Items tagged with vega 20

Could it be the end of the line for AMD's Radeon VII flagship consumer graphics card? That might indeed be the case according to a new report making the rounds late this week.  According to the report, the Radeon VII has been has reached end-of-life status and supplies of the card are drying up fast. French site CowcotLand states the cards have been disappearing off store shelves and when cards are found in stock, they are slapped with a significant price premium compared to MSRP. We decided to do some checking ourselves, and visiting Newegg showed that four out of the five Radeon VII cards that the retailer sells are out of stock. Only the ASRock Phantom... Read more...
AMD is looking to become competitive again in the high-end PC graphics market, roughly a year and a half after it launched the Radeon RX Vega 64. The new Radeon VIIis based on new 7nm process tech and is equipped with a capacious 16GB of HBM2. While AMD gave us a few hand-picked benchmarks that showed how the Radeon VII performs against the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the GeForce RTX 2080 when it first announced the card earlier this week, benchmark figures for roughly two dozen games were hidden in plain sight. Benchmarks for many popular games were included in the footnotes section of AMD's press release and are presented in the chart below: As you can see, the Radeon VII is faster across the... Read more...
Earlier today AMD officially announced its new Radeon VII graphics card, which is based on the 7nm Vega 20 GPU. Since we first reported on the unveiling of the Radeon VII, we've learned a few more details about this high-powered gaming card. For starters, the card features 16GB of 2.0 Gbps HMB2 memory using a 4096-bit memory bus. Although we still don't know the base clock for the GPU, it will boost to 1800MHz, which is quite an improvement over the 1546MHz boost clock of the current Radeon RX Vega 64. Single-precision performance has seen a slight uptick from 12.7 TFLOPs on the Radeon RX Vega 64 to 13.8 TFLOPS with the Radeon VII. When all is said and done, expect anywhere from a 20 to... Read more...
You didn't really think that Zen 2 based EPYC processors would be the only 7nm products revealed today at AMD’s “Next Horizon” event, right? Of course not; AMD's SVP for the Radeon Technologies Group took to the stage to announce the Radeon Instinct MI60, which is the world's first 7nm GPU. Thanks to its 7nm manufacturing process, the Radeon Instinct MI60 features a 2x uplift in density for a total of 13.2 billion transistors (with a die size of 331mm2). At the same power levels, you'll see a 1.25x performance boost over current Vega-based Instinct cards while power consumption has been reduced by 50 percent at the same clock frequencies. The Radeon... Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet on the Vega 20 front for months, but we're now getting a mouthful thanks to a fresh leak from the Final Fantasy XV benchmark. An AMD engineering sample with the 66AF:C1 device ID is making the rounds and if offers up an interesting performance profile. Vega 20 will be one of the first 7nm GPU products that AMD introduces, and it will be [primarily] used in Radeon Instinct graphics accelerators that are dedicated for machine learning tasks. Radeon Instinct cards traditionally don't include any external display connectors, which leads further credence to this card being an engineering sample with actual HDMI/DisplayPort connectors. With respect to performance,... Read more...
It looks as though AMD will be introducing a new GPU-to-GPU interconnected when its Vega 20 GPUs arrive on the scene, presumably by the end of the year. The new interconnected, called XGMI, is based on the company's Infinity Fabric and is AMD's answer to NVIDIA's NVLink, the latter of which is part of the GeForce RTX series. For those who have not been following the GPU scene, Vega 20 is AMD's 7-nanometer refresh. AMD has gone all-in with 7nm fabrication, including both future CPUs and GPUs, and is one of the reasons why it recently shifted manufacturing from GlobalFoundries to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). "We have already taped out multiple 7nm products at TSMC, including... Read more...
AMD last week teased a press photo of a 7-nanometer Vega product, the Radeon Instinct, aimed at machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads. The company didn't get into detailed specs or performance, both of which are of interest, considering that 7nm Vega GPUs could potentially end up in consumer graphics cards at some point. But in the absence of official data, some benchmarks of the new card have popped up in Futuremark's 3DMark 11 database. Before getting to the benchmarks, one thing to keep in mind is that it's likely an engineering sample and not necessarily the final design that we're looking at. It's probably close to it, but until the GPU/card actually starts shipping to customers... Read more...
AMD's current generation Vega graphics architecture – which powers its Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards -- is based on a 14nm manufacturing process, but the chip company is already moving along with next generation process technology. During the company's conference call with analysts following its Q1 2018 earnings report (which it knocked out of the park, by the way), AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su made some comments regarding its upcoming 7nm GPUs. "I'm also happy to report that our next-generation 7-nanometer Radeon Instinct product, optimized for machine learning workloads, is running in our labs," said Dr. Su. "We remain on track to provide samples to customers later this year."... Read more...
AMD is cooking up a new batch of Radeon Vega graphics cards for consumers, though most of the details remain a mystery. That said, there have been numerous roadmap leaks—as far back as a year and a half ago, there was a leaked roadmap that pointed to Vega 20 releasing some in 2018. Fast forward to today and there are some references to Vega 20 in recently released Linux drivers. There is not a whole lot to go on here, just some call outs to Vega 20 in a Linux patch file. One thing that is interesting, however, is that there are half a dozen Vega 20 IDs. Here's a look at the text: /* Vega 20 */ + {0x1002, 0x66A0, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA20}, + {0x1002, 0x66A1, PCI_ANY_ID,... Read more...
The real battle for GPU supremacy will take place when AMD ships its Vega GPUs starting sometime next year. Yes, AMD only recently announced Polaris, but that's not the architecture that's supposed to compete with NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs, at least not at the high end. That's where Vega comes into play, and a new leak shines light on some specific details about AMD's next big GPU architecture.Previous leaks suggested Vega was inbound for a release sometime in the first half of 2017, and probably earlier than later. Those supposed roadmaps also showed Vega using second generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2). According to the latest bit of inside information from a "very good source" who spoke with... Read more...