AMD Redefines High-Performance Computing with New Processor and Graphics Products Preview at CES 2018

New Generation of Ryzen CPUs, New Ryzen APUs, New Radeon Vega Mobile GPUs Coming in 2018

Building on the global enthusiasm generated in 2017 by Ryzenв„ў processors and Radeonв„ў graphics technology,
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today detailed its forthcoming roll-out plan for its new and next generation of high-performance computing and graphics products during an event in Las Vegas just prior to the opening of CES 2018. Alongside announcing the first desktop Ryzenв„ў processors with built-in Radeonв„ў Vega Graphics, AMD also detailed the full line up of Ryzenв„ў mobile APUs including the new Ryzenв„ў PRO and Ryzenв„ў 3 models, and provided a first look at the performance of its upcoming 12nm 2nd generation Ryzenв„ў desktop CPU expected to launch in April. In graphics, AMD announced the expansion of the "Vega" family with Radeon Vega Mobile and that its first 7nm product is planned to be a Radeon "Vega" GPU specifically built for machine learning applications.

"We successfully accomplished the ambitious goals we set for ourselves in 2017, reestablishing AMD as a high-performance computing leader with the introduction and ramp of 10 different product families," said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. "We are building on this momentum in 2018 as we make our strongest product portfolio of the last decade even stronger with new CPUs and GPUs that bring more features and more performance to a broad set of markets."  

Technology Updates

AMD CTO and SVP Mark Papermaster shared updates on AMDs process technology roadmaps for both x86 processors and graphics architectures.

  • x86 Processors
    • The "Zen" core, currently shipping in Ryzen desktop and mobile processors, is in production at both 14nm and 12nm, with 12nm samples now shipping.
    • The "Zen 2" design is complete and will improve on the award-winning "Zen" design in multiple dimensions.  
    • AMD is on track to deliver performance and performance-per-watt improvements through 2020.
  • Graphics Processors
    • Expanding  the "Vega" product family in 2018 with the Radeon Vega Mobile GPU for ultrathin notebooks.
    • The first 7nm AMD product,  a Radeon "Vega" based GPU built specifically for machine learning applications. 
    • A production-level machine learning software environment with AMDs MIOpen libraries supporting common machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Caffe on the ROCm Open eCosystem platform. The industrys first fully open heterogeneous software environment, which is making it easier to program using AMD GPUs for high performance compute and deep learning environments.

Client Compute Updates

AMD SVP and General Manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group Jim Anderson detailed upcoming AMD client compute processors including:

  • The Ryzenв„ў desktop processor with Radeonв„ў graphics
    • Desktop Ryzenв„ў APUs combine the latest "Zen" core and AMD Radeonв„ў graphics engine based on the advanced "Vega" architecture, bringing:
      • The highest performance graphics engine in a desktop processor1
      • Advanced quad core performance with up to 8 processing threads
      • 1080p HD+ gaming performance without a discrete graphics card
      • Beautiful display features with Radeonв„ў FreeSync technology2
      • Full benefit of Radeonв„ў software driver features including Radeonв„ў Chill, Enhanced Sync and Radeonв„ў ReLive
    • Planned to be available starting February 12, 2018.

Ryzenв„ў Desktop Processors with Radeonв„ў Vega Graphics:

Model CPU Cores Threads Max Boost Clock (GHz) Graphics Compute Units1 Max GPU Clock (MHz) L2/L3 Cache (MB) cTDP (Watts)
Ryzenв„ў 5 2400G with Radeonв„ў RX Vega11 Graphics 4 8 3.9 11 1250 6 45-65W
Ryzenв„ў 3 2200G with Radeonв„ў Vega8 Graphics 4 4 3.7 8 1100 6 45-65W


Ryzenв„ў PRO mobile processors with Radeonв„ў Vega Graphics:

Model CPU Cores Threads Max Clock (GHz) Graphics Compute Unitsiii Max GPU Clock (MHz) L2/L3 Cache (MB) cTDP (Watts)
Ryzenв„ў 7 PRO 2700U with Radeonв„ў Vega10 Graphics 4 8 3.8 10 1300 6 15W Nominal
Ryzenв„ў 5 PRO 2500U with Radeonв„ў Vega8 Graphics 4 8 3.6 8 1100 6 15W Nominal
Ryzenв„ў 3 PRO 2300U with Radeonв„ў Vega6 Graphics 4 4 3.4 6 1100 6 15W Nominal
  • Ryzenв„ў Mobile Processor with Radeonв„ў Vega Graphics
    • AMD expanded the Ryzen Mobile Processor family, featuring the worlds fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks line up, with the introduction of the Ryzen 3 mobile processor.

Ryzenв„ў mobile processors with Radeonв„ў Vega Graphics:

Model CPU Cores Threads Max Clock (GHz) Graphics Compute Unitsiii Max GPU Clock (MHz) L2/L3 Cache (MB) cTDP (Watts)
Ryzenв„ў 7 2700U with Radeonв„ў Vega10 Graphics 4 8 3.8 10 1300 6 15W Nominal
Ryzenв„ў 5 2500U with Radeonв„ў Vega8 Graphics 4 8 3.6 8 1100 6 15W Nominal
Ryzenв„ў 3 2300U with Radeonв„ў Vega6 Graphics 4 4 3.4 6 1100 6 15W Nominal
Ryzenв„ў 3 2200U with Radeonв„ў Vega3 Graphics 2 4 3.4 3 1000 5 15W Nominal

 

Graphics & Gaming Updates

AMD discussed its first mobile discrete graphics solution based on the "Vega" architecture. This razor-thin Radeon Vega Mobile GPU is designed to enable new, powerful gaming notebooks in 2018 with extraordinary performance and incredible efficiency.

AMD also announced that Radeonв„ў Software will add support for HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology on Radeonв„ў RX products in an upcoming driver release. This support will come as an addition to the Radeonв„ў FreeSync technology umbrella, as displays with HDMI 2.1 VRR support reach market.

Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 will support Radeonв„ў RX Vega specific features like Rapid Packed Math as well as Radeonв„ў FreeSync 2 technology. Radeonв„ў RX Vega owners will be able to enjoy Far Cry 5 at exceptional fidelity, with stunning frame rates and beautiful image quality.

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