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RiderKing responded to Dave James's comment in
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Sad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTCSad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTC
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You're right, it doesn't. They could announce new consumer cards at GTC for a launch in April, but Nvidia have said they're focusing on AI and automotive at the show, so is looking unlikely.


Also the 3DCenter 'source' was just speculation from their forum members, which was then represented by the wider media as something more.

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I agree about the rumors from 3DCenter, it's just speculation. One of the sources for all the Ampere stuff along with Heise article is Igor Wallossek. He is some tech journalist who said that he has insider info about Nvidia's internal roadmap with name Ampere being on it set for Q2 2018. It would be great if someone could acutally get in contact with him and try to find out if he's lying or maybe he has some evidence for that after all.

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RiderKing responded to Dave James's comment in
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Sad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTCSad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTC
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If you need to arrange transportation to a GPU launch event, as we did last year for the 1080 Ti GDC launch, then that kinda is how it works. They're not going to tell us when the next-gen will launch, but did say there won't be new cards at this GDC.

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That doesn't mean that they're wont announce next gen in late march and hold a launch event in april. As i remember, original source from 3dcenter never mentioned launch in late march.

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Dave James responded to Digital Assassin comment in
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Sad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTCSad news, everyone... Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards aren’t launching at GDC or GTC
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Nvidia doesn't need to release any new cards yet, AMD still has yet to release a card that rivals Nvidia's top of the line. The 10 series is still top notch and until games demand more power, Nvidia will most likely just HODL till they have to beat AMD again.... They don't want to release more powerful cards just yet, not while they can gouge us for 200% prices on GPUs.... just my $0.02
Dave James Avatar

It's not Nvidia bumping up the prices of their graphics cards, it's the folk speculating on the increasing prices of GPUs and the retailers/distributors trying to deal with the low volume and trying to retain their revenue stream.

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The best PC upgrades for your ancient gaming rig The best PC upgrades for your ancient gaming rig
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Buying a GPU right now is a very bad idea.
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Prices, in the UK at least, are starting to return to a more normal level. GTX 1060 6GB are prevalent once more, and only around £320. And it is still the best upgrade you can make to your machine.


SSD prices are really good right now, and that's our pick as the second choice upgrade.

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Dave James responded to Anakhoresis comment in
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AMD's Raven Ridge isn't such a heroic overclocker, it's suffering from the ol' timer bugAMD's Raven Ridge isn't such a heroic overclocker, it's suffering from the ol' timer bug
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That's impressive, but... Those temps. Ouch.
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Aye, but we are talking about those temps on the smaller of the Wraith air-coolers :)

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SkankwOn responded to Dave James's comment in
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Nvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continuesNvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continues
Dave James Avatar

I need your optimism! :)


I'd love Intel to create a genuine alternative 'third-way' to the Nvidia / AMD graphics card hegemony, but I've been burned on their discrete GPU promises in the past. And even if Raja can do the impossible and bring Intel up to speed with the two main players it's going to be a good few years before we see that relationship bear fruit.


I did miss the subtle suggestion by Samsung that they'd be hitting the discrete GPU market, though I expect they're more interested in looking at another dedicated ASIC that is able to capture GPU mining rather than a chip that's capable of running game code.


However, if they offer up some slack in the gaming GPU market that would be a god-send! Again, though, it wouldn't be for years - making a competitive discrete GPU isn't easy, just ask the Larrabee engineers.

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Raja hardly left AMD on a high though - Vega was a real damp squib!

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Dave James responded to SkankwOn comment in
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Nvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continuesNvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continues
SkankwOn Avatar

Exactly!


Off topic - Is your profiles page bugged? Tried to change avatar and it won't accept a file or from Steam?


That's right I just made site maintenance YOUR dept Dave! :p

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Aww, thanks! I'll have a looksee ;)

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SkankwOn responded to Dave James's comment in
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Nvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continuesNvidia's Volta gaming cards won't arrive unless the crypto-dip continues
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And if it's one that pops up after a crypto-crash you know it's probably been utterly thrashed.

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Exactly!


Off topic - Is your profiles page bugged? Tried to change avatar and it won't accept a file or from Steam?


That's right I just made site maintenance YOUR dept Dave! :p

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Dave James responded to MadMarchHare comment in
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Without a real solution AMD think gamers ought to be part of the cryptocurrency problemWithout a real solution AMD think gamers ought to be part of the cryptocurrency problem
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Jesus fucking christ this is tragic. Might as well be peddling snake oil at this point. It's practically a ponzi scheme except we are all being punished by inflated prices as a byproduct even if you don't invest in cryptobollocks mining. Bunch of greedy cunts.
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The inflated prices aren't doing anything for AMD, they're selling the GPUs to the partners who then manufacture the cards and either sell them direct from the factory to the mining corps for whatever that want or into retail where the prices are three times what they were a couple months back.


But whatever, yeah it's all fucking tragic right now :(

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edens_remorse responded to Dave James's comment in
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AMD to unveil more details of the new Ryzen 2 CPUs at GDC in MarchAMD to unveil more details of the new Ryzen 2 CPUs at GDC in March
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The Ryzen 2000-series CPUs are the second generation Ryzen chips, hence why they're known colloquially as 'Ryzen 2' processors. They're using the Zen+ architecture on the new 12nm production process, so they're not actually called Ryzen+.


The 7nm Zen 2 processors are unlikely to use the same Ryzen nomenclature so I wouldn't expect there to be a Ryzen 2 name to go along with the Zen 2 architecture.


https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd-ryzen-2-release-date-specs-performance

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I'd suggest these chips are known colloquially as "Ryzen 2" because tech writers don't pay attention to Road Maps and/or care about accuracy - https://images.anandtech.com/doci/12233/x86_to_2020.jpg


If I'm not mistaken, AMD had to use "Ryzen" rather than "Zen" due solely to trademark issues, no?


Feel free to use the correct term "Pinnacle Ridge" if accuracy means anything to you.

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