AMD Vega 11 GPUs to Enter Production Soon

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AMD Vega 11 GPUs to Enter Production Soon

Despite failing to meet demand for its Vega 10 architecture, AMD is gearing up to produce Vega 11 GPUs imminently. The mid-range chip will replace AMD’s Polaris 10/20 architectures. In addition, the chips are sure to run on HBM2 memory. AMD will secure orders for Vega 11 with GlobalFoundries and Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) soon, according to DigiTimes.

Vega 11 GPUs to Enter Production

DigiTimes’ Julian Ho and Jessie Shen report:

“AMD will continue to contract Globalfoundries to manufacture its next-generation Vega GPUs, and will have Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) as its major packager for the chips, according to industry sources.

The supply of AMD’s Vega 10 GPUs has fallen short of demand, thanks to robust demand for artificial intelligence (AI), Bitcoin mining and gaming applications since 2017, the sources said.

Globalfoundries uses its 14nm FinFET process technology to fabricate AMD’s Vega 10-series GPUs, and is expected to land orders for the next-generation Vega 11 series, the sources indicated.

Packaging specialist SPIL, which has already obtained orders for AMD’s Vega 10-series chips, will continue to hold the majority of backend orders for the Vega 11 series, the sources noted.”

Beyond Vega 11

With our appetites whetted by Vega 10 and 11, AMD is also gearing up for Vega 20. Built on a 7nm FinFET process, Vega 20 will AMD’s AI and supercomputing cards. However, Vega 20 4K+ gaming applications wouldn’t surprise. Expect Vega 20 to feature 32GB HBM2 memory and 1TB/sec bandwidth. Vega 20 production begins in 2018.

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