AMD RX Vega Flagship Cards to Feature 4GB and 8GB HBM2 Memory

/ 2 years ago

AMD RX Vega Flagship Cards to Feature 4GB and 8GB HDM2 Memory

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.

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3 Responses to “AMD RX Vega Flagship Cards to Feature 4GB and 8GB HBM2 Memory”
  1. d0x360 says:

    Been waiting forever for a Vega. I have a buy a gtx 1080 to hold me over.

    • Sic Semper Beats says:

      Yea. The wait was too long lol. These should have released in 2016 amd makes some stupid decisions man. The 480 was cool but it wasnt the performance as I already had a 980…

      • d0x360 says:

        I think the wait has been so long because they were waiting for the CPU teams to finish work on infinity fabric. AMD doesn’t have as many r&d people as Intel or nvidia so they need to divide resources at times.

        They also needed Hynix to finish work on HBM2. The technology has worked fine for quite a while but yields above 4 gigs weren’t high enough to mass produced 8 or more gig cards.

        I just hope the wait was worth it. I don’t mind giving my 290x to my daughter and getting a 1080, my personal biggest issue is convincing the wife I need another GPU so soon.

        As long as it can do games maxed out at 4k 60fps I’ll be happy. My 1080 can do it with most games with some…. Extreme life shortening overclocking but I want something that I know won’t catch fire lol. I’ve got my core clock on a founders edition higher than the boost clock on 3rd party cards. I’ve looked everywhere for a better overclock on that card and I haven’t seen anything close, at least not without extensive modification to cooling and shunt mods

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