AMD Ryzen set to launch in early March, Vega soon after
Ryzen CPUs are confirmed to launch in early March, while AMD Vega looks set to ship in Q2 2017, according to the company’s latest financial report. Q2 2017 corresponds to some time between April to June, which bodes well for a launch at Computex 2017 and shipping to commence shortly after.
AMD Ryzen CPUs are anticipated by enthusiasts everywhere, as it promises to bring high end performance with a much more reasonable price as compared to what Intel is charging. Also, the unlocked multiplier throughout the lineup gives enthusiasts the option to push their hardware to the limits without paying Intel a premium.
The upcoming AMD Vega graphics cards are set to bring HBM2 to the consumer market, something which NVIDIA has yet to do with their Titan X (Pascal) featuring only GDDR5X. HBM2 will bring greater bandwidth compared to current solutions, but as the HBM-based AMD Fury cards have shown, memory bandwidth isn’t everything when it comes to GPU performance, so we will have to wait until we benchmark the card to know what Vega brings to the table in terms of gaming.
Aside from revealing their plans for Ryzen and Vega, AMD was proud to share regarding their success in 2016, including introducing AMD Ryzen and the many fancily named technologies in it, bringing new products including Radeon Pro WX Series of professional cards, the Radeon Pro 400 GPUs packed into the new Apple MacBook Pros, Radeon FreeSync 2 and also the new 7th Generation AMD A-series processors and of course not forgetting the wonderful series of Polaris cards.
Pokdepinion: AMD looks good this year, with two strong launches if everything goes according to plan.