May 04, 2017 06:32 AM EDT
AMD Vega GPU Set To Cater Gaming, Enterprise, And Professional Workstation, AMD Vega GPU Launches Second Quarter 2017 [VIDEO]
CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) company, Dr. Lisa Su, made it known that the Vega GPUs will be revealed in the second quarter of 2017. The Vega GPU is said to cater the markets of enterprise, professional workstation, as well as gaming.
During the tech company's Q1 2017 earnings call, AMD CEO Su announced that the next generation graphics architecture, Vega GPU, will be launched in the second quarter of this year. Su announced the release date of the AMD Vega GPU as part of the tech giant's earnings report for the first quarter. The semiconductor company was able to book $984 million in revenue, which is 18 percent higher compared to what the company had in 2016, Anand Tech reported.
AMD geared up the Vega GPU to have 2 times peak performance per clock, high bandwidth cache, 2 times bandwidth per pin, 4 times power efficiency, 8 times capacity per stack. Also, the AMD Vega GPU will boast a 512TB virtual address space, next generation computer unit optimized for higher clock speeds, as well as a draw stream binning rasterizer.
The upcoming Vega GPUs will also have a new pixel engine and new geometry engine. The AMD Vega GPU will be the second graphics architecture from the tech company that will not use the standard GDDR5, but the device will feature stacked High Bandwidth.
Nevertheless, the Vega architecture is a vital representation of the tech giant's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, which the AMD introduces last 2011. The Graphics Core Next (GCN) technology was used by Microsoft and Sony for their professional solutions, gaming consoles and graphics board. The Vega architecture was able to deliver performance that exceeds NVIDIA's GTX 1080, WCCF Tech reported.
Joining AMD Vega GPU in releasing this quarter is the high-performance server CPU, Naples. The new server CPU line of AMD is based on the Zen architecture.
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