Early AMD Vega 20 benchmarks found on 3DMARK

A 7nm Vega GPU with a 32GB frame buffer

Early Vega 20 benchmarks found on 3DMARK

Early AMD Vega 20 benchmarks found on 3DMARK

Last week, AMD confirmed that they have running 7nm Vega silicon in their hardware labs, with thanks to an online benchmark validation blunder has allowed benchmarks of a graphics card with a 66A0 id to surface online. 

This codename has long been rumoured for AMD's 7nm Vega 20 graphics chip, with this 3DMARK listing revealing increased HBM2 memory speeds of 1250MHz and a huge 32GB frame buffer, though the performance levels offered by this early sample are similar to AMD's existing Vega Frontier Edition. 

While some will be disappointed at these performance levels, remember that it is still early days for 7nm Vega silicon, with TSMC's 7nm process only now entering volume production. Vega 20's performance is expected to improve in time, and the 1000MHz clock speeds shown below are likely an error in 3DMARK's hardware analysis tools. 

Early Vega 20 benchmarks found on 3DMARK

(Image from Videocardz)

AMD has stated that their 7nm Vega graphics chips are designed for machine learning as a Radeon Instinct Product, which means that these graphics cards are expected to run within enterprise-grade systems with no display outputs. In theory, RX gaming and FirePro series graphics cards could also be in the works with Vega 20 silicon, though at this time nothing has been confirmed.  

You can join the discussion on these early Vega 20 benchmarks on the OC3D Forums

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