Thursday June 23, 2016

Raja Koduri Not Concerned with Polaris Launch

I have been in this industry for nearly 20 years, and I have never seen anything like this. A week out from a major GPU launch and Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group, takes to Twitter to proclaim that he is in "Vega mode!" This either telegraphs that Polaris is such a great and easily producible GPU that it no longer needs his attention, or that it is a total bomb and Koduri wants to focus attention elsewhere. I have been to PR 101, and while Raja is much smarter than I when it comes to EE, I have to question Chris Hook giving him this wide of a berth only a week out from Polaris hitting the shelves. Crazy like a fox? I truly hope so for all of us that spend money on video cards.

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