something big is coming (amd)

pendragon1

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probably pro cards...

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https://explore.amd.com/webmail/659...2731a6cba30ecb20f5e2c68474091cd68f94a703b6b32

 

philb2

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Drivers are great now! Trust me the 5700xt ERA they sucked!
That's why I didn't pick up a 5600 or 5700 last year when I totally rebuilt my rig. Now I'm kicking myself. On the other hand, lots of people didn't make it through the pandemic, and I did. So overall I have no right to bitch.
 

Dan_D

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What applications can benefit from 32 GB? Games????

This would be video rendering or something along those lines. There are also compute related applications that may benefit from that. The most VRAM I've seen allocated to a game use was 13GB. That's not necessarily VRAM usage either. We don't have a good way to measure usage.
 

NattyKathy

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What applications can benefit from 32 GB? Games????
"Workstation stuff" ie content creation, scientific simulations, complex 3D modeling & rendering, probably some AI stuff etc. This is most emphatically not a gaming card (although it would do ok at games I guess, but the extra memory would be wasted)
 

The Cobra

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"Workstation stuff" ie content creation, scientific simulations, complex 3D modeling & rendering, probably some AI stuff etc. This is most emphatically not a gaming card (although it would do ok at games I guess, but the extra memory would be wasted)

Unlike Nvidia cards, AMD allows you to download gaming drivers and use the card as a "Gaming" card to allow devs to test their product.
 

pendragon1

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Unlike Nvidia cards, AMD allows you to download gaming drivers and use the card as a "Gaming" card to allow devs to test their product.
yeah, isnt there just a switch to flip in the pro drivers interface? pretty sure i saw it on the last firepro i touched....
 

NattyKathy

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Unlike Nvidia cards, AMD allows you to download gaming drivers and use the card as a "Gaming" card to allow devs to test their product.

yeah, isnt there just a switch to flip in the pro drivers interface? pretty sure i saw it on the last firepro i touched....

Yes these things are true, but I still would classify a Radeon Pro as "not a gaming card". It's marketed for and primarily intended as a content creation card- while it's perfectly capable of playing games that's not it's primary purpose. I mean even something like an ancient Quadro DDC or FireGL could play games (and could even run a "gaming" driver with some tricks) but that's not what they're for (other than testing games during production like The Cobra said)
 

pendragon1

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Yes these things are true, but I still would classify a Radeon Pro as "not a gaming card". It's marketed for and primarily intended as a content creation card- while it's perfectly capable of playing games that's not it's primary purpose. I mean even something like an ancient Quadro DDC or FireGL could play games (and could even run a "gaming" driver with some tricks) but that's not what they're for (other than testing games during production like The Cobra said)
pretty sure thats why he used "gaming card", just like how actual gaming cards are "mining cards".
i suggested it can be put into game mode.
 

The Cobra

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yeah, isnt there just a switch to flip in the pro drivers interface? pretty sure i saw it on the last firepro i touched....
Sure is. You have to install the pro drivers first. Once they are installed, one of the tabs has two alternate gaming drivers to download: the two versions of said gaming driver 1) most recent release and 2) the previous gaming driver.

AMD pro drivers only come out four times a year where the gaming drivers come out at least once a month.

You can’t install the gaming driver in its own to support the card.
 

The Cobra

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I had a pair of Vega FE cards in crossfire way back when and they ran better with the gaming driver than the pro driver. It allowed the Vega FE to ramp up its clocks. Even though they ran a bit lower than the Vega 56/64.
 
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