AMD's Ryzen Threadripper with 4 Radeon Vega GPUs runs Prey at 4K

Laverne Mann
June 1, 2017

At Computex apart from a few teasers of the vega graphics card AMD did not give out any new information on the new graphics card either. The entire Threadripper line will support up to 64 PCIe 3.0 Lanes and quad-channel DDR4 memory configurations. This detail is something that has never slipped to any leaks before.

In contrast, the Ryzen 5 and 7 CPUs showed off so far feature "only" 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes, as do the standard Kaby Lake microprocessor and Kaby Lake-X, unveiled alongside Skylake-X yesterday.

In a demo at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, AMD executive Jim Anderson showed off the new flagship central processing unit (CPU), the Ryzen Threadripper. The X399 chipset, not to be confused with Intel's recently announced X299 chipset, will post motherboard availability at launch from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI.

Previously, AMD has gathered much attention to its upcoming server microprocessor and data center plans including AMD Radeon RX Vega and Ryzen series. This news means amd has FAILED with its promise to release vega with Q2 and have left many wondering what the point of the vega series, especially when the cards are meant to compete with nvidia's YEAR old pascal series graphics cards but nvidia is set to release new even more powerful Volta series graphics cards at the start of 2018! AMD said those cards will hit retail on June 27. What we don't know yet is whether AMD will surprise the market with Threadripper systems with 10, 12 and 14 Cores.

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Due for launch in Summer 2017, AMD showed off its 16 core, 32 thread Threadripper CPU powering through a Blender workload as well as running demanding workloads alongside four Vega GPUs. For our audience, the main focuses would be on the Threadripper 16C/32T CPU and Radeon RX Vega GPUs, both of which were highlighted at the event.

The company also publicly demonstrated a Ryzen mobile APU in an ultraportable design, with four cores, eight threads, and the company's Vega architecture-based graphics into a sub-15mm thickness notebook design. At Computex 2017, AMD delivered several Ryzen Threadripper and Radeon "Vega" demonstrations, including Ryzen Threadripper and dual Radeon "Vega" based-GPUs seamlessly running Bethesda's new Prey title at 4K resolution.

We got to seen new ZEN/Vega APUs in live action as well as a look at the chip itself.

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