AMD’s upcoming Vega GPU based on next generation graphics architecture is all set for June launch. This was announced by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su during the company’s Q1 2017 earnings call the other day. The Vega GPU is slated to cater enterprise, gaming, and professional workstation market segments, which signals that AMD is going all out with its next offering.
The Radeon RX Vega release was confirmed in the company’s Q1 earnings report. AMD has a decent 2016 when it comes to revenues growth, gross margins, and making further inroads in the graphics market. Now let’s see what new Vega chips has to offer.
AMD’s “Vega” GPU architecture is on track to launch in Q2, and has been designed from scratch to address the most data- and visually-intensive next-generation workloads with key architecture advancements including: a differentiated memory subsystem, next-generation geometry pipeline, new compute engine, and a new pixel engine.
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The Radeon RX Vega is designed on latest 14nm graphics architecture that indicates AMD’s most significant leap in terms of graphics technology after a long time. Previous Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture has been a huge success for AMD ever since its launch back in 2011. The GCN has made its way into the desktop and mobile graphics market. On top of it, GCN also became the first choice of major game console manufacturers such as Sony and Microsoft, which made it the most in-demand gaming architecture the world over.
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Although the Radeon graphics processors are fashioned on the previous GCN architecture, but the main unit and build design is based on a new Vega technology. This makes the new generation of GPUs stand out from all previous iterations. To get a detailed overview of what’s inside the new Vega, see images below.
Vega processors carry latest graphics apparatus. Beside the new graphics unit, the new Vega GPU also houses revamped pixel and geometry engine. Moreover, completely renovated memory, cache, and render-beck-end sub-systems round off the major components of the main section that will be responsible for handling processing tasks. Also making debuting is the faster high bandwidth memory replacing the previous GDDR5 memory.
Vega Architecture Key Features
– 4x Power Efficiency
– 2x Peak Throughput/Performance Per Clock
– High Bandwidth Cache
– 2x Bandwidth per pin
– 8x Capacity Per stack (2nd Generation High Bandwidth Memory)
– 512TB Virtual Address Space
– Next Generation Compute Engine
– Next Generation Pixel Engine
– Next Generation Compute Unit optimized for higher clock speeds
– Rapid Packed Math
– Draw Stream Binning Rasterizer
– Primitive Shaders