AMD’s former Radeon Technology Group Chief, Raja Koduri, has had an eventful week. After Hexus recently reported on an internal memo Koduri sent to his staff announcing his departure from AMD, Intel recently sent out a press release announcing that Koduri has joined Intel’s newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group.
Back in September, Koduri announced that he’d be going on a sabbatical for personal reasons. In an email, he explained to his staff that he was taking a temporary break to spend some time with his family. Given that Koduri had just overseen AMD’s launch their latest Vega GPU, it didn’t seem like a huge deal at the time. [...]
Videocardz has recently discovered a few benchmarks of the hotly rumored upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
The benches are from 3DMark 11, Fire Strike, and Time Spy. When compared against Videocardz own database, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti was shown to be faster than AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 in Time Spy, but was about even in Firestrike.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is expected to use the same GP104 GPU as the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 but with just one SM disabled. This gives it a grand total of 2,432 CUDA cores. The GPU will also be paired with standard GDDR5 and not the faster GDDR5X. It’s also [...]
Raja Koduri, head of AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG), has recently revealed that he will be going on a sabbatical starting September 25 until December.
According to a recent article at PC Perspective, employees of RTG received the following email:
You haven’t heard from me collectively in a while – a symptom not only of the whirlwind of launching Vega, but simply of the huge number of demands on my time since the formation of RTG. Looking back over this short period, it is an impressive view. We have delivered 6 straight quarters of double-digit growth in graphics, culminating in the launch of Vega and being back in [...]
Low package yield rates may be to blame for AMD Vega graphics cards shortages according to a recent report by DigiTimes.
Unlike traditional graphics cards, AMD Vega graphics cards have both the GPU and the memory integrated in a common interposer layer for improved performance. The newspiece claims that according to sources from the supply chain, manufacturing is experiencing difficulty integrating high-bandwidth (HBM) memory into the GPU interposer. While it’s unclear why this is the case, several sources believe it could potentially be due to problems with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s (ASE) packaging technology which is used on AMD Vega [...]
Over the past few days, AMD has been embroiled in a controversy as many retailers have unexpectedly increased the prices of the new AMD RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards leading many to believe that AMD’s initial pricing was a shady tactic to get everyone’s attention before bumping up the price.
In order to clear the air, AMD has released an official statement regarding the rumored price increase of its Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards.
“Radeon RX Vega 64 continues to exceed expectations. AMD is working closely with its partners to address this demand. Our initial launch quantities include standalone Radeon RX Vega 64 at SEP of $499, [...]
Dell announced a massive refresh of its Precision line of workstations at SIGGRAPH 2017, marking the first refresh of the Precision lineup in five years.
Since it’s the 20 year anniversary for Dell’s workstation business, it’s only fitting to talk about Dell’s first workstation and to see how far they’ve come in the 20 years. Dell’s first workstation was the WorkStation 400, which came in a beige box packed with either one or two Intel Penium II processors running at either 266 MHz, 300 MHz or 333 MHz. The system took as much as 512 MB of RAM and ran Windows NT. In 1997, this was absolutely cutting edge [...]
AMD is showing some serious love for content creators at SIGGRAPH 2017 with two major new graphics cards, the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and the Radeon Pro SSG.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
The AMD Radeon Pro WX9100 is the first Pro graphics card that was shown off. The card features 64 next generation compute units capable of delivering up to 12.3 TFLOPs of Single Precision FP32 compute performance. Included is also, 16GB of HBC (High Bandwidth Cache) memory with ECC delivering up to 484 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Content creators with multi-displays will also appreciate the included six DisplayPort 1.4 ports, each capable of delivering up to 8K at 60Hz or [...]
After about a year since we first heard about AMD Vega, AMD has finally announced the new graphics card, marking AMD’s return to the enthusiast graphics market after years of sitting on the sidelines.
AMD’s RX Vega lineup will consist of two new graphics cards, the RX Vega 64 and the RX Vega 56.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
The Radeon RX Vega 64 is AMD’s flagship RX Vega graphics card. The 64 in its name signifies the number of next generation compute units in the GPU, which in this case is 64. Multiply this number by 64 Stream Processors per compute unit and you get a total of 4096 Stream Processors.
The base [...]
AMD recently confirmed the a new Vega architecture based graphics card, the RX Vega Nano.
During their event at at SIGGRAPH 2017, Radeon Technology Group SVP and Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, invited Founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, to the stage to say wonderful things about AMD hardware and at the same time, give him one of the first working samples of RX Vega Nano.
Very little is currently known about the RX Vega Nano as it was shown off for the first time at the event. However, RX Vega Nano is not a surprise. HBM’s stacked memory design removes a lot of the physical space that was traditionally needed for video memory allowing for such compact [...]
AMD’s SIGGRAPH 2017 Capsaicin event had quite a few reveals today, but nothing quite as impressive as Inventec’s new Project 47 supercomputer powered by AMD.
The new Project 47 supercomputer is easily one of the more beautiful server racks we’ve ever seen, but what’s even more beautiful is what’s inside. Packing 20 AMD EPYC 7601 CPUs, 80 Radeon Instinct Vega GPUs, and 10TB of DDR4 memory, the Project 47 is capable of up to 1 petaflop, or about 1,000 teraflops of single precision compute performance.
For reference, the IBM Roadrunner which was one of the fist supercomputers to reach 1 petaflop of [...]