Close to half of the MSRP
The marketing guys at AMD did a nice job naming the card Radeon VII (Roman 7) as it is a 7nm, launching on February 7 and costing $699 but our investigation shows that 16GB HBM 2 comes at a hefty price.
High bandwidth is the key
There is an interesting story that's very little known about the public cooperation that has happened between AMD and Xilinx about HBM memory.
10nm Intel part
Kaby Lake G might not be the only flirtation between Intel and AMD (RTG), there are some future parts in the pipeline, too.
Vega based coming in Q1 18 ish
Intel has been working on what was internally called the Paolo Alto P22 project and that was the Vega HBM 2 based GPU that takes closely to Intel’s 8th Generation CPU.
Official specs, pricing but no bench
AMD has shared a few updates on the highly anticipated HBM 2 based Vega architecture and we finally know the official specs.
Too early for this memory
Volta is out for artificial intelligence, machine learning applications and it will be shipping in DGX 1 systems, mainly for deep learning and AI. The next Geforce will be a completely separate chip.
July 30 is the first day
Vega is delayed and while AMD said it will arrive in Q2 2017, it won't.
BOM goes the bank balance
It is hard to forget the fact that Vega is more than a year late. It was supposed to launch last year and AMD had to settle for Polaris 10 and 11 performance mainstream / mainstream parts.