AMD Radeon RX Vega will appear at Computex—but launch comes later

May 19, 2017


AMD promised more details on its 14nm FinFET Vega architecture—which debuted earlier this week in the form of the compute-focused Radeon Vega Frontier Edition—at Computex in May. But those hopeful for a snappy release following the reveal are out of luck. Radeon RX Vega, a consumer version of Vega, will be shown off at Computex, but won’t be available to buy until later in the year. Radeon Vega FE, the workstation/cloud-oriented part, is currently earmarked for a “late June” launch.

News on the availability of RX Vega comes from Radeon VP Raja Koduri, who took to Reddit yesterday in a AMA.

“We’ll be showing Radeon RX Vega off at Computex, but it won’t be on store shelves that week,” said Koduri. “Some of Vega’s features, like our High Bandwidth Cache Controller, HBM2, Rapid-Packed Math, or the new geometry pipeline, have the potential to really break new ground and fundamentally improve game development. These aren’t things that can be mastered overnight…We believe those experiences are worth waiting for and shouldn’t be rushed out the door.”

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