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AMD could launch Vega 10 with HBM2 memory by year-end

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According to a report from Fudzilla, AMD is going to announce its first Vega 10 products with next-gen HBM2 memory before the end of the year. These products will be meant for the professional market only though, the consumer products based on Vega 10 are expected to be launched next year. It is currently being speculated that the announcement could take place at the 2016 Supercomputing conference in November.

The report claims the top end Vega 10 GPU is going to come with 16GB of HBM 2.0 memory, similar to NVIDIA’s Pascal-based Tesla P100 GPU. A version with less memory is going to be offered as well. The Vega 10 launch this year is expected to put the RTG professional group in a better position, as the products will be more than capable of taking on the competition from NVIDIA. Vega being a next-gen architecture, we do expect to see improved memory and memory interface.

For the enthusiast consumer market, AMD will be bringing flagship cards based on Vega 10 in the first quarter of next year. The cards based on the chip will have a TDP rating of 225W and could boast of 12 TFLOPs single precision compute performance. Similar to the professional products, the consumer products are also likely to ship with 16GB of HMB2 memory, operating at 512 GB/s bandwidth.

In 2018, AMD will launch its first FinFET based HPC chip, Vega 20. These chips will take on NVIDIA’s Volta chips that are also expected to make their commercial debut in 2018 for the consumer market.

Source: Fudzilla

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