There’s a lot of constant rumors on the internet about the launch of the next generation graphics cards from AMD. While everything indicates that the company will launch part of their new generation cards in October, AMD confirmed in a shareholders meeting that AMD GPUs for enthusiasts (Vega 10) will arrive during the first half of 2017.
At first we knew that AMD was going to push the launch of some Vega GPUs to October of this year, and actually everything indicates that the first ones will be presented on October 21st, the same day Battlefield 1 launches. Nevertheless, it is also well known that, as it happened with Polaris, AMD will divide future GPUs into two groups: Vega 10 and Vega 11.
Vega 10 graphics will be the entry and middle range cards (they will replace the 380/490 series), and these are the ones that will probably be launched in October. They will feature a decent boost in performance, will have GDDR5X memory (although this is not confirmed) and will intend to compete with the new GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 from NVIDIA. But the flagship model, Vega 11 (which will replace the Fiji/Fury models) won’t be sold until the first half of next year, and will come equipped with HBM2 memory. It will compete with the Titan Pascal and the GTX 1080 Ti from NVIDIA.
So as you know all this is only speculation, but this information is solid and you can actually access it using the following link. The new AMD GPUs for enthusiasts, in other words, the top of the line models, which will finally feature HBM2 memory, won’t be launched until the first half of next year, and that’s if there are no delays.