Waiting for 7nm EUV
Quote:AMD's Vega is the first high-end GPU to come out of Team Red in two years, so you would think that its board partners would be quick jump in with new custom products. However, that doesn't seem to be the case. We're hearing from sources that AMD's AIB partners have found several issues with Vega chips that prevent them from creating custom cards for now.
Read more about their inquiries with XFX, Sapphire, PowerColor, VisionTek, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI at the source.So what gives? Sources tell us that there is too much variance in the quality of the chips AMD is providing. AIB partners are unable to figure out a stable overclocked GPU frequency that works for all cards, and therefore cannot provide any sort of warranty on factory-tuned cards. Further, there continues to be discrepancies between the temperatures the GPU is reporting and what AIB partners are finding in actual measurements. This is true of the actual GPU and the capacitors below the GPU. We have some follow-up testing that will reveal more about these issues.