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AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 – World’s First 7nm GPU

AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 – World’s First 7nm GPU

by Aiman MaulanaNovember 7, 2018
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AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50: World’s First 7nm GPU

AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50: World's First 7nm GPU

Image credits: Tom’s Hardware

At the Next Horizon Event, the folks over at AMD has unveiled the world’s first 7nm GPU, the Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50. These GPUs were designed to handle the most intensive workloads including deep learning, high-performance computing, cloud computers, and other intensive rendering applications.

Both the AND Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 were built on AMD’s Vega 20 architecture, albeit enhanced, under TSMC’s 7nm FinFET manufacturing process, which features a 2x uplift in density and thus allowing it to have a total of 13.2 billion transistors.

It is said to have about 1.25x performance over the Vega-based Instinct GPUs and will be much more power efficient, utilizing only 50% at the same clock speeds. Both cards will be the first to take advantage of PCI-SIG’s PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, which can see up to 31.51 GB/s of bandwidth. Next gen Infinity Fabric Link technology will allow for peer-to-peer GPU communication at speeds of up to 200 GB/s.

For performance, AMD mentioned that the Radeon Instinct MI60 can give out 14.7 TFLOPS FP32 and 7.4 TFLOPS FP64 compute. The Radeon Instinct MI50 on the other hand is a little lower at 13.4 TFLOPS and 6.7 TFLOPS respectively.

These GPUs are designed for the purpose of high-performance computing and deep learning. As such, you’re not going to be aiming for this for gaming. In fact, there are no display connectors on it so even if you try, you’re going to be out of luck.

We have included some of the world’s first 7nm GPU right below here for easy digesting:

Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 Specifications

Radeon Instinct MI60Radeon Instinct MI50
Compute Units6460
Stream Processors4,0963,840
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance29.5 TFLOPs26.8 TFLOPs
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance14.7 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance7.4 TFLOPs6.7 TFLOPs
Peak INT8 Performance58.9 TFLOPs53..6 TFLOPs
Memory Size32GB16GB
Memory TypeHBM2HBM2
Memory Bandwidth1024 GB/s1024 GB/s

Both the AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 will be available by the end of the year, on 18th November 2018 to be precise. However, no pricing has been announced yet.

Source: Reddit / Tom’s Hardware

Pokdepinion: World’s first 7nm GPU eh? Well, as technology evolves, we’ll see even smaller one but for now, this one is actually a pretty big deal.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)
  • Matthew Hon Jun Yoon
    November 7, 2018 at 10:19 am

    need to see how 7nm improves power usage

    • Vyncent Chan
      November 7, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      For compute applications, their focus might be to reduce power usage. But for gamers, the final product should deliver similar or slightly lower power consumption, but higher performance.

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