Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
AMD is busy creating new Vegas, Vegas no one can buy. Here’s a new Vega-based model called Radeon Pro WX 9100.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 with 64 Compute Units
First, let’s look at Vega lineup, because at this point it may start to become confusing. Here are all known products with Vega architecture.
|Graphics Card Model||Status||Stream Processors||Memory Configuration|
|Radeon Instinct MI25||Announced||4096||16GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon Vega SSG||Announced||?||16GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon Vega Frontier||Released||4096||16GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid||Released||4096||16GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon Pro Vega 64||Announced||4096||16GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon Pro Vega 56||Announced||3584||8GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon RX Vega Series||Unreleased||3584-4096||8GB/16GB HBM2 2048b|
|Radeon Pro WX 9100||Unreleased||4096||16GB HBM2 2048b|
As a side note, there are traces of new products with single stack HBM2, but we are unsure if that’s Vega (link). This is the same family of GPUs that were spotted with Kabylake CPU earlier this month, so it may be an integrated solution, APU or dedicated GPU. Hard to say at this point.
Okay, but let’s go back to Radeon Pro WX 9100. The new device will join Radeon Pro WX x100 series. The fastest graphics card in these series is currently WX 7100 based on Polaris 10. According to the data from CompuBench, WX 9100 would have 1792 cores more than WX 7100. The listing reveals that WX 9100 has 64 Compute Units (4096 Cores) and a maximum clock of 1200 MHz. Listed global memory size is definitely pointing towards 16GB configuration, so this would be sixth Vega with such memory size.
Of course, this raises a question what makes is different from Radeon Vega Frontier. Frontier seems to be a perfect card for game developers, as it features both Professional and Gaming modes. If I understand this right, the Radeon Pro WX 9100 will be strictly a professional card (for design and manufacturing).
Radeon Pro WX 7100 (2304 cores) vs Radeon Pro WX 9100 (4096 cores)