AMD has just confirmed it will be unveiling the latest products and leading-edge technologies at this year’s Computex on 31st May. The company’s latest products are likely to include the Radeon RX Vega and X399 HEDT Ryzen processors.
Leaks and rumors around the Vega series GPUs and Zen based enthusiast processors have been making rounds for a while. Both are among the most anticipated products of the year. With RX Vega and X399 HEDT Ryzen, AMD will be able to compete with both Nvidia and Intel in the enthusiast segments of the PC market.
AMD to showcase Latest Products at Computex on 31st May
AMD is set to take stage at Computex 31st May at 10 A.M where it will finally announce its upcoming products. Here’s the official statement from the company:
Computex 2017 is fast approaching so we wanted to share a save-the-date for the AMD press conference, scheduled for May 31st from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hosted by AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su and other key AMD executives, you will have the opportunity to hear more about the latest products and leading-edge technologies coming from AMD in 2017. The past year has seen AMD bringing innovation and competition back to the high-performance desktop market with the release of Ryzen™ processors and we look forward to providing new details on 2017 products and the ecosystems, both OEM and channel, that will support them.
AMD Radeon RX Vega to Take on Nvidia’s high-end Pascal cards
It’s been around two years since AMD released a proper high-end graphics card. Currently, this entire segment is dominated by Nvidia thanks to its Pascal based GeForce line comprising of GTX 1070, GTX 1080 (Ti), Titan X and Xp. These cards have no direct competitors from team red right now.
If a previous leak is to be believed, AMD might be fabbing three Vega models with the fastest one designed to take on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp.
Vega 10 would be the flagship GPU which features 64 Next-gen Compute Units, each containing 64 GCN cores for a total of 4096 stream processors. The chip also offers support for 8 independent work threads simultaneously.
All variants of Vega will be equipped with 8GB of HBM2 and intended to operate above 1,200 / 700 MHz. The fastest model could be clocked at 1.6GHz to deliver AMD’s quoted 12.5 TFLOPS of FP32 compute coupled with 1GHz of HBM2 memory clock.
X399 HEDT Platform to Compete with Intel’s X299
On the X399 HEDT front, we reported alleged specifications of two new 16-core Ryzen “Whitehaven” CPUs yesterday. Both enthusiast chips are based on AMD’s new S3 socket and include support for quad-channel DDR4 memory.
The X399 HEDT Ryzen series will come in a variety of core configurations. The 16C/32T is the maximum, but a 12-core SKU also exists. We’ve heard rumors about configurations with 10 and 14 cores as well.
The Zen based X399 platform will support quad-channel DDR4 memory, more PCIe lanes and more storage compared to AM4. It will compete directly with Intel’s upcoming X299 platform featuring a 12-core Skylake-X CPU which was spotted last month.
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