AMD Teases Vega Release For This Quarter
In a recent Facebook post, an AMD fan flat out asked the company when its long anticipated Vega GPU was going to release, upon which, likely to the fan’s great surprise, AMD answered “when it’s ready … and it will be this quarter.” No official release accompanied this announcement, so a grain of salt may be appropriate, but it could be that we’ll see a Vega release sooner than many observers thought.
This would be welcome news to AMD aficionados everywhere, as it could mean that the company is set to turn the GPU market on its head much like the Ryzen did for processors. The Vega has been long in coming after it was showcased beating its Nvidia equivalents in December and should, according to rumor, be miles ahead of AMD’s currently used Polaris architecture. The company already teased a Vega release a week ago with a video on YouTube, but it seems that the specter of the new GPU is becoming more tangible.
On top of that video, during a recent conference AMD also showed off a Vega GPU effortlessly running 8K video without trouble, tantalizing the audience with the promise of a powerful GPU that would also, knowing AMD, be relatively affordable compared to Nvidia cards. At the same exhibition, the Vega also ran through a video editing and processing program for 4K like a hot knife through butter.
Though details remain scarce on what the new GPU will exactly be able to do, chances are that the Vega will be a powerful and affordable alternative to Nvidia’s series of cards. Whether the Vega releases this quarter remains to be seen, but it is clear that AMD will be launching sooner rather than later.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.