Ryzen™ and Vega Highlights From Club AMD At CES 2017

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CES is kind of a big deal. Nearly 200,000 people from all over the globe descend upon the Las Vegas strip to show off or take in the bleeding edge of consumer electronics, inventive gadgets, wearables, fast cars, and of course 2017’s highly anticipated PC tech. Sure, I’m biased, but Club AMD was quite the awesome destination for gamers and PC enthusiasts — especially if you’re salivating over Ryzen™ + Vega.

Radeon Vega + AMD Ryzen™ = 4K Supremacy

Visitors to Club AMD got their first taste of a near-future world where AMD Ryzen™ + Radeon Vega gaming PCs look at 4K monitors and laugh. We had id Software’s adrenaline-soaked DOOM running on all Ultra settings at 3840×2160. The result? “Vega lives. And lives well!” according to Hot Hardware’s Dave Altavilla. And hey, this isn’t even final hardware…

Take a look!

Hands Literally On Vega

In the same corner of Club AMD, Linus got an opportunity to do something most of us at RTG can’t even claim…

“Tock, Tock, Tock”

“We’re not going tick-tock,” AMD CTO Mark Papermaster told PCWorld. “Zen is going to be tock, tock, tock.” That means AMD expects to support the new unified AM4 platform at least through 2020. When you invest in Ryzen™, you can feel confident that investment will still be relevant a year or two down the road.

So what is there to invest in, exactly? We dropped a lot of new info. For starters, you’ll have at least 16 AM4 motherboards and more than a dozen Ryzen™-based PCs from our favorite builders to choose from the day Ryzen™ launches. And yep, you’ll also have a “full stack” of CPUs to choose from.


Ryzen™ is right around the corner so here’s more to digest, and PC World does a terrific job breaking it all down here.

For those of you craving a deeper dive into the AM4 motherboards themselves, check out Steve Burke’s coverage of the MSI and Gigabyte models at GamersNexus here and here.

Finally, I wanted to share a terrific video from Brian Stroh (@BPS_Customs on Twitter) since he condenses hours of conversations with our spokespeople into easily digestible information. He covers an enormous amount in about 6 minutes, including AM4 motherboards, new CPU coolers, boutique Ryzen™ PCs, FreeSync 2, and Vega architecture.


2017 is going to rock, and we’re thrilled to have you all along for the ride.

Jason Evangelho is Sr. Technical Marketing Specialist for the Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

3 thoughts on “Ryzen™ and Vega Highlights From Club AMD At CES 2017

  1. Oh yeah!!! cant wait to retire my 2500k after all this time, Need some more team red to pair up with my Fury.

    I hope that the color red is not over-represented on the high-end motherboards. we need some new colours 😀

  2. Would have been nice if Vega released at the same time as Zen so us gamers on the high-end can have a new rig with Zen + Vega.
    The way you guys are doing this, is really bad for new system builders. 🙁

    For me, I’ll wait til Vega is launched with optimized drivers before a new rig with Zen + Vega.

  3. So if the commentator on that last video is right the Doom demo Vega was the “little” GPU of the upcoming Vegas to choose from… hm, so we don’t know nothing yet.

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