AMD GPU Vega will be available in versions with 4 GB of memory
At the end of the second quarter on the market, you should see the AMD GPU Vega. About them know quite little. First leaks indicate that the flagship adapter will be able to compete with the GeForce GTX 1080 yet but these findings do early.
Most leaks and rumors agree that the accelerators will use HBM memory of the second generation. You mentioned the volume of 8, 12 and even 16 GB.
But another portion of the data indicates more modest settings. The source reports that at a conference in Beijing, AMD announced that the adapters with GPU Vega will exist in versions with 4 and 8 GB of memory HBM second generation.
And if 8 GB is generally enough for today, the card with 4 GB in the upper price segment in the middle of 2017 will look a bit strange. Especially given the GTX 1080 Ti with its 11 GB. In General, it is not even the adequacy or inadequacy of a specified amount of video memory, and a marketing component. The average buyer, not delve into the specifics of modern technologies, still often considers the amount of memory the main point when choosing a video card. And because of this, AMD may lose the battle for consumers. At least this is true for the flagship card with 4 GB of memory, while 8 GB is typical of the volume. At the same time as the GTX 1080 8GB memory.