AMD revealed details about their plans relating to the company’s upcoming graphic cards.
At its Financial Analyst Day, AMD unveiled their long-term plans for the company leading up to the year 2020. The company released information on the Radeon Vega Frontier, announcing the product’s name for the first time along with its design and performance figures. AMD showed the Vega architecture with an on-stage demo of the card running Sniper Elite 4 at between 60 and 70 frames per second at 4K resolution. AMD also showed a demo for Rise of the Tomb Raider at 2GB of memory, showing, display how Radeon Vega Frontier’s high-bandwidth can increase minimum and average frame rates. AMD stated that the Vega Frontier performs at around 26 teraflops. AMD stated that the card isn’t targeting gamers however, instead targeting data scientists, immersion engineers and product designers as AMD hopes the chip will help the company break into a new high-margin business.
The Vega Frontier will come in two configurations, titled Vega Frontier Blue and Vega Frontier Gold. Vega Frontier Blue is an air-cooled card with a typical blower-style design while Gold will feature a liquid cooler. AMD did not mention if there would be any other differences between the two variants. A price for the Radeon Vega Frontier wasn’t announced but AMD gave the indication during the presentation that it would be expensive. AMD is likely to present more information at Computex where the company will be holding a press conference.
In addition, AMD revealed the Ryzen Threadripper, a new CPU designed for ultra-high-end PCs. The Ryzen Threadripper is a 16-core, 32-thread CPU, using the current 14-nanometer Zen architecture. The chip will also come with a new HEDT platform with expanded memory and bandwidth.
The Ryzen Threadripper and the Radeon Vega Frontier are currently planned for launch sometime during the summer of 2017.