Rumor: AMD Vega 10 Stream Processors Count Is Exactly The Same As Fiji
Key details of AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 GPU have hit the web. First spotted by 3DCenter, the latest details come straight from the LinkedIn profile of Yu Zhen who is an R&D manager at AMD.
According to leaked information, Vega 10 GPU – code named Project Greenland – is the leading project of Graphic IP v9.0, which means this is the new flagship GPU that will succeed the most powerful Fiji processor currently offered by the US based chip maker. Also, the next gen GPU at its peak capacity, will reportedly will feature 4096 stream processors, which is exactly the same as Fiji.
While its SP count could be identical to Fiji, one should take into account that Vega 10 will be built using 14nm FinFET process. Not only that, it also features Graphics Core Next 4.0, which is two generations ahead of Fiji, so it should offer a massive leap in power efficiency.
Moreover, given Polaris has 2.5x perf/watt improvement over the current gen architecture, and with Vega sitting above it, the latter could only be even faster.
Slated for an early 2017 launch, as per AMD’s GPU roadmap, Vega will be the company’s first architecture to feature the next iteration of High Bandwidth Memory, or HBM2.
In related news, key specifications of AMD Polaris 10 GPU, codenamed Ellesmere, have leaked online. Polaris 10 is rumored to feature a 256-bit wide 8GB GDDR5/X memory, and 36 GCN 4.0 compute units (CUs), which works out to 2304 stream processors.