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L'Ancien Regime

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  1. You pushed me over the cliff ya son of a gun. I just pulled the trigger on that Radeon 7. I think one of the deciding factors is that it never was meant to be a gaming card. It's a cut down version of the Radeon Instinct, a scientific research card that sells for more than $10,000.00. It's got all the high end error correction stuff taken out which isn't necessary for artists so it won't be competing with the Instinct in that arena. I think this is going to be one hell of a lookdev card for sure at the very least. $1059.43 in Canadian pesos. Everybody else, even in the USA, was sold out except AMD themselves. Delivery in 3-4 business days. And that's with the 3 games for free; not my type of gaming but nonetheless the aftermarket producers don't seem to be offering that deal, only the FE. ONE PER CUSTOMER
  2. Very good question. We're going to have to research this. https://forums.evga.com/Nvidia-has-updated-the-Reference-Founders-2080ti39s-to-utilise-Samsung-GDDR6-m2879642.aspx https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1079421/geforce-rtx-20-series/rtx-2080ti-new-batch-gets-samsung-memory-/ Just watched that Linus video review. He seems to think the Radeon VII might be the ideal card for content creators..
  3. With GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition subjected to similar methodology, AMD's flagship ended up a full 10 dB(A) higher. What AMD asks of its cooler in order to match Nvidia's performance is not acceptable at the same price point. Tom's Hardware
  4. I was just reading WCCF Tech and hit refresh and this popped up fresh off the press https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vii-worlds-first-gaming-7nm-graphics-card-review-roundup/ I'm not really sold on this; I'm thinking the RTX2070 if you can find it with Samsung VRAM instead of Micron is probably a better deal, especially if you buy two of them. More troubling, we believe, is Radeon VII’s acoustic situation. Following in Nvidia’s footsteps, AMD retired its blower-style cooler in favor of one with axial fans. But rather than creating a quieter thermal solution able to keep Vega 20 cooler, Radeon VII is easily just as loud as the reference Radeon RX Vega 64 due to a fan curve that ramps up to 2,900 RPM under load. We approached AMD about Radeon VII’s noise because, frankly, it’s disappointing. The company explained that the card’s shipping configuration is tuned for enthusiasts, and that it’s working on other options that’d conceivably trade performance for better acoustics.
  5. https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vii-graphics-card-allocation-report-paper-launch/ https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-radeon-vii-launch-allocation-100-units-for-uk-20-units-for-spain-and-france A very limited edition Only 76 units have made its way to OverclockUK headquarters. The OCUK allocation is supposedly half of what the UK will receive on launch day. And that is not the worst. According to Cowcotland, Spain and France will get only 20 units each. It was not confirmed if the number came from one retailer or one manufacturer, but even if this meant 20 units from one manufacturer for one store the numbers are still unbelievably low. The AMD Radeon VII will cost around 739 EUR in Europe. There is no information about availability in other regions, but early rumors indicated that only a few thousand units will be available worldwide at launch.
  6. They might not want to produce more if it's been produced at a loss and the executive that made the decision to put it into production has left AMD/been driven out.
  7. I want to post this here because I'm on the threshold of pulling the trigger on my next rig (waiting for Radeon VII release and test results this week) and I'm thinking a lot about what is right to buy without going nuts/bankrupt on it. This is part of a longer conversation which I'll post, on GPU rendering with Redshift and Octane; the Entagma guys admire CPU rendering but it's becoming evident that it's just too slow. After their conversation on builds, one of the thread readers makes this comment, which I'd like to hold up for discussion; Alex Fisher5 months ago "I'm just gonna add something to the topic of having more gpus for lookdev with redshift specifically. As far as I know and have tested, when having data heavy scenes, it's actually better to have one gpu for rendering since the feedback time drops dramatically. I have tested a system with 8 GPUs and I can't stress enough how much longer it takes to load and refresh a scene with 8 GPUs. Since I've found this out last week, all that GPUs went into dedicated render rigs and I have 2 GPUs in my workstation, one for displaying stuff and one for rendering. Also, when using 1 frame per gpu rendering, you also gain farm speed since you optimise loading of scene files at different times. Love your videos guys.
  8. I'm thinking that original issue of 5000 will be sold out within the first day or two.
  9. I seriously need to win the lottery. And since Solidworks is based on a cut down version of Catia, since 2015 Solidworks contains Natural Sketch under the name Solidworks Industrial Design.
  10. The lines disappear when you change planes so you can't see the lines on both planes on the same time. It would be nice if you could choose to have the lines you've drawn remain visible even as you change the POV so that you can see the lines you've drawn on all planes. Also you might want to add layers if possible so that for example you could draw lines on the YZ plane, create a new layer and then slide out another YZ plane over on the X axis so that you could have multiple YZ planes if that's possible. I'm thinking of Catia V6's Natural Sketch workflow here. Of course Natural Sketch uses NURBS lines or splines.
  11. https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vii-7nm-gpu-makes-its-way-to-reviewers-test-benches/ AMD Radeon VII 7nm GPU Makes Its Way To Reviewers Test Benches
  12. There's another big question here; if the Radeon VII is the best AMD is offering over the next year to year and a half in the GPU department, what will be it's Crossfire performance? Because $699 * 2 = $1398.00. The RTX 2080Ti is $1119 to $2000 depending on which version you get. the FE from Nvidia direct is $1119.00 It'll be interesting to see if the Radeon VII in Crossfire can blow the doors off the RTX 2080Ti. Two Radeon VII's might even rival the new Titan RTX at $2500 with 24 GB of VRAM. This isn't just academic; we're on the cusp of real time rendering for studio quality 4K unbiased renders. It could be well worth investing in two of these over the next two or three years.
  13. Hope things are well with you. Can't wait to get a working new high end rig going myself. I really really miss my 3d Coat fix.
  14. I'm strongly leaning towards the Radeon VII when it's released with reviews of rendering power. Plus I'm getting 3 x 32" monitors and FreeSync monitors will be cheaper. This guy is blaming the Micron VRAM degrading.
  15. https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-vii-7nm-gpu-firestrike-and-timespy-benchmarks-leaked/ AMD Radeon VII 7nm GPU FireStrike and TimeSpy Benchmarks Leaked
  16. He didn't get sick of it and abandon it; he sold it to Modo where it became MeshFusion. http://pushingpoints.com/v2/mesh-fusion-for-modo/ MeshFusion for MODO has been developed by Braid Art Labs based upon the previous GroBoto technology. This revolutionary new modeling plugin is available exclusively for MODO and opens up a new world of creative possibilities for artists and designers.
  17. The way I see it Houdini is the king of 3d procedural workflow using VPL. Maybe this debacle will push them hard into developing their SHOPS workflow so that it equals or surpasses Allegorithmic. It's got a long way to go but Houdini should invest the time in it to make it competitive. https://lesterbanks.com/2018/09/create-texture-generator-houdini/
  18. I've been narrowing down my choices and I'm getting pushed on time to make a decision and it's coming down to the Ryzen 2950 and right now I'm heavily leaning towards this Radeon VII which as I said is basically a card that would otherwise cost us $10k or more if it wasn't whittled down from being a Radeon Instinct to being an artist's card for $699. That's a good deal. Even if the NAVI top card is dirt cheap later on this summer would it be worth it to add it to this Radeon VII? Would there be any increase in GPU rendering speed that route? Also I watched this video last night and this guy goes into how the RAM speed doesn't necessarily reward a 3200 mhz RAM over 2600RAM in real performance. This stuff isn't simple.
  19. This guy is saying Radeon VII is the equivalent to RTX 2080Ti And this is more recent https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=LLVM-CUDA-To-AMD-HIP
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