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AMD Adds Vega 10 and Vega 20 PCI IDs to Linux Driver and Register New Vega Trademark

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Once again the public has come to expect some new GPUs from AMD as new PCI IDs have been added to the company's open source Linux driver. Five of these new IDs are associated with the Vega 20 GPU, which is a 7 nm compute-focused design going into the Radeon Instinct MI50 and MI60 accelerators, but there were also six for the Vega 10 GPU. Vega 10 is the codename for the GPU design in the RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64, and all other current Vega-based discrete cards. These PCI IDs will be necessary for the Linux driver to support new cards, but it is very important to remember that just because a PCI ID exists does not mean it will be tied to a consumer product, or any product seen outside of the company. It is common for companies to reserve more PCI IDs than needed for testing pre-production hardware and for potentially releasing new products in the future.

Also discovered recently was a new trademark filed by AMD that seems to imply Vega II products. It is the Vega V, but the right half has been changed such that it has two black stripes, which is why the inference people are making is for Vega II. Some are also going a step farther as VII is 7 in Roman numerals and guessing this is for upcoming 7 nm Vega parts. It should be noted the Vega V logo is used across Vega products and so this may not have any relation to a consumer part.

It definitely appears AMD is up to something with its Vega GPU designs, and hopefully we will learn what it is before long. CES 2019 is just weeks away.

Source: Phoronix [1] and [2]


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