- Nov 11, 2015
@ASRock System - Please hang tight for a minute, read over the speculation(s), I will circle back around to why I mentioned you...!
So, a little speculation on what we may see coming in the next year from AMD...!
Obviously, the above is a roundup of some recent AMD rumors...
Whether or not you, the reader, agree with these rumors or not, let us proceed in a hypothetical frame of mind...
IF we follow a "progression in power", extrapolated from the above GPU rumors, and the knowledge that Vega is going to a 7nm process as well, and ignore the fact that AMD has not said anything about plans for 7nm Vega for consumers / prosumers, in fact I believe they stated the 7nm Vega20 GPUs in the new MI50 & MI60 Instinct "datacenter GPUs" are not intended for display output (expensive miner cards)...
I propose a three tier consumer / prosumer GPU line-up:
(..."air quotes" around the model # because I am not going to figure out how they make break down the CU count in regards to branding...)
Vega II "56" w/16GB HBM2 = GTX 1080Ti / RTX 2080
Vega II "64" w/16GB HBM2 = RTX 2080TI
Vega II "FE" w/32GB HBM2 = RTX Titan
Minus the Ray Tracing...? But if you want to play that one game that actually uses the Ray Tracing part of "RTX"... ;^p
Alright, enough conjecture & rumor mongering, on to the real "show"...!!!
So, the above mentioned (in the first image, silly...) shows the new Ryzen 9 CPUs...
The internet tells me these will need the new X570 chipset because of the power requirements, a possible 8+4 pin CPU power situation...
The internet, by which I mean the folks over in the AMD CPU subforum of [H], also wonder at memory bandwidth needs with these purported 16 core / 32 thread consumer CPUs...
So my question to YOU, @ASRock System, might we SEE a X570 version of the X299E-ITX/ac "Little Monster" mini ITX form factor motherboard, with quad-channel SO-DIMM slots (support for 32GB modules) & multiple M.2 NVMe SSD slots...?!?
Fingers & toes crossed (it takes me FOREVER to walk anywhere now)...!!!
EDIT - Well, after more reading on the old Interwebz, looks like X570 one supports dual-channel memory & does not have the PCI lanes to support a multitude of M.2 NVMe SSDs on the CPU...
Looks like you're off the hook, @ASRock System ...! ;^p