James Prior talked about the upcoming tech that AMD will be bringing to the table in the upcoming months. He talked about AMD Vega 11, AMD Vega supply as well as AMD Ryzen 2 and here we are going to cover everything that he had to say about all these products. We know that AMD Vega supply has been short but that is going to change.
James Prior talked about how AMD Vega supply will be increased. We are already seeing the custom AMD Vega graphics cards coming out and with increased supply, we will get better prices and more quantity of these graphics cards. There have already been some price drops and you can check out our graphics cards purchase guide to learn more about that if you are in the market for a new graphics card.
AMD Vega 11 Raven Ridge APU
Two AMD Raven Ridge APUs have been released so far and we have seen them powering some laptops. The desktop versions will be coming out next year as well. Prior talked about a Raven Ridge APU with 11 AMD Vega compute units but until now we have only seen models with 8 or 10 CUs. That is interesting and that means that there will be more chips coming out later on.
Seeing how the year is almost over it is highly likely that the top of the line AMD Raven Ridge APU with 11 Vega CUs will come out next year. It will be interesting to see what kind of performance it will have to offer. Motherboards have been updated to support the Raven Ridge APUs and you can learn more about that here.
AMD Ryzen 2 Will Use AM4 socket
While Intel socket is the same for Coffee Lake the 200 series motherboards are not compatible with the new Coffee Lake chips, at least that is what Intel would like you to believe. AMD Ryzen has been very successful in the CPU market and it seems that AMD Ryzen 2 will use the same AM4 socket as well. Prior has been reassuring by stating that AM4 will be here to stay will 2020, which is good news for people that have shifted to AMD.
It is also important to note that Ryzen 3000 series CPUs will be based on AMD Ryzen 2 or Zen 2 while Ryzen 2000 series will be based on a better optimized Zen 1+ process instead.
Let us know what you think about all this and whether or not you are interested in AMD Ryzen 2 and Vega.