AMD Drops Hints On Its Upcoming Next-Gen Vega GPU Architecture

30 December 2016, 9:00 am EST By Cores Grace Malaay Mobile & Apps

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. dropped a teaser through its official Twitter account for Radeon that says, "New Year. New architecture," referencing to its next-gen Vega GPU architecture. AMD has two products scheduled to be released in 2017.

AMD's official Twitter and Facebook accounts both shared an image of a man with a light towards him, which appears to be a symbol of a new space or it could mean as the brighter side of its new project. Vega has been overdue for release since Radeon lineup has a shortage of high-end graphics cards, according to the Country Caller.

According to Tweak Town, AMD has its Tech Summit 2016 event recently in Sonoma, California showcasing its Vega 10-based graphics card with 8GB of HBM2. It can run "DOOM" at 4K 60FPS+ on its highest graphics settings.

The Vega 10 GPU received RRA certification last week with a Polaris 12 graphics chip. In terms of its performance, the Vega 10 GPU can compete with NVidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti that has been teased although NVidia has not announced nor confirmed it yet.

NVidia's GTX 1080 Ti is faster than the GTX 1080 and a little slower and way cheaper than Titan X. Furthermore, AMD is having a next-gen, excellent GPU architecture with the next step in VRAM for graphics cards with HBM2 that has 1 TB /sec of memory bandwidth on a 4096-bit memory bus.

With Vega and HBM2 together, AMD will definitely lead in terms of technology prowess as NVidia stays its a little older GPU architecture - cheaper and more mainstream GDDR5. Moreover, Vega is set for release sometime in the Q1 of 2017.

AMD is a multinational semiconductor company that develops computer processors and related technologies for consumer and business markets headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Its main products include motherboard chipsets, microprocessors, embedded processors and graphics processors for workstations, servers and PCs as well as embedded systems applications.

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