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You're totally right, but I'd still love to be sat in a court room with the someone suing because they refused to paint a snail in order to brighten up its life! :)
yeah it would be funny to watch.
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You're right. It's very similar to the Ryzen hype train, which could have used a little bit of managed expectations. Glad AMD are starting to definitely set Vega's stall out as a GTX 1080 competitor now, so we know they're not aiming at the fastest GPUs from the other team.
The clockspeeds of higher core-count chips will almost inevitably be lower. There really is practically no chance of Intel being able to get all 12 cores running at 4.3GHz given the heat generation of the 10-core at that speed.
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Well we at least agree the Vive's "lighthouse" has "less" blind spots then a single pair of Oculus sensors : The "lighthouse" is exactly the only thing that's technologically superior about the HTC Vive.
But for me the hand controller tracking is perfectly adequate on both systems (and the headset tracking is ~perfect on both), so I'll take the lighter, more comfortable headset, along with the crisper display and convenient built-in audio, the optimized drivers, the thinner and lighter headset cable, the lighter and more ergonomic Touch hand controllers, the easier installation process (both hardware and software)... and make that my "technologically superior VR solution", over having more tracking then I need instead :)
Also the Touch tracking is perfectly accurate (within their tracked space), and as for their reliability, it's more like it's the HTC Vive controllers that have been know to make your virtual hands suddenly fly off for no reason (due to software driver issues) despite the increased range and reduced blind spots of their "lighthouse" hardware.
I mean the best choice would be to have CV1 for the headset, Touch for the hand controllers, and lighthouse for the tracking. And if you can't have that then the closest you can get to that (regardless of pricing) is CV1+Touch+Oculus Sensors, and not HTC Vive+wands+lighthouse.
Because VR immersion isn't about the strongest point : It's about the weakest points.
Yup, as I said in the article, the Rift is definitely the most consumer-friendly of the VR headsets and the one we'd recommend.
As I said, it's the tracking which makes the Vive technologically superior to the Rift. Even in smaller spaces, the Vive's lighthouse system is more accurate and reliable than a pair of Oculus trackers.
But the fact is they're not $400 better :)
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Or maybe they've got a lot of spare inventory to shift with the serious slow down in VR sales this year!
Think they're going to be in it for the long haul though, they can't have expected VR to have been a huge industry immediately. Triple-A game development alone can take five years, so just to get the best content was always going to take a while.
True. Only time will tell.
How is the Rift figuring compared with the other VR outfits?
With the speed VR has improved in terms of hardware it be interesting to see how AAA titles are designed with rapidly moving goal posts.
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.
Your article is based on assumptions of your own in the end where you have very little backing proof. When the Rx Vega line comes out we will see
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.
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.
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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.)