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    Phoronix: AMD Publishes Open-Source Driver Support For Vega 20

    AMD today published their big set of patches bringing open-source Linux kernel support for the "Vega 20" graphics processor...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ega-20-Patches

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    > ...there is some belief that it might just be a deep learning accelerator and not focused as a gaming graphics card or at least not initially.

    I think this concern may be tempered by this fact:

    > The patches enable a new version of UVD video decoding as well, version 7.2, for this Vega 20 hardware.

    UVD support, to me, would seem to indicate that this is at least a workstation/display/multiseat/virtual desktop server graphics part.

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    • #3
      allow the AMDGPU drmver to use system memory as its video memory

      [s]By the way, I feel sad for AMD since NVIDIA has a 110 TFLOPS accelerator and AMD does not [/s] never mind, due to cb88's post.
      Last edited by tildearrow; 05-15-2018, 01:04 PM.

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      • #4
        I wonder how it can be 70% faster as AMD said it's a die shrink meaning the same number of stream processors and probably higher frequencies.
        But, then again, Vega was king of a die shrink of Fiji (same number of stream processors).
        I think AMD is cooking something, and I hope it it's not baseless hype.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
          allow the AMDGPU drmver to use system memory as its video memory

          By the way, I feel sad for AMD since NVIDIA has a 110 TFLOPS accelerator and AMD does not
          those TFLOPS are only for the tensor cores

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          • #6
            Originally posted by microcode View Post
            > ...there is some belief that it might just be a deep learning accelerator and not focused as a gaming graphics card or at least not initially.
            Yep, it's an instinct card for machine learning.
            no gaming products announced.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by valici View Post
              I wonder how it can be 70% faster as AMD said it's a die shrink meaning the same number of stream processors and probably higher frequencies.
              But, then again, Vega was king of a die shrink of Fiji (same number of stream processors).
              I think AMD is cooking something, and I hope it it's not baseless hype.
              Vega was not a die shrink. It had many hw changes that made it a different GPU from Fiji.

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              • #8
                Sounds really good now we Linux open-source customers get PREMIUM support and windows is second class citizen!!!!
                Phantom circuit Sequence Reducer Dyslexia

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                  Sounds really good now we Linux open-source customers get PREMIUM support and windows is second class citizen!!!!
                  thats an overstatement

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                  • #10
                    From the VEGA whitepaper:
                    “Vega” 10 GPU capable of exceeding 27 teraflops or 55 trillion integer ops per second

                    Note that AMD's integer support is a little more flexible than Nvidia's it seems and is built right into the regular compute cores instead of being a separate unit. Vega20 if it turns out as expected should have at least 90TeraOPS compared to 110 TeraOPS on Nvidia's less integrated design. The Nvidia "Tensor" cores are probably harder to use with graphics workloads but AMD could use theirs directly in image processing etc...

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