Sapphire Reportedly Working On AMD RX Vega Nano GPUs
AMD Vega Nano GPU was teased back in 2017 and since then AMD has not talked about them, however, reportedly these RX Vega Nano GPUs are already in the works.
This is according to Reddit user jstefanop1, who posted an image of a naked Radeon RX Vega manufactured by Sapphire and according to the post, the PCB showcased in the image belongs to Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse.
However, moving ahead things get interesting as the redditor claims that the PCB used in Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse is the same as RX Vega Nano that AMD showcased at SIGGRAPH.
Meaning that Sapphire might be planning to roll out RX Vega Nano GPUs soon or probably somewhere around the release of NVidia GTX 11 series GPUs. The redditor claims that he was able to flash the Sapphire Nitro 64 BIOS on to the Nano card and even got it to work.
While it does indicate that Sapphire might be working to roll out Vega Nano GPUs but, there is a chance that we might be getting mini versions of the Radeon RX Vega 56 Pulse and the like with higher performance.
In related news, AMD has confirmed that the team behind Zen micro-architecture working on Radeon GPUs. According to Suzanne Plummer, CVP of the Radeon Technologies Group, AMD is using the process that went into the success of Ryzen CPUs to give its upcoming AMD Radeon GPUs a boost in performance.
A lot of what we did in Zen was trying to push well beyond what we thought we could do and I think that is something we’re trying to do in the graphics space as well to make a bigger leap forward.
Not only that, AMD has also confirmed that it is already working on Zen 5 Micro-Architecture. According to lead Zen architect Mike Clark, he is working on Zen 5 mico-architecture.
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