Seven AMD Vega GPU IDs have appeared in the latest Linux driver release

AMD RX Vega benchmarks

More than forty thousand lines of updated code have been sent out with 100 little patches for AMD’s Linux graphics drivers so they can deliver Vega GPU support when the new architecture launches. Inside the latest drivers have appeared seven discrete Vega 10 device IDs.

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These device IDs indicate there will be seven different Vega 10-based cards which AMD’s Linux drivers need to support as the next generation of Radeon graphics drops this year. That doesn’t, however, mean that there will be seven different gaming cards released at launch.

AMD have already announced there will be a flagship Radeon RX Vega card coming out for the gaming crowd and we also know there will be Radeon Instinct cards sporting Vega GPUs for the AI crew and Radeon Pro cards for the… well… pros.

So one of those cards is likely to be the RX Vega, one the Instinct MI25 and maybe two others will be Radeon Pro cards. That still leaves three other Vega cards to contend with.

AMD Vega cards

There are some suggestions there will be three gaming cards and three professional ones in the initial Vega wave. Fingers crossed that means that as well as the high-end RX Vega we’ll get a diddy RX Vega Nano and maybe an RX 590 dropping in to top off the otherwise Polaris-based Radeon RX 500 series.

AMD Vega 10 devices:

{0x1002, 0x6860, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
{0x1002, 0x6861, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
{0x1002, 0x6862, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
{0x1002, 0x6863, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
{0x1002, 0x6867, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
{0x1002, 0x686c, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},
{0x1002, 0x687f, PCI_ANY_ID, PCI_ANY_ID, 0, 0, CHIP_VEGA10},

It’s interesting that there’s no mention of Vega 11 GPUs in the latest Linux release, though there are also seven Polaris 12 device IDs appearing alongside the Vega ones.

Via Phoronixand Videocardz