Alleged specifications of an unspecified Radeon Vega-based graphics card were spotted via SiSoft benchmark. Judging by the details listed on the site, it seems very likely that the upcoming Radeon card will indeed be one that’s going to challenge Nvidia’s high-end graphics cards.
The first key specification that can be extracted from the SiSoft benchmark is the graphics card’s memory capacity. It’s said that the Vega-based card is equipped with 8GB VRAM with a 2048-bit memory configuration. Knowing this, it could very well mean that the graphics card may feature two HBM2 memory controllers (4GB 1024-bit each).
It’s worth noting, however, that the Vega graphics card listed on SiSoft does not come with an official name. Instead, the card was simply labelled as “687F:C3.” That aside, according to folks at VideoCardz, the clock speed and L2 cache readings posted on SiSoft are incorrect.
What makes this finding even more interesting is the fact that the 687F:C3 card seem to be even more powerful than the GTX 1080 – at least in terms of compute performance. The unreleased Radeon card showcased significantly higher shader compute performance compared to the Nvidia graphics card.
Regardless, as with every other rumour regarding unreleased graphics cards, we’d advice our beloved readers to take this one with a pinch of salt.