19.05.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
But just a soft-launch
Together with TSMC and Globalfoundries
Judging by slides AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, presented during their 2017 Financial Analyst Day, the company has aggressive plans advancing to 7nm manufacturing process technology. In this context it’s interesting to see that consumer and server CPUs as well as the graphics parts are to adopt the new process within the same time frame.
18.05.2017 - Posted by Marc Büchel
That was kind of expected
As we reported yesterday AMD is going to launch their first Vega based cards by the end of June for professional customers and the gaming are cards are to follow in the third quarter - hopefully. What’s not been covered so far is, that it looks like AMD is going to launch a water cooled version of their Vega cards for professionals.
New name for Naples based chips
During their Financial Analysts Day AMD gave insight on quite a few interesting things, such as revealing their new mobile chips as well as the Vega accelerator for professional users. Apart from that CEO Lisa Su has also revealed that AMD is getting rid of the Opteron brand and replaces it with Epyc.
By the end of June
During Financial Analyst Day 2017
With a new HEDT platform
By June 5th
Rumors, rumors and even more rumors; AMD could be working on three models on which there are basically no reliable information available so far. For starters AMD might introduce a standard Vega card, then a high-end air cooled model and also a watercooled one. In other words we might see something similar to the old AMD Fury series.
Up to 16GB of HBM2 memory
AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted again. This time it’s been in the CompuBench database, showcasing new details like clock speeds and amount of memory. According to this latest rumor, AMD Vega will come with more VRAM than expected and some very high clock speeds. This new leak matches what was recently revealed in Linux DRM patches.
Up to 16 cores
Even better than Sandy Bridge
Based on Zen architecture
According to another rumor which has its roots in the the SiSoft Sandra database yet again, AMD is busy working on the new generation of APUs with the codename "Raven Ridge". As detailed and rumored earlier, AMD's Raven Ridge APUs are expected to use Zen-based CPU architecture paired up with Vega-based GPU architecture.
There's not a day that we’re not talking about AMD Ryzen. According to a rumor that originated from the SiSoft Sandra database, AMD is already working on a new high-end Ryzen CPU with codename "Whitehaven". The new processor will come in variations with up to 16 cores and 32 threads and will support quad-channel DDR4 memory.
According to a rumor from Tweaktown, AMD is fighting with shortage issues related to their RX Vega graphics cards already before launch. As claimed by an exclusive industry source, AMD might have only 16'000 RX Vega GPUs available at launch, suggesting that there will be a shortage of Vega graphics cards upon release.
As fast as AMD R9 Fury X
AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to AMD's R9 Fury X, which would mean that the upcoming AMD flagship graphics card won’t be capable of competing with NVIDIA’s high-end models. However, the results posted in the Futuremark database shows that AMD could introduce three new models based on Vega architecture. All the scores have been gathered using a Ryzen 7 1800X processor.
With 1800R curvature
Improves memory compatibility
AMD has released new AGESA Microcode for their Ryzen CPUs which should further improve memory compatibility on their AM4 platform. According to a Gigabyte employee, the new microcode should enhance memory compatibility in combination with high clocked memory, adding support to 20 different high-end memory kits.
Performance improvements for Prey