AMD: Gamers need to wait a little bit longer for Radeon RX Vega

Posted on Thursday, May 18 2017 @ 11:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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At its Financial Analyst Day, AMD showed off its Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Just like NVIDIA, AMD is targeting the lucrative machine learning market first with its Vega lineup. This card ships towards the end of June and at the moment it's unclear when AMD will launch the first Radeon RX Vega cards for gamers.

In a new blog post, AMD Radeon Technologies Group head Raja Koduri confirms gamers will need to wait "just a little while longer".
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card is going to empower the pioneers creating the next generation of gaming experiences, but it does beg one question: Can you game on a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition? The answer is yes, absolutely. But because this graphics card is optimized for professional use cases (and priced accordingly), if gaming is your primary reason for buying a GPU, I’d suggest waiting just a little while longer for the lower-priced, gaming-optimized Radeon RX Vega graphics card. You’ll be glad you did.
Maybe we'll hear more about the Radeon RX Vega at Computex but retail availability before July seems unlikely. It's also unknown how much the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will cost. AMD says they will share more details about the Frontier Edition by mid-June.

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