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AMD Vega 10 GPU Sampled, AMD Radeon RX 490 Coming Soon?

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AMD just held a demo event for its upcoming high end GPUs in Germany a few days ago. In the said demo, the Vega 10 based graphics processors took the spotlight. The newest graphics architecture was put head to head with NVIDIA?s very own and came out at the top. Although the event samples are completely hidden to the participants, many believed that they are sampling the AMD Radeon RX 490 graphics card.

The AMD event sampled two versions of the Vega 10 based GPUs, a professional and an enthusiast edition. The professional version featured a 16GB HBM2 memory that clocks around 12.5 teraflops and a blazing 512GBps memory bandwidth.

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While the professional edition is pretty impressive, the enthusiast edition graphics card also packs one hell of a punch. At the time of the event, the Vega 10 GPU was running on the current Fiji drivers; without any optimization. Nevertheless, tests showed the it ran at least 10 percent better than an overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.

AMD Vega 10

AMD Vega 10 Sample Machine (pcgameshardware.de)

The enthusiast GPU sports an 8GB HBM2 and the same 512GBps memory bandwidth. It also sports a 2048-bit wide memory interface. The new HBM2 operates twice as fast and supports twice as big memory than its predecessor. This is a major push in comparison to standard GDDR5 memory.

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Since the announcement of the Vega 10 architecture, many have been anticipating the release of AMD?s newest GPU. The new architecture offers a massive improvement from the current Polaris graphics card. Not only in performance but also in energy efficiency.

There have been speculations that AMD will also officially unveil the said graphics processor tomorrow, at its New Horizon event. The event is to be held in Austin, Texas tomorrow at 3 p.m. CST. In the said event, AMD will unveil its latest processor offering, the AMD Zen, otherwise known as Ryzen. That being said, there is a really strong chance that AMD will also sample the new GPU like it did in Germany.

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