AMD hosted a Reddit AMA earlier today, with Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of RTG Raja Koduri talking to the Radeon fanbase about all things Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, as well as some new details on the consumer Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. We also now know that AMD will detail Radeon RX Vega at its Computex 2017 press conference on May 31, and we will be sitting front and center for it.
First off, the most important part is that Raja will not be shaving his beard until Radeon RX Vega launches, which is music to my ears - Raja's looks like a boss with his beard.
For his introduction, Raja said:
I want to start things off today but saying thank you to everyone for all of your excitement, energy and enthusiasm for all things AMD, and in particular, for Vega. Earlier this week we were thrilled to launch Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. We think it will have a big impact on machine intelligence and content creators. I also know some of you are disappointed that we didn't launch RX Vega as well. I wanted to hold this AMA and have an open discussion with you about our Vega launches. And while we're not launching RX Vega today - so I won't be talking about pricing or launch date - there are lots of rumors and innuendo I want to put to bed, and there are plenty of questions I can answer.
I know you guys can't wait to see Radeon RX Vega. I know that a lot of you guys obsess over when you'll be able to game on Vega. Your passion for all things Radeon is what drives every single person in the Radeon Technologies Group to push hard on all fronts - hardware and software engineering, display technologies, and successful developer relationships. Everyone at AMD sees how much you guys talk about Vega and how eager you are to get your hands-on it, and it fuels us. Please know that we're working incredibly hard on Radeon RX Vega. You are the lifeblood of Radeon, and you all deserve a graphics card that you'll be incredibly proud to own.
Koduri was asked if the consumer RX Vega version of the card will be "as fast as the Frontier version", to which he replied: "Consumer RX will be much better optimized for all the top gaming titles and flavors of RX Vega will actually be faster than Frontier version!"
'TitanicFreak' asked what Koduri's vision is with Radeon RX Vega, as well as asking about Vega/Fiji similarities and whether we'd see a Fury X/Nano sized card for mITX gaming PCs. Koduri said: "Primary vision with Vega was to establish our next generation architecture that is capable of dealing with large data-sets (tera, peta,exa etc). From a gaming perspective we wanted to build a product that tackles the challenging 4K@60Hz for AAA gaming... Like Fiji Vega will excel in small form factors etc due to HBM2 advantages".
It's not long until AMD showcases Radeon RX Vega, with just 12 days to go...