At the Capsaicin & Cream event we saw multiple demos of AMD Vega and in case you missed it here is all that you need to know about the upcoming GPUs and architecture. Three main features were demoed, High-bandwidth Cache Controller, Rapid Packed Math and the availability of AMD Vega through the cloud just like Nvidia GeForce Now.
AMD Vega High-bandwidth Cache Controller
We saw the effects of this feature in Deus Ex Mankind Divided. With two videos running side by side, one had this feature on while the other had this feature on. The first was stuttering and the later was running smoothe. High-bandwidth Cache Controller increases in-game performance and according to AMD, it will increase the average FPS by 50% and the minimum FPS by 100%. This is a significant increase.
AMD Vega Rapid Packed Math
Rapid Packed Math increases the number of calculations that AMD Vega can make. In the TressFX benchmark demo, we saw that the AMD Vega GPU was able to render more than half a million strands per second.
Availability Of AMD Vega To Millions On Launch Through The Cloud
Much like Nvidia GeForce Now AMD will also be making the performance of Vega available to all who choose to opt for it. This will be made available through the cloud. Radeon Virtualized Encoding together with LiqudSky technology will make all this possible. We do not know how much this will cost but it is safe to say that it will be a monthly subscription just like GeForce Now.
AMD Radeon RX Vega Confirmed
AMD Radeon RX Vega, the name of the upcoming Vega based GPU has also been confirmed but as of right now we do not know for sure whether this will be a single GPU or a series of GPUs like the AMD Radeon RX 400 series.
Let us know what you think about Vega and whether or not you are considering buying a GPU from team red this year.