Podcast #463 - AMD VEGA 64, Flash Memory Summit, and more!

Subject: General Tech | August 17, 2017 - 11:21 AM |
Tagged: video, T5, Samsung, RX VEGA 64, qualcomm, podcast, PC-Q39, P4800X, NX500, NGSFF, micron, Lian Li, Intel, EK Supremacy EVO, EDSFF, corsair, amd

PC Perspective Podcast #463 - 08/17/17

Join us for AMD Threadripper, Intel Rumors, and more!

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Hosts: Allyn Malventano, Josh Walrath, Ken Addison, Sebastian Peak

Peanut Gallery: Alex Lustenberg

Program length: 1:37:18

Podcast topics of discussion:
  1. Week in Review:
  2. News items of interest:
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week
    1. 1:26:30 Jeremy: caveat emptor
    2. 1:32:30 Ken: Prusa i3 MK2S 3D Printer (NOW IN STOCK!)
  4. Closing/outro
 

Source:

August 17, 2017 | 06:31 PM - Posted by StressedOutCat

Glad to see you guys are enjoying the cookies, and apologies Josh & Jeremy that I couldn't send you guys some well, perhaps next time. =)

Side question did the joystick make it there in working order?
(I did clean and test it before packing & shipping it)

also which flavor of the cookies is y'all favorite?

August 18, 2017 | 01:32 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

No worries, we would gladly take a bottle of scotch in lieu of cookies. ;)

August 18, 2017 | 02:37 PM - Posted by StressedOutCat

Would be unfair to Josh, as I can only ship alcohol to Canada and not US. =D

August 18, 2017 | 05:56 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

How is this a problem? :)

August 21, 2017 | 03:05 AM - Posted by StressedOutCat

I'll donate a bottle if you guys do another 12 hours live-stream, where you do a segment answering user submitted questions under the influence of said donated bottle. =D

August 18, 2017 | 12:16 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

Is there an FCAT analysis of RX Vega? From what other sites are showing the experience on Vega is actually smoother than the 1080 and 1080ti.

August 18, 2017 | 02:52 PM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

You mean FCAT like in our Vega article?

(frame variance did not appear better than 1080/Ti)

August 18, 2017 | 03:51 PM - Posted by LinknzAreGone (not verified)

I'd link but the links would only be removed, they are not allowed to show some prodcts in a good light!

Money talks!

August 18, 2017 | 05:44 PM - Posted by try harder mate (not verified)

https://www.pcper.com/comment/reply/68323/324930?destination=node%2F68323

no, links are not blocked ya bloody weapon

http://www.scotland.com/forums/language/10325-scottish-slangs.html

learn to post

August 18, 2017 | 05:46 PM - Posted by yhbtyhlhand (not verified)

Even this works when you are an AC

August 18, 2017 | 06:02 PM - Posted by HWallzzn (not verified)

incoherent gibbering

August 18, 2017 | 06:45 PM - Posted by OMGzGasketsAreBlown (not verified)

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”"

“A Cult of Ignorance” by Isaac Asimov, January 21, 1980, p. 19 (PDF)

August 19, 2017 | 09:27 AM - Posted by SkinnerEitsYeLastTemYollSlapYerWillyAround (not verified)

Classic Gaming GIT(That's GET north of Hadrian's wall)! This website's construction(and may other websites' construction) is GIGO, as are most of the frameworks that this spaghetti script sits atop. It's crap code all the way deep down the call stack into Redmomd's pile of not even rat dung quality code/assemblies/frameworks.

August 18, 2017 | 04:34 PM - Posted by HairronomousBosch (not verified)

Good read, nice settings parity(Mostly) compared to GTX 1080/1070 for Vega 64/56, and oh the Vega compute when even more DX12/Vega titles start arriving! Nice Vage showing even on DX11 for the titles tested.

"AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 & 56 Best Playable Settings At 4K & Ultrawide"

https://techgage.com/article/amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-56-best-playable-sett...

August 18, 2017 | 08:28 PM - Posted by haHaHazzhaz (not verified)

Graphics Processor _______ RX VEGA 56 ______________ GTX 1070 FE ________________

August 18, 2017 | 08:29 PM - Posted by haHaHazzhaz (not verified)

Graphics Processor _______ RX VEGA 56 ______________ GTX 1070 FE ________________

Memory Type: _____________ HBM2 ____________________ GDDR5 ______________________
Memory Bus: ______________ 2048 bit ________________ 256 bit ____________________
Bandwidth: _______________ 409.6 GB/s ______________ 256.3 GB/s _________________

August 18, 2017 | 08:31 PM - Posted by haHaHazzhaz (not verified)

Graphics Processor _______ RX VEGA 56 ______________ GTX 1070 FE ________________

Memory Type: _____________ HBM2 ____________________ GDDR5 ______________________
Memory Bus: ______________ 2048 bit ________________ 256 bit ____________________
Bandwidth: _______________ 409.6 GB/s ______________ 256.3 GB/s _________________

TMUs: ____________________ 224 _____________________ 120 ________________________
ROPs: ____________________ 64 ______________________ 64 _________________________
Pixel Rate: ______________ 94.14 GPixel/s __________ 107.7 GPixel/s _____________
Texture Rate: ____________ 329.5 GTexel/s __________ 202.0 GTexel/s _____________

August 18, 2017 | 10:28 PM - Posted by CompareEnContrast (not verified)

Now look at Vega 56 and compared to the GTX 1080:

Graphics Processor __ RX VEGA 56 _________ GTX 1080 FE

Memory Type: ________ HBM2 _______________ GDDR5
Memory Bus: _________ 2048 bit ___________ 256 bit
Bandwidth: __________ 409.6 GB/s _________ 256.3 GB/s

TMUs: _______________ 224 ________________ 160
ROPs: _______________ 64 _________________ 64
Pixel Rate: _________ 94.14 GPixel/s _____ 110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: _______ 329.5 GTexel/s _____ 277.3 GTexel/s

That's pretty close for those ROP to ROP and TMU to TMU counts and Pixel Rates and Texture Rates. Man that's close and RX Vega 56 has less compute but still more relative to it's ROPs/TMUs that the GTX 1080 has in compute relative to its ROPs/TMUs. Memory clocks are doing a lot for the GTX 1080's performance for sure as the RX Vega 56 may just be able to be clocked a little higher and get close to the 1080 in gaming but at what cost in extra power used.

That Vega 56 after a while if AMD can get some more very Cherry dies into its consumer SKUs and DX12/Vulkan can beging to make use of more compute on Vega 56 is going to be interesting to watch as time passes and the optimizations take hold.

August 18, 2017 | 08:32 PM - Posted by haHaHazzhaz (not verified)

Graphics Processor _______ RX VEGA 64 ______________ GTX 1080 FE ________________

Memory Type: _____________ HBM2 ____________________ GDDR5 ______________________
Memory Bus: ______________ 2048 bit ________________ 256 bit ____________________
Bandwidth: _______________ 483.8 GB/s ______________ 256.3 GB/s _________________

TMUs: ____________________ 256 _____________________ 160 ________________________
ROPs: ____________________ 64 ______________________ 64 _________________________
Pixel Rate: ______________ 98.94 GPixel/s __________ 110.9 GPixel/s _____________
Texture Rate: ____________ 395.8 GTexel/s __________ 277.3 GTexel/s _____________

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