Ever since the release of the AMD Ryzen processor, many PC enthusiasts and gamers have anticipated the arrival of AMD’s next graphics card. The AMD RX Vega Series has been reported many times over the previous months. It was even showcased during the official unveiling the the AMD Ryzen processor. Now it looks like the wait is almost over as the GPU was seen on various benchmarks online.
Back in January, an AMD RX Vega GPU with part number 687F:C1 was demoed running Doom in 4K ultra-high settings. Now, the same device with the same part number surfaced on the CompuBench database a few days back. Digging a bit deeper, it was revealed that the upcoming AMD GPU will have a total of 4096 stream processors from its 64 compute units. Furthermore, the current clock speed is set between 1,000MHz and 1,200MHz. The database also showed that the AMD RX Vega has an 8GB HBM RAM that has a 2048-bit bus width.
Unfortunately, it seems that the AMD engineers are still tweaking the firmware for the GPU. From the results, it can be seen that the AMD RX Vega sits right between the NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti.
The Vega 10 is AMD’s newest line of GPU architecture. It is based on the 14nm FinFET process technology. The GPU is rumored to have a maximum floating point compute value of 12.5 TFLOPs. The smaller footprint of the GPU is said to give it a TDP of around 225W.
At the moment, there are no updates yet on when the official announcement or release of the GPU will be. AMD has maintained a tight shift on any details that pertain to the AMD RX Vega. Nevertheless, the GPU having been tested on OpenCL benchmarks would mean that the design team is nearing completion. Much like the previous GPUs from AMD, the AMD RX Vega could be released in the market weeks from now.
In addition to the release date, AMD has also maintained its silence on the possible price for the GPU. However, the fact that NVIDIA just released the GTX 1080 Ti on the cheap, AMD could follow suit. Gamers and PC enthusiasts can expect a rather cheap GPU from AMD to counter NVIDIA’s newest product. For more updates on the AMD RX Vega, be sure to check out TheBitbag.