New Leak Sheds Light On AMD’s Upcoming Radeon RX Vega GPUs
There’s a lot of excitement around AMD’s upcoming RX Vega line of GPUs, but the technical details surrounding the chipsets have been sparse. However, a recent leak gives us some new insight into the power of the Vega line.
The details actually come from the most recent direct rendering manager for Linux which adds support for the Vega line to the open-source OS. Wccftech reported that the file also contains some technical details regarding the Vega line.
The Vega 10 will feature 4,069 next-gen stream processors which are divided into four divisions. Each division will make up a single shader engine. It will reportedly feature 64 GCN stream processors.
The texture blocks will have 16 texture mapping units for a total of 256 units. The back end is made up of 16 render output units for a total of 64 render output units. Those shader engines will have asynchronous compute units.
Additionally, Vega 10 will support up to 8 work threads simultaneously.
Generally speaking, Vega 10 is about twice as powerful as Polaris 10 Pro which is what powers the RX 470. The Polaris 10 Pro features half the stream processors, texture mapping units, and render output units as the Vega 10 will.
In terms of memory, previous leaks have said that the Vega 10 will feature 8GB of HBM2 memory.
It should be noted that none of this information has been confirmed so take it with a grain of salt. However, the Vega line is expected to by the end of the second quarter of this year so we should know the full story by the end of June at the latest.
Regardless of the specs of the Vega line, it is obvious that AMD is making a serious effort to challenge Nvidia’s dominance in the gaming market. They’ve even partnered with software developers to ensure that games are optimized for AMD hardware.
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