El Pit wrote on Aug 22, 2020, 02:32:
theglaze wrote on Aug 21, 2020, 22:47:
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 21, 2020, 21:27:
wow. 20 gigs of vram. Would people's eyes actually be able to discern that much texture detail?
And that 3090 is thiccccc! Must be a couple inches longer than a 2080, an inch wider, and it takes up 3 mobo slots!
I am interested in 20 GB of VRAM but also want a silent pc - and if it is true that the boards run about as hot as the sun... Well... We will see. I will wait for reviews of this and Big Navi and will decide then.
This is fact. They designed it for TSMC's much more power efficient 7nm, alas they got stuck with Samsung's inferior 10nm++ ( so called "8nm" ) because their maneuvering and manipulations to get better prices at TSMC utterly backfired.
What follows is rumor. Nvidia got scared about RDNA2's perf and power efficiency and pushed Ampere beyond it's ideal power usage/perf point on the curve to keep ahead knowing AMD would have no choice but to push theirs into the redzone too if they wanted to keep up.
Combine both and you get one hot & loud GPU.
Imho this generation is a dud with the consoles on the horizon. Games ported from consoles are gonna begin making Ampere/RDNA2 and older GPUs look like dinosaurs when they start taking full advantage of the decompression and SSD DMA fast access in a year or 2. Any GPU not equipped with similar logic is gonna get left behind early during the next consoles cycle. Ampere most probably won't have that and RDNA2 might be more likely to have it seeing as AMD helped design the consoles, altho it's not guaranteed ( that might be one of their aces in the hole ). Which leads to...
Nvidia Hopper on TSMC's 5nm in 2021. I wouldn't wait for RDNA3.
Ampere is likely to age just as well as Kepler ( 600/700 series ) did.