The presentation of AMD RX 580 and RX 570 was for many users a pitcher of cold water : we all expected the arrival of AMD Vega, and the signature gave us a minimally evolved edition of what we already knew, and also could not compete With the NVIDIA high-end.
But that launch was just a preview of what AMD is preparing us for the next few weeks. AMD RXs with Vega architecture are close to show up, and the latest leaks reveal that their specs could make them effectively compete with NVIDIA’s most powerful, including GTX 1080 Ti.
Up to 12.5 TFLOPs of graphics power
These leaks have been unveiled thanks to a new component called Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) for support of AMD graphics on Linux. In that software, data has been found that seems to give a lot of clues as to what we can expect from Vega 10, the high-end GPU that will be precisely the basis of those future AMD Radeon RXs, although there will also be a less powerful model called Number goes up instead of going down) Vega 11.
In TweakTown they gave data on that internal art in which the new units of computation and its composition will allow to reach up to 12,5 TFLOPS of performance supported by the theoreticians 8 GB of that memory so much promises HBM2.
According to those data AMD would be able to respond to all current NVIDIA graphics. Already has alternatives to the GTX 1060 with the recently presented AMD Radeon RX 570/580 for the mid-range, but with Vega AMD aims at the highest: it would compete with the GTX 1070, the GTX 1080 and even the GTX 1080 Ti as we saw Recently give a new leap in power.
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Models for everything and everyone
The estimates of some analysts for the models that will appear in the market are the following …
- AMD Radeon RX Vega (GTX 1070) – 4 GB HBM2, based on a GPU Vega 11 “trimmed”
- AMD Radeon RX Vega (GTX 1080) – 4 GB HBM2, based on a GPU Vega 10 “trimmed”
- AMD Radeon RX Vega (GTX 1080 11Gbps) – 8 GB HBM2, based on a Vega GPU 10 “somewhat trimmed” (better clock frequencies)
- AMD Radeon RX Vega (GTX 1080 Ti) – 8 GB HBM2, based on a GPU Vega 10 “complete”
- AMD Radeon RX Vega (TITAN Xp) – 16 GB HBM2, based on a dual system Vega 10 “complete”
It should be noted that these estimates have not been officially confirmed by AMD, but of course everything indicates that the firm could present dedicated graphics that would make things difficult for NVIDIA in that high range that had dominated with solvency lately.
We will not be long in knowing these news, it has been confirmed that the launch of AMD Radeon RX Vega will arrive in this second quarter of the year in which we are already immersed.