As such, it won't be cheap, but AMD CEO Lisa Su said that the company is now sampling it with selected customers and that it would be formally launched in the second half of the year. But this is still an assumption because balancing a 32- core cpu with right power assumption and right cooling kit would be a challenge for AMD.
Last year, AMD's Threadripper blew the doors off Intel's HEDT business by offering far more CPU cores at a much lower overall price. AMD plans to continue its momentum, with 60 new Ryzen systems set to launch through the course of 2018. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic.
AMD showed off the 7nm Vega graphics card within a Cinema4D, and also touched on developments of AMD's very own ray tracing libraries and rendering tech. That's great for now, but AMD is also looking to the future, and the future is 7nm.
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AMD announced that 7nm Radeon Vega architecture-based Radeon Instinct has started sampling to initial customers and will launch in both server and workstation form factors for key compute use cases in the second half of 2018. That is a lot of performance from such a small card.
David Wang, senior vice president of engineering for Radeon, showed off the company's roadmap, which hasn't changed: alternating process technologies and architectures. The new product families are more power efficient than the 8th Generation Coffee Lake chips that are now starting to arrive in products.
This is AMD trying to break into the deep learning and professional markets. It will be optimized for workstations and datacenters.
At the same time, Tencent announced an SA1 cloud service based on Epyc, and HPE released a new single-socket 1U server that will use an Epyc 7000 chip, and can hold 2TB of memory and 40TB of NVMe storage.
But consumers shouldn't despair, as AMD's Su promised a version for them as well.