AMD have unveiled two new graphics processors for their Radeon Vega Mobile range for notebooks. From this reveal are the AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 and Radeon Pro Vega 16.
The Radeon Pro Vega 20 is not to be confused with the upcoming second revision of Vega built on TSMC’s 7nm process intended to launch this quarter.
The new Radeon Vega Mobile lineup promises to deliver remarkable graphics performance, amazing HD gaming performance as well as suitable for 3D rendering applications and stunning video and photo editing as well. All inside an ultra thin, power efficient notebook.
The Radeon Vega Pro 20 and 16 get their names by how many CU’s are enabled for each chip much like you would find on their desktop counterparts.
The specifications for these new chips would give us 1280 Stream Processors for the Vega Pro 20 and 1024 for the Vega Pro 16. Alongside a boost frequency referred to as an “engine clockspeed” of 1300MHz on the Vega Pro 20 while the Pro 16 topples out at 1185MHz.
Accompanying these new mobile chips is a single stack of HBM2 memory clocked at 1.5Gbps giving us 4GB of memory and a 1024-bit memory bus giving these chips a whopping 192Gb/s effective memory bandwidth, demolishing the previous Radeon Pro 500 series.
All this and more tucked away in a 35W package is an astonishing feat on its own
Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook Pro will utilize these new Vega Mobile chips as options and it set to launch in late November, replacing the previous Radeon Pro 555X and 560X and offers up to 60 percent more graphical performance according to Apple.
If such a performance uplift over the previous Radeon Pro 500 series is to be expected we would be looking at performance around that of the GTX 1060 Max-Q, an 80W TDP GPU.
Vega Mobile is looking to be the perfect solution to fanless mobile devices with amazing gaming performance and content creation.