AMD Announces That Vega And Naples Will Arrive This Quarter
AMD has confirmed that two important pieces of hardware will be hitting the market this quarter. The company will be releasing their Naples server CPUs along with the long-awaited Vega graphics processors. The company gave the confirmation during a shareholders earnings call in which the company also reported strong revenues for the first quarter of 2017. However, they did not turn a profit.
Unfortunately, it has been several years since AMD has turned a profit. The company has faced some stiff competition in the high-end CPU market and, as a result, has fallen on hard times. That being said, things do appear to be looking up. While they did not turn a profit this quarter, the company’s revenue did increase by 18 percent compared to last year. Furthermore, the beginning of the year generally isn’t a great time for tech companies even when they do release new products such as AMD’s Zen processors.
The Zen processors were generally well-received so it’s understandable that fans are looking forward to AMD’s high-end GPUs. Luckily, they won’t have to wait too long as AMD has said the Vega line will launch by the end of this quarter which means we’ll see them by June at the latest. The impending release of the Vega cards might be part of the reason why Nvidia decided to release their 1080ti card.
In addition to the Vega line, AMD will be releasing their Naples server CPUs which will be based on the consumer-oriented Zen processors. The Vega is certainly more exciting from a consumer standpoint, but the Naples chips are actually more important to company’s success. The chips are aimed at data centers and if a large share of them adopt the Naples tech then AMD could have a very profitable year.
Both the Vega and Naples chips will be hit the market sometime this quarter.
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