AMD might be losing the performance battle with Nvidia at the high-end of the gaming market, but it just won the race to 7 nanometers with its new Vega-based Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 graphics cards. The new PCIe 4.0 cards use HBM2 ECC memory and Infinity Fabric interconnects, offering up to 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth.More news: ''Sit down. You are very rude
AMD's 7nm Vega GPU packs 13.2 billion transistors in a 331mm^2 package, compared to 12.5 billion transistors in a 486^mm package in the original Vega. But thanks to AMD's Infinity Fabric technology, four Radeon Instinct MI60 cards can be fitted into a single machine which can then be linked to another machine with another four of the GPUs.
The big part of the new Vega 7nm Radeon Instinct announcement was the announcement for a new version of the ROCm open software platform, which will bring both support for new Radeon Instinct accelerators as well as updated libraries, support for 64-bit Linux operating systems, bunch of optimizations, and support for latest versions of deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow 1.11, PyTorch (Caffe2) and others. This is a significant jump from the 16GB HBM2 of the Radeon Instinct MI25. While AMD claims the design handily beats Intel's Xeon Platinum 8180M at the C-Ray benchmark, though, the company has taken the unusual step of redacting full benchmark results until after the chip has launched.More news: Spanking: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms
The MI60 features 32GB of HBM2 with 64 Compute Units containing 4096 Stream Processors which translates into 59 TOPS INT8, up to 29.5 TFLOPS FP16, 14.7 TFLOPS FP32 and 7.4 TFLOPS FP64. In terms maximum theoretical compute power, AMD claims up to 118 TFLOPS in INT4.
AMD has an industry leading 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth from the Radeon Instinct MI60, which is a huge deal. It is about 2.8x faster than the MI25 on RESNET-50, with 498 images per second vs 179.More news: India gets U.S. waiver for development of strategic Chabahar Port in Iran