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AMD Radeon Vega 20 Will Feature XGMI (NVLink Alternative) Based On Infinity Fabric

AMD Radeon Vega 20 is going to replace the current generation of Vega graphics cards and while the architecture is going to remain the same, AMD is going to move to the 7nm process and this means lower power consumption and higher clock speeds. We also got word that AMD Radeon Vega 20 graphics cards will feature XGMI, this is an alternative to Nvidia NVLink that is based on Infinity Fabric.

Previously leaked slides pointed out that the upcoming graphics cards would come with support for XGMI as well as PCIe 4.0. And now we have some new hints that point towards the same direction. A set of patches were released recently that brings support for XGMI to the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver.

This is explicitly for the upcoming AMD Radeon Vega 20 graphics cards. We have also got reports that the upcoming AMD server chips will also support this feature but that has yet to be confirmed so do that this with a grain of salt. Details regarding AMD Radeon Vega 20 are limited but we do know that the Linux drivers are no longer experimental and that XGMI support for these cards has been introduced for Linux. We should see the same happen for Windows as well.

We have also got reports that these upcoming graphics cards will offer up to 20 TFLOPs of computing performance and that the die size is going to decrease by 70%. If that is indeed the case then it will be interesting to see what kind of performance these graphics cards will have to offer as compared to the current models that we have on the market as well as the competition.

For more news and information regarding the products that AMD is going to offer, stay tuned.

Let us know what you think about AMD Radeon Vega 20 graphics cards coming with support for this new technology and whether or not this is something that you are interested in.