seems like there still not trying for 4k gaming at affordable prices for most.
Considering how 4k is giving even a crossfire/SLI pair of high-end current GPUs a hard time, I would not expect mainstream-priced single-GPU solutions for 4k until 16nm GPUs come around, which puts them at about two years out from now, maybe three.