AMD teasing a professional Vega card for 8K editing at NAB

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 25 2017 @ 16:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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PC World reports AMD will be offering a sneak peek of an upcoming Vega-based Radeon Pro video card at this week's NAB show in Las Vegas. This expo is aimed at the TV and film industry, AMD will be there to show its new card is the right solution for handling 8K video processing:
One demonstration has the Vega GPU handling 8K video processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017. The other focuses on 4K post-processing with Radeon ProRender, which renders high-end graphics.

The NAB show is targeted at the TV and film industry, in which 8K is a growing trend. AMD has been wooing the industry to adopt its GPUs.

While computer users are still entrenched in 4K, the 8K resolution is considered about two to three years away. But gamers will be among the first to move to 8K, and Vega should be able to handle it. Dell has already said its 8K monitor works with Polaris-based Radeon WX 7100 GPUs, though the performance isn't optimal.
The first Vega video cards are expected this quarter, perhaps in May.

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