The plans for AMD’s new processor and graphics card have been shared with the public, detailing the various new products set to launch in the remainder of the year with direct competition against NVIDIA’s CPU’s and graphics cards.
After Ryzen’s release AMD has gained some desktop market share because of the processor’s performance users were guaranteed at an attractive price. This growth is projected to continue with the products aimed at a wide range of consumers with different use cases, pay points and preferences.
Ryzen Pro mobile chips
The mobile markets will be inundated with the Ryzen Pro processor line-up from anytime July 2017, and its mobile Ryzen Pro chips following closely behind next year.
These processors will seek to give better output while reducing power consumption and improving laptop battery life. Desktop Ryzen chips currently do not have integrated graphics, but AMD announced that its mobile processors will include integrated Vega graphics. The Zen-based mobile chips would sport a 50% increase in CPU performance and 40% improvement in graphics performance over Intel’s 7th-gen mobile chips which currently offer users with 6th-gen and 7th-gen processors high-end video playback features and support for lightweight gaming.
Threadripper and EPYC
AMD’s latest addition to its high-end desktop CPU line-up is the “Threadripper”.
Based on the company’s Zen architecture, the Threadripper boasts an impressive 16 cores with 32 threads.
Even though the pricing has yet to be confirmed, we expect Threadripper chips to come lower than 10-core Intel chips like the Core i7 6950X.
The company also previewed its upcoming EPYC processor for data centres primed for enterprise applications and features four 8-core chips on a single package, connected using AMD’s Infinity Fabric technology.
That’s an enterprise processor with 32 physical cores and support for 16 DDR4 channels.
Intel is also looking at updating its high-end desktop CPU line-up with the Core-i9 processors with up to 12 physical cores with 24 threads, according to reports.
Vega desktop graphics cards are set to launch this year as well with the release of a professional card based on the new technology. Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is a Radeon Pro GPU aimed at professional consumers boasting 13 TFLOPS of single-precision floating point performance and 16GB of HBM2 memory.
It’s targeted at use in intensive applications like deep learning, ray tracing, and video processing. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards use GDDR5X VRAM, while AMD’s upcoming Vega cards are expected to use HBM memory – which boasts higher bandwidth.
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