Jun 05, 2017 03:12 PM EDT
As AMD graphics card refresh last year with Polaris lifted revenue, so too will the Vega release. In the coming months, Vega's launch will give AMD a solid offering that will compete with Nvidia's high-end graphics market.
AMD said that the Radeon Vega will address the immersive and instinct computing markets. The structural design uses a high-bandwidth cache controller and an advanced pixel engine that high-end computing systems demand. AMD will be focusing mainly on large customers in the enterprise and in the cloud, as reported by Seeking Alpha.
Strong sales of Vega following AMD's late-June launch would give the company a good footing with the enthusiast gamers. Ultimately, Vega's sales will depend on software companies making updates which make full use of the 16GB of memory and the advanced technologies in the chip.
AMD Vega launch coincides with that of the EPYC CPU launch too. This release timetable could accelerate adoption of the two new technologies. EPYC is on four dies on a multi-chip module with infinity fabric. AMD expects better yields on this manufacturing process, which will keep the chip competitively priced.
AMD Navi will succeed Vega, manufactured on the 7nm process. By 2020, the next generation GPU will be serving higher performance-per-watt and higher manufacturing yields.
The GPU sector merely depends on software taking advantage of the Radeon framework. AMD is cheering game and software developers to fully use the technology offered with Radeon. By embracing GPUOpen, developers have access to advanced AMD solutions at no cost. In return, AMD gets dozens of games supporting Radeon on the day of launch.
Vega is another critically important release for AMD. The Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition should win over the developer community. If it does, the high-end GPU will give customers an alternative to Nvidia's closed-end system.
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