Google is trying to reverse the video game industry: in March, the company announced its own cloud service Stadia , all computing processes in which will occur remotely from the gamer. In theory, this will allow you to play from anywhere in the world where there is a stable and fast Internet . In addition, each user who has purchased a subscription to the service will get access to a separate computing unit equipped with a special Radeon RX Vega 56 video card – and now it has become clear how this model differs from the usual store version.
According to the Tomshardware portal, a 14-nm graphics card based on the AMD GCN 1.5 architecture, which corresponds to the Radeon RX Vega 56, will act as a graphics processor in Google Stadia. Each chip consists of 56 computing units, and the memory bandwidth of HBM2 is increased to 484 GB / s and corresponds to the older solution, Vega 64.
Journalists have questions about the amount of memory: some believe that the total amount of video memory is implemented by different blocks – VRAM + DRAM (a set of 16 GB HBM2 chips would have a bandwidth of about 1 TB / s), but AMD could change the memory modules and install twice more capacious circuits.