We now know extra in regards to the alleged specs of AMD’s incoming RX Vega graphics playing cards, at the very least if particulars which have been gleaned from poking round in an replace for Linux change into correct.
The DRM (direct rendering supervisor) replace for Linux provides help for Vega to the open supply working system, and as Wccftech noticed, it comprises a raft of particulars regarding the specs of the next-generation GPU.
Vega 10 may have 64 subsequent era compute models, every with 64 GCN stream processors. Meaning it should have a complete of four,096 subsequent era GCN stream processors, divided into 4 divisions, every of which makes for a shader engine.
And people shader engines will boast two asynchronous compute models, one render back-end (made up of 16 render output models or ROPs – multiplied by 4 for a complete of 64 ROPs) and 4 texture blocks (of 16 texture mapping models every – for a complete of 256).
To place that into some kind of sensible perspective, a present (Polaris era) Radeon RX 480 graphics card has 2,304 stream processors in comparison with Vega’s four,096, and half the ROPs – 32 in comparison with 64 for Vega.
The RX 480 additionally has 144 texture mapping models in comparison with 256 for Vega. So broadly talking, this next-gen card is near doubling every little thing up right here.
Earlier leaks have proven that the Vega 10 GPU can be operating with 8GB of HBM2 video reminiscence, and the high-end card is predicted to ship 12.5 Tflops of compute energy (in comparison with 11.three Tflops for the GTX 1080 Ti, and 9 Tflops for the GTX 1080).
Keep in mind – none of that is confirmed data, and it nonetheless stays within the realm of hypothesis. However we shouldn’t have lengthy to attend to search out out the reality of the specs – AMD can be launching Vega playing cards both in Could, or likely subsequent month.
Pricing will, after all, be key, and it will likely be fascinating to see the place AMD pitches the price of these new graphics playing cards in comparison with Nvidia’s line-up. There received’t be any big Ryzen-style undercutting right here, although, as was seen in AMD’s battle in opposition to Intel within the processor world.
AMD is clearly hoping that Vega and Ryzen can be a potent mixture to tempt players on the market, though it isn’t all in regards to the . AMD can also be collaborating straight with publishers and builders reminiscent of Bethesda, to optimize video games for higher efficiency with its CPUs and GPUs.