The official Twitter page of AMD Radeon RX has teased an image saying “New Year. New Architecture”. Rumours and speculations have said that AMD will be releasing a new range of Radeon RX graphic cards that will be based on a new architecture that will arrive in 2017. It will be called Vega and will use HBM2 memory.
New Year. New architecture. pic.twitter.com/VDpSXpArFh
— Radeon RX (@Radeon) December 27, 2016
AMD will most probably introduce an entirely new series of cards that will embed the AMD Vega GPU. The Radeon RX 400 series doesn’t have much room, so a new Radeon RX 500 series will do a better job. Under the new series, a lot of new cards will be made available based on Vega GPU with both HBM2 and GDDR5/X variants.
The company has already showcased two variants of the Vega GPU and one of them is the Instinct MI25 Accelerator. It will pack some additional technologies such as NCU, which is most probably the Next Compute Unit, a high bandwidth cache and controller. The power consumption of the package is rated at less than 300Wm, which is less than the P100 from Nvidia. It has a memory bandwidth if 512 GB/s on an HBM2 interface and the card will come with a capacity of 16 GB.
Talking about the consumer variant of the AMD Vega GPU, it was seen outperforming the Geforce GTX 1080 graphic card. It will feature an HBM2 memory of 8 GB that will run at 512 GB/s. The card got revealed in the AOTS database. While its performance was like the GTX 1080, it can be further optimised and even better performance is expected in the final variant.