It looks like AMD is prepping several Vega 10 and Polaris 12-based products for the near future. The company had recently issued new AMDGPU graphics drivers for Linux systems, which come with interesting details regarding its unreleased Vega 10 and Polaris 12 GPUs.
According to the folks at Phoronix, 100 AMDGPU patches were sent out recently for Linux systems to provide support for AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 GPU. Amazingly, these patches contained 40,000 lines of code collectively, merely to support the new GPU architecture. These vast amounts of code adds support for new BIOS interface, UVD 7.0 video decode, RadeonSI 3D, power management, and a host of other crucial elements to make Vega 10 ‘work’.
What’s interesting about AMD’s recent Linux graphics patches is that it contains seven different IDs for Vega 10. This, in part, indicates that the company may very well be planning to manufacture seven different Vega 10-based graphics cards. Of course, a portion of these will be catered for usage outside of gaming (Radeon Pro, Radeon Instinct family).
That aside, the company’s heavily rumoured Polaris 12 GPU also made an appearance in its most recent graphics patches. Interestingly, the GPU was also listed seven times, all of which are of different IDs. Like Vega 10, consumers can also expect AMD to use Polaris 12 in different areas other than desktop gaming (mobile GPUs for example).