AMD's Polaris cards have been lagging behind NVIDIA's Pascal in VR performance, not completely surprising considering the deltas in price and 3D performance. From DigiTimes we hear of some successes however; AMD is opening VR facilities in shopping malls, movie theatres and Internet cafes, currently focusing on China. On might consider the price as being a major factor, AMD offers good enough performance for most at a price lower than the competition. They are also focusing on the development side of the equation, discussing their Radeon Pro WX 7100 a solution for a number of providers. Their Loom project should also see light towards the end of the year, bringing HD content and beyond to VR movie designers. It will be interesting to see how AMD does against the competition on the design side of the market as opposed to consumer machines.
"AMD has launched several new projects for its virtual reality (VR) business including GPU certification. It has enhanced its software/hardware platform and established a VR supply chain, hoping to expand its presence in the VR market, and to regain share in the graphics card market with its new Polaris GPUs."
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“AMD’s Polaris cards have
“AMD’s Polaris cards have been lagging behind NVIDIA’s Pascal in VR performance”
AMD has not launched a flagship GPU this time around, so who expects AMD’s mainstream lower priced SKUs to best Nvidia’s 1080/1070 GPUs that cost 2 to 3 times as much. Maybe if Nvidia’s Review manual was not there telling those that still want to get Nvidia review samples to not do any dual RX480 or Dual RX470 benchmarks or else. Hell look at the numbers of review sites that leave off the RX480 benchmarks and only post the RX470 benchmarks when they do those so called comprehensive many GPU benchmarks. They will use the RX470 benchmarks and not use the RX480 to make Nvidia’s older generation costly SKUs to appear competitive. Nvidia’s review samples are very dependent on that review manual being followed! We must not embarrass the great leader JHH!
All hail our great leader, JHH!
Somehow I think I covered all
Somehow I think I covered all of that in the part of the sentence after the comma, which you didn't quote?
Using the word boffins in the
Using the word boffins in the title reminds of that crappy science news translation site: The Register.
This post is such a joke.
This post is such a joke. Nvidia got no chance in hell of catching up to AMD when it comes to VR. Just look at how many playstation VR headsets that were sold for the AMD controlled playstation 4, which is a much larger market then the PC.
The success of Playstation VR
The success of Playstation VR would literally be AMD catching up in that market. As much as I am biased towards PCs, I really hope AMD powered consoles turn out to be the killer app for VR in the home.
More money will be spent on
More money will be spent on consoles powered by AMD then all of PCs