"Yeah right....and enjoy your low-end AMD rig."
Thats the sound of a angry Intel supporter. I remember when "Zen" was first announced Intel fanboys went crazy over how its nothing and all AMD fanboys will see. So to you sir I say. "Enjoy your low-end Intel rig in a few months" AMD is moving back in.
That's the sound of an angry AMD supporter.
The last decade or so clearly speak against your idol.
At least Intel customers value performance [which is why we choose Intel in the first place] and competition [for which we thank AMD from time to time].
You can say what you want but AMD themselves have stated it is not for gaming, just for devs to test games out. Big difference. I'll take the companys word all day long over a article that is claiming a card is something its not.
Straight from the AMD site
(Be the Pioneer in Game Development
The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card is designed to simplify and accelerate game creation by providing a single GPU that is optimized for every stage of this workflow, from asset production, to playtesting, to performance optimization.
When creating assets and working with game development tools, developers can take advantage of the professional application performance and rock-solid reliability of Radeon™ Pro Software to help ensure maximum stability and productivity when using tools like Autodesk® Maya®, Unity®, and Unreal® Engine.)
I've never said the FE was designed specifically for gaming, but it isn't a straight workstation card either. It's using the exact same GPU core configuration and memory array as the top RX Vega gaming card will, even if it lacks the promised driver optimisations, therefore it is still an interesting representation of how the gaming Vega cards will eventually perform. Not 100% identical, as I say in the article, but a good preview of the architecture.
Also, in the little blurb you've quoted directly from AMD, they talk about using the FE for gaming performance optimisation. Wouldn't be much point recommending that usage case if the card wasn't in some way representative of final Vega gaming performance.
Linustechtips did a review on G-Sync vs Freesync. The reviews came out pretty much dead even.
Except it's not really a workstation GPU is it? The FE is a pricey spin of the Vega GPU ostensibly for game/VR developers, it's even sporting a specific 'gaming mode'. The Radeon Pro WX 9100 sounds like it'll be the Vega workstation card, not the FE.
As to the hate, that is absolutely not true. I bare no animosity towards AMD, indeed I had previously praised their conduct around Vega. And, genuinely, the people I know at AMD are some of the nicest people around too - there's no hatred here.