AMD Vega 10 GPU Will be Aimed at ‘High-end Gamers’, Launching in Early 2017
Rumors around AMD Vega, the company’s next generation GPU architecture, have been making rounds for the past few months. The GPU is set to arrive in early 2017 and will supposedly be AMD’s first architecture to feature the next iteration of High Bandwidth Memory, or HBM2.
AMD recently held a special launch event in Australia, where it announced the Radeon RX 400 series, including the Radeon RX 480, RX 470 and RX 460 graphics cards. In addition to this, the company also revealed a new piece of information about Vega, noting: ‘A high-end architecture for high-end gamers’.
Well this was expected since AMD Vega features HBM2 technology which should be rather a large leap over Polaris architecture in terms of memory speed and specs. That being said, SVP and Chief Architect of Radeon Technologies Group Raja Koduri announced last month that they had achieved a development milestone for their Vega 10 GPU series. But Koduri did say that it would still be a long way to go before you see it.
AMD Vega is based on a fine tuned 14nm FinFET process, and would deliver a better Perf/Watt than Polaris which itself offer 2.8x performance improvement over older 28nm products. Details regarding Vega 10 are scarce at the time, but if previous leaks are to be believed it will feature 4096 stream processors. Which is exactly the same as Fiji but they are designed to benefit from the IP v9.0 generation of graphics SOCs currently under development by AMD.
Further, the company is expected to offer Vega family of GPUs in a liquid cooled as well as a new dual GPU design. We could also see Vega 10 GPU offering solutions equivalent to multi-TFLOPs FirePro graphics cards and even HPC APUs.