AMD also announced that it would be officially unveiling its consumer-grade Radeon RX Vega graphics card lineup at the SIGGRAPH conference in late July to early August, though would not be pressed on whether this would coincide with a hard launch or simply be a detailing of upcoming products. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics chip debuts on June 27.
"Where is Vega?" Well, finally there seems to be a clear answer for that question and the answer is that it's around 2 months away from launch. "At Computex we highlighted the next wave of AMD products that will come to market, including our upcoming EPYC family of processors for datacenters, high-end Radeon "Vega"-based graphics cards, and new AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen mobile processors".
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper/X399 platform takes I/O to a level never seen before in a consumer desktop machine.
In contrast, the Ryzen CPUs showed off so far feature "only" 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, as does both standard Intel Kaby Lake and Kaby Lake-X, which was unveiled with Skylake-X yesterday.
While four GPUs is not something that many consumers may care about now, it has the benefit of giving motherboard vendors opportunities to add new technologies that would otherwise steal valuable and scarce PCIe lanes. Otherwise we're hoping to grab some pictures of X399 boards at the show today, as those should be on display. AMD brought out that very same demo for Threadripper.
Also shown off was Ryzen Mobile which is due in the second half of 2017. The company has planned the high-end graphic card AMD Vega frontier in June. 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. At the event it was announced that the laptop houses 8 cores, this is beefy CPU in a laptop. According to the name this new model belongs to the high-end series.
Following the recent launches of seven AMD Ryzen desktop processors, including AMD Ryzen™ 7 and AMD Ryzen™ 5, created to bring innovation and competition back to the full spectrum of premium PC markets, AMD outlined continued momentum for Ryzen.
It's AMD's turn for press releases here at Computex, and a number of important updates about the future of certain product lines were addressed, the big news being centered around Threadripper and RX Vega.