According to a new report from 3DCenter.org, AMD is planning to launch its next-gen “Vega” silicon by the end of this year.
As per the roadmap shared by AMD earlier this year, it expected “Vega” to debut only by early next year. However, it looks like AMD decided to bring “Vega” out earlier than planned after NVIDIA announced the new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards, which offer superior performance to AMD’s current single GPU “Fiji” flagship cards.
The “Vega” silicon will succeed the current “Fiji” silicon and is expected to utilize HBM2 memory. Another major highlight will be significantly improved performance per watt, even higher than the upcoming “Polaris” silicon. Vega10 is expected to feature 4096 stream processors, while Vega11 could boast of 6144 stream processors.