Radeon’s upcoming “enthusiast class gaming” Vega-based graphics card was spotted during the one of the company’s event earlier this week. Whilst the actual graphics card itself was not pictured, folks at golem.de have managed to obtain images of the GPU running Doom – and the results are pretty impressive.
Based on the ‘leaked’ photos, it can clearly be seen that the Vega-based graphics card used by Radeon for the Doom demo is labelled as an “enthusiast class” GPU; meaning that this may (or may not) be as good as it gets when it comes to Radeon’s upcoming Vega offerings. It’s worth noting that, in the demo, Doom was running using the Vulkan API.
Performance-wise, the Vega-based graphics card was spotted running Doom in 4K with ‘Ultra’ graphics preset at over 60fps. In addition, according to the leaked photos, it seems that this graphics card has 8GB of VRAM. That said, the most interesting detail about the leaked photos is the GPU device ID, 687F:C1, which is the same GPU allegedly benchmarked using Ashes of the Singularity a few weeks ago.
Two other mouth-watering details have also been reported by golem.de: the Vega-GPU used in the Radeon demo system had a half-precision floating point performance (FP16) of 25 TFLOPS and single-precision floating point performance (FP32) of 12.5TFLOPS – both of which are higher than Nvidia’s new Pascal-based Titan X. Besides that, it appears that the 8GB VRAM used in the graphics card is based on the HBM2 memory controller that has a memory bandwidth of 512GBps.
Knowing all of this, one can safely assume that Vega GPUs are most definitely going to be made for the high-end gaming market. With Radeon doing pretty well with its mainstream RX series graphics cards, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the company gaining more GPU market share when targeting the high-end segment in the future.
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