Sapphire Radeon RX Vega Nano Dropping This 2018?
Graphics cards have been all the rave since last year with the cryptocurrency rush pushing demands to the limit. As we all know, AMD was a key player in that controversial event, coming out with the RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 to quench consumers’ thirst for more powerful processors. However, as 2018 found its way to everyone, the phenomenon began moving more slowly, primarily instigated by the plummeting of cryptocurrency value.
Taking advantage of this leeway, AMD is planning something behind the scenes. According to recent reports, the Santa Clara-based tech innovator is now working on a new card in the form of the Radeon RX Vega Nano.
After being hinted at back in August of last year, the Radeon RX Vega Nano has been out of the radar ever since. This, in turn, led many to believe that the project may have been relegated to the sidelines, or much worse, canceled for good. However, with the emergence of this new detail, the buzz around the chip is again grabbing a lot of attention, especially in the gaming and mining community.
Cutting to the chase and still in line with the new update, it’s possible for the RX Vega Nano to make an official debut this year. In fact, the chip’s PCB has already been in the manufacturing stage, and even at this moment is going forward into production. In addition to this, Sapphire will be making use of the Nano PCB on its RX Vega 56 Pulse card.
Wccftech believes that with this, it is indeed within Sapphire’s capabilities to create and manufacture the RX Vega Nano. But they argue that this venture might not be that simple as Vega’s thermal performance might make it more challenging. Though this is the case, they also note that it’s not impossible to do. One example of this is the power efficiency of undervolted Rx Vegas and partnering it with recent advancements in the field, it’s certainly not out of reach for engineers to execute a chip that’s efficient and powerful at the same time.
With AMD gearing up for a lineup refresh this year, it’s safe to assume that RX Vega Nano will be at the forefront of that new endeavor. However, as we always say, all of this is still on AMD. With this in mind, we advise our readers to withhold judgment until confirmations and additional announcements are released.