AMD Vega’s Performance Unveiled by Apple’s iMac Pro

Apple iMac Pro Vega
Screen Capture of Apple’s official website

Lately, more news and specifications about AMD’s next generation graphics – Vega GPU have been unveiled by different sources. For example, the Vega Frontier Edition cards’ prices are shown on couple retailers’ websites. Since Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro will be using Vega GPU, its website also provides the details of how the Vega will perform.

Apple iMac Pro Vega
Screen Capture of Apple’s official website

The GPU that will be used in the new iMac Pro are the AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 or Vega 64. The less powerful Vega 56 GPU will be the standard configuration. You can upgrade to the Vega 64 if you need more memory and performance.

Apple iMac Pro Vega
Screen Capture from Apple’s official website

The Radeon Pro Vega GPUs have the similar specifications to the Vega Frontier Edition. The Vega 56 has 56 compute units and 3584 stream processors. Pairing with 8 GB of HBM2 memory and 400 GB/s memory bandwidth, it can generate about 11 teraflops and 22 teraflops of performance in single precision (FP32) and half precision (FP16) respectively.

The higher end, Vega 64, has 64 compute units and 4096 stream processors. It doubles the amount of VRAM to 16 GB of HBM2. In terms of performance, it can have about 13 teraflops in single precision and 25 teraflops in half precision. The memory bandwidth of the Vega 64 is still unknown.

Sources from appleinsider and wccftech.

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