AMD Radeon RX Vega: dual-GPU is the GTX 1080 Ti killer?

4 different AMD Radeon RX Vega engineering samples turn up, 3 with 8GB HBM2 and 1 with 16GB HBM2.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jun 9 2017 7:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

The latest on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega is that there are indeed 4 different versions, 3 with 8GB of HBM2 and a higher-end model with 16GB of HBM2.

AMD Radeon RX Vega: dual-GPU is the GTX 1080 Ti killer? | TweakTown.com

VideoCardz is reporting that the latest Vega GPU engineering samples have varying clock speeds, starting with the first RX Vega with 8GB of HBM2 having a GPU clock of 1000MHz, an unknown HBM2 clocks. The second model has its Vega CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and its 8GB of HBM2 @ 700MHz, while the highest end 8GB model has its Vega GPU @ 1.5GHz and its 8GB of HBM2 at 925MHz. I think this one will be the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti competitor, while the 8GB @ 700MHz model will be the GTX 1080 11Gbps competitor, while the 8GB @ unknown will be the GTX 1070/1080 competitor.

But it's the 6861:00 card and its 16GB of HBM2 that has me intrigued, with the mysterious piece of technology having its Vega GPU @ 1GHz, while its 16GB of HBM2 are clocked at 700MHz. If I'm right and the 8GB HBM2 @ 700MHz model is the GTX 1080/1080 11Gbps competitor, a dual-GPU with 16GB of HBM2 and both of those cards clocked at 1.2GHz on the GPU and 700MHz on each 8GB cluster of HBM2, we could be in for a very wild ride.

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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