The fact that AMD Computex conference is over and done with that doesn’t mean that news on team red is over. A source at PCGamesHardware has revealed some very interesting information. Now it is of course a rumor so, don’t take it as confirmation from AMD themselves.
According to the source, we won’t be seeing the mainstream GPU’s until 2017 or 2018 or to put it another way Vega 11 will indeed be hitting very early Q3 at least according to AMD themselves but for mainstream users it won’t be until possibly even slipping until Q1 2018.
So, for clarification purpose Vega 10 is what we are referring to when we are talking about the enthusiasts market. These are the more expensive graphic cards, you know the cards like GTX 1080 or 1080 TI, cards which are not cheap and cost an awful lot of cash. And in AMD’s case they are probably going to be loaded down with HBM2, an awful lot of compute units. Probably the high-end is going to be something along the 64 lanes which means 4096 stream processors, naturally fairly high robust clocks and basically they represent creme de la creme of AMD’s crowning jewels if you will.
The mainstream is probably not going to be so impressive at lease compared to the high-end but it’s also going to be more in realms of affordability for the average users. These cards are probably not going to be aiming at 4k 60FPS instead they are probably going to be more along the lines of very high-end 1080p but more realistically probably more like 1440p with high frame rates and good graphics settings at kind of the standard.
There are a couple of questions the most obvious being specifications and we don’t have any information regarding that and whether HBM2 is going to be segmenting and acting almost like the separator between the Vega 10 and Vega 11. It’s possible that Vega 11 is going to have an entirely different memory control that it makes much more sense than Vega 10 having a different memory contoller therefore, it is probable that all Vega 11 are going to be based on the GDDR5X or possibly GDDR6.