From the AMD earnings report we have learned that next generation 7nm Vega 20 graphics parts are already being tested in the AMD labs. Both WCCFtech and VCZ spotted an entry in the 3DMark’s database which could be attributed to AMD’s next generation card.
If the entry’s 3DMark results are anything to go by, AMD has an exceptional graphics card up it’s sleeve. The database entry is for 3DMark 11 Performance and shows a graphics card with 32 GB HBM2 VRAM and identified as a ‘generic’ AMD GPU running at 1 GHz. Memory is reported to be running at 1.25 GHz, which is higher than any other parts using HBM memory. Current Vega 64 parts use 945 MHz HBM2.
According tho AMD’s roadmap this could mean this part is the expected Vega 20 7nm card. The card’s reported clock speed is 1GHz, which makes sense as running parts on lower clockspeeds is common when testing engineering samples.
Computing possible performance index
Comparing benchmark results of this 1 GHz part to regular Vega parts running at 1.75 GHz gives us an indication how the new card is going to perform. And it looks like it is going to perform great as it already beats current Vega cards running at much higher clock speed. WCCFtech did the calculations and reports it could mean that Vega 20 is up to 70% faster on the same clock speed. Which would be a massive upgrade to current top performers in the AMD graphics card stable.