AMD teams with Qualcomm, crams 4G LTE modem into Ryzen/Vega

AMD's upcoming Vega-powered Ryzen Mobile APU will rock a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.

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Published Tue, Dec 5 2017 5:18 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2017 - Qualcomm had one surprise after another today, but one of the standouts was having AMD Corporate VP and GM for Client Computing, Kevin Lensing, on stage announcing a large collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm.

AMD teams with Qualcomm, crams 4G LTE modem into Ryzen/Vega | TweakTown.com

As some of you might know, AMD is set to release their Mobile Ryzen with Vega graphics in the New Year, and took the opportunity during Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit to surprise us with the announcement of AMD using the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem on their new APU.

This means we'll have the worlds of the Ryzen CPU architecture, Vega GPU architecture, and Qualcomm's industry-leading Snapdragon X16 LTE technology all on a single design.

There wasn't much announced outside of this, so we should expect more details during AMD's Ryzen event before CES 2018 early next month.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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