AMD Vega GPUs will be announced for consumer PCs during SIGGRAPH


While lacking any real hard numbers, the Ryzen Mobile segment confirmed expectation and rumors about its APU range, namely that we should start to see ultra-portable reference designs coming out soon.

To demonstrate this connectivity, a quick demo was shown with a Threadripper system using not just two RX Vega GPUs to play Prey, but also show four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs being put to work in Blender with the Radeon ProRender plugin (similar in principle to NVIDIA's Iray system of iterative ray tracing).

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.

Further, the executive said, "We were thrilled to be joined by customers and partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo to showcase their latest AMD Ryzen-powered PC". AMD showed off its massive 32-core Epyc CPU during the company's eventful Financial Analysts Day and it looks like Threadripper will be similar to AMD's server processors.

But AMD still hasn't yet revealed clock speeds and, more importantly, prices for Threadripper or any of the other Ryzen 9 parts that are no doubt planned.

"We celebrate 30 years of AMD in Taiwan at Computex this year with great momentum around our new high-performance computing and graphics products", said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su.

Finally, AMD announced that its Epyc server CPUs will be available in single- and dual-socket configurations beginning from June 20. "We are excited to announce our brand new powerful ROG mobile platform - the Strix GL702ZC".

AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper (left) dwarfs the 4-core Ryzen mobile chip (right). X399 motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock are already in development and will be ready for the launch. Asus will use the new socket in its first Ryzen Threadripper motherboard, called the Zenith Extreme.

As for the Ryzen 7's high-end desktops, systems will begin rolling out in the USA by HP by the end of June. All desktop Ryzen processors, including the upcoming budget-oriented Ryzen 3 lineup, have been certified as Oculus VR ready.

On the graphics side, AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card for AI and deep learning applications will be made available on June 27, while consumer gaming graphics cards based on the same Vega architecture will be launched at the Siggraph conference near the end of July.