While Nvidia and AMD are not talking about their consumer level next-gen GPUs, however, AMD has not only revealed but also demoed the Radeon Vega Instinct during the Computex 2018. Not only that, the Radeon Vega Instinct is the first ever GPU to be based on the 7 nm process.
Due to the 7 nm process, Radeon Vega Instinct offers 35% increased performance compared to the 14 nm. Furthermore, compared to the 14 nm the 7 nm also results in double power efficiency meaning it can do all the work that 14 nm based GPU can but with almost half the wattage.
AMD also demoed Radeon Vega Instinct showcasing its rendering capabilities. Furthermore, AMD has confirmed that the GPU is being sampled by its partners and will launch sometime in the second half of 2018.
Now compared to Nvidia, AMD has taken quite a leap since Nvidia’s Valta is based on the 12 nm process which indicates a significant leap in performance and efficiency.
However, this is not everything that AMD talked or revealed at the Computex 2018. During its presentation, the company also confirmed that it is skipping the 12 nm Zen+ architecture and is going with 7 nm Zen2 architecture for its 2nd-gen AMD EPYC CPUs.
According to AMD, it has the 7nm silicon ready in the lab to be used for the 2nd-gen EPYC CPUs and will begin sampling it in the second half of 2018 and these 2nd-gen AMD EPYC CPUs will start to roll out into the market in 2019.
Furthermore, AMD also announced the 32 cores/64 threads 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper which will be based on the 12 nm process.
Aside from featuring 32 cores and 64 threads, these Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be compatible with the already existing TR4 socket on X399 motherboards.
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