We finally have the first details on AMD VEGA 10 and AMD VEGA 20, new graphics architectures will give life to a new pair of high-end graphics cards and both will directly compete with the GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080 and the future generation of GPUs from NVIDIA camp.
First details about AMD VEGA 10 and VEGA 20
AMD VEGA 10
The first graphics card based on VEGA silicon will arrive during the first quarter of 2017 with a total of 64 Compute Units giving 24 TFLOPS 16 – bit computing power (thus being more powerful than NVIDIA P100 GPU core). VEGA 10 will be based on GFX9 architecture manufactured on 14nm accompanied by 16GB of HBM2 memory with a bandwidth of 512 Gbps while its TDP would move around 225W. During the second quarter of 2017 we would also see a VEGA 10 Dual GPU core GPU with a TDP of around 300W.
AMD VEGA 20
AMD VEGA 20 would be manufactured on 7nm with GFX9 architecture using a total of 32 GB of HBM2 memory with whopping 1 Tbps bandwidth. Its TDP will be 150W despite maintaining the 64 Compute Units and use of PCI-Express 4.0 interface. Regarding the Tagline “GFX9” this is nothing more than the name of internal architecture, like Hawaii was GFX7 and Polaris was GFX8.
AMD VEGA 11 and NAVI 10 & 11
VEGA 11 will be launched in the middle or at the end of 2017 as the successor to the Polaris 10 architecture keeping the manufacturing process of 14nm. NAVI 10 and NAVI 11 are planned for 2019, which means that their release date has been delayed 1 year, so VEGA 20 will launch in 2018 and NAVI in 2019.