An alleged new leak seemingly hints that AMD may soon unveil a flagship Fury series graphics card which is believed to be on par with or even more powerful than the GTX Titan X from NVIDIA.
According to WCCFTech, the information on the Fury Pro was discovered in the AMD Crimson driver’s code which appears to hint at the introduction of the so-called Vega 10 platform. It is the very first chip based on the V9.0 architecture featuring 4,096 graphics cores and 12 teraflops of single-precision compute horsepower deemed to be greater than the GTX Titan X. The specifications are also said to be better than the company’s existing GCN architecture.
In comparison to AMD’s other cards, RX 480 and RX 580, the Fury Pro is apparently listed with 16 GB of random access memory (RAM), a bandwidth of 512 Gbps, a 2048-bit memory bus and a thermal design power of 230 watts. On the other hand, it will also have the 14-nanometer process similar to the first two.
Since the specs are unconfirmed, available information should be taken with a grain of salt. The news outlet also noted that the details might be referring to a new Fiji-based iteration which is scheduled for a November showcase.
When it comes to the launch, the Vega 10 architecture is expected to be unveiled before the year ends but it remains to be seen if its debut will be in public or behind closed doors. General consumers are said to get their first official look at the graphics processing unit (GPU) during the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2017. The AMD Fury Pro is said to be showcased alongside other banner GPUs.
Senior vice president and chief architect of Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri announced earlier this year that they have a major milestone in Vega 10’s development. The good news was then followed by RTG’s global marketing and public relations senior director, Chris Hook, teasing the launch venue on his Facebook page. Afterward, CEO Lisa Su confirmed that the rollout will take place in the first half of 2017.
More information is expected to be revealed in the weeks leading up to CES 2017.