Another day, another AMD-related rumour. This time round, a forum user at Chiphell have apparently claimed that AMD will only be releasing its new gaming-oriented graphics cards based on the 7nm Vega 20 GPU in the first quarter of 2019. This, of course, means that there would most probably be no gaming graphics cards releases by AMD this year.
According to the source, the rumoured AMD 7nm Vega 20-equipped graphics card will also be endowed with 16GB of HBM2 memory. This is rather interesting because previous reports have already indicated that GDDR6 will be coming next year, and whether or not AMD will choose to use this memory controller is still not confirmed.
Folks at TweakTown have, however, stated otherwise. They claim that we’ll most likely only see new AMD graphics cards based on 7nm Vega around the second half of 2019 and not earlier. That aside, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not AMD’s upcoming graphics cards will be able to compete against Nvidia’s next generation cards—which are rumoured to be rather powerful themselves.
Either way, we’d advice our dear readers to take this one with a grain of salt, at least until AMD makes an official announcement; hopefully sooner rather than later.