AMD’s Vega 20 GPU appears on Linux Patch Notes

AMD's Vega 20 GPU appears on Linux Patch Notes

AMD’s Vega 20 GPU appears on Linux Patch Notes

Rumours of a “Vega Refresh” have been doing the rounds for quite some time, moving AMD’s most powerful GPU to a newer process node to enhance its performance and increase the overall efficiency of the hardware. 

At CES 2018, AMD revealed that they had plans to sample 7nm Vega products in 2018, though the company has been clear that this new design doesn’t target gamers, instead focusing on the compute-focused machine learning, Automotive and HPC markets.  

References to a “Vega 20” GPU have now surfaced on AMD’s GPU driver source code for Linux, revealing towards six total device IDs for the chip. While this isn’t guaranteed to be AMD’s 7nm Vega GPU, it points towards new Vega GPU models. Many of these device IDs could be exclusively for AMD’s internal use, so don’t expect six new Vega SKUs to hit the market anytime soon. 

  

AMD's Vega 20 GPU appears on Linux Patch Notes  
AMD's Vega 20 GPU appears on Linux Patch Notes  

One thing that must be remembered is that AMD’s RX 500 series uses Polaris 20 device IDs, which could mean that some of these desktop SKUs could be part of a Radeon RX 600-series of GPUs, though this is nothing more than a guess on our part.  

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