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Nvidia claims that the GTX 1080 supports Asynchronous compute

Nvidia claims the GTX 1080 supports Asynchronous compute

Nvidia claims the GTX 1080 supports Asynchronous compute

Nvidia claims the GTX 1080 supports Asynchronous compute

 

Nvidia has claimed that the GTX 1080 supports Asynchronous compute, meaning that Nvidia should be able to benefit from increased performance and efficiency in DirectX 12. 

One thing that must be noted is that Nvidia's older Maxwell architecture did technically support Asynchronous compute, at least on paper, but in practice enabling Asynchronous compute on Nvidia GPUs actually decreased performance in games, leaving Nvidia no choice but to disable this option in their drivers.  

 Nvidia claims the GTX 1080 supports Asynchronous compute  

AMD supports Asynchronous Compute on a hardware level, using a built-in scheduler on their GCN GPUs rather than rely on software based context switching in their GPU drivers, which can lead to decreased performance in some cases.  

In their recent press release regarding their GTX 1080 GPU Nvidia has stated that "New asynchronous compute advances improve efficiency and gaming performance", but have not mentioned what changes have been made to Pascal in order to improve their asynchronous compute capability. 

It will be very interesting to see exactly how Nvidia has improved their Asynchronous compute capability and whether or not it will offer the same performance gains in modern games as it does on current generation AMD GPUs. 

 

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08-05-2016, 13:25:30

Legacy-ZA
Not the rest of the 1000 series, >1070? How is that even...?Quote

08-05-2016, 13:52:09

NeverBackDown
Now it depends on how many commands it can schedule at once. AMD is also improving there version, so Nvidia still may be behind in Asnyc. Although it really only adds 5-10% performance currently if it continues that way it wouldn't be a massive deal.Quote

08-05-2016, 18:25:32

Kushiro
It's about time they supported it. Looking forward to AMD vs nVidia for Ashes of singularity.


Where'd that SLI bridge come from o-oQuote

08-05-2016, 23:37:17

FlawlessSoul
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
It's about time they supported it. Looking forward to AMD vs nVidia for Ashes of singularity.


Where'd that SLI bridge come from o-o
It's a new "SLI HB" bridge specifically for GTX1080s that doubles bandwidth for two-card SLI. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10se...force-gtx-1080Quote

09-05-2016, 00:29:40

semitope
sensible title. Other sites are just assuming they do support it. Its more accurate to say they claim they do because clearly we can't take their word on these things anymoreQuote
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