Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

AMD launches two new 7nm Vega GPUs at Next Horizon event

AMD beats Nvidia to the 7nm GPU finish line Meet the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators
Katie Ramirez | 07 November, 2018, 18:06

There are two new GPUs launching this week, the Radeon Instinct MI50 and the Radeon Instinct MI60, both utilizing Vega 20 on the 7nm process, with big upgrades to efficiency and performance.

The move to 7nm allows AMD to take full advantage of the Vega architecture. At the same power levels, you'll see a 1.25x performance boost over current Vega-based Instinct cards while power consumption has been reduced by 50 percent at the same clock frequencies. This is a significant jump from the 16GB HBM2 of the Radeon Instinct MI25.

The 7nm Vega is also the industry-first PCIe 4.0 capable GPU, offering 64GB/s of bi-directional CPU-to-GPU bandwidth, and comes with new Infinity Fabric Links, offering 100GB/s per Link for GPU-to-GPU bandwidth.

The MI60 features 32GB of HBM2 with 64 Compute Units containing 4096 Stream Processors which translates into 59 TOPS INT8, up to 29.5 TFLOPS FP16, 14.7 TFLOPS FP32 and 7.4 TFLOPS FP64.

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These Radeon Instinct cards are strictly for HPC and deep learning applications - in fact, they don't even have display connectors so you're out of luck for gaming.

"Legacy GPU architectures limit IT managers from effectively addressing the constantly evolving demands of processing and analyzing huge datasets for modern cloud datacenter workloads", said Wang.

AMD has also provided some internal benchmarks which are quite significant, comparing the performance improvement of the new Radeon Instinct MI60 to the previous generation's MI25 accelerator. But thanks to AMD's Infinity Fabric technology, four Radeon Instinct MI60 cards can be fitted into a single machine which can then be linked to another machine with another four of the GPUs. Meanwhile, the MI50 will begin shipping in Q1 2019.

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