One thing that was not talked about all that much at AMD's Ryzen 2000 series launch event in Munich was the mysterious PowerColor Radeon RX Vega Nano graphics card.
- CES 2018
An interesting entry has been spotted in the latest AMD Linux GPU driver. It calls for "Vega 20" with six new device IDs. As we talked about before "Vega 20" is rumored to be an optical die shrink of the current "Vega 10" GPU to a newer process, either 12 m, 10nm, or even 7nm.
Custom versions of AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards are a hard thing to come by. We've only seen 2. This has been caused by low GPU yields, low packaging yields, and manufacturing discrepancies making it very hard for AMD's AIB partners to deliver custom models of the card. Well it seems Sapphire has a card ready as it ended up in the hands of the guys over at HWBattle who also tested it.
It looks like the first product based on Intel's "Kaby Lake-G" multi-chip module (MCM) will be a NUC (next unit of computing). This NUC will combine a quad-core "Kaby Lake-H" die with a graphics die based on the AMD "Vega" architecture.
In a bit of non-hardware news, AMD Radeon Technologies Group's SVP and Chief Architect Raja Koduri has announced that he will be taking a multi-month sabbatical to "spend time with my family". Nobody can deny that AMD's CPU and GPU teams have been in high-gear for the last year or more, releasing an almost never-ending stream of products since Ryzen CPUs launched in March.
Now it does take a little bit of tweaking to get effective mining rates with a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, but one Reddit user was able to achieve 43 MH/s in Ethereum mining with just 130 W of power.