Thanks Linkedin profile of the Yu Zheng (manager of research and development of AMD), now we know that AMD has been working on the flagship graphics processor known as Vega 10 (formerly known as Greenland). The profile reveals that Vega 10 is the project that has the IP Graphic v9.0, or in other way, the high-end silicon will be the successor of most powerful AMD GPU core, Fiji.
AMD Vega 10 will have 4096 Stream Processors And HBM2 Memory
The graphical level IP 9.0 is the architecture of Vega (the first memory incorporating HBM2). The project is linked with the architecture of the AMD SoC v15, suggesting that in the future AMD GPUs and APUs can connect to Polaris and Vega.
Furthermore the profile also gives us details about AMD Vega specifications, Vega 10 offer up to 4096 Stream Processors, exactly the same as Fiji, but thanks to the new lithography 14nm FinFET promises to consume half power being faster, also the new GPU core is equipped with AMD Graphics Core Next 4.0 architecture with memory HBM2, able to reach a bandwidth of 1024 GB / s. The number of Raster Engines would grow to 128, so we will also have additional improvement in performance.
Unfortunately, according to the current rumors we would see the successor of the flagship Radeon Fury model in early 2017, as AMD is currently working with SK Hynix for HBM2 memory and SK Hynix has announced that mass production of the second generation, 4GB HBM2 stacks will begin during the third quarter of 2016, means we have to wait till the last quarter of the year to see 8GB stacks of HBM2 memory.
Vega & Polaris AMD GPUs (TBC)
|March 27, 2016||AMD R9 490||Fury AMD X2||AMD R9 470||AMD R7 460|
|GPU||Vega 10 / Greenland||Fiji||Polaris 10 / Ellesmere||Polaris 11 / Baffin|
|Process Node||14nm FinFET||28nm||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET|
|Computing power||?||8.6 TFLOPS||~ 3.7 TFLOPs||?|
|Frequency||?||1050 MHz||~ 800MHz||~ 1000 MHz|
|Memory Frequency||1000 MHz||500 MHz||~ 1500 MHz (6 GHz)||~ 1750 MHz (7 GHz)|
|Memory interface||4096 bits||4096 bits||256 bits||128 bits|
|Memory||8GB HBM2||4GB HBM1||8GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5|
|Bandwidth||~ 1024 GB / s||512 GB / s||192GB / s||112 GB / s|
|Release date||2017||June 2015||Q3 2016||Q3 2016|