AMD RX Vega Flagship Cards to Feature 4GB and 8GB HBM2 Memory
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
The hype is slowly building again for AMDs Vega hardware and their use of HBM2 memory. With Polaris already launching a little late and various Vega delays, it really can’t come soon enough for AMD. With Ryzen already on the market and doing great things, it’s almost time for the red team to tackle Nvidia in the high-end GPU market for the first time in quite a while.
AMD Vice President Scott Herkelman already revealed the Vega would be entering the notebook market, where we expect to see mobile GPU variants of Vega, as well as some integration in mobile and desktop markets with their Ryzen/Vega APUs. We now also know that Vega will be equipped with HBM2 memory, with both 4GB and 8GB variants being made available to board partners.
We’ve already heard that the 8GB HBM2 Vega desktop cards can beat out the GTX 1080 in Battlefield 1, but we’re naturally eager to see this for ourselves in real world tests. With 512GB/s of bandwidth, we’ve got high hopes for the new memory chips to offer some big performance improvements for the next-gen graphics cards.
While the release date hasn’t been revealed, we’re expecting the RX 500 series to launch next month (April), with the flagship Vega cards landing sometime in May, just before Computex 2017.