AMD has not announced all of Vega's architectural improvements

AMD has not announced all of Vega's architectural improvements

AMD has not announced all of Vega's architectural imporvements.

AMD has not announced all of Vega's architectural improvements


In a recent interview with RedGamingTech, AMD's Scott Wasson has revealed that Radeon has not announced all of the architectural improvements that are present in their upcoming Vega-series GPUs.  

Scott Wasson clarifies by saying that Vega improves hundreds of improvements over Polaris, with many being small iterative improvements over their older GPUs while others a much more significant.  With AMD's Vega reveal the company decided to narrow things down to some of Vega's key features, with plans to announce more information as the GPU's launch approaches. 

In our Vega GPU architecture overview, we have already talked about a lot of interesting Vega features, including the GPU's new memory architecture, improved Geometry and Compute Engine designs, their new Draw Stream Binning Rasterizers (DSBR) and AMD's new Primitive shaders, all of which will have a significant impact on performance in certain scenarios. 


(Scott Wasson talks about unannounced features at around 25:00)


Simply put, it is exciting to hear that AMD has many more Vega architectural improvements up their sleeve, though at this time it is hard to even guess at where AMD's focus has been when designing Vega. Has AMD been working to improve tessellation or MSAA performance or has AMD been working to deliver more advanced DirectX 12.1 feature support with Conservative Rasterization Tier 1 support and support for Raster Order Views?


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19-01-2017, 08:44:17

Hmm. AdoredTV said they were hiding something but couldn't quite put his finger on it lol. This was ages ago too !Quote

19-01-2017, 08:56:50

But will all this translate to a truly competitive and staggering product? AMD's Vega architecture looks to be vastly more intelligent than Pascal, but it still falls behind. If the final performance is around what we've seen so far, a 500mm chip is only slightly faster than a 300mm chip from Nvidia that's a year older.Quote

19-01-2017, 09:10:20

But wait! There's more!!Quote

19-01-2017, 09:20:54

I still think its gonna slap the 1080 down with room to spareQuote

19-01-2017, 09:26:40

Originally Posted by RobM View Post
I still think its gonna slap the 1080 down with room to spare
Nah, just more architecture stuff that won't be supported properly until the next, next, next gen cards come out and devs decide it's worth utilising.. looks good on paper but at the end of the day unless it's supported and fully functional it's just idle hardware.Quote

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