AMDs RX Vega med 4 GB og 8 GB minne



It looks like AMD is confident enough on its HBC (High-Bandwidth Cache) and HBCC (High-Bandwidth Cache Controller) technology, and other assorted improvements to overall Vega memory management, to consider 4 GB as enough memory for high-performance gaming and applications. On a Beijing tech summit, AMD announced that its RX Vega cards (the highest performers in their next generation product stack, which features rebrands of their RX 400 line series of cards to th new RX 500) will come in at 4 GB and 8 GB HBM 2 (512 GB/s) memory amounts. The HBCC looks to ensure that we don't see a repeat of AMD's Fury X video card, which featured first generation HBM (High-Bandwidth memory), at the time limited to 4 GB stacks. But lacking extensive memory management improvements meant that the Fury X sometimes struggled on memory-heavy workloads.

Hvis selskapets Vega-arkitektur dypdykk er noe å gå etter, kan det hende de har rett: husk at AMD la ut en graf som viser hvordan minnetildelingen er nesten dobbelt så stor som den faktiske mengden minne som brukes - og her, med smartere, forbedret minnestyring og tildeling, som AMD er ute etter å gjøre med bare 4 GB videominne (som fremdeles er mer enn nok for de fleste spill, husk det). Dette kan være en dreining av skrue-øyeblikket for alt det 'mer er alltid bedre' filosofi.