T-Minus (3) Days Until VEGA!!


cube

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What I really want to see is what the RX 590 brings.

And the 220GE and 240GE.
 

mattcube64

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Really curious to see if they make any adjustments to the cooling/chassis. You can't beat physics, of course, but I think the last release proved there is still some room for improvements.

Also, I don't care what anyone is saying in that other thread - fact is, we just don't know what kind of performance this thing is going to have. Personally, I anticipate 1060-level ... which would have been great two years ago, but will be completely outclassed by the 2xxx series launching early next year. That said, I doubt this will be nearly the battery drain as Nvidia's options.

Ultimately, in a few days we'll be able to purchase a 15" Apple laptop with a 4.9Ghz 6-Core i9, a brand new, 7nm AMD GPU, and 32GB of RAM with wicked fast SSD. It's the laptop we've all claimed we've wanted for a long time.
 

MarcBook

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Ultimately, in a few days we'll be able to purchase a 15" Apple laptop with a 4.9Ghz 6-Core i9, a brand new, 7nm AMD GPU, and 32GB of RAM with wicked fast SSD. It's the laptop we've all claimed we've wanted for a long time.
They're actually still 14nm, sadly.

"Built on the 14nm FinFET process, “Vega” is the highly scalable architectural foundation for Radeon™ graphics delivering powerful and efficient performance"

https://www.amd.com/en/graphics/radeon-pro-vega-20-pro-vega-16
 
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xxray

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I’m interested to see where this goes, but not willing to wait for it. I’d only buy a refurbished model and I’m not going to wait 3 months for it. Ordered a refurbished model this week. I figured FCPX would be optimized enough for the Radeon Pro 560X that it wouldn’t be worth waiting for or paying a brand new MBP for.
 

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Really curious to see if they make any adjustments to the cooling/chassis. You can't beat physics, of course, but I think the last release proved there is still some room for improvements.
Yep, it's probably going to make a good room heater :(.

Until they do some major changes to the chassis, I still think that I would get the 15" 2.2 GHz MacBook Pro with a 555X video card.
 

1096bimu

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Really curious to see if they make any adjustments to the cooling/chassis. You can't beat physics, of course, but I think the last release proved there is still some room for improvements.

Also, I don't care what anyone is saying in that other thread - fact is, we just don't know what kind of performance this thing is going to have. Personally, I anticipate 1060-level ... which would have been great two years ago, but will be completely outclassed by the 2xxx series launching early next year. That said, I doubt this will be nearly the battery drain as Nvidia's options.

Ultimately, in a few days we'll be able to purchase a 15" Apple laptop with a 4.9Ghz 6-Core i9, a brand new, 7nm AMD GPU, and 32GB of RAM with wicked fast SSD. It's the laptop we've all claimed we've wanted for a long time.
Except we are no where near the physical limits of computational efficiency. getting more computation from the same amount of power does not require one to "beat physics", In fact that is exactly what we have been doing for the past 50 years.

The VEGA graphics will have the same TDP as the current GPUs so there is ZERO reason why it would run any hotter.
 
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leman

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Personally, I anticipate 1060-level ... which would have been great two years ago, but will be completely outclassed by the 2xxx series launching early next year. That said, I doubt this will be nearly the battery drain as Nvidia's options.
You think so? Nvidia perf-per-Watt didn’t improve that much. And I don’t think that Vega 20 will match the 1060, but that’s not even the point. Matching 1050 Ti at 35W TDP would be already incredible.
 

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Lol, well they're asking $100 extra for 555->560 for what's something like a 5-10% performance gain at best. Probably expect Vega to cost $1000 or more. :)

Vega is great for laptops, but I seriously doubt that it will be worth it at Apple rates.

Really hope it isnt 1000. if they charge 100 per 10 percent increase and they say it is 60 percent faster 600 would be more ideal.