AWh yeah totally… if it can’t be helped and he needs to do it now. Maybe, I’m too hooked, because I’m expecting all of that to hit the market ASAP… After watching the GDC and nVidia announced pascal is 10 times faster (even it was a marketing joke) I really can’t help it, but wait.
Also Intel 3XXX and 4XXX have been on 22nm since back in 2012, and after month or two in 2015, you’ll have 14nm, really would hold my horses.
The whole hype around the VR will push the limits on everything, I’ve started worrying that it’s given too much priority on mobile hardware than the desktop, but now it’s still bright.
As @Xerthas highlights, if there’s an urgent job, GTX 970 will handle it really well! However if you’re patient it will be really well rewarded stacked DRAM and unified memory sounds really exciting to me!
I’m personally expecting the $999 Titan X to bite the dust when Pascal with 16nmff+ is released… Like even entry level cards will be as fast. But… maybe I’m dreaming too much we’ll see… Still happy that there’s a lot of big players joining the VR hype with its huge bulky hardware requirements that we will all benefit.
16nmff+ node is approximately 40% faster with 50% less power consumption… from the 20nm…
When you note the current gpu are using 28nm node it just feels wrong to jump right now.
It’s understandable why nVidia are able to product such great cards with the 900 series, when you consider the price drop of node production.
My message is… wait if you can. It’s the final push. With HTC, Steam Vive hitting the market this year and if the marketing is good, then nVidia and AMD will be more willing to take risks as well as manufacturers like TSMC and Samsung. And let be honest… Oculus Rift (the biggest social brand) and Steam the biggest game community will be able to create a huge demand for hardware.