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AMD says Vega is on track for launch in Q2

by on02 May 2017

Alleged benchmark result shows up

During its Q1 2017 financial call, AMD has confirmed that its Vega GPU architecture is still on track for Q2 launch, which means it should be launched by the end June.

AMD reported a decent Q1 2017 financial results with up to 18 percent growth in revenue, compared to the same period last year, with its CEO, Lisa Su, describing customer and end-user feedback for Ryzen CPU as very strong.

During its financial call and the accompanying press release, AMD also used an opportunity to note that its Vega GPU architecture is on track for release in Q2 2017, which ends with June, and was quite keen to note that this is a GPU that "has been designed from scratch to address the most data- and visually-intensive next-generation workloads."

AMD also added that there are "key architecture advancements," coming with Vega GPU including, a differentiated memory subsystem, next-generation geometry pipeline, new compute engine, and a new pixel engine.

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An unnamed alleged Vega GPU-based graphics card has been spotted in Futuremark's 3DMark Time Spy benchmark database, scoring 5950 points on AMD AM4 platform with Ryzen 7 1800X CPU. That same score puts the alleged Vega-based graphics card in line with the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070, but bear in mind that it is still early to get a clear picture since these are probably done on early-stage drivers.

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Of course, it could also be an early engineering sample of Vega-based graphics card with lower clocks and final performance is still anyone's guess.

In any case, Vega is coming and AMD will probably unveil it, or at least provide a bit more information, at the Computex 2017 scheduled to start on May 30th.


Last modified on 02 May 2017
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