AMD Vega 10 to beat Nvidia Pascal GTX 1070, 1080; Launch in 2017 with 24 TFlops, HBM 2 memory and 225W TDP

By Harsh Soni Nov 30, 2016 07:32 AM EST

 

AMD Vega 10 launching in 1H 2017
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AMD Vega 10 Architecture Coming in 2017 with 24 TFlops, HBM 2 memory and 225W TDP; Expected to beat Nvidia's Pascal GTX 1070 and 1080

Sources have confirmed that Vega 10 GPU will be launching in the first half of 2017. AMD's Radeon Technology Group is going to start briefings about the Vega 10 in December, but it will not launch until the first half of 2017.

Vega 10 chipset is very powerful that you can expect 24 Tera Flops of half precision performance and 12 TFlops of single precision.

This card is much faster than Nvidia's flagship P100 GPU that is inside of the fastest machine learning super-compute solution currently available. Nvidia has also call this market a data centre GPU or simply HPC (High Performance Computing).

Vega 10 is coming with HBM 2 memory that is a much faster higher bandwidth memory, which is slowly becoming available. It is also safe to assume that AMD and RTG are planning to launch a computer version of Vega 10 that will do a great job in machine learning and machine intelligence.

Nvidia has just now only started to ship its DX2 super computer powered with HBM 2 and Pascal P100 chips in Q4 2016 due to high prices and shortage of memory.

In previous  report, we have presented a fact that AMD's Capsaicin 2016 event users have know that Vega would succeed the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 GPUs so it is said that it would be arriving in 2017.

For AMD Vega architecture is a crucial design milestone and rumors are suggesting that the chip is under development.

Since we only know about Vega 10, we can also expect that there might be some other chips including Vega 9, a chip that is a bit closer to the performance and mainstream market. You can also view Vega as an updated Polaris generation too.

The company's first Vega 10-based graphic card is will be having expected 4,096 stream processors, which is based on an updated Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, with up to 12 teraflops of single-precision compute performance and 16GB of HBM2 memory. The performance of the card is expected to be similar to the Radeon Pro Duo with at least 512GB/s, while the TDP should be close to 225W.

The Vega 10 architecture will be as interesting for gamers as the previous AMD GPUs like Fiji and Hawaii. It is well positioned to win the next year's GPUs battle with Nvidia's Pascal GTX 1070 and 1080.

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