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Nov 22, 2020

AMD’s Infinity Cache is the MVP of the RX 6000-series, and it’s only going to get better

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There is the potential for benefits from providing more direct controls.


“The important thing to realise here is that, when you’re bringing a new technology like this to the market, it’s very, very important that it’s as transparent as possible to developers initially, right?” Pomianowski says. “You can’t bring something like this to the market, that’s a departure from the traditional memory subsystem on the GPU, and have a high barrier of entry to the developers where they have to programme in a particular way to get benefit from it.”

But what if a developer did program specifically for Infinity Cache? That’s a question raised during an AMD roundtable discussion ahead of the RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 release date, and AMD is quietly optimistic for future performance if a developer were to team up with the red team for a little more juice.

“You know, there is the potential for benefits from providing more direct controls,” Pomianowski continues, “we have … quite an extensive set of ways in which the Infinity Cache can be controlled.

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