AMD CEO Lisa Su has recently claimed that regaining the share of discrete graphics market is one of its priorities. Speaking at the 20th Credit Suisse Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Lisa confirmed about the early 2017 launch of Vega GPU which packs HBM2 memory. The RX490 which is rumored to launch this month, will definitely still be built on Polaris architecture. It’s uncertain if it will pack two GPUs, though.
Although AMD has been trying to expand its market share of graphics industry, it has been weak compared to NVIDIA. If you recall, the last time AMD could truly fight against NVIDIA was February in 2010, when AMD Radeon HD 5870/5850 beat NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 285.
The Vega GPU family is expected to launch in the first half of 2017, which is said to provide decent 4K gaming performance. Let’s wait and see how things will play out then.
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