AMD has begun testing its new 7nm Radeon Instinct GPU that is based on its Vega architecture. Unlike its game-specific Radeon RX cousins, Radeon Instinct GPUs and graphics accelerators designed for Deep Learning purposes.
The announcement was made by Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, and on AMD’s official Twitter account as well. Dr. Su also went on to confirm that the company already had two partners – TSMC and GlobalFoundries – ready to help produce the new 7nm architecture needed for its AI accelerator GPUs.
The announcement comes after references to a Vega 20 GPU was discovered in a Linux driver package by Videocardz. For context; the current Vega architecture is known as Vega 10, and it is what’s used to power up the Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards.
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It’s also very likely that the new Vega architecture is the Vega 20 GPU, which we reported back in 2016. If true, we could be looking at GPUs carrying up to 32GB of HBM2 memory and capable of achieving bandwidth speeds of up to 1Tbps. Additionally, the cards could have a TDP of 150W, and could have support for the next-gen PCIe 4.0.