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At an AMD 'Tech Summit' held in Beijing this past week, plenty was revealed about the company's upcoming Radeon RX Vega. It's not clear whether anything at this summit was meant to leak out almost immediately, but it included some information AMD hasn't yet mentioned on these shores. Nonetheless, there is a lot of good information to glean from what was presented. The folks over at Videocardz somehow managed to track down a recording of the presentation without a Mandarin dub, so if you're wanting to watch the entire thing for yourself, hit up the video below. First and foremost, perhaps the... Read more...
There's a lot about AMD's upcoming RX Vega series of GPUs that we don't know about, but one thing's certain: the hype has blown up to extraordinary levels. Today, we have more fuel for that fire, in the form of OpenCL compute benchmark result that shines an unknown AMD GPU in a great light. CompuBench has a name that leaves nothing to the imagination: it's a compute benchmark. While most GPU benchmarks test out gaming and 3D graphics capabilities of a GPU in gaming APIs, CompuBench tests them with a computational focus, with the results potentially useful to those working with GPUs for... Read more...
Although we have not yet been given full access to AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics architecture, what the company has provided is the official branding for its new flagship parts. While we all knew that these graphics cards would be based on the Vega architecture, which supersedes Polaris, we didn’t know that “Vega” would actually find its way into the name of shipping parts.Upcoming cards will take on the Radeon RX Vega branding instead of, for example, Radeon RX 470. AMD also showed off the Vega logo, which can be seen below:Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will begin shipping... Read more...
AMD is getting ready to host its second annual Capsaicin event under the headline "Capsaicin and Cream." You might recall that during AMD's introductory Capsaicin event last March the company talked about Polaris, offering up the first official details about its then-upcoming GPU architecture. It also unveiled a Radeon solid state storage architecture and provided a roadmap that ran through 2019. At this year's Capsaicin event, we expect AMD to hype Ryzen and Vega, its upcoming CPU and GPU architectures. The event will take place on February 28 at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC). There... Read more...
We now have a slightly better idea as to when AMD will launch its forthcoming Ryzen processors. The previously announced March time frame has now been narrowed down to "early March," according AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, who provided the update during the company's fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Su also promised "widespread system and channel availability" of Ryzen on its day of release. That is good news for buyers who are waiting on Ryzen to arrive. Assuming Dr. Su is correct about there being widespread availability on day one, it means this will not be a paper launch where... Read more...
Last month, we gave you architectural details on RYZEN (the CPU artist formally known as Zen), which is AMD’s latest attempt to directly challenge Intel’s dominance in the high-end desktop processor market. Based on a 14nm FinFET process, RYZEN will be available in 8-core, 16-thread SKUs with 3.4+ GHz clock speeds and 20MB of total cache (4MB L2 + 16MB L3). The complimentary AM4 motherboards using the X300 and X370 chipsets bring support for all the latest computing technologies including DDR4 memory, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and NVMe. Just today, we made you privy to all that we know about the... Read more...
Although GPUs based on the technology are not quite ready to ship, AMD recently briefed us on some of the finer details of its next-generation architecture, codenamed Vega.One of the underlying forces behind Vega’s design is that conventional GPU architectures have not been scaling well for diverse data types. Gaming and graphics workloads have shown steady progress, but today GPUs are used for much more than just graphics, and this fact was at the core of Vega’s design philosophy.Game install sizes are also expanding exponentially, to the point where they may reach 10’s of gigabytes now. The professional... Read more...
NVIDIA has pretty much had the high-end graphics market to itself with the launch of its Pascal GPU family. Taking top honors with gamers have been the GeForce GTX 1080 and Titan X. However, AMD hasn’t been sitting idly by for all this time; the company has a counterpunch in the form of Vega. To prepare gamers for the arrival of Vega, it has launched a new website, aptly named VE.GA, which is home to a new teaser video: In the video, we see a young boy walking through the streets with a drum, as posters and graffiti adorn walls around him. There are slogans like #Bettered, “VR is not just for the... Read more...
AMD is announcing a new series of Radeon-branded products today, targeted at machine intelligence (AI) and deep learning enterprise applications, called Radeon Instinct. As its name suggests, the new Radeon Instinct line of products are comprised of GPU-based solutions for deep learning, inference, and training. The new GPUs are also complemented by a free, open-source library and framework for GPU accelerators, dubbed MIOpen. MIOpen is architected for high-performance machine intelligence applications, and is optimized for the deep learning frameworks in AMD’s ROCm software suite, which we... Read more...
Rumor surrounding AMD's next high-end GPU, tentatively called the Radeon RX 490, have been floating around for a while. Admittedly, it's been extremely difficult to get a real gauge on what to expect. Some say that the RX 490 won't even match NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070, but now, we have a benchmark that shows us that it might be just as fast as the GTX 1080. Stardock's Ashes of the Singularity became a de facto benchmark out-of-the-gate due to its use of DirectX 12, and not to mention its built-in benchmark. At the start of the month, a user named Ceaj uploaded a rather peculiar result, featuring... Read more...
Rumor has it AMD is planning a dual-GPU graphics card based on its forthcoming Vega 10 architecture that's due out next year. The card will be aimed at the professional market (initially, at least) where it will serve up an impressive amount of power for professional level content creation and things such as deep neural learning and artificial intelligence.In a previous leak that laid out AMD's GPU architecture roadmap, Vega was pegged for a 2017 launch. It's said to feature 64 Compute Units, 24 TFLOPs of 16-bit computing power, and a 225W TDP. Assuming AMD sticks with 64 compute cores per compute... Read more...
Over the past few months, AMD has been preoccupied with shoving its Polaris-based GPUs (GCN 4.0) out the door. Offering a 2x advantage in performance-per-watt compared to its predecessors, the Radeon RX 480, RX 470 and RX 460 offer great performance at reasonable prices. But what about the follow-up to Polaris? Well, according to a leaked AMD slide deck, Vega GPU architecture (GCN 5.0) is due out during the first half of 2017. The parts will still be manufactured on a 14nm process tech, however, whereas Polaris is aimed at the low-end to mainstream sector of the graphics market, Vega is aimed squarely... Read more...
We're all eagerly awaiting AMD's next GPU architecture codenamed Polaris, which is being built on a 14-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process and is due out later this year. But if we look further ahead, there's something even more exciting in store. It's called "Project Greenland," otherwise known as "Vega," details of which were leaked to the web over the weekend.Yu Zheng, an R&D Manager at AMD Shanghai, listed Project Greenland as part of his work experience on his LinkedIn profile. The listing contained several interesting details that AMD probably didn't authorize Zheng to disclose, and... Read more...
The big news yesterday from the AMD camp was with the official announcement of the Radeon Pro Duo, which was previously known as the Radeon R9 Fury X2. The water-cooled graphics card features two R9 Fury GPU cores clocked at 1GHz all operating within a 350W power envelope. But of course, we’re always looking to see what’s right around the corner, and in AMD’s case, that means Polaris. Polaris is destined to arrive about mid-way through 2016 and will move from a 28nm to a 14nm FinFET (Global Foundries) manufacturing processes. The move to FinFET allows for a radical decrease in power consumption... Read more...
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