AMD teases next-gen Radeon RX series, Vega is coming

AMD teases Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards, powered by Vega and HBM2 technologies.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Dec 27 2016 10:06 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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