AMD Vega 20 & Vega 10 GPU Details Leak out, Start Shipping in 1H 2017
New details about AMD’s upcoming Vega 20 and Vega 10 GPU have leaked out, revealing the next-gen architecture is based on both 14nm and 7nm process nodes.
During an investors event held recently at the Deutsche Bank 2016 Technology Conference in Las Vegas, AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster announced that the the company’s next generation Vega GPU architecture will start shipping in the first half of 2017. According to AMD, Vega is designed to bring significant performance per watt improvements over the current Polaris architecture.
A new report over at VideoCardz has now revealed the specs of the upcoming Vega GPU. As per the report, the Vega lineup is led by the Vega 10 GPU. This is a high performance part designed to rival Nvidia’s high-end Pascal based GeForce GTX 10 series, with a performance that sits somewhere between the GP104 and GP102.
The Vega 10 GPU will reportedly have 4096 stream processors, and 8-16 GB of HBM2 memory with up to 512 GB/s bandwidth. The GPU will deliver up to 24 TFLOPS of compute power with a TDP rating of around 225W.
Next up, is the Vega 20 which is slated to launch later the year. This GPU is built using the 7nm GFX9 process being developed by GlobalFoundries. Like Vega 10, this will also feature 4096 stream processors, but with up to 32 GB of HBM2 memory offering a total bandwidth of 1 TB/s. GPU will also support PCI-Express gen 4.0 bus while TDP is rated at just 150W.
The report further claims that AMD is planning to replace the Polaris 10 with Vega 11 GPU next year. It will bring a slightly uplift in the performance and improve power efficiency, as well. The specs of Vega 11 are not revealed yet except that it uses the same 14nm process node as the Vega 10.
AMD will stick with Vega for the next two years until it rolls out the Navi architecture some time in 2019.