AMD to Expand ROCm Support to Pro and Consumer RDNA 3 GPUs This Fall

AMD has announced the release of Radeon Open Compute platform (ROCm) 5.6, the latest version of its open source platform for GPU Compute. If you are looking to buy a contemporary GPU, ROCM only officially supports AMD Instinct RDNA 2 workstation graphics cards. However, AMD is responding to feedback about challenges to using ROCm on other AMD GPUs and has decided to widen its support. Sometime this fall, AMD will expand ROCm support to more RDNA 2 GPUs and select AMD RDNA 3 workstation and consumer GPUs.

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Consumer interest in GPU Compute has grown considerably due to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning. AI acceleration has transformed from ‘why would I want that’ into a highly desirable feature. Perhaps this change in the computing universe has taken some by surprise. AMD, for example, includes AI acceleration solely in it Ryzen 7040 Phoenix chips for consumers. In contrast, mobile processor makers have been adding and tuning AI acceleration for several generations now.

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