AMD Rumored to Launch HBM2-powered Vega 10 GPU As Early As October
Back in March, during the Capsaicin GDC 2016 event, AMD showcased their GPU roadmap revealing that its next generation Polaris architecture will be followed by Vega GPU which will arrive in early 2017. Now, it seems that the company might have just changed its plans for the flagship Vega 10 enthusiast GPU.
According to a report from 3DCenter, AMD has decided to launch Vega 10 GPU, codenamed Greenland, alongside Battlefield 1 sometime in October. Which basically means, the GPU would launch one quarter sooner than what the official roadmap originally suggested.
AMD Vega is supposedly the company`s first architecture to feature the next iteration of High Bandwidth Memory, or HBM2. The flagship GPU will succeed the most powerful Fiji processor, and if an earlier report is to be believed, it will feature 4096 stream processors, and built on a more power efficient fabrication node.
Moreover, Vega 10 is said to feature Graphics Core Next 4.0, which is two generations ahead of Fiji, so it should offer a massive leap in power efficiency.
Also, AMD`s launching Vega 10 GPU in October contradicts directly with a report from NordicHardware which surfaced earlier today, claiming that there are no signs of a high performance AMD GPU until early next year.
As for now, AMD is holding a a closed press event in Macau on May 26th, where it will introduce new Radeon R9 400-series cards based on the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 GPUs. The new products will be aimed at the mid and lower performance segment.