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 [...]
The official launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega is on our doorstep and retailers are beginning to gear up to start selling the new cards as soon as they get the green light.
Online retailer Newegg however, may have been a bit too enthusiastic about Vega’s launch as Guru3D forum member, NvidiaFreak650 recently discovered the pricing list of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega 64 lineup by simply inspecting the source code on Newegg when searching for “radeon vega”.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air: $499 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Limited Edition: $549 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler: $599 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler Limited Edition: [...]
Some keen-eyed Redditors recently spotted AMD’s Vega 10, Vega 11, Vega 12 and Vega 20 on the Eurasian Economic Commission, or ECC’s, website, confirming the existence of of all the cards. The website also shared some SKU and model information as well.
Here’s the full list of SKUs thanks to tech site, Videocardz.AMD Vega EEC ListingListing Variant Additional InformationVEGA11 XT AIB MBA VEGA 11 XT Vega 11 XT for AIBsVEGA11 PRO AIB MBA VEGA 11 PRO Vega 11 PRO for AIBsVEGA10 XT MBA DTOEM VEGA 10 XT Vega 10 XT for OEMsVEGA10 XL MBA DTOEM VEGA 10 XL Vega 10 XL for OEMsVEGA10 XT MBA AIB VEGA 10 XT Vega 10 XT for AIBsVEGA10 [...]