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.
Four SKUs to begin with
A few weeks ago AMD announced their Ryzen Threadripper series of processors. As we all know meanwhile these chips will feature even more cores than the currently available Ryzen 7 CPUs and on top of that they will be based on a new AMD high-end desktop platform. According to the latest rumors AMD is to launch RYZEN Threadripper on July 27th.
Performance improvements in DiRT 4 and Prey
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.5.1 drivers there is already a new update available. This release offers a 30% performance improvement in DiRT 4 with 8x MSAA enabled. Furthermore, these drivers are supposed to increase performance in Prey by 4% in combination with a Radeon RX 580. On top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Rumors from Bitsnchips
Lots of DRAM improvements
Lately the community updates from AMD are a great source to find out what the folks have been working on regarding their Ryzen processors. A while ago we’ve covered that AMD has been rolling out the AGESA v188.8.131.52 update and in the meantime v184.108.40.206 has become available to the motherboard vendors for implementation.
Greek retailer jumps the gun
During the past weeks there were several leaks regarding AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs. This time a Greek online shop has decided to start listing some of the upcoming AMD Threadripper processors, although without price-tags. According to the latest rumors, AMD is supposed to release the Threadripper series CPUs during the Summer.
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.
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