- Mar 11, 2004
You're basing that on what? Is that chart just for Navi?
I forget, have they said the new video block is upgradable (can be software updated)? I got the impression that it might be, but that could be entirely wrong. Almost made me wonder if its not possibly somewhat FPGA-like or something (which to me would make more sense, use a common block across generations to maximize compatibility for software, meanwhile they could update it over time; but that's likely mostly wishful thinking on my part).
What about video output (have they talked about HDMI 2.1 or DP 2.0?). Granted they might be looking to give people good reason to update to the next stuff, but it'll be disappointing if they don't support HDMI 2.1 at least. I'd personally love AV1 support, but its likely not going to be a huge deal this year, and the lack of VP9 encode support doesn't leave me optimistic that it'll get quick adoption (I get the impression that AV1 will bring improvements to quality per quantity over HEVC even for 1080p which HEVC didn't seem to really offer especially for the increased processing needed).
I'm hoping that I might be able to get a nice cheap small setup (probably a laptop, but maybe a SFF self-built or if there's a compelling one from an OEM) that could do a solid job of video processing. Hopefully we'll get a good update to the consumer Tegra (and an updated Shield TV). And then I want to at some point build a high core count system (for video editing, and 3D modeling/CAD type stuff). Would then give each a try and see what quality, size, and time I can get via each. The laptop would be nice as I could then do some video stuff on the move (like if I take a trip, I could do quick edit/process although I might would be looking at an iPad Pro, but having two compelling options would be nice). I'd probably lean towards a Shield TV for others (family). Depending, it might change other options (i.e. I might look at a more portable projector in the future when I look to upgrade to a 4K one; LG has one that seems tailored for that use but its more expensive while having some drawbacks compared to a more fixed one). I wish we'd start to get dedicated video processing add-in cards. It'd leave more room for GPUs, would likely be higher quality as well. Plus if they put the display control parts on there it'd free up even more of the GPU die for GPU focused tasks.