For professional market
Our well-informed sources have confirmed that Vega 10, AMD’s first HBM 2 card will by announced before the end of this year, at least for the professional market.
AM4 socket and DDR4 memory support
While we already had a chance to see AMD's new AM4 socket on HP's OEM motherboard with the A320 chipset, the latest leak shows Gigabyte's B350 chipset motherboard in full details.
Four cores with eight threads
A few of you might remember that we exclusively posted the news that AMD is working on a 7nm CPU codenamed Starship. The 7nm APU is codenamed Gray Hawk and it aims to attain lower TDPs.
One to have for Forza Horizon 3 game
AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Hotfix drivers which bring optimizations for Microsoft's Forza Horizon 3 game and a couple of other fixes and updates.
Next, next generation
Vega 10 will evolve to Vega 20 in 2017 and 2018 and this will be AMD’s next big thing. It is codenamed Navi and will be a 7nm FinFET GlobalFoundries product that should surface in late 2018 or early 2019.
Replaces Vega 10, 32GB HBM 2
Vega 10 is Radeon Technology Group’s first HBM 2 part and should launch in early 2017. AMD – RTG is also planning a successor called Vega 20 that might launch later in the year.
Running well on stock AMD Wraith cooler
While we wait for AMD to launch its first Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs and Excavator-based 7th generation Bristol Ridge APUs, the flagship Bristol Ridge A12-9800 APU has already been overclocked by a Korean user with stock AMD Wraith CPU cooler.
Slightly faster than P100
Vega 10 is coming next year and it seems that it will be faster than the P100 card. P100 (21.2 TFlops) is a supercomputer part and has much higher theoretical performance than GP102 (10.97 TFlops). According to the raw numbers, AMD Vega 10 with 24Tflops, Vega 10 will significantly outperform Geforce Titan X.
PC market is back from the dead
It is starting to look like the PC market is picking up and Intel has raised its quarterly revenue forecast for the first time in more than two years.
Paparazzi have managed to get their zoom lenses focused on the AMD AM4 Socket and Bristol Ridge chip snapped together for the first time.