That’s right folks, you can now breathe a sigh of relief because AMD has confirmed that Vega-based graphics cards will indeed be launched soon. This announcement was made in the company’s recent Q1 financial report. Also detailed in the report was the 18% increase in revenue for AMD.
Here’s an excerpt from the aforementioned report:
“AMD’s “Vega” GPU architecture is on track to launch in Q2, and has been designed from scratch to address the most data – and visually – intensive next-generation workloads with key architecture advancements including: a differentiated memory subsystem, next-generation geometry pipeline, new compute engine, and a new pixel engine”.
Prior to this announcement, a handful of PC gamers and enthusiasts were questioning whether Vega-based graphics card will be released this year. This, especially after knowing that the Radeon RX 500 cards were equipped with Polaris GPUs. Well, it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer.
It’s worth noting that the second quarter of 2017 starts from the month of April until the end of June. Knowing this, AMD could very likely launch Vega-based graphics cards during Computex 2017, which will take place at the end of May. After all, the company did announce the Radeon RX 400 series of graphics cards at the same event last year.
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how powerful AMD’s Vega-based graphics cards will be; and how they’ll stack up against Nvidia’s current offerings.