Another paper launch at SIGGRAPH 2017?
The launch of AMD’s RX Vega series graphics cards is one of the most anticipated product launches in the entire 2017 but apparently it’s taking AMD ages to let the cat out of the bag. According to latest information it’s supposed to take place in late September. In other words, we won’t see a hard launch of RX Vega during the Siggraph 2017 event.
Performance improvements for FFXIV and Tekken 7
Gamers Nexus had the chance to come up with a review on the AMD Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition graphics card. In a rather lengthy video they described the experience with the two different modes the card offers. It looks like that the "Pro Mode" and "Gaming Mode" are identical in combination with the current drivers. The only thing that differs concerns a few options in the AMD's Radeon Settings.
According to Geekbench database
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming months news leaks related to Threadripper are making it through on almost a daily basis. This time Tweaktown jumped the gun and they found some leaks in the Geekbench database. The results are pretty similar to AMD's existing Ryzen CPUs.
Up to DirectX 12 level 1
AMD Vega tested with 3DMark 11
10% more this year
According to a new report from Passmark, AMD supposedly made significant progress in recapturing market share from Intel during the last few months. Looking at Passmark's CPU usage graphs, which have been created from benchmarks completed using its software, we see that in Q4 2016 only 17,8% of the tests were done on AMD hardware. At the moment, 26,2% of the tests are completed with AMD platforms and Ryzen CPUs.
AMD is going to present their upcoming Vega-based graphics cards during the CAPSAICIN SIGGRAPH event on Sunday, July 30. Apart from that, it's still not clear if the company will reveal more details on other upcoming products like Ryzen Threadripper or EPYC. Unlike previous Ryzen or EPYC related events, Capsaicin gatherings are organized by the Radeon Technologies Group.
As we all know meanwhile, AMD is going to present their upcoming Vega-based graphics cards during the CAPSAICIN SIGGRAPH event on Sunday, July 30. Apart from that the company could reveal more details on Ryzen Threadripper or EPYC. Unlike previous Ryzen or EPYC related events, Capsaicin gatherings are organized by the Radeon Technologies Group.
Six new models
AMD has announced that their Ryzen PRO CPUs will arrive by the beginning of next year. With the Ryzen PRO series, AMD offers processors with hardware-based cryptography and security technologies in order to help preparing systems against possible threats. According to AMD, the new Ryzen PRO series delivers up to 52% improved compute capability and up to 62% higher multi-threaded performance.
User #define at Disqus purchased one
AMD’s Frontier Edition graphics card has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to the NVIDIA GTX 1080, which would mean that the new AMD flagship graphics card won’t be capable of competing with NVIDIA’s very top range models. However, the results posted in the Futuremark database show some unapproved AMD beta driver. All the scores have been gathered in combination with an Intel Core i7-4790K processor.
Higher than expected
Here comes the bummer: in compute benches
PCWorld apparently had the chance to come up with a preview on the upcoming AMD Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition graphics card. In a rather lengthy article they’ve described their experiences regarding the two pre-built systems by AMD they were allowed to fiddle with. It looks like the Pro Vega Frontier Edition is a strong performer when it comes to compute heavy benchmarks yet it also packs a punch dealing with recent games.
300W air cooled, 375W water cooled
Powered by Vega
Already last year, AMD had first shown their upcoming Radeon Instinct compute accelerators as well as the Radeon Open Compute platform (ROCm). These accelerators are designed to challenge NVIDIA in the deep learning and machine intelligence field of application. At the time, AMD didn’t share much information about the specifications of these accelerators. Nevertheless AMD has finally announced the MI25, which is their new flagship model.
Ranging from 2133 to 3200 MHz
B2 stepping incoming
During the last past months AMD has released several AGESA updates addressing issues related to memory support and/or CPU performance in general. According to CanardPC, AMD appears to be working on a new B2 stepping in the case of their 14nm "Summit Ridge" silicon. The B2 stepping should addresses a lot of hardware-level issues that cannot be fixed by “simple” BIOS/AGESA updates.
That’s quite expensive ...
According to the latest rumors from our friends over at Videocardz, the next generation of AMD graphics cards, which will be based on the upcoming Vega architecture has been spotted in a retail shop. AMD's Radeon Vega cards may be amongst the most anticipated product family of the year. According to Scan UK and SabrePC in the USA, the Vega Frontier Edition should cost $1199 US.
According to Geekbench database
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks related to Threadripper are making it through almost every day. This time wccftech jumped the gun and they have found some leaks in the Geekbench database. The results are pretty similar to AMD's existing Ryzen CPUs.