AMD is giving a demonstration of the brute force of its upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU, showing its ability to handle 4K and 8K graphics.
The company is showing off its next-generation Radeon Pro professional graphics card based on the AMD Radeon RX Vega at the NAB show in the Las Vegas this week.
AMD used its Radeon Pro SSG with 8K video processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, while also using the next-gen card in 4K post-processing with Radeon ProRender, something that’s used for rendering high-end graphics. PC World reports that the NAB show is “targeted at the TV and film industry, in which 8K is a growing trend. AMD has been wooing the industry to adopt its GPUs”. 8K might seem like it’s years away, but with RTG boss and ice cream expert Raja Koduri saying that VR needs 16K per eye @ 240Hz for “true immersion”, 8K doesn’t seem that foreign anymore.
While computer users are still entrenched in 4K, the 8K resolution is considered about two to three years away. But gamers will be among the first to move to 8K, and Vega should be able to handle it. Dell has already said its 8K monitor works with Polaris-based Radeon WX 7100 GPUs, though the performance isn’t optimal.
AMD has shared a lot of technical details about Vega. It has HBM2 memory and a new graphics rendering engine, which will provide a substantial boost in GPU speed and image quality. It is also being tuned for artificial intelligence with the ability to undertake 8-bit floating point operations, critical in machine learning.
The NAB show is targeted at the TV and film industry, in which 8K is a growing trend. AMD has been wooing the industry to adopt its GPUs. The events at NAB are among the few demonstrations of Vega provided by AMD so far. The AMD Radeon RX Vega was shown at CES and later at a technology day event held by AMD in February.