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AMD’s Vega graphics architecture is fast approaching a retail release, but unfortunately for gamers, the first available cards will be the professional workstation-targeted Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. If you’re in the market for such a card, preorders are now open from at least two retailers — one based in the U.S., with the other hailing from the UK. SaberPC has an air-cooled Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (100-506061) and the liquid-cooled version (100-506062) available to preorder. Both graphics cards include 16GB of HBM2 memory, 483GB/sec of memory bandwidth, 4096 stream processors 13.1 TFLOPS... Read more...
AMD brought along its big guns to the Computex convention in Taipei with demonstrations of both its mighty 16-core Threadripper CPU, and no less than four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards running in tandem. We also got our first look at Threadripper, a physically large processor with 16 cores and 32 threads with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and a whopping 64 PCI Express lanes. "Now it's a little bit bigger than the mobile version you'll notice, but a lot more compute power," AMD's Jim Anderson quipped. 32 Thread, 16-Cores rip through Blender - Threadripper CPU Test When AMD first... Read more...
If you thought the competition between AMD was Intel was already reaching a fever pitch, hang onto your hat, the best is yet to come. With Ryzen, AMD put itself back into contention in the high-end market where enthusiasts like to loiter. But Ryzen is not the end game for AMD, it is just the beginning. Looking ahead, AMD is planning a die shrink to 7 nanometers for its Zen 2 CPUs, which it will tape out later this year. A tape out is when a company like AMD finalizes its semiconductor design before sending it off for manufacturing. Since we are already approaching the halfway mark of 2017, AMD... Read more...
AMD definitely turned heads when it announced the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition earlier this week. Based on AMDs 14nm FinFET “Vega” architecture, the professional workstation graphics card promises 13 TFLOPs single-precision compute performance and includes 16GB of HBM2. However, what about those of us who simply want a no-frills, kickass gaming card; one that will go toe-to-toe with the best that NVIDIA has to offer with its GeForce GTX 10 Series? AMD hasn’t forgotten about us, and confirmed that it will soft launch the Radeon RX Vega later this month at Computex. During a reddit AMA session yesterday... Read more...
AMD made a flurry of announcements this evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation, one of which includes new mobile solutions that pairs the company's Ryzen CPU architecture with its forthcoming Vega GPU architecture. Or put another way, AMD is readying its first Zen-based mobile APU (accelerated processing unit) with on-die Vega graphics, both for desktops and laptops.Click to EnlargeWe're still in the process of gathering information, but here is what we know so far. Compared to AMD's 7th generation APUs, Ryzen Mobile will up the CPU performance ante by 50 percent while offering 40... Read more...
  If you’re a PC gaming enthusiast, you no doubt have been following all of the developments surrounding AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics architecture. Vega, which is built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, will underpin AMD’s graphics aspirations in the consumer and professional markets for the near future. Luckily, during its Financial Analysts Day call this afternoon, AMD spilled some more information on Vega, at least from a pro graphics standpoint. The aim with Vega is to deliver 4K gaming performance at 60 FPS, and the Radeon RX Vega, the consumer GPU variant, is claimed to deliver... Read more...
There is an immense amount of excitement building around AMD's next generation Vega GPU architecture, both from outside observers like us and from within. As to the latter, AMD's senior vice president and chief architect of its Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, and the division's senior marketing director, Chris Hook, both teased a Vega announcement on Twitter that is expected later today. Starting with the head honcho, here is what Koduri threw out to the social media space: Ok..complete the sentence..we stand today on the edge of a ...... (first 10 people who get this right will get something... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we learned that AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be announced May 31st at Computex, with general availability occurring on June 5th. It was also revealed that the will be three SKUs at launch: Core, Eclipse and Nova. According to the latest leaked information, at least one member of the Vega family will come with a 1600MHz core clock and a hefty 16GB HBM2 memory. According to the source, it is not known if this particular card is a member of the Radeon RX Vega, Radeon Pro or Radeon Pro Duo series, but we do know that is based on GFX900 (Vega) architecture. Given that... Read more...
Recent rumors have all pointed to AMD launching its much anticipated Vega graphics card lineup at Computex. The time frame is logical—AMD has a press event scheduled on the morning of the first day of Computex (May 31), and the company has previously confirmed plans to launch Vega sometime in the second quarter. As that day comes closer into view, newly leaked information suggests AMD will unveil three different Vega SKUs starting at $400.The first of those SKUs is called Radeon RX Vega Core. Assuming the supposed insiders providing all of this information truly know what they're talking about,... Read more...
AMD has begun emailing members of the press to mark their calendars for Computex, the annual tech convention in Taipei that is now right around the corner. While AMD was coy about what exactly it plans to discuss at Computex, the company did confirm that it will be attending and that it will provide new details on its 2017 products. We suspect that will include more information (and a possible product launch) for Vega. Company boss Dr. Lisa Su will host AMD's keynote, along with "other key executives," the email reads. They will discuss AMD's "latest products and leading-edge" technologies. With... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before AMD comes out with an accelerated processing unit (APU) based on its Zen microarchitecture. Giving us a glimpse at what AMD has in store is a new listing in SiSoftware's SANDRA benchmark database. One of the newest entries shows what looks to be an engineering sample of AMD's forthcoming Raven Ridge APUs, which may end up using the same Ryzen branding as AMD's desktop CPUs. The engineering sample in question pairs Zen and Vega in one neat and tidy package. Most of the details in SANDRA's listing are now hidden, likely at the request of AMD, though screen captures... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of releasing its hotly anticipated Radeon RX Vega graphics card lineup, which will be debut sometime this quarter. If all goes well for AMD, its Vega release will once again make it competitive with NVIDIA in the high-end GPU segment just as Ryzen made the company competitive with Intel in the performance CPU market. Until then, there are several questions that remain unanswered. One of them is whether Vega will largely be a paper release, and word on the web is that it could be due to supply constraints of second generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2).The folks at TweakTown... Read more...
There are many questions surrounding AMD's next generation GPU architecture known as Vega, most of which have to do with performance. Those will be answered definitively soon enough. In the meantime, teases and leaks continue to give us glimpses of what to expect from Vega. The latest leak comes from what appears to be a prototype Radeon RX Vega card flexing its muscles in Futuremark's 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark. The device ID is listed as 687F:C1. That points to an early Vega 10 prototype, the same one AMD brought to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year and used in a demo showing... Read more...
Just as Ryzen made AMD competitive in the high-end processor market for the first time in about a decade, there is an expectation that the company's forthcoming Vega launch will do the same in the GPU arena. Of course, right now there are more questions than answers. Some of those are starting to be answered, as least speculatively, as leaks become bigger and more frequent leading up to Vega's release. The most recent leak gives us a supposed glimpse of of Vega's specifications. A member of reddit extracted some interesting details from a Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) update for Linux that was... Read more...
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