AMD announces Vega for PCs will come in two months

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.

If the build quality matches the internal hardware-and it usually does in ROG products-the Strix GL702ZC is shaping up to be gear that AMD can show as proof of "This is what we can do in laptops", taking a place beside the first-ever Ryzen all-in-one announced earlier today.

AMD also unveiled the Ryzen mobile accelerated processing unit in an ultra-portable laptop references design. AMD's previously announced many-core CPU for the high-end PC desktop and workstation market was first announced at Financial Analyst Day a few weeks back. One of the great aspects about Ryzen mobile is that the chips will be much faster than AMD's previous mobile APU generation, with a focus on maximizing performance-per-watt.

AMD demonstrated ThreadRipper under a Blender benchmark test blitzing through a rendering, as well as a demo of ThreadRipper with its Radeon Vega-based GPUs running the Prey sci-fi shooter game at 4K resolution. We got given a little bit of read meat, but most of what came from AMD left us a bit disappointed in terms of real information. "Our Lenovo IdeaCentre desktops with the latest AMD Ryzen processor give users outstanding multitasking capabilities, alongside the high performance they need for next-gen personalized computing experiences, such as VR and high-quality streaming". The first EPYC processor-based servers are scheduled to launch on June 20 2017, with widespread support expected from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and channel partners, ushering in a new era for high-performance server processors and the datacenter.

Threadripper CPUs were outlined to have "up to" 16-C/32T, 64 lanes of PCIe 3.0 IO, Quad Channel DDR, and of course use the X399 chipset platform.

Will you be buying an AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card? Ryzen Mobile was also held up for everyone to see and used in a 2-in-1 convertible laptop.

Furthermore, AMD is not taking Nvidia's GPU lead lying down - the press event also saw a teaser of its new Radeon RX Vega, aimed at competing with Nvidia's top-end GeForce GTX 1080 cards. The card will be hitting the market after the release of AMD Vega Frontier edition. Raja Koduri, who runs the Radeon group, explicitly said that consumers and gamers should wait for the launch of Radeon Vega for the desktop.


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