AMD next-gen Radeon cards to use HBM2E in 2H 2020?

Posted on Monday, Sep 16 2019 @ 09:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Some early rumors about AMD's RDNA 2 video cards are making the rounds. Official information from AMD reveals these GPUs will be made on a 7nm+ process and it's believed we can expect video cards based on these chips in the second half of 2020.

Everything below is rumor and speculation. One of the rumors is that the next-gen Radeon cards may be much higher-end than the current Navi-based models, and that they may feature the new HBM2E memory. Depending on the memory configuration, this could result in cards with up to 920GB/s of memory bandwidth.

Here are some takeaways from TweakTown:
  • New Radeon card on the way
  • RDNA 2 architecture Navi 10 successor (probably Navi 20)
  • Ray tracing support
  • Not GDDR6, possibly HBM2E
  • HBM2E = revised standard, 8-Hi stack 8-Hi stack offers 920GB/sec up to insane 1.64TB/sec memory bandwidth
  • Memory bandwidth = GOOD
  • Crazy high-end will be server/HPC
  • But new high-end Radeon could be a BEAST
  • ETA = 2H 2020

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