AMD plans a summer of fun with RX Vega and Threadripper

Toby Manning
June 1, 2017

AMD also announced that it would be officially unveiling its consumer-grade Radeon RX Vega graphics card lineup at the SIGGRAPH conference in late July to early August, though would not be pressed on whether this would coincide with a hard launch or simply be a detailing of upcoming products. But it has certainly come a long way and at its press conference the company made a solid case that the combination of its new processors and graphics-on platforms that deliver more memory bandwidth and I/O-can deliver the best overall system performance at a given price. EPYC was previously codenamed Naples, and it has a lot to offer the server market, mainly centered around its 8-channel memory and huge I/O support.

Later AMD went on to remind us of the value and processing power appeal of the Ryzen desktop processors it has already launched so far this year. We have been told by AMD that the Threadripper CPUs will have a release date in Summer of this year with a more specific date following Computex.

Ryzen Threadripper, the HEDT processor series with up to 16 cores/32 threads that was announced at FAD, was shown off as well, with the chip being held up for everyone to see, running a Blender demo, and was combined with four Vega Frontier Edition cards and two RX Vega gaming GPUs. Ryzen Threadripper will feature 16-cores and 32-threads and it will utilize the new X399 platform and LGA socket. ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI will all have X399 motherboards in the market when Threadripper launches.

"You basically can't do this without the horsepower of Threadripper with the four Frontier Edition GPUs", Su said.

KitGuru Says: Celebrating its 30 anniversary for operations in Taiwan, AMD was keen to highlight the company's focus for high-performance computing in the market segments that include consumer. The game was supposedly running at 4K on Ultra settings, but there were no metrics displayed during the demo and no settings shown off beforehand. The APU versions will allow for sub-15mm thickness notebooks with 4C8T CPU sections and Vega graphics on-chip, according to AMD. Get the news you can use.

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