AMD appears to be ringing in the New Year bell a little early this year, with a tease on the official Twitter account for Radeon, with a simple tweet of "New Year. New architecture", teasing its next-gen Vega GPU architecture.
AMD recently held their Tech Summit 2016 event in Sonoma, California - with our first look at a Vega 10-based graphics card with 8GB of HBM2, capable of driving DOOM at 4K 60FPS+ on its highest graphics settings.
It was only a week ago that a Vega 10 GPU of some sort received RRA certification, but so did a 'Polaris 12' graphics chip, too. Performance wise, we should expect Titan X level performance from a Vega 10 graphics card with 8GB of HBM2, and most likely ready to compete against NVIDIA's unannounced and unconfirmed - but teased GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
We know what to expect from the GTX 1080 Ti - faster than GTX 1080, slightly slower and much cheaper than Titan X. AMD on the other hand, is rocking a next-generation, enthusiast level GPU architecture with the next step in VRAM for graphics cards with HBM2 - capable of 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth on a 4096-bit memory bus. AMD will certainly have the edge when it comes to technology prowess with Vega and HBM2 together, while NVIDIA will stand with its nearly year-old GPU architecture and the cheaper, more mainstream GDDR5 or possibly new GDDR5X technology.