AMD Vega GPU features list leaks ahead of reveal

AMD Vega GPU features list leaks ahead of reveal

AMD are preparing to reveal details of their higher-end ‘Vega’ GPUs at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show on 5 January, but a few of those details have now leaked ahead of time. A word cloud feature list was discovered buried on the official teaser site by users at a German tech forum.

Removed of all context, some of this stuff is difficult to parse (and it’s a marketing image, so it’s already going to be heavy on buzzwords and light on substance). Nonetheless, it gives a few indications of where Vega will be positioned in AMD’s line-up. It’s currently expected to compete with Nvidia’s 1070 and 1080 cards.

The features image is below (on a dark background to make it more readable), along with a more straightforward list of what’s printed on the image. Where it gives values like ‘2X’ or whatever, that’s presumably referring to AMD’s own previous chipset (Polaris). As for what something like ‘512TB Virtual Address Space’ means, that’s going to be up to AMD to explain on 5 January.

– 4x Power Efficiency
– 2x Peak Throughput/Performance Per Clock
– High Bandwidth Cache
– 2x Bandwidth per pin
– 8x Capacity Per stack (2nd Generation High Bandwidth Memory)
– 512TB Virtual Address Space
– Next Generation Compute Engine
– Next Generation Pixel Engine
– Next Compute Unit Architecture
– Rapid Packed Math
– Draw Stream Binning Rasterizer
– Primitive Shaders

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      The Future is here to stay AMD!

    • Robert Musillo

      Tbh, not interested unless its actually BETTER then a 1080. Would love them to have actually have best performance on single gpu card.

      • zigarot

        Even if it’s not for you, you should want others to buy this, as AMDs success can lead to more innovation and cost reduction of nvidia

      • Harrison Ford

        Nah, the RX480 is actually BETTER than a 1060, guess which one is selling better. People like you are the problem.

        • Robert Musillo

          Wtf does that have to do with anything?

          Your letting your fanboyism show. I just said I am not interested unless its at least better then a 1080 and would love them to have the best performance single gpu. AMD makes great competitively priced mid-low end cards. Did you hear me deny that?

          Then you bring up low end cards? Yikes. MAYBE, I am interested in a high end gpu upgrade.
          People like you are the problem on the internet.

        • Andre

          A Rx480 is not better than a gtx1060. It has more raw power.

          I own a gtx1060, and here’s why:
          – AMD has a bad distribution where I live, so I got the gtx1060 for cheaper when accounting delivery fee.

          – the rx480 has a very high wattage, and electricity is not cheap here.

          – Air temperature can easily get to 40C in the summer here, and the rx480 thermal throttles a lot, leading to FPS drops. I get a much more fluid experience with a gtx1060.

          What I said is probably true in many countries. To me, it comes as no surprise that gtx1060 is outselling rx480. Specially considering this price range is the “higher end” outside North America and Europe countries.

    • Just Me

      I’ve had several AMD cards over the past ten years and I’ve never had any problems with AMD. However, this news came a bit too late as I just switched to Nvidia and bought a G-Sync monitor. I’ll eventually have to replace my second monitor though, which I might do with a Free Sync monitor. At least that way I can keep my options open and not be pigeon holed into one side or another for very long. Despite being currently with Nvidia, I’m always interested to see what AMD will bring to the table.