I am going to spare you the presentation about datacenter know-how (although its EPYC server structure sounds fairly spectacular), however AMD’s monetary analyst convention revealed availability information about a number of forthcoming merchandise that you just in all probability ought to care about.
Rumors about Vega, AMD’s most up-to-date graphics processing structure to comply with Polaris, which powers its present playing cards, have been circulating lately and right now the corporate confirmed that the primary board incorporating it would ship in late June. It’s the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, and until you are an information scientist, “immersion” engineer (working with blended actuality) or high-profile product designer, you in all probability will not be getting your paws on one. Sadly, there have been no particulars about what’s really on the board, however AMD mentioned it will be offering extra particulars over the following few weeks, hopefully about much less stratospheric playing cards.
The firm additionally confirmed that the Ryzen Threadripper, its 16-core, 32-thread high-end processor shall be out this summer. Once once more, no particulars, however AMD can have extra data for the world at Computex subsequent week.
On the alternative finish of the spectrum, the cell model of its Ryzen processor for 2-in-1s, ultrabooks and gaming laptops will hit within the second half of this yr. It’s the corporate’s first APU (accelerated processing unit) based mostly on its Zen structure and incorporates Vega-based graphics processing on-die.
A low-end Ryzen three, which joins theand however concentrating on even cheaper methods was additionally confirmed for the third quarter of this yr. And a workstation-optimized Ryzen Pro, with extra industrial safety and administration hooks, can also be slated for the second half of 2017, with the Pro cell model hitting within the first quarter of 2018.
that Apple had fallen nearly irretrievably behind within the workstation market, but it surely’s additionally a standard AMD accomplice. If it builds a sensibly designed Mac Pro with a Ryzen Pro and a workstation-class Vega card? That would possibly go a protracted solution to closing the hole, particularly if AMD’s new architectures carry out as marketed in opposition to its Intel and Nvidia competitors. But provided that the CPU and GPU ship nearer to September than December.