A quick overview of AMD graphics cards

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Davros, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Davros

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    You have the rx500 series, then vega 56/64, then vega 7, then the rx5000 series
    can someone explain how these differ.
    tnx..

    ps: amd appear to have abandoned hbm2 why ?
     
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    Rx500
    Vega
    Rx5000

    Just as you've listed on your post.

    As for performance rx500 is the slowest and power hungry.
     
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    RX500 is your classic GCN arch, iterated over many years
    Vega is GCN with some newer features mainly targeted at commercial/prosumer and more compute oriented structure
    RX5000 series is the first of the newer RDNA architecture

    As it came up in another thread, why do you think it's been abandoned? It was used in Vega due to the different focus of users for the GPU.
     
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    thanks, does rdna do anything that vega doesnt or is it just faster/less power hungry ?

    "why do you think it's been abandoned?"
    because rdna cards dont use it
     
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    Not really, it actually does less than Vega as far as features, but they don't really have anything to do with gaming.

    Vega used it as it was designed around commercial/prosumer. Previous GCN gamer cards didn't use HBM either, apart from Fiji. It's best to just completely ignore Vega's existence in regards to AMD gamer GPUs.
     
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    ok, thanks
    I was under the impression vega was marketed to gamers and it shouldn't have been.
     
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