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Radeon SSG 1TB GPU
show user profile  donvella
What is this sourcery?

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5/19/2017 12:47:39 AM (last edit: 5/19/2017 12:47:39 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Looks like a bit of a gamechanger..

What are the cons?? Can't be cheap..

Here's a doc linked to in one of the video's comments. Seems pretty straightforward how the technology operates and differs from existing GPU architecture:

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5/19/2017 3:21:27 PM (last edit: 5/19/2017 3:21:27 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I'm skeptical

Unfortunately I don't think they are going to secure relationships with other software companies to utilize their architecture like they alway have.

Adobe will still need cuda to run better and render engines will flip them the bird

But then again $10k dev price might be something worth looking at
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5/19/2017 7:07:26 PM (last edit: 5/19/2017 7:10:11 PM)
show user profile  Dee Free
though more vram is always welcome, more vram does not equal faster.

it's all about the floating point performance.

so will comment on vega when I see some stats and have a chance to try one.

if you do need insane amounts of vram then maybe this is for you.

4-8GB probably enough for anything I do right now. maybe a bit more if you want to push detailed high end hdr textures, etc.

it's all about the terry flops.

10 PRINT "developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers ..."
20 GOTO 10                      

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5/19/2017 8:53:05 PM (last edit: 5/19/2017 8:53:05 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
GPU rendering needs far more memory than cards have at the moment. I wish there was a 32Gb card. I frequently run out of memory with just 8Gb.

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5/19/2017 9:10:37 PM (last edit: 5/19/2017 9:10:37 PM)
show user profile  Dee Free
BC7 compression should help you out. near perfect quality and drops the size right down. GPUs can read direct from it. Similarly BC6H for HDR. All DX11 & later hardware supports those formats though the various GPU raytracers, no idea.

shadow maps eat through VRAM, especially for point sources but for raytracing you won't be using those.

you usually deliver bc6/7 as dds format files. there are conversion tools around. can upload something if you need it.

10 PRINT "developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers ..."
20 GOTO 10                      

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5/19/2017 9:27:52 PM (last edit: 5/19/2017 9:36:58 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Well it looks like that graphics card has a built in SSD, yes? So perhaps not as fast as GDDR5X or HBM2, but it can sure store a lot more data :)
Or did they make this SSD super fast and are therefore calling it SSG?

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5/22/2017 2:11:34 PM (last edit: 5/22/2017 2:11:34 PM)
show user profile  Dee Free
dunno what it's all about. could ask an amd engineer next time we go for a beer.

went to uni with two of them.

or fb or email or whatever but don't like to pester mates for worky stuff unless it's important which that thing isn't. for me, anyhow.

its all about terry's flops and giga's flops. basically more flops is better.

nobody will tell me anything about peter's flops yet, which is a shame. would be good to know.

well, except the high end supercomputing loonies. they know a bit about peter's flops.

10 PRINT "developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers ..."
20 GOTO 10                      

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5/22/2017 2:23:24 PM (last edit: 5/22/2017 2:31:50 PM)
show user profile  donvella
Thanks ScotlandDave I did read a bit about the technical, it seems as if they are bridging the M2 PCI SSDs with the video card, so not essentially onboard.

I think this is great for laptops as I have been looking for the past 3 months and nothing comes close in terms of power/memory - my hunch is you will see alot of ultrabooks utilising the 1060GTX as its low power consumption, 6GB of vram and relatively high power for what it is is a bit of a game changer itself - example is the Gigabyte Aero 15 and Razers new ultrabooks. Especially since the Aero comes with 2x M2 slots - very smart thinking.

I think speed is not much of a big deal in comparison to having 1TB vram - what I mean is when in 3dsmax we have Quadro K4000 (years old), Titan X (Maxwell) and the 1080TI (Pascal). I see barely any difference between them in regards to viewport - I am going to be running these through sim tests to see how far we can push it, I think the vram amount (higher) is better considering the above. Yes doing realtime is a different story Dee Free.

Nik Clark- if you are looking for something in that magnitude the Quadro m6000 comes with 24gb vram this may be closer to what you are looking for (if you have bags of cash lying around ofcourse)

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5/23/2017 3:51:55 AM (last edit: 5/23/2017 3:53:43 AM)
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