Reports claim that Radeon Vega shortages could last until October

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Reports claim that Radeon Vega shortages could last until October

Reports claim that Radeon Vega shortages could last until October

 
Today a report from DigiTimes has said that AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU shortages "could last until October", blaming AMD's low supply of RX Vega GPUs on low packaging yield rates.  
 
DigiTimes says that AMD's RX Vega supply shortages may be due to the inherent difficulty of manufacturing RX Vega 10 GPUs and HBM2 memory in a single interposer, though others have blamed Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) packaging technology. 
 
If these statements are true, then AMD's problems are not in the creation of Vega 10 silicon or even HBM2 memory, but when assembling both products onto a single package. It is also suspected that the supply of HBM2 memory may also be a cause of concern for AMD when it comes to creating Vega GPUs in high quantities, though at this time detailed information on this is scarce.
 
With Samsung increasing their production of HBM2 memory and SK Hynix entering their own HBM2 memory into the fray, supply issues of this memory type should be alleviated. At this time AMD says that they are working to increase Vega stock over the coming days and weeks, though the company has been light with more specific details. 

  Reports claim that Radeon Vega shortages could last until October

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's alleged low yields on RX Vega packages on the OC3D Forums

 

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25-08-2017, 08:33:22

Kourgath223
Fine with me since I wasn't planning to buy a new graphics card until November, probably around Black Friday.Quote

25-08-2017, 10:50:47

AngryGoldfish
That means Vega 64 could be considered an XX70 within 6-8 months of its shelf life. I don't think Volta XX70 will beat a 1080Ti, but it will no doubt be faster than the 1080. That means Vega 64 will have such a very short shelf life, even more so than Fury with its limited 4GB of VRAM.Quote

25-08-2017, 12:50:08

AlienALX
From what I have heard (and please, don't take this as fact !) Volta could end up having less of a performance leap over Pascal that Pascal did over Maxwell. Something to do with it being less efficient by design (because it's a big bugger) and it being a completely new tech.

Now bear in mind that the above is merely speculation and did not come from any valid source. It's just rumblings among the boffins.

As for Vega? this was news about four months ago. That it would be in short supply and wouldn't be widely available until October. The same happened with Fury. Was a few for a week or so then gone and ages (end of Sept IIRC) before more stock arrived.Quote

25-08-2017, 13:57:11

AngryGoldfish
It makes sense that Volta won't be a huge leap forward, at least not at launch. I think a GTX XX80 will be just above a Titan Xp and an XX70 will be just below a 1080Ti. That kind of ball park anyway. Otherwise Vega would be screwed at the midrange as well. I don't think it'll be as big of a jump from Maxwell to Pascal as you say.Quote

26-08-2017, 04:28:24

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
It makes sense that Volta won't be a huge leap forward, at least not at launch. I think a GTX XX80 will be just above a Titan Xp and an XX70 will be just below a 1080Ti. That kind of ball park anyway. Otherwise Vega would be screwed at the midrange as well. I don't think it'll be as big of a jump from Maxwell to Pascal as you say.
Well Nvidia have categorically said that it will basically pummel AMD in DX12. IE - they are going back to larger designs in order to compete on shaders etc. Which makes sense, because inevitably that will be what DX12 eventually needs. Which means that like Vega it won't enjoy ridiculous clock speeds and won't be so good at DX11.

There could be some truth in that.

Ed. The Titan Xp has 3840 CUDA cores. The proposed Volta has 5376. That's a frikkin *HUGE* jump.

My Titan XP gets stupid hot too. Like so hot I have been forced to water cool it.

Sauce.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia/nvid...specifications

And

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce...ries/titan-xp/Quote
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