Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

AMD Shows Off Threadripper and Ryzen Mobile, and Dates EPYC and Vega

AMD CEO Lisa Su revealing the launch date for the company's Epyc server CPU line AMD CEO Lisa Su revealing the launch date for the company's Epyc server CPU line
Carlton Santiago | 02 June, 2017, 02:18

This years AMD's stock price have been climbing rapidly after successfully releasing its ryzen cpu but AMD's stock prices have tumbled after announcing poor earnings and after misleading people on contract with intel.

AMD unleashed their new HEDT platform at Computex 2017, detailing ThreadRipper and its new X399 chipset. That being said, AMD hasn't forgotten about PC gamers, and is working to bring Vega to consumers in the near future. Ryzen Mobile was also held up for everyone to see and used in a 2-in-1 convertible laptop. Quoted performance improvements over 7 Generation APUs were in the region of +50% for CPU performance, +40% for GPU performance, and 50% less power consumption. With over 100 AM4 motherboards now readily available and Ryzen 7s selling at the low 300s users can build incredibly powerful gaming and productivity machines at less than half what equivalent Intel hardware would've cost a year ago and still costs today.

So, the earliest we'll see these graphics cards is the very end of July, and that might just be an initial reveal of the hardware, as opposed to an actual launch - the RX Vega cards may not hit the shelves until several weeks after. A machine with those chips ran Bethesda's Prey video game at 4K resolution.

Finally, AMD announced that its Epyc server CPUs will be available in single- and dual-socket configurations beginning from June 20. The EPYC is equipped with superior memory bandwidth and unmatched support for high-speed input/output (I/O) channels. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, with up to 25 teraflops of performance, will be available starting June 27. This was confirmed today at AMD press conference at Computex 2017, however, Radeon RX Vega was not showcased at the event.

AMD's Lisa Su specifically said "end of July" for the RX Vega reveal and launch, so that'll presumably happen on one of the July days rather than August. AMD also began to lay-out their plan to enter the mobile market with R7 and R5 CPUs, as well as RX 500 series GPUs. Perhaps the most significant announcement, at least in the short term, is that all five major OEMs-Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo-will soon offer systems based on Ryzen. Jim Anderson, the head of the Computing and Graphics Group, said that Ryzen is also winning on "real user applications", which is debatable based on my testing versus Intel's Kaby Lake.


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