It seems Vega 10 will evolve to Vega 20 sometime in 2017 and 2018 in what could be rightly termed as AMD’s next big leap in the GPU market in a while. Codenamed Navi, this will be a 7nm FinFET GlobalFoundries product that will probably hit the store shelves either in late 2018 or early 2019.

GlobalFoundries has so far been pretty clear about its intentions of skipping 10nm, but for the sake of fairness, even Intel seems to be unable to get 10nm right.

You are probably aware that Qualcomm will eventually launch 10nm products in the mobile market, but there’s no sign of any imminent release of high-performance chips such as CPUs and GPUs in 10nm FinFET.


As per the current AMD roadmap, Vega 10 will make its debut in the first half of 2017, following which Vega 20 is expected to arrive by late 2017 or early 2018. However, based on the current trends in product development cycles of GPUs, probably it will be more realistic to expect it later rather than earlier.

Meanwhile, as per a Fudzilla report, AMD is focused on multiple 7nm products, at least one of which will come with 48 cores (codenamed Starship).

The Vega 20 which will be housing PCIe 4.0 and enhance memory interconnect is likely to get AMD enough time in 2018 for fine tuning 7nm FinFET Navi. The company has officially announced that Navi is scheduled for 2018, and hinted that it might boast a next-generation memory class (High Bandwidth Memory 3?)


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