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The next generation of Radeon: computational learning without restraint

Vega architecture moves to 7 nm with And very impressive capabilities - for servers and professionals in the first phase

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Cores 2 may have stolen most of the limelight because of its potential and significance as a basis for the long future, but one can not ignore the architecture For graphical processors, who will have a new life thanks to a very advanced 7 nm manufacturing process - for the computational learning world first, and maybe even exclusively.

AMD officially introduced its Radeon Instinct MI60 and Radeon Instinct MI50 accelerators to compete with leading Tesla products Thanks to additional material elements that give them the ability to operate at the level Maximum in double-floating point calculations of 64 bit (ie half the full processing power of standard 32 bit floating calculations, compared with one quarter of that in previous generation accelerators), and thanks to the support of 8 bit and 4 bit integers that are very effective for the base Deep.

A wide range of computational configurations in one unit - to support all areas of corporate and scientific HPC

The new VEGA cores typically contain the same 64 performance clusters with 4,096 units in total, or over 13 billion (!) Transistors with a total area of ​​only 331 square meters for unprecedented density, with a promise of possible improvement of up to 25 In performance with the same power consumption compared to the Vega 10 core in the production process of , Apparently referring to the ability to increase the practical operation frequencies by approximately 25 under the same power consumption and heat emission.

The Vega 20 cores in 7 nm lithography will be pinned in Radeon Instinct models to four HBM2 Plus chips of up to 32GB total, providing tremendous effective terabytes of bandwidth (1,000 GB) per second - combined with PCI Express 4.0 dual speed that connects the accelerators to the main array processing units and a pair of dedicated 100 GB bandwidths for one second that allows up to four cards to communicate directly and operate together, similar to the NVLink solution from home .

Impressive technologies that we would be very happy to receive in other AMD processing products

Under a power envelope of 300W, for both the MI60 and the MI50, which will contain a slightly reduced amount of cores and half of the HBM2 memory with an array Passive and relatively compact, the new accelerators are designed to deliver Maximum of nearly 15TFLOPS, or 15 trillion floating point calculations every second, plus 7.4TFLOPS in floating point calculations exactly double, nearly 30TFLOPS in floating point calculations in half from standard accuracy - to 108 trillion calculations per second in basic INT4 configuration. Quite amazing numbers for the same processing core that has been accompanying us for over a year in fact.

A leap over Vega 10 and tough competition against the Volta NVIDIA's latest updates

Despite the fact that this is a very large chip for advanced lithography that is in the early stages of maturity, the red chip developer ensures that first-time customers will receive the Radeon Instinct MI60 before the end of the current quarter, ie before the end of 2018 - which will be quite an impressive engineering feat. That can assist in gaining some market share from prima facie.

Improved performance is relatively moderate to improve density in the new lithography - but much more can be expected in the pre-developed core for the New Age

Would you like to see the renewed Vega in the 7 nm coming to the gaming market, despite the fact that, Have not provided any statement or clue in the meantime? Or is it better for a developer to concentrate efforts on polishing the cores? Of the new generation for home users (even if it means another six months or more without new announcements)? Tell us in comments.

Should we also have a chance in the field of domestic games and processing?


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