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AMD Teases Vega GPU Architecture Announcement For 2017 – Powerful Radeon RX 500 Series Cards With Next-Gen Architecture, Coupled With HBM2
Just three days are left before it starts 2017. The year is significantly greater for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) as it has not only one but two big project to launch that are already scheduled for 2017. AMD surely is once again teasing its Vega architecture.
AMD has posted both on their Facebook and Twitter an obscure picture that tells that there’s something new, a light that waits on the other side.
New Year. New architecture. pic.twitter.com/VDpSXpArFh
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) December 27, 2016
It’s obscure when you read caption like New year, New architecture specially when AMD has CPU and GPU that is going to be released in 2017. Considering AMD Radeon has re-tweeted the same post we understand that this is Vega. Vega – AMD’s high-end GPU architecture is long past due for to be released soon to compete their competitor NVIDIA.
Not long ago AMD had showcased an obscure GPU to the press behind closed doors and then publicly during New Horizon Event. People in general appearance of Vega was profoundly implicative that the architecture has passed improvement and ought to be close to an official declaration.
Despite the fact that AMD was exceptionally shrouded about the GPU, it was affirmed that it had 8GB HBM2 on-board. Vega is formally slated for arrive at some point in the main quarter of 2017.
AMD Vega 10 and NVIDIA Pascal GP100 GPU Specifications Comparibility:
|GPU Architecture||NVIDIA Pascal||AMD Vega|
|Product Market||Tesla (P100.2)||Instinct MI25|
|GPU Process||16nm FinFET||14nm FinFET?|
|Flagship Chip||GP100 GPU||Vega 10 GPU|
|GPU Design||SMP (Streaming Multiprocessor Pascal)||NCU (Next Compute Unit)|
|Maximum Transistors||15.3 Billion||TBD|
|Maximum Die Size||610mm2||TBD|
|Maximum Cores||3840 CUDA Cores||4096+?|
|FP16 Compute||~24.0 TFLOPs||25.0 TFLOPs|
|FP32 Compute||~12.0 TFLOPs||12.5 TFLOPs|
|FP64 Compute||~6.00 TFLOPs||6.25 TFLOPs?|
|Maximum VRAM||16 GB HBM2||16 GB HBM2 (High Bandwidth Cache and Controller)|
|Maximum Bandwidth||720 GB/s||512 GB/s|
|Launch Year||Q2 2016||1H 2017|
AMD Vega 10 & Vega 11 GPUs
|Graphics Card||RX 480||TBA||TBA|
|GPU||Polaris 10||Vega 11||Vega 10|
|Performance||5.8 TFLOPS||TBA||12.5 TFLOLPS
25 (FP16) TFLOPS
|Memory||8GB GDDR5||TBA||16GB/8GB HBM2|
|Bandwidth||256 GB/s||TBA||512 GB/s|
This card truly seems to be choice and made for enthusiasts and we can hardly wait to take in more about it. AMD will clearly be giving us more points of interest of the Vega GPU at CES 2017 and the new RYZEN CPUs which are additionally turning out in Q1 2017.