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AMD Vega Release Date Confirmed For Q2 2017; Company Scared Of Intel?

By February 28, 2017 at 7:33 am
AMD Vega release date has been confirmed (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The new line of graphics cards, Vega, is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)'s next-generation GPU architecture. It will be available on the market sometime within the second quarter of 2017. The new AMD Ryzen 7 series processors will be available on the market this coming Mar. 2, 2017.

With AMD's release of their new CPUs, enthusiasts are very much excited to know the release date of AMD's new line of graphics cards, the Vega GPUs. There is also much anticipation over the unveiling of the cards' specifications and aesthetics.

AMD's featured-packed show at the Game Development Conference (GDC) on Feb. 28, 2017, will feature an exclusive glimpse of their hottest new graphics and VR technologies. The event will showcase and preview this summer's hottest PC games to see the quality that the CPUs and processors can bring to game enthusiasts worldwide.

AMD will also hold tutorials on advanced graphics techniques during the event. It will also feature other sessions like D3D12 & Vulkan: Lessons Learned, Explicit DirectX 12 Multi-GPU rendering, Optimizing for AMD Ryzen CPU, among others.

The new AMD Vega 10 GPU will be utilizing the latest Next Compute Unit (NCU) 14nm GFX9 core architecture. The graphics cards will have 64 compute units (4096 stream processors).

The cards will have a TDP of 225W with clock speeds around 1526 MHz. However, AMD is planning on increasing the GPU's throughput by increasing the current clock speeds.

According to PCGamesN, AMD is scared that what happened back in the early 2000s will happen again. Back then, it was able to overtake Intel's place at the top but it was not enough to have people actually buy their products.

The company filed a complaint against Intel, saying that it engaged in "dodgy practices" to stop potential customers from buying AMD chips.

In 2009, Intel was indeed found to have breached Article 82 of the European Commission Treaty when it made "payments to prevent the sales of specific rival products."

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