AMD Reveals New GPUs At CES 2018, Confirms Intel Partnership

Expect a mobile version of Vega and more Vega 56/64 variants.


At its 2018 tech day event in Las Vegas, AMD announced its Radeon Vega Mobile GPU. In terms of specs, AMD didn't provide very many details about the graphics processor, however, it did say it's designed to compete with Nvidia's mobile offerings in the gaming laptop space.

AMD showed off the bare chip next to its Vega 64 equivalent at the event, and it was noticeably smaller compared to its full-sized graphics card counterpart. The company says that the mobile version is much smaller and only 1.7mm thick, which allows it to fit into ultrathin laptops and small form factors.

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In terms of performance, AMD says you should expect high frame rates in modern AAA games, and that it will be fast enough to be VR-ready. The mobile GPU will use high-bandwidth memory 2 (HBM2) and will also support FreeSync and HDMI 2.0 along with a bevy of AMD features including Radeon Relive, Enhanced Sync, Radeon Chill, Radeon Wattman, and more.

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The company also announced that its third party graphics card manufacturers will soon release custom versions of its Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56 GPUs for the first time, originally released last year. AMD says that these tweaked designs will run anywhere from five to 12% faster than its reference models.

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Finally, AMD confirmed that it is helping longtime competitor Intel create improved integrated graphics with its Vega architecture, but didn't reveal details beyond that. For more from CES week, check out our look at the best gaming hardware at CES 2018.

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