Radeon Vega 20 Leaked in AMD Linux Updates

Vega 20

It was announced at CES that earlier this year 2018 that AMD would be working on a new Vega chip with a 7nm manufacturing process that will be implemented in deep neural networks for artificial intelligence applications and machine learning by the end of the year.

AMD for its part announced that it will start manufacturing 7nm Vega in the fourth quarter of 2018, with which due to how close it is to this, In the last patches that AMD provides for Linux, some identifiers have been found within these which have aroused the interest of users of these, as it has begun to speculate that AMD is preparing the launch of its Vega 20 graphics.

The new patch seems to introduce support for over 50 new features Vega-specific hardware-level settings that were previously absent from the Linux kernel or only partially implemented.

Most of the updates comes in the form of six new PCIe IDs registered in a Linux patch recent.

Although it's just more than speculation at this point, the recent surge in code names from AMD has prompted to believe that there will be new releases by the end of this yearAnd this is rightly so as the next generation of the AMD Navi architecture is in the works.


AMD has not referred to its new 7nm Vega chip as Vega 20, but with the images shown here that were previously leaked, we can see that they clearly describe a 20nm-based "Vega 7" GPU specifically designed for AI and destined to enter the market in 2018.

In accordance With all the information that has emerged to date, Vega 20 would be quite different from Vega 10 in various ways.

Starting for the simple fact that it is designed to offer 8 times more performance Double precision calculation, on the other hand, also happens to double the width of the memory interface and support up to 4 HBM2 stacks.

This means that can be equipped with up to 32 GB of HBM2 VRAM and have access to a whopping 1TB / s of bandwidth. Along with the significant improvement in double precision calculation, Vega 20 will become an extremely powerful compute engine.

Details are few, but we have to wait to know what will happen, as it can only remain in simple speculation. Well, first of all, if this is the case, this new type of chip is not intended for video games, since As mentioned at the beginning, it will be manufactured for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

The other point to consider is that it is also possibly an extension or so to speak an alternate version to a model of which one is intended for use in video games and the other counterpart for what has already been described.

The truth is that while everything is in mere speculation, nothing can be said in advance.


Well, if as some of you remember, when a news item appeared where some comments were found in the Windows 10 Kernel where they made reference to Xbox, many people began to believe that in Windows 10 they would have the possibility of running console titles on it, when it was just a mere extension for it.

Although at the moment no more details are known about it, it does not take long for a lot of information to leak on the network with which we can learn about this in greater detail.

I personally think that many are anticipating unnecessary things because from my part I believe that it will be part of an alternate version of a product and in addition to given the focus for which it is directed, it may be something private and that I do not know. know a lot about it.

Without further ado, only as the months go by we will know what AMD is preparing for its future plans.

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