With the launch of AMD’s new Vega 64 CPUs, we’ve got a chance to get an in-depth look at AMD’s next generation desktop CPU.
The Vega 64 is the first desktop CPU to use AMD’s PowerTune technology, and it has a new high-performance core clock of 1.8GHz, which can be boosted to 1.9GHz for increased performance and battery life.
The processor is powered by a pair of 6GB of memory, which is more than triple the amount of memory on the new AMD Ryzen CPUs.
The memory is also equipped with 16GB of RAM, which AMD says is double the amount on the Ryzen CPUs, but is limited to 256GB.
The 8GB of DDR4 memory is paired with four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, and supports the new XMP profile.
AMD has also introduced a new hardware RAID controller, a new USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, and an Intel AES-NI memory controller.
The new Vega CPUs are set to ship in the second half of 2018.