AMD Vega 10, Vega 11, Vega 12 and Vega 20 Rumors and Discussion

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  1. Picao84

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    Põe lame nisso!
    I had read about it this morning and just finished reading Anandtech review where Vega 56 is the best option at the same price. Then read about the limited supply. Really? Are they selling so well that they can afford to do this publicity stunts?
     
  2. Malo

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    I think it's more likely that they just don't make many Vegas.
     
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    One specific model had discounted price for one batch and people are losing their minds
     
  4. yuri

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    Poor Volta marketing strikes back
     
  5. ToTTenTranz

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    In euroland, Mindfactory has that 280€ Vega 56 in stock. Elsewhere, there are lots of Vega 56 going for 325€.

    Here's hoping AMD is actually bringing down the stock of Vega 10 cards. It would mean that Navi cards are close.
     
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    The email also specified that it was the MSI's cheapest model
     
  7. ToTTenTranz

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    From Lisa Su's Computex 2019 Keynote, at 1h01m40s:




    So AMD is apparently happy with Vega's success for compute workloads, to the point of releasing new GPUs in the future, based on the same architecture.

    Could these be based on new chips or other GPUs based Vega 20?
    AMD working on a 6nm Vega 20 comes to mind, since TSMC offers a direct upgrade path from 7nm to 6nm.
     
  8. Alexko

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    I think it's more likely to be new cards based on Vega 20. I mean, if Navi is more power-efficient, offers more performance/clock, and can clock higher, what's the point of developing new Vega-based GPUs?
     
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    For FP64 workload ? or compute only stuff ? the performance / clock slide for Navi is very vague, for all we know it can comes from the texturing parts... And maybe in compute world, some clients have already tuned their code for the Vega architecture ?
    Or, it's BS, but AMD can't say "well, Vega is obsolete now, even in big compute workload, thx bye".
     
  10. del42sa

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    Vega 20 won´t be obsolete until they make big NAVI chip with FP64/xGMI support which gaming version of NAVI not supporting, I assume...
     
  11. ToTTenTranz

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    Being gaming-centric, Navi /RDNA might be offering lower compute throughput per watt and/or die area than Vega / GCN 5 (at similar process nodes, of course).

    AMD seems to be hinting at forking their gaming and compute architectures.
     
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  12. Alexko

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    Possibly, but I see no hint of this at this point.
     
  13. ToTTenTranz

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    You mean aside from Lisa Su saying outright we'll still see future GCN solutions for compute workloads but Navi is a gaming-centric solution?
    Sounds the fork is quite clear, at least for 2019.
     
  14. Alexko

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    Unless she's just saying that there'll be new Vega 20 SKUs. Maybe Ian asked her.
     
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    Navi 20 SKU ?
     
  16. Alexko

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    I'm not sure I understand your question. But I'm suggesting that Lisa Su may be hinting that there'll be new Vega 20 SKUs, until Navi 20 can take over—assuming there really is a Navi 20 in planning.
     
  17. del42sa

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    that was exactly my thought.
     
  18. ToTTenTranz

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    I'm wondering what other Vega 20 SKUs for compute they could release, besides the already existing MI50 (60 CUs - 16GB HBM2) and MI60 (64CUs - 32GB HBM2).
    A fully enabled prosumer card with 32GB HBM2 seems like a waste of money. Radeon VII users who undervolted their cards seem to generally go beyond 1900MHz, so maybe there's an opportunity for slightly higher clocked compute cards when using higher binned chips and better voltage configuration.

    I suggested a "simple" transition of Vega 20 to 6nm, but that node is apparently taking so long (coming at the same time as 5nm during late 2020) that I wonder if it makes sense to use it on high-margin solutions.
     
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    Because, Dr Lisa Su said that Vega is for compute space now and that Navi is specifically designed for Gaming. Vega & Navi do not share the same architecture anymore and that EVERY Navi transistors, goes towards gaming. There no longer is a compromise for gamers in sharing the uarch of scientific GPUs.

    No unwasted die space on Navi, for gamers.
     
  20. Alexko

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    Did she actually say that, or is that just what people inferred from what she said?
     
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