Yesterday AMD finally spilled beans on its upcoming VEGA platform at Apple WWDC 2017 developers conference. Though no one was expecting AMD to come forth with such a surprised announcement. Where the upcoming new iMac Pro from Apple will be running the first VEGA GPU inside. Specs regarding the AMD VEGA hardware that the new iMac Pro will be running were also shown. Though it’s probably not the full version of the upcoming AMD VEGA GPU. But now we know how the new chip from AMD looks like.
The new iMac Pro will be available in two variants depending on the type of Radeon VEGA GPU being used. That will include the Radeon Pro VEGA 56 or 64 GPU. Among the two the Radeon Pro VEGA 56 is a lower end GPU. Which consists of 3584 cores, while the Radeon Pro VEGA 64 comes equipped with 4096 cores. In terms of the amount of VRAM users can either go for the 8GB or 16GB HBM2 memory.
As far as the performance goes AMD didn’t show any results on both their Radron Pro VEGA 56 and 64 GPUs. While the new iMac Pro will be using a cut down version of the full GPU. Where the Radeon Pro VEGA 56 will come with 11 TFLOPs of single compute and 22 TFLOPs of half precision compute performance. While the Radeon Pro VEGA 64 will be offering 13 TFLOPs of single comute and 25 TFLOPs of half precision compute performance.
AMD also showed a shot of its new VEGA GPU die. Where the top part of the die is the actual GPU while the lower part is equipped with AMD’s new HBM2 memory. Each stack of HBM2 memory comes with 8GB of VRAM. While in the pictures shared above the GPU die comes with a total of 16GB of HBM2 memory.
AMD will also be announcing its full fledged version of these two Radeon Pro VEGA 56 and 64 GPUs. But that will be somewhere around the months of July or August.