AMD's next-gen Vega 10 GPU should rock 4096 GCN 4.0 cores and HBM2

AMD's next-gen Vega GPU will be a beast, with a rumored 4096 GCN 4.0 cores, 14nm FinFET and HBM2.

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AMD laid out its GPU architecture roadmap through to 2019 at its huge Capsaicin event during the Game Developers Conference, but now we're hearing rumbles on its exciting new Vega GPU - due out in 2017.

Vega will reportedly rock a huge 4096 stream processors based on the Greenland GPU, with improvements in the way of the GCN 4.0 architecture, which are included in the IP v9.0 generation of graphics chips under development from AMD.

We should expect Vega 10 to be AMD's flagship product from the Greenland GPU era - rocking somewhere between 15-18 billion transistors, and the exciting new HBM2 technology which offers up to 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth. Vega looks like it'll be fighting against NVIDIA's compute-powerful GP100 (the Pascal-based successor to the GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti) - as Vega is the only HBM2-powered card on AMD's roadmap for 2017.

This brings us to the question of "what will Polaris be, if Vega features HBM2" - and the answer is Polaris is closer to the Fiji architecture, with massive power savings thanks to the 14nm FinFET process. Vega on the other hand, is AMD's huge answer to a successor to Fiji - and something that will fight off the GP100 beast from NVIDIA.

We will be at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference next week, so expect us to deliver some great GPU content in just over a week's time!

AMD's next-gen Vega 10 GPU should rock 4096 GCN 4.0 cores and HBM2 |

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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