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Tantalizing Rumors Leak Ahead of AMD’s Vega Launch

AMD has been quite tight-lipped about Vega, its upcoming consumer GPU meant to compete at the high end of the market, as opposed to the midrange RX 400/500 families. Thanks to some leaks, however, we now know a bit more than we did before about what Vega can do and how it does it. Longtime AMD fans may remember the company’s use of various X-derived GPU names, including XL, XT, and XTX. AMD is reviving this branding style for Vega, according to Tom’s Hardware, with plans to offer four different GPU…

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Retail Listings, Prices for AMD’s Vega Frontier Editions Appear

When AMD announced that it would launch its upcoming Vega GPU for professional markets before bringing it to the consumer space, would-be customers were somewhat less than thrilled. We now know that the GPU will launch for consumer products in July, with the professional Radeon Vega Frontier Edition available in June. Thanks to SabrePC, which briefly had price listings attached to the GPUs, we know the air-cooled variant will cost $ 1,199, while the water-cooled card will be $ 1,799. That’s a $ 600 price difference for two cards that…

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AMD’s Epyc Servers Launch June 20, Consumer Vega GPUs Follow in July

AMD made a number of concrete announcements at Computex, building on what we heard from the company last week and the week before at its Financial Analyst Day. AMD has confirmed that its Epyc server family, which we’ve covered several times in the last few weeks, will launch on June 20th. AMD doesn’t expect a quick server ramp — CEO Lisa Su has told investors that the company will bring up production over the next few quarters — and has set a goal of retaking 10 percent of the data…

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AMD’s RX Vega Won’t Launch Until Later This Year

AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG) held a Reddit AMA session yesterday and answered a number of questions about their upcoming Vega GPU. Those of you hoping for a quick launch are going to be disappointed. While the company demoed and discussed its Vega Frontier Edition this week at its financial analyst day, the company will not be launching a consumer Vega GPU at Computex or in June. The Frontier Edition, for professionals and scientists, will absolutely run games. But Raja recommends rather strongly that consumers not buy one if they’re…

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AMD’s New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

When AMD launched its Radeon Pro Duo a year ago, it was clearly an attempt to simultaneously drive VR development and carve out a niche for a high-end Radeon solution that could drive each eye from a separate GPU. At the same time, however, the $ 1,500 price tag and limited VRAM (just 4GB per GPU) were less than ideal for a four-digit development board. AMD has announced a new Radeon Pro Duo this week, and despite wearing the same name, it’s a very different GPU under the hood. This…

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