Radeon has revealed plenty of new information regarding its upcoming GPU called Vega at its GDC 2017 Capsaicin event. One of the more important announcement made during the event was the brand name for Radeon’s upcoming high-end graphics card called the Radeon RX Vega; which is said to make 4K gaming more affordable for PC gamers.
According to Raja Koduri, head of Radeon Technologies Group, Vega-based graphics cards will make 4K gaming more accessible for mainstream PC gamers. This may indicate that Vega-based graphics cards will likely be priced competitively against competitions in the market, which is great for us consumers. In addition, the company has also announced several new features that’ll come with Radeon RX Vega graphics cards; the first one being High Bandwidth Cache Controller.
In essence, High Bandwidth Cache Controller will allow a system to harness every bit of memory performance from a Radeon graphics card. This, of course, would lead to increased framerates and overall smooth gameplay. Another new feature that was announced is Rapid Packed Math, which basically reduces the time needed (increased calculations) to render intricate details on a 3D model – like individual strands of hair for example.
Also announced during Radeon’s Capsaicin event was Radeon Virtualised Computing, which the company believes will “make Vega accessible to millions of gamers on day one.” In collaboration with LiquidSky technologies, users will soon be able to experience Vega-based graphics cards through cloud streaming from almost any device, even on a Mac.
Unfortunately, no key details like price, specifications, or release dates were announced by Radeon during the event. It looks like we’ll just have to keep waiting, folks.