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AMD Will Launch Dual Vega 10 GPU Cards In 2017

By Victor Thomson , Oct 06, 2016 02:53 AM EDT

Rumors claim that AMD's RTG Radeon Technology is working to develop a Dual Vega 10 card that will be launched on the market in early 2017.

AMD's Dual Vega 10 GPU Card

According to HotHardware, AMD's dual-GPU graphics card based on its upcoming Vega 10 architecture will be aimed at the professional market. AMD might demonstrate the Vega technology before the end of the year and its dual card will start to ship in volume early next year. The flagship AMD graphics card will provide an impressive amount of compute power for artificial intelligence, deep neural learning and professional level content creation.

In a previous online leak that exposed AMD's GPU architecture roadmap, the company's Vega chip architecture was scheduled for a 2017 launch. Vega technology will provide 24 TFLOPs of 16-bit computing power and will feature 64 Compute Units and a 225W TDP.

Assuming that AMD will stick with 64 compute cores per compute unit, tech experts extrapolate that a fully functioning Vega 10 GPU will come with 4,096 cores. Those specs would be doubled in a dual-GPU variant. This means that a dual-GPU Vega card would most likely come with 8,192 stream processors and 128 compute units.

According to Fudzilla, the card will also come with double of the amount of HBM 2 memory. This will make it possible to create a 32 GB card with a faster memory. As each Vega 10 chip can address 16 GB HBM 2, the dual Vega 10 GPU card would be a two times 16 GB card.

Competitors Of AMD's Dual Vega 10 GPU Card 

At the moment, the rival company Nvidia provides a GP102 based Quadro card and an expensive deep learning P100 based card that comes with 16 GB HBM 2. With the idea of putting two Vega 10 chips together, AMD could challenge the performance leadership of competitor Nvidia.

Later on its GPU architecture roadmap, AMD plans to replace Vega 10 with Vega 20. Tech experts believe that AMD's Vega 20 will be a revisited chip, probably using improved Vega/Polaris technology.

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