May 12, 2017 02:32 PM EDT
A liquid cooled dual-GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card has appeared in a latest Linux driver released by AMD recently. The Linux drivers have consistently proven to be a priceless source of information regarding the company's upcoming next-generation AMD Vega graphics products.
According to Phoronix, the just released update to the open-source Linux graphics driver heap contains some very revealing codes pertaining to the AMD's latest and greatest graphics chips i.e. AMD Radeon RX Vega.
table->Tliquid1Limit = cpu_to_le16(tdp_table->usTemperatureLimitLiquid1);
table->Tliquid2Limit = cpu_to_le16(tdp_table->usTemperatureLimitLiquid2);
The spotted code number are very interesting since new code lines have been added courtesy of yesterday's patch and discovered by one keen-eyed redditor. These codes are new AMD Vega 10 IDs, so it is expected a larger family of AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards - with the number 7 buoyant around in previous reports. The exact code that everyone is looking at here points to a detailed PLX chip, which is an ASIC board that splits PCIe lanes to bridge multiple components, like dual GPUs.
The two lines of code above have been added to AMD's Linux open-source driver stack, along with the two brand new AMD Vega device IDs. The new AMD Vega 10 IDs are 0x6864 and 0x6868 and considering as how they've been added this close to launch the new IDs very likely pertain to actual finalized or near finalized AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics boards, as reported by Segment Next.
Right now there's not much else here, but a dual-GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega is something that AMD will need to beat the new Tesla V100 graphics card, that's for sure. An AMD dual-Vega graphics card could also compete with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, for this we have to wait and see till the AMD announce the Radeon RX Vega officially.
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