AMD Touts Power Of Vega GPU Architecture
July 31, 2017

AMD Touts Power Of Vega GPU Architecture

LOS ANGELES — AMD’s 2nd annual Capsaicin event at SIGGRAPH featured speakers from Mason and Red, among others. The event took place at a packed house at The Novo at LA Live. AMD has a number of products at this year’s SIGGRAPH show in Los Angeles. Powered by the Vega GPU architecture, the Radeon ProRadeon Pro WX 9100 is for content creators and offers a wealth of innovative technologies that help enable realtime visualization with hyper-realistic rendering techniques.
The Radeon ProRadeon Pro SSG is a card that stands on its own. It is one of the world's first graphics card with 2TBs of total onboard memory. Users can easily create realtime material and complex lighting changes of rendered objects and scenes, and generate near realtime photorealistic walkthroughs of rendered visualizations. They can also generate high-fidelity realtime VFX pre-visualizations to be able to make informed decisions on-the-fly. The Radeon ProRadeon Pro SSG effortlessly handles 8K, VR, 360 video stitching and other highly demanding graphics workloads.

The memory system found on the Vega GPU architecture removes the capacity limitations of traditional GPU memory. Thanks to automatic, fine-grained memory movement controlled by the high bandwidth cache controller, the Vega GPU architecture, equipped with HBCC, enables creators and designers to work with much larger, more detailed models and assets in realtime.

New geometry processing hardware in the Radeon Pro SSG and Radeon Pro WX 9100 features improved load balancing and fast geometry culling capability, with up to 2.6x peak polygon throughput of previous products. This provides the power required for 3D modelling applications to render the most complex 3D models and large scenes in realtime.

The solutions provide up to 12.3 Tflops of peak single precision floating-point performance, helping to speed up professional applications where high performance is paramount, from rendering video effects to visualizing complex simulations.

Both graphics cards’ planned availability is September 13th.

AMD also launched the Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs, with availability starting from August 14th. The family includes three new products based on the Vega GPU architecture. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition ($499) is engineered with 64 compute units to be the most powerful Radeon ever built. The Radeon RX Vega 64 features air cooling. There is also the standalone Radeon RX Vega 56, which will be available starting at $399.