Items tagged with rx vega

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega family of graphics is becoming known not only for its gaming performance, but also for how incredibly hard it is for enthusiasts to get their hands on them. The Radeon RX Vega 64 is supposed to have an MSRP of $499, but retailers have been tacking $100 to $200 on top of that price when they do have them in stock. Similar shenanigans have taken place with the Radeon RX Vega 56. We’re now learning that AMD’s early run of Vega 64 boards is actually costing the company money… big money in fact. A report hailing from Fudzilla says that AMD is losing roughly $100 on every Vega 64... Read more...
All major Linux kernel releases carry a handful of special updates, but there are some that are still a lot more notable than others. Linux 4.12 is one of those kernels, with even Linus Torvalds stating that it's one of the "bigger releases historically". A big reason for that? Well, for starters, it include introductory AMD Radeon Vega support. This comes hot on the heels of AMD unleashing its Vega Frontier Edition to the world, and close to a month before the consumer variants launch at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles. AMD's Vega architecture is now supported in Linux - to some extent It's important... Read more...
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...
You wouldn’t be alone if you somehow forgot about AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo; the exotic graphics card that came bearing two 28nm Fiji GPUs, 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and a high-end, closed-loop water-cooling system to keep everything cool. The Radeon Pro Duo is able to put down some impressive benchmark scores (thanks to its 16 TFLOPs of single-precision compute performance), but it was largely overshadowed by NVIDIA’s looming (at the time) Pascal graphics family, particularly the GeForce GTX 1080 and Titan X. And we can’t forget that $1,499 price tag. Thankfully, AMD is giving well-to-do gamers... 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...
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...