AMD took the CPU market by storm with its Ryzen CPUs and APUs, however, AMD is also in the business of GPUs and it seems like the Upcoming AMD Vega 20 GPU will feature support for PCIe 4.0.
This was leaked a while ago with a slide from AMD itself, however, this time more evidence has surfaced that AMD Vega 20 will feature support for PCIe 4.0.
With PCIe 4.0 support, AMD Vega 20 will be able to utilize the significant bandwidth increase compared to the PCIe 3.0, which has been supported by GPUs for almost a decade.
The PCIe 3.0 features 8.0 GT/s of bit rate and 8 Gbps of link bandwidth, however, the PCIe 4.0 doubles both of these and features 16 GT/s of bit rate and 16 Gbps of link bandwidth.
The evidence that AMD Vega 20 features support for PCIe 4.0 comes from the new line of code in AMD GPU driver for Linux which clearly suggests that the upcoming professional level GPU will feature support for PCIe 4.0.
This also suggests that motherboards supporting PCIe 4.0 are also around the corner and soon this will become a standard for the gaming GPUs.
According to the previous leak, the upcoming Vega 20 will be based on the 7 nm process node and will feature 4-stack HBM2 memory providing 1 TB/s with a choice of either 16 GB or 32 GB HBM memory.
Speaking of Vega GPU, Radeon Vega instinct is the first ever GPU to be based on the 7 nm process. During Computex 2018, AMD noted that Vega Instinct features 35% increased performance compared to the 14 nm. AMD has noted that the GPU will be available in the second half of 2018.
Not only that, AMD has confirmed that AMD Vega outsold previous generation by over 10 times.
AMD noted during Computex 2018 that Vega shipments were over 10 times greater than those of the “previous generation”.
The reason why its shipments were greater is that Vega is not only used in discrete AMD GPUs but is also used as the graphics counterpart in its APUs, in custom SoCs of the latest consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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