By now, most of our dear readers may have already known of AMD’s upcoming lineup of APUs that’ll come with Vega-based graphics solution. One graphics solution in particular is the Radeon Vega 8 GPU, which is AMD’s answer to Nvidia’s recently launched MX 110 and MX 130 mobile GPUs (low-end). Leaks have recently emerged regarding the alleged specifications of the Vega 8 GPU.
One of the very first notebooks to come with the upcoming AMD APU (Ryzen 5 2500U) will most likely be the new HP Envy x360. Before we get into the key specifications of the Vega 8 mobile GPU, it’s worth first taking a look the memory controller that this graphics processor uses. Contrary to what many may have expected, the Vega 8 GPU does not come with the HBM2 controller. Instead, it’ll pull memory from the system DDR4 memory pool instead.
What this basically means is that the Vega 8 GPU lacks any dedicated memory controllers; it takes resources from the RAM instead. The HP 2-in-1 comes with 8GB of RAM. That aside, when it comes to specifications, the Vega 8 mobile GPU has – according to the leaked image – 256MB of dedicated system memory, but folks at TechPowerUp have mentioned that this may just be a firmware limitation, and that the memory size may be increased in future updates.
Meanwhile, the Radeon Vega 8 GPU also has a bandwidth speed of 12GBps, base clock speed of 300MHz, and up to 1.1GHz boost clock speed. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see how well this mobile GPU and the Ryzen 5 2500U APU performs in real life usage.