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News PowerColor outs beastly Devil 13 Dual Core R9 390

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 8 Sep 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This should probably read: "As with most multi-GPU designs, this GDDR5 VRAM is NOT shared between the two GPUs".
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Should it? The GDDR5 VRAM is shared equally between the two GPUs: they get half each. You can't have a single GPU use all 16GB (at least, you couldn't in the olden days - who knows if DX12 will change all that in the future.)
     
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    That's exactly what I said: there is no shared 16GB pool, each GPU has its own separate 8GB pool. If one GPU needs to access something that is only resident in the other GPU's pool, then currently it needs to be passed via the main system memory. In the future with DX12, this could be passed directly between GPUs over the PCIe bus.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    And it's exactly what I said, too: the 16GB is shared equally between the two GPUs, with each receiving half.

    Would it make my meaning clearer if I edited it to read "split between" rather than "shared between"? Bearing in mind, of course, that "split" is a synonym of "share"...
     
  6. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Good job they include a £100 mouse in the package, I was in two minds up to that point, ;)
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    I'd like to see something like this bundled with a recommended PSU
     
  8. edzieba

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    'Split' would be more accurate. 'Shared' implies that both GPUs share access (i.e. both have equal access to any part of that 16GB) to a pool of 16GB, where no such 16GB pool even exists outside of biggest-specsheet-number boasting.
     
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    Whilst most dictionaries, including those online, will state split and share to be synonyms it is not strictly true. To share would mean to use together whereas split would be to separate equally.

    The common dictionary is full of these supposed synonyms, 'happy' and 'glad' being one of the more common ones that seems to come up. If you want a 'real' dictionary however be prepared to pay a few grand for it. I have one for translation work.
     
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    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Split, shared? Who cares? Some people must have been really bored today, to pick an argument over something so trivial.
     
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    And they say the willy-waving so prevalent over the internet in the past, is dead...
     
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    Willy - waving on the internet increased 1000% once chat roulette went online
     
  13. Pete J

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    Why would they bother to release this when a dual Fury GPU is in the works? I suppose it may end up being cheaper. Also, at most, it'll only achieve a 5% performance boost over a 295X.
     
  14. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Because people who have no clue can increase their e-peen and say they have more VRAM than a TITAN X? :D
     
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    funky card... i will give it at least credit to be kind of unique but as Pete J says... dual Fury X or Nano would mostly give a better result.


    Razer Ouroboros with it? so now Razer is so desperate to get rid of that piece of #"¤&%¤ that they throw em on the gpu producers to bundle with their products...
    who wants a mouse where at least 40% is defect? (at least what we got in retour before we removed it from the shop) and the software have known major bugs that Razer have had no interest of fixing for 2 years?
    talking about adding bad flavour to the product... but guess the "l33t-kidz" don't care since dad pays anyway and its a Razer so its "uber-l33t"...
     
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    I wonder how it plays AOTS....
     
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    Probably not very well as the Alpha has no SLI or CFX support. Stardock in general has quiet poor SLI and CFX support.

    Be better buying a fury x if ashes Alpha is what your playing.

    Not sure why you would buy this over 2 fury x. Only reason would be lack of space.

    Guess this will be at least a £1000.
     
  18. Harlequin

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    its 699 euro ;)
     

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