NVIDIA’s lineup launch success has given AMD huge pressure since they have advertised the Polaris architecture for a long time.
AMD planned to release the Polaris 10/11 at the end of this month, aimed at competing with NVIDIA’s GP106/107 core.
According to 3DCenter, AMD decided to release VEGA sooner than previously planned. VEGA 10 GPU is currently expected to launch somewhere in October.
AMD suggested that VEGA 10, which is also know as Greenland, will feature 4096 Stream Processors. This would likely mean much higher performance than current Fiji silicon, since the VEGA 10 core is speculated to be manufactured in more power efficient fabrication node (either TSMC 16nm or GlobalFoundaries 14nm). Additionally we would expect VEGA’s new HBM2 memory technology, as revealed by the roadmap. It will feature 2048-bit HBM2 with memory of 8/16 GB. This is seen as a great advantage over the GTX 1080/1070, which feature GDDR5X and GDDR5 respectively.