AMD Vega GPU Release Date Not Delayed, Ryzen Desktop Processors Hitting the Market Soon

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The release date for the AMD Vega GPU will not be delayed. AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed on Tuesday that the release will proceed as planned. The AMD Ryzen CPU’s will launch on March. It will like accompany the GDC 2017’s release from February 27 to March 3.

Su defined the target date during the business’ fourth-quarter earnings meeting. The company also revealed its strategy for the AMD Vega GPU units. It will bring the Vega GPUs to the marketplace quickly after the launch of Zen Summit Ridge processing chips.

Su stated that there will be an extensive system available from the first day of the launch. According to PC World, channel partners will get the first Ryzen chips, together with the system integrator. In addition, more standard hardware suppliers will come later. The confirmation indicated that vendors like Dell or HP will have to wait while AMD accommodates PC vendors. Ryzen will handle Intel’s highest-end core chips, particularly the Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

AMD previously said that Ryzen will be the most significant consumer item that the company will introduce in over a decade. Its subsequent Naples chip helped to extend AMD and its Zen architecture into the higher-margin server market. In the previous years, AMD’s shipments for consoles propped up the company’s earnings. As both the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 move into their fifth year, AMD is not really depending on the console anymore.

Unsurprisingly, Su likewise verified that AMD is already thinking of the follow ups to Ryzen. She stated that the Zen 2 and Zen 3 will be the successor for the Ryzen. Su also confirmed that AMD will develop the next gen GPUs with 7-nm innovation in mind. The technology will assist any issues that hardware partners have with regards to competing with Intel.

In challenging Intel’s grip on the processing chip market, AMD will unleash its Zen-based processors that will bring the Ryzen CPU brand name. The company seemingly validated the early speculations about a March release date. Ryzen will be out on or before March 3. Su stressed “there will be extensive system schedule from the first day.”

AMD clarified its technique of competing against the PC hardware leaders. Apart from the Ryzen processors, the company will also take on NVIDIA with the AMD Vega graphics cards. Rumors claim that the cards on the Vega 10 and 11 platforms will tussle with NVIDIA GPUs starting in the 2nd half of 2017 or earlier.

VentureBeat reported that AMD plans to deliver a combo chip, Raven Ridge within the second half of 2017. The new chip will speed up the accelerating processing unit (APU). Both graphics and processor will be on the very same chip as well.

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