Now that AMD has let the Radeon Instinct cat out of the bag, with the Radeon Instinct MI25 accelerator powered by a Vega GPU, we can begin putting some of the pieces together. We don't know much about Vega 10 itself, but we can look at the servers that will be powered by the MI25 accelerator, and do some math.
We also now know that the Vega 10 with its 8GB of HBM2 is capable of running DOOM at 4K 60FPS+, which is impressive for a pre-production, very early board.
AMD teased the upcoming Inventec K888 server with Radeon Instinct MI25 accelerators (4 of them) capable of 100 TFLOPs of GPU power, meaning a single Vega-based Radeon Instinct MI25 has 25 TFLOPs of performance (MI25 = Machine Intelligence 25 TFLOPs, or at least that's how it seems to me). One big caveat here is that AMD is claiming FP16 performance, so we should expect 12.5 TFLOPs of single precision (FP32) performance.
If we compare TFLOPs between some of the latest and greatest graphics cards, we have:
- AMD Vega 10 - 12.5 TFLOPs
- NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) - 11 TFLOPs
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 - 9 TFLOPs
- AMD Radeon RX 480 - 5 TFLOPs
I witnessed DOOM running in Ultra and Nightmare graphics modes at over 60FPS average, an impressive sight this early on into the Vega 10 ride. I can't wait to see what two of these Vega 10 graphics cards in CrossFire can do, you can expect some big things from me regarding AMD graphics cards in 2017.