The AMD Vega graphics architecture still has a lot to say on the market, although it is clearly below Volta de Nvidia, it is fair to say that it can offer us very good products over the coming months. The key to this will be the move to a Vega 20 core with a manufacturing process at 7 nm to improve its energy efficiency.
The first products based on Vega 20 at 7 nm will arrive this year 2018
Throughout the second half of 2018, we will see the arrival of Vega 20 silicon, which will be AMD’s new top-of-the-range silicon and will debut the manufacturing process at 7 nm, a major advance over the 14 nm of the company’s current GPUs. This new silicon will continue to be accompanied by HBM2 memory, with an amount that would move between 16 and 32 GB with a bandwidth of up to 1 TB/s, something impressive that can only be achieved with this advanced memory. This Vega 20 silicon is also expected to debut the PCI Express 4.0 interface.
Thanks to the move to a 7 nm manufacturing process, the Vega 20 silicon will be able to offer a much higher level of performance without increasing energy consumption compared to the current generation, it is expected that the new versions will move with a maximum TDP of 300W. Unfortunately, this change will only occur in the AMD Radeon Instinct intended for Deep Learning, so either we will see no Vega 20 based gaming products at 7 nm, at least this year 2018.
This year’s Computex 2018 could be the event chosen by AMD to announce the new AMD Radeon Instinct based on Vega 20 at 7 nm, we will be watching for any information.