AMD Vega 20 is going to be the next generation architecture from team Red. AMD Vega 20 will improve upon the current AMD Vega GPUs that are based on Vega 10. We have also got word from sources that AMD Vega 11 GPU orders have already been placed. These will be cut down versions of the GPUs that we have on the market right now.
AMD Vega 20 will be based on the 7nm process and will feature even faster HBM2 memory. AMD Vega 20 GPUs will be for 4K gaming as well as other applications like AI and machine learning. Volume production of these GPUs will start in 2018. You can expect to see 32 GB of HBM2 memory with a bandwidth of 1TB/sec.
It will also feature a 4096-bit memory bus which is double that of the current Vega GPUs. According to Digitimes:
Packaging specialist SPIL, which has already obtained orders for AMD’s Vega 10-series chips, will continue to hold the majority of backend orders for the Vega 11 series, the sources noted.
Vega GPUs have been flying off the shelves and it is pretty hard to find one especially at MSRP. There are people that have grabbed a few and are now selling them at higher prices in order to make some money. The market should stabilize but in order for that to happen we need the next shipment of AMD Vega GPUs and that is expected in October.
AMD is working on restocking these graphics cards but HBM is hard to manufacture. That is one of the reasons why we are getting a delay. Raja Koduri also talked about the issue once he returned from India. You can see what he had to say here.
Let us know what you think about AMD Vega 20 and whether or not you would upgrade to the new architecture next year.