It seems like AMD is not done with the Vega architecture. Spotted by Twitter user BoMby (via VCZ), AMD has trademarked Radeon Vega 2 logo just two weeks ago on November 29.
The logo shows two stripes sticking out, clearly that’s saying “Vega II”. The news suggests that AMD might introduce more Vega-based products in 2019. This doesn’t necessarily mean a new Radeon RX series, it could very well be Radeon Instinct.
But regardless of what Vega II ends up being, it proves AMD is not giving up on it just yet despite Navi slated for launch in 2019. It does come as a surprise though, Vega hasn’t exactly been a success story for AMD.
Vega-based products were highly-anticipated and expected to take NVIDIA’s upper-end Pascal graphics cards. It was promising considering AMD pulled a great price-to-performance strategy with Polaris aka RX-400/500series. But while RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 were highly-capable GPUs that featured the next-generation HBM2 memory, the performance-per-watt advantage wasn’t there. Moreover, it cost the same as GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080.
AMD is feeling confident to take on NVIDIA once again, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirming that the red team will be competitive in 2019.