AMD Vega 10, Vega 11 Radeon GPUs With HBM2 Memory Release Date Set Soon

AMD Vega 10, Vega 11 Radeon GPUs With HBM2 Memory Release Date Set Soon AMD Radeon Vernon Chan/ Flickr cc

AMD will be rolling out a whole new batch of Radeon GPUs, all based on the Vega architecture. The new breed will be known as the Radeon 500 series, which will range from high-end to entry-level graphics cards.

GPUs Made For All Niches

The Radeon 500 series will offer GPUs that cater to 4K 60 FPS triple A gaming all the way to the entry-level types at 1440p and 1080p. Each GPU will be differentiated with memory support with the top of the line carrying HBM2, Fudzilla reported. This is the same one that was recently shown off via a demo.

With pricing likely to be a factor, there are the mid-range and entry-level Radeon 500 graphics cards to turn to. However, expectations on memory support are turned down a notch with a GDDR5/X memory.

Graphics Architecture Compatibility

While the new breed of AMD Radeon Graphics cards is impressive, its compatibility was already confirmed earlier this year via Wccftech. Most of it was explained by technical marketing lead Robert Hallock.

“We have the flexibility to use HBM or GDDR5 as costs require. Certain market segments are cost sensitive, GDDR5 can be used there. Higher-end market segments where more cost can be afforded, HBM is viable as well,” Hallock said.

As far as the memory to be used for mid-range and entry-level GPUs, it remains to be seen if there will be some variance. There are two types of memory chips that come to mind, the GDDR5 and GDDR5X.

What Is Behind The Vega Architecture?

Aside from the new GPUs and their components, there is the AMD Vega Architecture that needs elaboration. The technology holds key perks, which the company terms as NCU (Next Compute Unit). With these new architecture, each SIMD is capable of processing variable length wavefronts, accounting for better graphics rendering and performance which consumers will benefit from.