AMD's Vega 10 HBM2 GPUs may be announced this year

It will be announced in 2016, but will likely not come until 2017.

AMD's Vega 10 HBM2 GPUs may be announced this year

AMD's Vega 10 HBM2 GPUs may be announced this year


Rumour has it that AMD's first Vega 10 HBM2 powered GPUs will be announced by the end of the year, though it will likely be announced for the professional/High-performance Compute market first. 

Previous leaks for Vega 10 have given this GPU design a total of 24 TFLOPs of half precision compute performance, which is a huge amount of power for a single GPU. Vega 10 will use the new AMD's GFX9 architecture on the 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, meaning that this will be an updated architecture when compared to Polaris. Vega 10 is also hinted at having 16GB of HBM2 memory and a TDP of 225W. 

It is also rumoured that AMD is also working on a 7nm version of Vega 10, codenamed Vega 20, which will support PCIe 4.0 and also have 64 compute units. This Vega 20 GPU will be released to the professional market much later than Vega 10. 

  AMD's Vega 10 HBM2 GPUs may be announced this year 

Below is a table comparing the leaked specifications of AMD's Vega 10 to the known specification of AMD's Polaris 10 GPU design. We can see there that Vega 10 has almost 2x as many GPU cores as the Polaris 10, though the updated GPU architecture will also give this GPU additional performance when compared to AMD's existing Polaris architecture. 

AMD has already stated that Vega will be an entirely new architecture for AMD, which means that Vega will not be "Big Polaris", with AMD confirming that their Vega architecture will feature higher performance and offer higher efficiency than Polaris.  


 Polaris 10Vega 10
Compute Units3664
GCN cores per compute unit6464?
GCN Cores Total23044096?
Memory typeGDDR5HBM2
Memory cappacity4GB/8GB16GB


It is expected that AMD is also making a Vega 11 GPU, which will sit between Vega 10 and Polaris 10. Vega 10 GPUs are expected to launch in the first half of 2017.


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Most Recent Comments

30-09-2016, 08:49:29

I would love to see what amd can do this time.Quote

30-09-2016, 12:31:10

Still probably won't ship until Q1 2017Quote

02-10-2016, 16:05:44

Super pumped. Can't wait for this.Quote

02-10-2016, 16:43:51

Looking forward to getting the top end Zen CPU and top end Vega GPU for a full AMD setup Quote

02-10-2016, 17:28:04

Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Looking forward to getting the top end Zen CPU and top end Vega GPU for a full AMD setup
Same. I might end up going with Kaby Lake; it just depends on who makes the motherboard I want the most for my new build.Quote

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