x2 so a HD295 type thing
So there's nothing on them slides about Vega 11 then aside from the roadmap / product positioning. Which shows Navi similarly going X2 for that segment.
For compute this might make a lot of sense, but for gaming Crossfire/SLI have been doing rather badly. And more direct APIs like DX12/Vulkan mean that the game devs have to do even more of the work. Can't see that working too well...
...Unless AMD somehow manage to get a dual-GPU design into a console.
Maybe there is some way that they could design a chip to allow two to be stackable on a monster HBM-like interposer. Assuming this 450mm², times two is already 900mm² plus 4 stacks of HBM2. Would be monster chip but if the HBM2 was in the middle in a rectangular design, might this make it easier to cool?
Looks like Linus managed to look at the Vega 10 prototype!
Here is a better picture:
Its an engineering card,and the extended PCB part with a USB3.0 port is for monitoring purposes - but it does seem Vega10 might be air cooled,since it seems weird an engineering card would have a lighted logo on it. It makes me wonder if it is a prototype of the stock cooler is being used??
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I'd put money on it. No point giving the engineering development card a different cooler to the one used in final production. They mention power monitoring - at lower temperatures power consumption goes down, so with a water cooler you can't directly compare power consumption
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