Tom's: Nvidia Ampere Purportedly 50% Faster Than Turing At Half The Power Consumption

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/n...ter-than-turing-at-half-the-power-consumption

    If this is true, laptops will get back to how thingss were with Pascal, where the full power chips translate with far less throttling of the clocks and power limits.

    A 50% boost would continue the pattern of people being skeptical of the boost we'll get from simultaneous process shrinks and architectural changes, only to be blown away by the increase which is delivered.

    A downer for laptops enthusiasts though, a 2H 2020 release for the desktop cards could likely mean the Ampere laptops don't launch until Q4 2020 or even early 2021. Yikes.
     
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    Very interesting. I had a feeling that Nvidia would release sooner than people were projecting, saying that it wouldn't launch until the end of Q4 of 2020...

    I think Nvidia will still prevail despite the nm process... There seems to be too much emphasis on nm than how it actually performs...

    IMO amd is scraping by with their gpu's largely due to having the advantages of the 7nm process, yet Nvidia is still ahead and mops the floor with the higher end offerings.

    It'd be great to see laptops go back to real gpu status instead of this maxQ nonsense. It's very misleading (the naming scheme). Take for example the 2080mq or maxQ line of gimped gpu's in general ... Which is rubbish and nowhere near anything 2080...very sad...
     
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    Hopefully in time for the holiday sales season.

    ...if not, then there's always microcenter in-store sales season.
     
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    Let's wait and see. Don't trust Nvidia that much on this..
     
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    I bet its 50% better performance when considering raytracing. Normal performance will likely be much less.
     
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    hertzian56 Notebook Consultant

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    Yeah idk sounds like a lot of salesman in different forms trying to prime the market, go look at 30s-50s future science magazines and compare to what we actually have today lol
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure context of exactly what is 50% more performant is missing there. It will all come out in the wash when we see benchmarks at some point.

    What he's really trying to do here is sow some doubt in people's mind that will consider purchasing AMD's soon to be announced products. Make them question whether they should wait or not. That's about all this is statement is trying to do.
     
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    That's only relevant to desktops, laptop users should hope it's as close to the truth as possible.
     
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    I bet it’s 50% more performance at the same power, or the same performance at half the power, not both at the same time.
     
  10. Kevin

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    I agree with you. I'm definitely dubious of the "at half of the power consumption" part. That would be an unheard of efficiency gain.

    For instance, at peak the 5700 XT consumes 19W more than the RX 580, and is 47% faster on average at 4K.

    Faster and half consumption is impossible. I'm just hoping the 50% more performance is true. Judging by Navi's results, it's definitely possible and Nvidia has the R&D to realize it.
     
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