Over the months AMD has been launching new products and doesn’t look to be slowing down. But at COMPUTEX 2017 this year, AMD has a lot in store for us. At a conference filled with invited media and manufacturers, AMD reveals their processor aimed for used in servers and data centers. Going by the name of EPYC, the processor is optimised for today’s workloads it is set to be launched on June 20 2017. The reveal was also followed by the announcement of Radeon Instinct “Radeon Vega Frontier Edition” a workstation and enterprise GPU that will be launched on June 27 2017.
Getting to the interesting bits, AMD’s latest Zen-based APU’s also known as Ryzen Mobile made an appearance at the event. Claiming an increase of 50 percent in CPU performance, 40 percent increase in GPU performance, and 50 percent less power usage than their previous seventh generation APU. It will be the first Zen-based APU as well as running on Vega graphics.
But the biggest reveal of the day was definitely the unveiling of AMD’s most powerful processors code named “THREADRIPPER”. Sporting up to 16 cores and 32 threads, it supports 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes, quad channel DDR4 memory and is on the X399 platform. AMD has been working with ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI on THREADRIPPER to bring a full ecosystem to end users. Sadly they didn’t bring up its launch date so we assume it’s still in the works, but X399 motherboards were already ready and on display at the event from different vendors.
But AMD didn’t end the event just yet, instead they made another big reveal. Radeon RX Vega was onsite and we were given a demonstration on the game “Prey” at Ultra High settings. Although we weren’t able to see the physical card, the short gameplay we were shown on the Radeon RX Vega tells us that it’s going to be a powerful piece of hardware. AMD has confirmed that we’ll definitely be seeing HBM technologies on Vega and has set the launch date of Radeon RX Vega on SIGGRAPH 2017. The event will be hosted from 30 July to 3 August 2017 in Los Angeles so keep your eyes and ears open for Vega.