Vega 20 coming in 2018: 7nm, 1TB/sec+ HBM2, so much more

AMD's next-gen Vega 20 GPUs should arrive on 7nm with even faster HBM2... hopefully.

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AMD might have tripped over releasing Radeon RX Vega in its current form, but the upcoming Vega 20 chip should be a monster. According to Digitimes, orders have already been placed for Vega 11 (the cut down version of the current flock of Vega cards), while Vega 20 is right around the corner.

Vega 20 coming in 2018: 7nm, 1TB/sec+ HBM2, so much more |

Digitimes reports: "Packaging specialist SPIL, which has already obtained orders for AMD's Vega 10-series chips, will continue to hold the majority of backend orders for the Vega 11 series, the sources noted". Globalfoundries will make AMD's new Vega 11 chips on the 14nm LPP process, while SPIL will take care of the packaging and integration of the GPU and HBM2 dies.

But we're not here for Vega 11 news now, are we? Vega 20 is AMD's next-gen high-end GPU that will be built to handle all tasks between 4K and beyond gaming, AI and supercomputing. The big news here is that AMD will reportedly be tapping TSMC for their new Vega 20 creation, as it will be baked onto TSMC's surely impressive 7nm process.

Vega 20 will be thrown into volume production in 2018, and should feature up to 32GB of HBM2 with up to 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth on the full, proper 4096-bit memory bus (Vega 10 is on a gimped 2048-bit memory bus with the 8GB of HBM2 held back at 484GB/sec).


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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