- Sep 10, 2007
Clearly this is confirmation that the 290x is equal to 4x titans. Alert the media.
I doubt it. You never know if they've got some things up their sleeve that they're withholding and keeping extremely secret. If you move forward slowly and gradually, you can juice the market for $$$. If you make too big steps and move too far forward in short time, you're eliminating a lot of opportunities to make a lot more money for the long run.If Amd did release such a powerful card, they be ahead of Nvidia for all of next year easy.
The performance of the TF30 engine became an object of criticism. John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy in the 1980s, told the U.S. Congress that the TF30/F-14 combination was "probably the worst engine/airframe mismatch we have had in years" and that the TF30 was "a terrible engine"; 28% of all F-14 accidents were attributed to the engine. A high frequency of turbine blade failures led to the reinforcement of the entire engine bay to limit damage from such failures. The engines also had proved to be extremely prone to compressor stalls, which could easily result in loss of control, severe yaw oscillations, and could lead to an unrecoverable flat spin. At specific altitudes, exhaust produced by missile launches could cause an engine compressor stall; leading to the development of a bleed system to temporarily reduce engine power and block the frontal intake during missile launch. With the TF30, the F-14's overall thrust-to-weight ratio at maximum takeoff weight is around 0.56, considerably less than the F-15A's ratio of 0.85; when fitted with the General Electric F110 engine, an improved thrust-to-weight ratio of 0.73 at maximum weight and 0.88 at normal takeoff weight was achieved.
prone to self destructing?
might of wanted to use another aircraft for that analogy
To be fair, when referencing an aircraft, most tend to use the most recent version, which were were the F14B and then F14/D Super 'Cats..These both used the superior F110 engine that didn't suffer from the issues the F14A did..The F100/110 was used in in many jets, mainly our F15/F16s..
Just remember that the Blackbird can only fly at close to 100% otherwise it leaks out all of its fuel. Idle problems and such
I'm fairly optimistic about Mantle but even I don't think its going to double performance over the DX11 renderer.Could be possible with mantle running. Could double the performance of the video card while running with mantle.