While the announcement of new 12nm RTX 20 series graphics cards from Nvidia may have been the most exciting in recent months, AMD is on course for something which can be potentially much bigger.
The Taiwan-based company has announced that it’s going to launch its 7nm graphics cards, based on the Navi architecture, for release later this year. It has already shown a working unit back in June and is already being sampled.
The news was revealed by AMD President Lisa Su in an interview after being confirmed by the PR.
AMD’s next major milestone is the introduction of our upcoming 7nm product portfolio, including the initial products with our second generation “Zen 2” CPU core and our new “Navi” GPU architecture. We have already taped out multiple 7nm products at TSMC, including our first 7nm GPU planned to launch later this year and our first 7nm server CPU that we plan to launch in 2019
The upcoming 7nm Vega is expected to bring improvements in multiple segments. It is said to come with four stacks of 8 GB 1024-bit HMB2 memory, for up to 32 GB of VRAM and a 4096-bit memory bus.
Thanks to improved density, it should be able to bring much more power-efficiency and increased performance, which, according to sources, could ultimately reach more than 20 TFLOPs, which is 25% more than Nvidia has achieved with anything yet. The GPU will sit well with the overall AMD strategy, which involves 7nm Ryzen CPUs.