AMD CES 2018 roadmap and new products

AMD has laid out its roadmap for new products at AMD CES 2018 along with the introduction of the first desktop Ryzen processors with built-in Radeon Vega Graphics. The company also showed off the full line up of Ryzen mobile APUs including the new Ryzen PRO and Ryzen 3 models, and provided a first look at the performance of its upcoming 12nm 2nd generation Ryzen desktop CPU expected to launch in April.

It is also expanding the Vega family with Radeon Vega Mobile and released information 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 from AMD CES 2018

AMD CTO and SVP Mark Papermaster shared updates on AMD’s 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.
  • Graphics Processors
    • Expanding the Vega product family in 2018 with the Radeon Vega Mobile GPU for ultrathin notebooks.
    • The first 7nm AMD product, a Vega based GPU built specifically for machine learning applications.
    • A production-level machine learning software environment with AMD’s MIOpen libraries supporting common machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Caffe on the ROCm Open eCosystem platform. The industry’s 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 Ryzen desktop processor with Radeon graphics
    • Desktop Ryzen APUs combine the latest Zen core and AMD Radeon graphics engine based on the advanced Vega architecture, bringing:
      • The highest performance graphics engine in a desktop processor
      • Advanced quad core performance with up to 8 processing threads
      • 1080p HD+ gaming performance without a discrete graphics card
      • Beautiful display features with Radeon FreeSync technology
      • Full benefit of Radeon software driver features including Radeon Chill, Enhanced Sync and Radeon ReLive
    • Planned to be available starting February 12, 2018.

Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics:

Model CPU Cores Threads Max Boost Clock (GHz) Graphics Compute Units Max GPU Clock (MHz) L2/L3 Cache (MB) cTDP (Watts)
Ryzen 5 2400G

with Radeon RX Vega Graphics

4 8 3.9 11 1250 6 45-65W
Ryzen 3 2200G

with Radeon Vega Graphics

4 4 3.7 8 1100 6 45-65W
  • 2nd generation Ryzen desktop CPU
    • AMD’s first 12nm based processor with Precision Boost 2 technology.
    • Scheduled for introduction April 2018.
  • Ryzen PRO Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics
    • Targeted for commercial, enterprise, and public sector implementation, Ryzen PRO mobile processors are designed to power sleek and powerful enterprise notebooks featuring the world’s fastest processor for commercial ultrathin notebooks, state-of-the-art silicon-level security, and reliable solutions with enterprise-class support and product stack top-to-bottom DASH manageability.
      • Up to 22% more competitive productivity performance
      • Up to 125% more competitive graphics performance than Intel i7-8550U and 150% more competitive graphics performance than Intel i7-7500U
      • Targeting Up to 13.5 hours of battery life
      • SenseMI features including Precision Boost 2 technology and Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR)
    • Ryzen PRO mobile solutions are expected to launch in Q2 2018.

Ryzen PRO mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics:

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

 Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics:

Model CPU Cores Threads Max Clock (GHz) Graphics Compute Units Max GPU Clock (MHz) L2/L3 Cache (MB) cTDP (Watts)
Ryzen 7 2700U with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 8 3.8 10 1300 6 15W Nominal
Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 8 3.6 8 1100 6 15W Nominal
Ryzen 3 2300U with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 4 3.4 6 1100 6 15W Nominal
Ryzen 3 2200U with Radeon Vega 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 Radeon Software will add support for HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology on Radeon RX products in an upcoming driver release. This support will come as an addition to the Radeon FreeSync technology umbrella, as displays with HDMI 2.1 VRR support reach market.

Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 will support Radeon RX Vega specific features like Rapid Packed Math as well as Radeon FreeSync 2 technology. Radeon 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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