After announcements of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards, which outperforms AMD’s high-end line-up with a long shot, AMD reportedly decided to change the launch time of its next big chip, Vega10, from its scheduled early-2017 launch, to October 2016. Vega10 is a successor to “Grenada,” and which will be built on the 5th generation Graphics CoreNext architecture (“Vega”).
Vega10 will feature HBM2 memory with 14 nm architecture which will feature higher performance/Watt than even compare to “Polaris” architecture. “Vega10” not a true successor to “Fiji.” That honor is reserved for “Vega11.”
The Vega10 expected to feature 4096 stream processors, and will power enough to compete with the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Vega11, on the other hand, is supposed to have 6144 stream processors and targeted to take on the bigger chips GP100-based SKUs. Both Vega10 and Vega11 will feature 4096-bit HBM2 memory interfaces, but with deferent memory capacity.